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

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:23 pm
by ashil_2005
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.

Re: Is it possible to get depression from lockdown?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:31 pm
by Henrietta
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?

Re: Is it possible to get depression from lockdown?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:45 am
by Carl_2006
Yes i had a little bit, buy i managed it with lot of ways, like eating good, and doing some kind of exercises.

Re: Is it possible to get depression from lockdown?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:57 am
by Jane Carers UK
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