I was hoping for some advice/people's opinion on whether it sounds like I have depression or am I just stressed?
I have been feeling weird for the past month. Very tired and achey. Irritable/angry & emotional. The biggest thing which is affecting me is the inability to concentrate. I feel like my head is all foggy- it feels like a physical symptom......like a headache as well as a strange feeling, but it just stops me from thinking clearly & it is affecting me at work. I just can't seem to cope with simple tasks.
The irritability is terrible- my moods just change so quickly. I am just more sensitve to people's comments and have been very close to slinging things across the room in an argument with the hubby or close to walking out of work.
I have been feeling irritable and like I don't enjoy things as I should for a lot longer than a month - like during the lead up to the wedding....I felt like I was down in the dumps...but didn't do anything about it then, as I felt embarrassed to say I felt sad when I was getting married - I didn't want people to think it was because there was a problem with me & my Husband.
I have a good job where I am earning better money than I ever have. I have recently got married & I love my Husband. I have good friends and a supportive family. Work can be stressful as it does carry a lot of responsibility - and I have only been there 6 months....that's the only thing that I can think of that would be causing me stress. But I work with good people.....I have no reason to feel like this.
I don't seem to want to do as much and often have to force myself to go out for a night with friends, etc- but when I'm there I do enjoy myself - so it's not like I don't enjoy anything.
I've been to the doctor who thinks I'm depressed, as I have had it before about 10 years ago as a teen. I went on antidepressants which worked for me & had no troubles coming off them. I have been advised to either go on anti-Ds or have counselling or both. I just can't help but feel that the diagnosis is wrong & these are signs of stress?
Any insight would be great, thanks x