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Anxiety

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YourHandInMyHand Mon 23-Jan-17 17:37:54

Hi. I've never posted in this topic before.

I'm so so anxious all the time. I'm exhausted. I'm eating a lot - am the heaviest I've ever been and really need to lose weight. I just want to sleep and cry and eat. sad I don't want to get out of bed in a morning, and would happily live in my PJs if I could.

I went to the GP and she gave me a phone number to self refer for talking therapy. I couldn't bear to call (I hate being on the phone) but found a way to do it online. Made an appointment and then couldn't face it and missed the appointment.

Should I go back to GP and ask for help?

Years ago I had depression and ADs helped. Maybe I should ask for some sort of medication?

I feel like I'm about to breakdown and I can't afford to do that, financially or emotionally. Maybe having some ADs or something I could then begin to tackle the eating, and go for some sort of talking therapy?

Me and my partner had discussed possibly trying for a baby at end of this year, there's no way I would consider that while I feel like this.

(I might disappear for tea, pots, DS to bed etc but will be back later)

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Mon 23-Jan-17 17:48:30

You have come to a good place to seek help. Most of us know depression and anxiety all to well. Do remember it is all bar mid winter which is a bad time for anyone who has a depressive tendency.

I would suggest booking a long appointment with GP to explore options.. and keep posting here.

YourHandInMyHand Mon 23-Jan-17 19:23:49

Thank you. I've booked a gp appointment for Friday morning. Will try and be a bit more talkative and push for help this time.

AnxiousCarer Tue 24-Jan-17 18:08:23

Definately good idea to see GP again, you do sound depressed and it might well be worth giving the ADs a go again. Ive been on them 3 times in the last 15 years and they have helped me get through some tough times. I've found going on them when I first notice I am struggling has ment I've never got as low as the first time. If you feel upto it have another go at booking the talking therapy too as that can be really helpful.

YourHandInMyHand Fri 03-Feb-17 18:06:04

I didn't get to the GP last week, ironically I was too ill to go! sad So I have booked an appointment for next Friday the 10th.

I also tried to get booked in with the let's talk clinic but the only day I can do appointments they are all booked up for the foreseeable. I actually cried on the phone. blush blush

I can't carry on. I feel so low and tired. I need help.

AnxiousCarer Fri 03-Feb-17 18:27:12

flowers hope you get to GP on Fri, do you think you can get to Friday or is it more urgent?

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