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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.


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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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