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    Hi

    I'm Joy
    I've had depression and anxiety off and on for 40 years.

    I'm now 60 and divorced. My mum is in care with dementia, she was married 4 times
    , my dad's over 90 and getting frail though luckily he has a wife. My brother has high functioning autism and LD. A very loved father in law died this year.
    My best friend for years married my ex husband.
    Lots of acceptable reasons to feel low.


    I have 2 lovely daughters and 3 grandchildren and a job. I've been involved with them all but 2 are now at school.

    I feel as though I live on the edge of other people's lives now though I know only I can change that. I'm lucky to have a lovely sister who always supports me and my daughters care. How fortunate am I?

    But one negative thought and I'm battling again and trying not to worry about being a drag.
    Only 3 months since I saw the crisis team and 9 weeks back at work.

    Any advice, ideas ,where else to go folks?

    Many thanks for the add
    Joy

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    Librarian and chief holder of antiquities and biscuits Jaquaia's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome. Take a look around and jump in whenever you feel ready.
    Are you medicated? And are you keeping your doctor up to date with how things are? Have you had any counselling? Sorry for all the questions.

    You could also contact your local MIND and ask what support they can offer.
    Tn prdu, jhami s rcbro

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    Hi Jaquaia

    I was put up to 300mg Venlafaxine in May which seemed to go well. I've been on it a long time at 150mg. I've just sunk again and trying to decide what to do, who to contact - ie GP of crisis team. Or whether to see if it's just a blip.

    My sister is here and she's taking me out for a walk. I'm worried they'll all get fed up with me.

    Thanks for replying ��

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    Librarian and chief holder of antiquities and biscuits Jaquaia's Avatar
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    Definitely keep your gp updated lovely. They may be able to suggest some more support
    Tn prdu, jhami s rcbro

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    Hi Joy and welcome. Jaquaia has said all I was going to. Hi.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Hi Joy and welcome to DWD. Definitely go and see your GP lovely. Let them know what's going on.
    You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    Hi Joy . I have a very blessed life yet have always struggled with depression and anxiety. How we feel isn't always directly related to what's going on our lives so please don't feel like you 'should' be feeling ok. Your feelings are valid.
    I believe if you wear enough pretty lipstick, sparkly jewellery and great shoes, no one will notice the size of your ass

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    Thank you for your replies.
    Attempting work tomorrow.
    If I can manage , it is at least activity and distraction. If that fails I'm off to GP
    Rang crisis team who felt more ADs probably not the answer
    Thank God for calmER evenings.
    What do other people do to cope? I feel like this is frittering life away !

    Kind thoughts to all

    Sleep well

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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    With the best will in the world, it's up to your doctors to decide on your medication, so please make an appt with your GP.
    I believe if you wear enough pretty lipstick, sparkly jewellery and great shoes, no one will notice the size of your ass

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Glad to see you resolved the logging in issues

    I completely agree with Paula - I think you definitely should try to get a Drs appointment.
    You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
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