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01/08/2014 at 15:56
Prior to falling pregnant (it was a lovely surprise but a surprise none the less) I was taking anti depressants due to a history of depression and anxiety. It was not safe to continue during pregnancy and I have therefore stopped taking them, this has had a massive impact on my ability to cope. I am struggling massively with pregnancy and have had 2 weeks signed off due to depression and anxiety, but have also had to take sick days aside from that due to morning sickness. I am 16 weeks at present and am still struggling with sickness/nausea - some days are better than others, but I also feel exhausted, over whelmed and stressed. I am having trouble sleeping and have a sore pelvis and back. I cry a lot and the thought of going to work makes me feel like I just want to give up. my anxiety issues leave me feeling constantly scared of losing my job (even though my boss has been relatively understanding) I feel like because I'm 19 I'm being constantly judged for not being able to cope but I feel like I can't. I feel like I need to be signed off long term so that I stop letting them down and calling in sick all the time, but the doctors keeping signing me off for a week and then saying it will do me good to keep my mind busy, but my job is very slow and lonely and it's making me really unhappy. I feel really lost and stuck.
01/08/2014 at 16:32
Sorry you're feeling low hun, it's no use telling you that it's just your hormones.....but with that and coming off your meds......
What do you do for work? I teach part time and work for hubby the rest but it's the holidays and I'm signed off from the family business, so I'm not working at the moment, and although it's good to relax, it does give me too much time to worry about stuff!
Do you have support from your partner or parents? I'm at the opposite side of the age range to you, but I would hate to think of my daughter in law feeling down like you are and not having someone to turn to!
And......having a baby at 19 is probably much better than at 39 you'll be s great energetic mum, and if anyone says different, tell them I said they are an arse!
You'll always get support on here, come and join us on due in January ! X x x
01/08/2014 at 16:55
I have a wonderful support network, and thank you for the kind words it means a lot! I am a support worker for adults with mental health issues/learning disabilities, but I work sleep in shifts so I just go to work and spend two hours watching telly with residents then the rest I am supposed to be asleep however since being pregnant I just despair at the thought of another night away from my home for a sleepless night which in turn makes my sickness worse the following day. The room is hot and I no longer feel comfortable being the only staff present, I worry that if someone did need my help (which is why I am there) I would be too scared for me and my baby to be any good! Xxx
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