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Is it possible to get depression from lockdown? - Carers UK Forum

Is it possible to get depression from lockdown?

For issues specific to caring for someone with mental ill health.
I have never had any mental health issues before, so I have no idea what is going on and I could be way wrong, but I have just been overly emotional lately, and crying for no reasons and just overall getting upset over everything. My fiance works away from home every 2 weeks and I have just been feeling more alone than usual.

I have no idea what is going on but at time point I am just tired of everything and have no energy for anything. I am not physically tired, just mentally drained from everything.

I have hypothyroidism and have recently got my dosage increased. I know it is not that because my meds give me insomnia, not emotional.

I just had my period so I don't know if it is from that but I've never been that emotional around my period before. I just don't know what going on and I am sick of feeling like this. It is causing strains in my relationship because I'm taking things the wrong way and getting upset.
Hi Ashil

It may well be hormonal as you are still having periods. Can I ask if you are possibly perimenopausal. It can knock a lot of women off balance and don't let people tell you that you are too young or too old for it. People can be perimenopausal for up to 8 years before menopause. If you have thyroid issues they are closely linked to hormones so this would be my first thoughts rather than depression.
You've not mentioned any caring responsibilities, do you have any and have they increased recently?
Yes i had a little bit, buy i managed it with lot of ways, like eating good, and doing some kind of exercises.
Hi Ashil

Lots of people have found lockdown difficult for many reasons, you're not alone in feeling like this and I'm sure other people will respond with tips and suggestions for what they've found useful during this time.

We're running a series of online meet ups for carers to come together and chat informally if you'd like to join us one Monday? Members have said they've found them very enjoyable and a welcome distraction, you can sign up here

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ne-meetups

Best wishes

Jane
I'm just utterly fed up with it all. The last 20 years were hugely challenging, with deaths, disability, operations etc. and just when I had a chance to enjoy myself again, lockdown came. I managed to lose a bit of weight during the first one, but am now nibbling and have put it all back on again, really annoying. I just want to go swimming again, walk down the high street, pop into the charity shops, have a coffee with my best friend. Life is so flat at the moment.
I'm fed up too. Although I have my bubble family and see them regularly. Thank goodness. I was beginning to adjust to losing hubby, and made a plan to go away, just for 2days. Never thought I would do that. Snatched away. Miss hubby terribly but as stated was adjusting and coping. My weight has increased, and not helping my irritable bowel! I know it's my own fault!
ashil_2005 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:23 pm
I have never had any mental health issues before, ................................. I am just tired of everything and have no energy for anything. I am not physically tired, just mentally drained from everything.
No, nor me and I don't plan to start now, but I do have almost those exact symptoms myself: I don't need more sleep, (I already have an hour more every night than when I was still working) but there is often a complete lack of energy, and I just have to stop and sit down for maybe ten minutes or maybe an hour, on a couple of occasions this has lasted all day and then I have to sit down for ten minutes just to be able to stand up and do something for the next five, more often it comes and goes during the day with the evening usually being the worst time.

I have seen my GP about it, and he/she (they change) doesn't really have a clue to a solution despite various tests.
A lot of my friends have depression because of the pandemic. Because it's hard to find a good and stable job. And a lot of my friends got fired. They had many interesting ideas about their future and plans but the covid-19 ruined everything.
I'm WEARY of it all. Not depressed.
Feeling better now I have a short break to look forward to.
Have you made any plans for after lockdown ends?
I'm really fed up with it now. The first lock down was not too bad as it was all quite unknown. I was working extra hours so I didn't miss socialising so much as I was tired. Over the last couple of months I've felt more isolated. Yes I go out and go to work and have a very small family I see but I miss seeing other people. I miss just popping out to see friends. I miss going for a coffee or meal.
It's a feeling of being trapped. I feel like I can't live my life. Some close friends I've not seen since October.
On the bright side we are coming out of this the other side. I've had my 2 vaccines and things are reopening. I'm seeing my friends tomorrow although it won't be for long as it's outside and the weather is cold.
I just pray we don't have to lock down again as I know alot of people are struggling with their mental health