My boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me last july so it has been over a year since we have been apart. Ever since this has happened I have been up and down with my moods however recently it has been completely negative and it's got to the point where I feel as if I can't cope. I am normally a positive character around college but I have recently become rude and answering back alot. My grandad also passed away in november and I am struggling quite badly, even though my grandma is the biggest positive inspiration in my life I can tell she is still hurting alot. Since then, I feel like my life has been a downward spiral. When I have free time I tend to just spend it in bed sleeping as I am constantly feeling tired and run down. Sometimes when I drive my car thoughts rush through my head - like wanting to crash my car. Also whenever I drink alcohol I feel the need to drink far too much in a short space of time which leads to me being an emotional wreck. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, Im just sick and tired of feeling like this.

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  • Alcohol is a depressant so it's best avoided anyway if you feel down - it makes it easier to socialise because it lowers inhibitions but after that ...

    Life events such as the ones you describe - either singly or together - can certainly lead to depression and feeling tired could be a sign of depression but it could also be caused by something else - dietary, anaemia, thyroid to name but a few, particularly if you find that it gets worse as you go through the day.

    Go and see your GP - explain to the receptionist and ask for a double appointment so that the Doctor isn't in so much of a rush to get to the next patient. Write down what you want to say - the pertinent fact - could be taking a copy of your blog above - with you to make sure you cover the pertinent points, and if there is a friend that can go with you that would be good because sometimes it is difficult to hear what is actually being said ... and to get through and having another pair of ears and someone to support you can help

  • Hi I am sorry you are having such a hard time of it at the moment. I agree 100 pc with Gambit. There is no point trying to diagnose yourself. Get yourself off to the doctors and get a proper diagnosis. Let us know how you get on. There is always someone here to listen, support and understand.

    Bev x

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