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Topic: Just hanging in there *TRIGGER WARNING*

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  1. Crochet queen
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    23 August 2020
    Hi, I am new to this and I am not sure what to say really. This is not my first time dealing with depression.
    I struggled badly around 16 years ago and attempted to take my life.
    With lots of help I got through that dark time and have had many ups and downs since but this time I am finding it harder to deal with. My GP suggested calling but I am not much of a talker, especially with my partner and kids in the house.
    I often feel alone and like I am a total failure. I have just changed medication as I found my last one made my chronic migraines worse. Only 2 days into new meds and really struggling today.
    Hopefully chatting here will help me and others who like me are just hanging in there.
    2 people found this helpful
  2. ecomama
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    23 August 2020 in reply to Crochet queen

    Hi Crochet queen (lovely name btw!)

    Welcome to the BB forums and I really hope you can find some relief here.

    Remember there are great Counsellors you can talk to also through BB and other specified helplines.

    I've got lots of children at home so I tell them I have to make a private call and go sit in my car!
    It helps alot to be able to answer questions honestly.

    You sound like you've got alot to deal with having chronic migraines on top. I'm sorry that happens to you, it must be hell on wheels. Do you also have meds for these?

    My mother got injections from her GP to stop her migraines. They worked miracles.

    Are there any specific life circumstances that may have caused your depression to return now?

    Remember you don't have to answer any questions.

    This is YOUR thread, so write away and members will be along to offer support.

    Welcome again.

  3. Sophie_M
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    23 August 2020 in reply to Crochet queen
    Welcome, Crochet queen!

    We are so glad you have decided to join our online community. Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself. We're sorry to hear that you're struggling today. We hope that you find some comfort in our community.

    We can understand that you might not feel comfortable with telephone appointments living in close quarters with your family. In case it is helpful, you might like to try the Beyond Blue Support Service Webchat which is available 3pm-12am AEST on our website:  or the Lifeline online chat, available 7pm-4am - 

    Welcome again, please feel free to peruse and jump into any threads that catch your eye.
  4. quirkywords
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    23 August 2020 in reply to Crochet queen

    Crotchet Queen,

    welcome to the forum.

    I like your name and hope it helps you to find peace.

    thanks for reaching out and being honest.


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