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usmcharleigh posted:
Hey everyone. I'm a 25 year old single mother to a 5 year old. we practice week on week off visitation. I have been "depressed" for the past year now and I'm not sure why or how to treat it. I have seen the Dr. before and the medicines that I have tried never worked.
the past couple months now I have been experiencing worse symptoms. I haven't been working as much because I feel weak, tired, "sick", headaches, nausea, etc.
Im scared to go back to my dr and get on medicine again. I am not suicidal, or think about suicide. I'm just not sure if I'm actually depressed or if it's anxiety.

I have loss of interested in working, hanging out with friends, working out, or doing any physical activities. Sometimes when I get out of bed I don't even what to get into the shower, or do my make up or my hair.

if you have any questions that might help you help me please ask. I don't want to feel this way any more. I want to get my life back on track and get back into a routine.

please help me!

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lexismom11 responded:
Is the doctor you are seeing a psychiatrist? That would be the best person to diagnose you. It sounds like you could be dealing with depression, but it would be best to talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist about this. It's not easy being a single mom. I know because I am a single mom as well. Take it easy during those times when you do not have your child and take that time to kind of recharge your batteries. Good luck.
 
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Jeune1 replied to lexismom11's response:
Agreed. And even if you are seeing a psychiatrist, if you feel the one you're seeing isn't helping you ... Find another. The symptoms you describe are often seen in depression I know for me I become very bath resistant when I'm severely depressed. But as Lexis says, do find the right health care provider.

A question I have: Have you tried talk therapy? Or even a support group for single parents?
 
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lissmeanstrouble responded:
Hey sweet heart you sound alot like me, except for I am not a single mom, I am a step mom!
I think you are depressed, I often feel under the weather and not wanting to get out of bed or get pretty on harder days.

I have been taking medication for a few years now... its an on-going battle but it gets better.
 
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ryry2143 responded:
Well dear, I believe you are depressed. I have very similar symptoms, and like you medication doesn't seem to work for me. I have tried therapy as well and it didn't do much for me. I had been looking for an online group-therapy and this site is what it lead me to. I feel like as long as you try to put yourself out there on here, maybe you'll get some responses that will help you. I am not sure if you are religious or not, but I'll be praying for you.. if you aren't religious.. just know that I am keeping you in my thoughts.
I have also found that sometimes, after fighting with myself and actually making myself look pretty, it makes me feel better. If I get in the habit of looking pretty it gets even better, and if I exercise it is the best. Just a few of my things.

-ryry


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