what a crass and stupid response. i totally agree that you should go see another GP and perhaps say in no uncertain terms that 'you want help' 'you feel depressed' so that the most obtuse gp can give you some practical help.
what a horribe person..how could she not see how hard it was for you to go in and say something like that..i would personally ring your midwife(hoping she is better than the docs!)and ask to refered to local CPN , i did this and mine was fantastic, showing me how to not be so hard on myself, to let go a bit and let others help, allt hese things i never did and although still find hard to do...she will also help you in other ways like discovering what the prob is and helping to get it sorted. Good luck chick and please dont be detered by this horrible gp, they obv didnt have a clue how to handle it and panicked
Koshka - I know it's hard but you must persevere with this. Find another doctor (could a friend or your HV recommend a good one ?). You have had the courage to speak up once. The next time will be easier.
There are some great GPs out there (mine is totally fab). It's a shame that it's down to you to seek one out especially as you are feeling so low, but it will make all the difference when you find the right one.
also, ive found the same about male docs, the best doc at our surgery is male and fantastic, very 'out there' with his ideas and will give you alrenative help as well as drugs...try one of the male docs, you may be surprised?
Koshka, never mind about losing weight, but evil gp has a point about exercise. Can you get out in this glorious weather and enjoy moving? EG, long walk, do the garden? Sounds like you have high pressure, sedentary, cooped up in the offic job. Even better would be something a bit social, like tennis. Swimming is good (although doesn't always get you out in the fresh air) if you are carrying a bit of extra weight because you don't put so much pressure on your joints and the water keeps you cool.
Poor gp only has 7 mins to talk you out of your depression. I know she should have been more compassionate and at least suggested counselling, but they say that depression is the most common complaint that people bring to the gp and maybe she'd already heard it 10 times that day. You would probably have had a more sympathetic and patient listening ear from the Samaritans.
I have only just seen this Koshka, please talk to your HV, she probably knows you and your situation better than the a 'pool' gp.
I know you are working and so there isn't much time for 'you' but can you talk to a family member about how you are feeling? Your mum?
You are doing a fantastic job and you have so much to be proud of - you're a great mum, your ds adores you, you are holding down a job, you are bright, young and pretty and have so much ahead of you. And you can beat this.
Exercise is really important in maintaining good mental health, so anything you can do (someone else mentioned swimming, which is a great start) will help. Also, the stupid GP could have mentioned Excercise On Prescription, which gives you heavily subsidised gym and swimming sessions at your local pool....
Counselling might also be beneficial - I know somewhere which does free, unlimited counselling for women in your town. Unfortunately, there is a waiting list, but if you think this might be useful, let me know and I can pass the info on to you.
Take care of yourself and that lovely lad of yours x