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Single mum feeling poorly

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JustBoppinAlong Wed 15-Jun-16 16:31:08

I know there are bigger issues in life. I guess I was hoping for reassurance. Or to be told to man the fuck up. Well.. Woman the fuck up?

I've felt unwell for a few days now. Just tired and nauseous. I thought it was a bug, but I haven't actually been sick.

Last night I had bugger all sleep because I felt so unwell. And I keep switching from cold too hot which means I cannot get comfy.

Today on the half an hour walk to school and back I have really struggled. This heat isn't helping.
I've had to stop a few times to compose myself because I keep feeling as though I am going to pass out.

I'm a single mum to two young boys. I've ordered take out because I don't trust myself to walk to the supermarket with them to buy tea and then come home and cook it.

I also feel like a crap mum because I've put a film on for the kids and am just sat here on the sofa trying to move as little as possible.

I've no idea what to do to help how I feel, but it's very frustrating. I feel sicky and headachey and faint and weak.

I hate how helpless feeling poorly can make you feel.

Am I just being silly? (Please be gentle with my already crap self esteem today).

MildlyattractiveBetty Wed 15-Jun-16 16:33:16

No you're not being silly flowers

Takeaway and tv for as long as you need it. Maybe an online grocery shop for tomorrow? Just do all you can to look after yourself, the children will be fine.

JustBoppinAlong Wed 15-Jun-16 16:34:42

I do need to do a decent food shop. But my brain cannot even deal with what I need for the next week.
If I'm not any better tomorrow I'll be seriously annoyed. Even a bug doesn't usually last this long!

I think if I could get decent sleep that may help, but I just can't.

mummynatty Wed 15-Jun-16 16:36:05

Hey I know how you feel but I've just started anti depressants day 4 and feeling rubbish and tired and have a son and daughter and struggle from anexity worse when I feel rubbish , my daughters I'll too but her dads having her tonight as she's been keeping me up last few nights :/ prob don't help with pills

Have you not spoken to pharmacy or doctor? Maybe weather ? I say that and it's tipping down with rain here
Not eaten anything funny ?

JustBoppinAlong Wed 15-Jun-16 16:39:33

Natty that's a good point.. I am on day 4 also of anti depressants. They are ones I have taken before though and I do not remember any bad effects from them.

Maybe it's a combination of stress and tablets or tablets and illness I dunno. It's very very annoying though.

I used to be weaned up to this dose though. This time I've just been pit straight back on it..

JustBoppinAlong Wed 15-Jun-16 16:40:15

Also I hope you are feeling better very soon and that you manage to get a good nights sleep hunni

mummynatty Wed 15-Jun-16 16:49:42

Thanks me too only have my son tonight so bit easier to get sorted smile for bed smile feeling like takeaway though as well as don't feel like I can get up and do tea I'm struggling with my anexity ATM too :/
Do you mind me asking what tablets are you in I'm on sertraline 50mg a day seemed fine last few days till last night was stressing last night as kids playing to go bed last night :/

Littleelffriend Wed 15-Jun-16 16:51:10

Can you get the food shopping delivered?

JustBoppinAlong Wed 15-Jun-16 17:09:57

fluoxetine 40mg currently

megletthesecond Wed 15-Jun-16 17:13:40

You're not being silly. I'm a lp and hate being ill. It's hard. Stick the tv on for the dc's and slow down for a day or so flowers .

Nervous1971 Thu 16-Jun-16 12:16:44

I took citalopram (ad) for a while and was a complete wreck for at least a week...some of the initial side effects can be scary...i would see your gp or ask for telephone chat flowers

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