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Depression or something else?

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user1489005873 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:52:05

I don't know whats wrong with me at the moment. I will feel fine for days, and then suddenly I feel exhausted, snappy and on the verge of tears all the time. I've had depression before, caused by work (I'm a teacher), but I got a new job in a much less hellish school and then I was ok. When I'm feeling down it feels much like this, but then I have days where I feel completely normal which wasn't the case when I was depressed. Can you have part time depression?

My OH has recently started a new business and is working long hours 7 days a week so I've been doing all the kid and house stuff without any help, but when he wasn't self employed we had periods like this too.

I just feel like I'm going a bit nuts at the moment. Don't know from one day to the next whether I'll be "normal" or a mess....

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Wed 08-Mar-17 22:31:08

There was a very interesting thread a couple of weeks ago into research between depression and periods.. Good thing to look into that so as to eliminate it as a possible trigger.

NolongerAnxiousCarer Thu 09-Mar-17 17:00:29

We all have good days and bad days, but if your bad days are now concerning you a trip to the GP might be helpful. Maybe keep a diary too and see if any patterns emmerge. If you notice things are generally going downhill you can look at getting some help before you get as low as last time. Or you might find particular triggers, or things that seem to help.

Joto369 Fri 10-Mar-17 05:00:17

Hi there. Nolonger speaks wise words! I'm in a cycle of good days bad days but looking back the good days are getting more and better however the bad days are worse with hormones playing a part amd as I'm 48 there's no pattern. I'm tracking moods etc on a spreadsheet with pretty colours to see what's going on. It also distracts me when anxious! I'm also worse when tired and that can become a vicious circle.

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