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Feeling fed-up, down or sad?

It is normal to feel down occasionally, but when does this become a problem?


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    Elvis — 28.01.2018 14:28
    I have recently slit from a 5!year relationship, feels like she’s moved on fast within the first week of being broken up, it’s been 3weeks now though and I still feel like I want her back and I can’t because of the new guy in the way we still text as friends and still there fore each other but she says she’s happy and I want her to be happy, I want her to be happy with me and not the other guy in her life. Ever since the split I went a week and half not eating right and I’ve been trying to change my ways like going gym out with friends and still feel down every song I listen to reminders me of her I never no what to do with my self, any advice would be helpful


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      Mariannna — 30.01.2018 10:39
      Hi Elvis I am going to email you directly with some ideas.


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    Becca — 06.11.2017 19:08
    I feel so fed up with everything. I am a stay home mum to four children whilst my husband works. I feel I have lost my get up and go. I don't want to be out of my house I sometimes feel anxious when doing the school runs because I have to leave my safe place. I can't shift this feeling of sadness. I don't want to meet up with friends and I am so insecure about the way I look. I am always tired too.


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      Marianna — 07.11.2017 13:49
      Hello Becca, Sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time. The best advice is to let the doctor or health visitor know what is going on for you. Having four children and doing the school runs can impact on your energy levels. It is important to let your husband or family know how you are feeling so you do not feel so isolated. It might be time for a health review for these symptoms of tiredness, sadness and anxiety. Ask the doctor to test your hormone levels, iron levels, low thyroid function, low vit D etc. just in case there is another health issue underlying, then you can see what the next step is. In the meantime, St. John’s wort can be really helpful at gently raising your mood. A magnesium supplement can aid mood, energy and tension. Getting some sort of exercise will also help you to clear your head, and the release of seratonin will lift your mood even if it is just a walk nearby . I hope the information on the page helps. If you need further support check out the Counselling directory or someone like a Nutritional practitioner to support you.


  • Zoe's photo avatar
    Zoe — 17.08.2017 17:17
    I've just been feeling sad had a baby 3months ago xx


    • Marianna's photo avatar
      Marianna — 18.08.2017 12:20
      Hello Zoe, Sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time. Feeling sad can be common after having a baby. It might be a good idea to check with your doctor or discuss this with your health visitor for support.


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