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Topic: Where to start

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  1. Roguee
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    15 September 2020

    I am almost 50 a nurse has moved around more times than i can count. Since Covid has started ive been out of work (weird as im a nurse) town i live in there are no cases and havent been (touch wood) my children are all grown still living at home but never home. My husband works away and this time he will be gone for 8 months.

    Life is really lonely so food has become my friend, I have no friends here as we have not been long in this town, my family are 15 hours away.

    I woke up this morning thinking i might go to the dr and get some antidepressants as the minute you say you are sad they are so happy to oblige with pills. Then im lucky enough to find a job this week and dont want to start as my confidence is ZERO, ive gained weight like 20 plus kilos and i am hideous.

    I guess i dont know what im doing :(

  2. uncut_gems
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    15 September 2020 in reply to Roguee

    Hi Roguee,

    Welcome to the forums! You've come to the right place :)

    First of all, congratulations on finding a job this week! That is a HUGE accomplishment under any circumstances, but especially now.

    Your situation sounds so hard and lonely, I don't think anyone could blame you for turning to food as a source of comfort being so far from your loved ones for so long. We all do it from time to time. I think your instinct to go to the doctor was a good one if only just to talk a bit about how tough you've been doing it lately. It's possible they will prescribe antidepressants, or might recommend that you talk to a counsellor, which is another fantastic option.

    The good thing about the forums is no matter how far you are, there's a really vibrant community here at pretty much all hours!

    What else are you interested in? How do you like to pass the time?



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