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    Hi ladies

    I have depression and anxiety. I can't remember what the depression is, exactly, chronic something depression.

    Anyway I've had it forever. A year and a half ago, I tried medication, several kinds. About 10 months ago I stopped because I thought I could deal without it.

    Lately (the last month or so) I've been really struggling. I'm trying to parent DD as a single mum, but only have 50/50 care. I'm studying full time. I'm broker than I've ever been and have put on so much weight, technically I'm obese.

    I'm not coping, or dealing with stress. On the days I don't have DD I struggle to go to class, shower, smile, or even just contribute to conversation. I've recently had the urge to hurt myself again. I haven't though. My food addiction is becoming worse though.

    I have a Dr's appt today. I don't necessarily know what I'm going to say or do. What do I say when I walk in?

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    Hey Lucy, just be straight out and honest, just repeat what you have put in your post.

    I have a really good friend who had big ups and downs, the ups are up, the downs are down iykwim.

    The last 18 months she has been slaying it with exercise, it makes her feel good and keeps her weight down which used to upset her. ( this and a combo of medication).

    I hope things get better for you xxxx

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    I was using exercise as well until July when I overworked myself (essentially replaced food addiction with gym addiction). My body stopped going and I decided to focus on exams and then get back in to it. I didn't. Now I've put on more than I lost and also had social issues with the people there and can't bring myself to return. I haven't got the motivation to even more half the time let alone exercise. I feel like I've got nothing left in me.

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    It does sound like you need to see a doctor and he is the best person to advise you.

    Don't give up, you have felt good before ( previously) so that can happen again, somehow you just have to ride out this time till things get better again.

    When you are back to level again recognise the symptoms and have a counter measure ready to fight back.

    I've seen you around bubhub and you have good fighting spirit, use it to beat this thing!

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    Thank you I know I can't give up, I have too much to fight for. I just need that passion for fighting again.

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    Aww big . Ive been there...quite recently actually. It started after DD was born and continued for 4 years before i realised i was seriously unwell and i NEEDED help. It started as 'the blues' and got worse from there. When i fell preg with DS i was so bad i considered terminating the pregnancy. It wasnt until about 6 months ago that i had the courage to tell DH how i was feeling and what i had been doing. I was hurting myself and generally just going throug the motions every day. Feeding and clothing the kids but not really wanting them around. I would get angry and scream at my kids for NO reason...i will NEVER forgive myself for that.

    The hardest part is seeking help. Well done for doing it.

    I was referred to a phsyc and diagnoised bipolar. I always knew in the back of my head it was bipolar (my sister has it) but i never wanted to accept it. I was put on anti-d's and lithium and im happy to say my life is AMAZING now. I love life again, DH and i are getting along like we used to and i absolutley LOVE being with my kids.

    My only piece of advice when seeing your doc is to ask for a referral to a specialist. Even if you only go a couple of times they can give you some help and some resourses to help. If he suggests counsilling, please take it. Im still fining the courage to take THAT step.

    Good luck

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    A specialist? Like a psychiatrist? Do you know if they bulk bill if you have a pension or concession card?

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    SOme of them do. They do have a medicare rebate. The one i go it works out about $100 out of pocket but he is one of the top ones. It can be a bit pricey but like i say, even if its only once or twice that you go it will be worth it. And you can always see a phsycologist though your local public hospital. If money is an issue id recommend asking for your doc to send a referral to your local hospital. They are 100% generally covered by medicare.

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    Money is a big issue unfortunately I won't be able to scrape up even the original out of pocket cost before the rebate most weeks.

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    Centrelink offered me counselling sessions for free. I was offered 6 sessions when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Had no idea of this till the lady who assessed me told me. Worth a go.

    All the best

    Edit: have you thought about one of the free phone services? Maybe give one of them a ring!


 

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