So far I’m FREE
I’ve suffered since I was 16 with depression and most of that time I refused to take tablets. I managed to fight my way through it and was fine until after having our daughter. I had Post Natal depression with our daughter and refused to acknowledge there was a problem.
Later on after I felt a bit better, we tried and became pregnant with our son. I then had Ante-natal depression and had never felt anything like it before! I decided I needed help this time and waited MONTHS to be referred, I was finally referred AFTER I had our son and then my depression was classed as Post-Natal Depression.
I got help, I saw someone weekly and took tablets. It’s been 4 years and I’m fantastic, and I’ve decided to wean myself off of my anti-depressants.
I would like to say that no matter what, you MUST remember that this is not your fault and that you can ask for help! YOU are the only one who can make the change, and you must first acknowledge that you are ill.
I took the first step and asked for help and I wish I’d done it sooner! I still have my off-days but I’m happy most of the days……unless I’ve started a hormonal contraception and that’s another story!