Living with depression

I find general things hard, Depression and Anxiety is exhausting, on a bad day I want to go to bed after dinner, but I know if I do that I will wake up at 3 am then want to sleep in the day. I am back on my tablets, after thinking I was better and taking myself of them last year ... I got back to where I was when I was first diagnosed. I have 2 children, and I feel for them as when I am having a bad day, I am snappy, I don't want to do Anything apart from lying down on the sofa and watch tv.

Luckily I work from home and work the hours I set so that isn't a problem for me, thankfully or I think I might have been fired a long time ago.

What set off my depression? I don't really know, the last few years have been stressful, My 6-year-old is not easy to parent, and now my youngest is 4 and I am on regular medication I think I have realised he may need some help as well. So that is our next journey.

I am hoping to get some answers, and this, in turn, may help my depression, no more burying our heads in the sand

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  • You are going through a stressful time and I understand and empathize how you must be feeling. .. Having a bedtime routine helps albeit a struggle to adhere to but with consistency it will soon be a regular regime... I wish you well for the journey with your children.

  • Hello withClaireb

    Welcome to our friendly Forum here on Action on Depression, we are pleased you have joined us. Please acquaint yourself with our Community Guidelines on the right hand side of this page, thank you.

    Choe

  • Hi Claireb

    It may seem ever so insignificant but a glass of milk at bedtime promotes sleep, a Chinese doctor told me a long time ago , however , up until a few months ago I suffered sleep problems for 10yrs at least then by chance I saw a diet for epilepsy and depression that said milk for sleep , it contains melatonin that's makes babies sleep . Hope this is a little help.

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