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I am in the middle of horrible depressive 'episode' and am sure that the menopause has started (when does it end?) and isn't helping my low mood. This is the third major depression that I've had and although I didn't want to take anti-depressants (and I do seem to be ressistent to many of them) I'm now on a combination of two different types and I feel that there has been an improvement.
As with most stuff you just have to go with how you feel and make the best decision you can. I wish you the very best and it does me good to know that I'm not alone. This site is great for me as I find talking about my feelings really difficult.
Hi; I empathise and identify with how you're feeling. Have started hrt patches which have lifted my mood but the side effects are abysmal with non stop bleed and headaches, so may have to knock that on the head.
Which anti-d's are you taking? I have three various unopened packs prescribed to me but I'm reticent to take, as I don't think I feel low constantly. Given my circumstances, empty nester and jobless, surely it's normal to feel a bit low. Once I stop these patches I will be waking up throughout the night and feeling crappy all day. I do know that to take something would be for the best it's just the initial side-effects that are a bummer to handle. Also i think perhaps I am suffering from SAD syndrome as come the spring my mood starts to lift. All the same I would be interested to hear how you are doing on your meds?
After a friend told me her aunt/relation went bonkers in the menopause, I asked a Dr who told me that menopause or peri-forever-menopause doesn't cause mental health problems but it can exacerbate them. Great!
Love this site, recommending it everywhere I can.
Also Mind's YouTube vid 'The Daily Stigma'.
Have been low before but never this low and just though its me get over it. Just seen this on twitter and after feeling alone and unable to ask for help this could change it.
just stumbled accross this and its like a breath of fresh air. I suddenly feel not so alone. well done Ruby, your an inspiration. I am currently going through a really bad spell where the light at the end of the tunnel has disappeared, but i been here before and i'm determined to beat it again x x x
I've always suffered symptoms of depression, even as a child, I now realise.
I suffered a traumatic brain injury several years ago from which I have now recovered, but as I have just entered the menopause, I feel myself starting to slide again. I have collected three different anti-d prescriptions over this past year but haven't the courage to take any just yet as i keep thinking life will improve, but it's not happening.
I didn't know about this website before tonight. I saw Ruby Wax strolling around my patch this afternoon and have just looked her up online and hey presto I found she had started a website. I loved her humour in the 80's!
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