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Feeling fed-up, down or sad?

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

We all know how to look after our physical health, but when it comes to looking after our mental health it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Luckily, my free 6 days to boost your mood plan starts next Monday. Each day you’ll receive an email with different mood-boosting tips – from diet and lifestyle to music and meditation.

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  • Becca's photo avatar
    Becca — 06.11.2017 20:08
    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 14:49
      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.

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    Zoe — 17.08.2017 19:17
    I've just been feeling sad had a baby 3months ago xx

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      Marianna — 18.08.2017 14:20
      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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    nik g — 07.05.2017 22:22
    i always feel lonely even with people around me

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      Marianna — 12.05.2017 12:03
      Sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time. I would consider letting your GP know in case there is something underlying. Try to share any concern with loved ones or a close family friend as well.

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