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    Hi,

    I have been having periods where I've been feeling really down for 2-4 weeks and during this I can't seem to do anything I enjoy, this has been going on for a couple of years.

    I recently got diagnosed with cancer so that is making me struggle as well.

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I could do?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi,

    I have been having periods where I've been feeling really down for 2-4 weeks and during this I can't seem to do anything I enjoy, this has been going on for a couple of years.

    I recently got diagnosed with cancer so that is making me struggle as well.

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I could do?
    I would talk to your doctor and some sort of emotional support like Macmillan or a therapist. You have been given some very big news and have a difficult journey ahead of you. That would be hard on anybody.
    Since the bouts have been going on for a long time it's obviously not just from the news you've been given. It may be that you have a mh problem, it's a side effect from the cancer (if you've had it for a long time and not known) or a number of other medical conditions.
    Your doctor is best equipped to know what it is and can also give you good advice or treatment. Don't be afraid to get support- you do not have to do this alone.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    I would talk to your doctor and some sort of emotional support like Macmillan or a therapist. You have been given some very big news and have a difficult journey ahead of you. That would be hard on anybody.
    Since the bouts have been going on for a long time it's obviously not just from the news you've been given. It may be that you have a mh problem, it's a side effect from the cancer (if you've had it for a long time and not known) or a number of other medical conditions.
    Your doctor is best equipped to know what it is and can also give you good advice or treatment. Don't be afraid to get support- you do not have to do this alone.
    Okay thank you.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi,

    I have been having periods where I've been feeling really down for 2-4 weeks and during this I can't seem to do anything I enjoy, this has been going on for a couple of years.

    I recently got diagnosed with cancer so that is making me struggle as well.

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I could do?
    I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles. :hugs: I'm sending you my love, even though you are a stranger.

    I know you're currently having to cope with the emotions of your diagnosis, but like you say you've been experiencing this for the last few years, so there's something beyond that.

    Whilst I strongly recommend support groups for your diagnosis as has been mentioned previously, I also strongly recommend you see your Doctor.

    You need to make it clear that you've been experiencing this for a few years now, and push for a referral for a mental health diagnosis. Whether it's talking therapy or medication, there's help for you

    Do you have a good support network of friends/ family at the minute? I wish you all the best :hugs:
 
 
 
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