Ultra spud & woolfykiss.-I wrote in a previous post that didnt know how to tell my parents that the doctor diagnosed me with depression (see cant even admit I have it) but dont know where to start.I have thought about giving them written information for them to read first- Its realy hard for me to know what to say.I have heard them say that doctors seem to give out these ad like sweets.My mum will proberbly call me everyday with unhelpfull advise, even though she means well.Sometimes I just dont want to talk to anybody exspecially when I,m in my little shell. If I go for my run in the country though i'm a happy little bunny. I rarely see anybody, just the four leggid kind. very thereputic. I had been feeling these symptoms for over a year or more before I booked an appointment to see a doctor, kept putting it off thinking I'l get over it -but I didnt. Once I wrote down the things that were happening to me I realised I needed help. so booked it, saw a GP and read out 1 by 1 starting with -Why cant I run without feeling tied then the list went on and on...... goslo- Go on, do it,make the appointment and go equiped with your list.
Thanks guys for your comments. LMH-Yes, I have had my thyroid function checked- ok. Also had several other checks. The only one that came back border line was 'bilirubin' which was of no significance apparently. PH & Seronus- If I can put a smile on somebodys face or make them lauph, give them sound advise and that makes them feel happy then that makes me feel good.I like myself for that. So in a way maybe I do it for my own selfish reasons- cus I feel the NEED to be liked by others too. I seem to want to be around people, find it difficult to get away as if I NEED them. because once I am on my own I crawl into my little shell and then dont want to come out. I turn into that weird person not wanting to answer the phone, go out,not do anything, Its like Jeckle and Hyde or is it- chuckle then Hide (scuse the pun) More Importantly -TWATP- Where would I start to explain to my parents & anybody who knows me well. This word DEPRESSION and the stigma that goes with it was difficult for ME to take in when I was diagnosed. Most people think its because of grief,marriage breakdown, but if you look and act ok you surely cant be DEPRESSED!Just deal with it , Yeah! like they know. Having one of those days today as its my day off on tuesdays. There should be more information out there for the ignorant-even myself.Are we born with it do you think? 'velosipator' to the rescue please...... always gives sound advise or anyone please.Hopefully & if I learn about how to deal with it I can help others, at the moment not been v.helpfull soz! :'(
Hi everyone. A newby here.I have been reading this thread with great interest and feel that my post would fit in better here instead of the thread on MENOPAUSE where nobody spoke to me.Hope you dont mind butting in.I,m Unable to give any advise but thought I would share my problems with you. I am a 45 & not sure if going through early stages of menopause or what? I wake up most nights saturated (no hot flushes in the day though).I went to the Doc a few months ago as i was feeling a bit fatigued.I have had to stop many times after only about 4 miles/30mins on my sun am run,planning to do usual 12. legs just didnt want to move,felt very heavy. My hr was low. Anyway my Doctor sent me for blood tests for various things al possitive. Apparently cant detect if monopausal from blood tests because I still have regular periods. He decided to increased my dose of antidepresents to 150mg of SERTRALINE. (DEPRESSION diagnosed a few years ago) to see if this would help to improve my lack of motivation, lows etc.etc.etc. After 1 month Still feeling a bit low at times but I have managed to get through my long runs. competed in GS run a few wks ago getting 3rd 45 vet. 301 overall, in 68mins. The week after did a half m but did get tied at mile 8 finsished v slow in 96mins. Dont know what I would do without my running and competitions. I run about 30 miles per wk (have been involved for about 34 years)keeps me sane. Its the other times that are difficult to cope with. Sometimes I cant even be bothered to think what to do for dinner,feel lazy, prefer to stay in my shell at home, love my bed soooo! much could stay there if I didnt HAVE to go to work.Kids are noticing that I'm not bothering much.My parents are lovely & very caring but I cant bring myself to tell them about this depression as i know they wouldnt understand that it IS a medical condition. Infact nobody knows about it except hubby. Nobody who knows me would beleive it cause i am v bubbly, the joker and do try to keep up appearences.I think I just want to be liked. ooooh! I do feel better for sharing that with people (Soz it was so long).It is easier as nobody can judge you and I dont have to put on a front like I do in my job as a fitness insructor. All of this has been hidden from all for a long time.
We should throw in a bit of lauphter now and then, a joke or some funny story as lauphter does HELP to keep blues away increasing the seratonins in our brain. Take care all of you, sweet dreams!
Hi everyone. I am 45 not sure if i am going through early stages of menopause. I wake up in the night saturated most nights. not in the day though. I went to the doctor a few months ago as i was feeling a bit fatigued. a few times i had to stop on my sun am run after about 4miles planning to do 12. legs just didnt want to move, hr was low. Anyway sent me for a blood tests for various things al possitive. although cant detect if monopausal because I still have regular periods. So he increased my dose of antidepresents to 150mg of setraline diagnosed a few years ago to see if this would help my lack of motivation etc.etc. Still feeling a bit low at times. Dont know what I would do without my running and competitions. I run about 30 miles per wk and have been involved for about 34 years,which keep it at bay, its the other times that are difficult to cope with. cant be bothered to think what to do for dinner,feel lazy. love my bed so much could stay there if I didnt HAVE to go to work. ooooh! I do feel better for sharing that with people I dont know, which is easier as nobody can judge you and I dont have to put on a front like I do in my job as a fitness insructor. All of this has been hidden from all.