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    I have depression but can only handle it until 10 days before my period

    Hi all,


    I have depression but can handle it until 10 days before my period. I get really weepy and anxius and I curl up in my bed for 3 days a month and don't go to work so am about to be fired. Does anyone else have this? I am thinking of going on the pill to help but my GP thinks i'm being silly.
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  • candice roberts

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    dear tanya

    i can understand how you feel and no you arent silly your gp is silly for not understanding i think you should see another gp or counseller to help you deal with it a little better even if it takes the edge of a bit and maybe they might have some stratgies to help you get through the rough three days you have , as for your job some places dont understand and sometimes its to personal to explain but you need to put yourself first   , i have same issues however i am on the pill and medication for depression but i find that week of having my period is the hardest because your emotions are over the place sometimes leading up to it the week of or even after i find .hard  , hang in there  take care

  • http://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-professionals/issues/lowered-mood

    What you are saying is not silly at all! Please read the link above from a very well regarded organisation in Melbourne. There is definately a link between fluctuating oestrogen levels just before a period and mood. Taking the pill is listed as one way to manage this.

  • http://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-professionals/issues/lowered-mood

    What you are saying is not silly at all! Please read the link above from a very well regarded organisation in Melbourne. There is definately a link between fluctuating oestrogen levels just before a period and mood. Taking the pill is listed as one way to manage this.

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