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Forums / Depression / Feeling really unwell health problems getting me down

Topic: Feeling really unwell health problems getting me down

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  1. Niks85
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    31 posts
    21 October 2021

    Hi there

    last time I posted I had some relationship issues which I have managed to sort out thanks for listening . This time Im down because I have health issues still trying to be positive but I feel very unwell in my body. I was slim my whole life until I was put on medication for bipolar. I gained 20kgs in a year. I saw a psychiatrist a month ago to review my medication but he said he's not willing to change anything I just need to change my diet then he tried to diagnose me with ADD because I can't concentrate properly and I'm forgetting things. Then I ended up in hospital with pain in my heart and a wheezy chesty cough that I still have 8 weeks later its not covid tested negative twice. I've had chronic fatigue for weeks now then I found a large lump in my neck the ultrasound said it was a reactive lymph node I have to wait another two months to get another ultrasound of my neck. I had some blood tests said I was very low on vitamin D elevated liver and high cholesterol maybe that's why I feel so unwell and down. I wish the psychiatrist could put me on medication that will help my weight. I constantly crave carbs honestly it's so hard to live with bipolar I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. The medication helps my mental illness but now I have physical problems. My memory is going. My husband told me our friend is having a baby and a 3 days later I forgot. So upset I called my mum and told her but nobody is taking me seriously that my memory is going. I can't drink anymore not even a glass I get a rash all over my neck if I do. Anyone have advice Im so tired all the time even when I sleep nine hours Im so tired. Thanks for listening

  2. On The Road
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    21 October 2021 in reply to Niks85

    Hi Niks85

    Thanks for you posting here and talking about your concerns. I'm glad that you trust us to put your heart out as I do, I'm new here so I'm in the process of getting familiar with it here.

    I'm listening although I'm not a medical expert. I'm sorry to hear that and I understand how mental health issues can go along with physical health issues which definitely do not make life easier.

    I also experienced chronic fatigue and allergic reactions etc because of my own mental health problems. As I do believe drinking too much tea and coffee are bad, I do drink just to keep awake as I have to do my works and as someone who doesn't exercise much but I find just walking in the parks (faster than usual) is surprisingly refreshing and make me feel (at least) a bit energetic. I usually don't have a plan and just go random routes.

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  3. Niks85
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    21 October 2021 in reply to On The Road

    Hi On the Road

    Thanks for your reply :) I'll try going for a walk in the reserve up the road from me. I usually walk 2 hours per day but lately I feel so weak it's about an hour. Today I just can't do it might feel better soon I know it's good to get fresh air :) thanks again

  4. On The Road
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    29 November 2021 in reply to Niks85

    Hi Niks85

    Have u been out for walks recently? It's getting warmer and warmer. keep hydrated 🙂

    Hope everything goes well

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