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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!

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2 thoughts on “So far I’m FREE

  1. Kiran Mall-Kainth on said:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better now hun 🙂 I’ve been suffering from depression on and off since I was 14, but I’ve never gotten help. It is hard – I feel like I haven’t been able to reach my full potential because of it. I’m trying to be better though 🙂

    • Aw I’m sorry to hear that you’ve suffered with it too.

      Hand on heart, getting a Pysciatric Social Worker (Pysciatric Nurse) after I had my son was the best thing I could have done. Before hand I was against counselling/therapy etc thinking ‘no way would that work’ but it honestly did. She helped me think differently about my worries etc. Then I did a STEPS course late last year and that helped me think more positive about things. See if you can find one 🙂 (Not Steps as in aerobics though haha).

      Good luck with your journey 🙂

      Here if you ever want a chat 🙂 Just message me 🙂

      LFB xxx

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