Hello, I am new to this site and have found it interesting reading others struggles.
I have battled depression, stress and anxiety for about 10 years now, the last 8 have been okay, a few bad days each year but I have been able to plod on and wear the mask to the outside world that all is okay. However, personal circumstances are such that no matter what I try to do I know I cannot recover. Two years ago, I struggled doing stuff even when I wanted to, I was aching, tired all the time and lethargic, my GP first linked it all to depression but I kept saying it wasnt because I was actually feeling okay and eager to do stuff but physically cannot. My GP now says it's fibromyalgia.
I have had to have time off work and now the depression has returned big time as my elderly father has become unwell and I have to try and care for him also!
I believe in all the advice re; healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness, etc but how can it help when finances are dire and family responsibilities are stressful!
My husband tries to understand but just believes me going to work is the most important factor. Yes, I need to work and don't want to have depression but I have tried doing this but I have now crashed! I havd tried counselling, CBT, drugs but none help you live each day when you are drowning in debt and physically struggling with life due to family commitments! We are having to sell our home and downsize to pay off debts that have accumulated over the years.
Apologies for the long rant but I am my wits end literally!