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When you feel your depression starting to tear you down.... what to do?

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Reallycbawiththat Tue 01-Nov-16 20:02:27

Initially got PND several years ago. Several bad life experiences after and I was on the old fluoxetine. Tried to come off few times but been horrendous. Fast forward a few years and had another baby. Hit even harder this time. I came out the worst of it and seemed to be okay but I'm just suddenly starting to nose dive again. I've already upped meds to 40mg day. What else can I do. I need to keep a grip on myself as a single parent to two and doing at Masters at uni I can't let it all fall apart

Stilltryingtobeme Tue 01-Nov-16 22:06:22

Reach out for support, anywhere and everywhere! Start with your gp, local mind group, family group, health visitor, make sure you have a crisis plan in place so if things start going bad you know where to turn.

ProjectGainsborough Tue 01-Nov-16 22:07:57

Remember that if you keep on going, the clouds will part.

And music reminds you who you are

flowers

Myusernameismyusername Tue 01-Nov-16 22:12:23

I usually don't realise until someone points it out to me actually. I had a bad bought of depression earlier this year and it took me a few months to realise. At that point I think I just didn't know what to do but talking about it helped massively. I'm not good in the winter time myself I think lack of daylight also is a factor so going out side and getting fresh air helps - I found a friend who would drag me out on a very long walk and the talking we did also helped me. Could you get out with a friend? I would feel so different afterwards I can't describe it.
Talk to someone, it really helps. Talk to your friends and family and Gp. Ask for help where you need it

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