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Hello, my name is ***** *****'ve been feeling extremely low

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** been feeling extremely low the last few weeks. I was told a few months back that I am mildly depressed and suffer from post traumatic stress. Due to a lot of trauma and bad past experience that I find difficult to let go.. all I want to do is talk to someone but I really don't know how or what to say, I don't even know if I'm speaking to the right person about this.. :/
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

it sounds like you could be having some depression symptoms.

Dr. David :

I am sorry you are feeling low.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor you can see

Dr. David :

and talk to about these low feelings

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and see if an antidepressant could help you?

Dr. David :

have you taken an antidepressant before?

Customer:

No he's away on holiday every time I need to see the him!

Dr. David :

it sounds like you need to find another GP doctor who will be more available to see you.

Dr. David :

your GP doctor should also set you up to be seeing a therapist as well to talk about your low feelings.

Dr. David :

here are support groups here

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http://www.depressionalliance.org/how-we-can-help/

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer:

I find it difficult talking to people at the best of times, that's why I choose this in the end, no one seems to care, my family don't won't me living at home my boyfreind tryna help me but has a funny way of showing it I've lost a lot of friends because and I refused depression tablets because my mother was on them they made her very unwell and I try to keep in a positive frame of mind and tell my self I'm not down or need anyone I can cope on my own but that's not going very well at the moment :/

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

just because your mom didn't tolerate medication for depression does not mean you won't benefit from them.

Dr. David :

we can help and chat online like this from time to time, but if your symptoms continue, you really do need to see a GP doctor

Dr. David :

we can't give you prescription medication and can't refer you to see a therapist.

Customer:

I understand that :)

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

Dr. David :

did you look at the website I gave you regarding finding support groups around you?

Dr. David :

http://www.depressionalliance.org/how-we-can-help/self-help-groups

Customer:

I have many I wouldn't know where to start really, I had an abortion at 17 which is now running my life, people talk about people and it's difficult to hold it together that's why I feel the way I do :) and yes I am looking through them now

Dr. David :

you don't have to let an abortion at age 17 ruin your life.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have questions.

Customer:

It's all got to me so much I'm in a relationship with someone who had a child and it's difficult coz she is the same age as my child would be I've taken to her far to much, my mum uses it against me im a selfish girl for doing that, when I had no other choice I don't want a child at 17 I want a career. I've tried everything I can possibly do now, 4 years I've tried holding it in or doing something to keep my mind at rest but I don't want to talk to strange people about my life?

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

but you do have to talk to someone.

Dr. David :

it is not selfish to not to want to have a child at age 17

Dr. David :

you have to make the right decision for yourself.

Dr. David :

I'm glad you did

Dr. David :

that is not right for your mother to make you feel guilty for this tough decision that you had to make.

Dr. David :

I'm glad that you have taken to your friends daughter.

Dr. David :

that is very kind of you to treat her like your own daughter.

Dr. David :

what is important is what you do to make the world a better place.

Dr. David :

if you can do that, you are doing the right thing.

Dr. David :

and don't let your family or anyone keep you from doing what you think is right for you.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer:

Thankyou feel better already, will still try to talk to my gp though :)

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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