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I Am Pregnant And Feel Depressed
Many possibilities: There may be many possible causes for you to feel fatigued and depressed. You could be hypothyroid or has another chronic medical illness contributing to these symptoms. You could be grieving a loss. You could have a clinical depression. Your best bet is to see your family doctor for an evaluation -- possibly also seeing a psychiatrist as well. There are good treatments for depression! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Call your doc: Symptoms like you're having can be a sign of a few different conditions (e.g., preeclampsia, panic attack, virus) but they aren't to be ignored. Call your doctor who is planning to help you deliver or stop in at the urgent care center and let them know what's going on with you. ...Read more
I feel very depressed. I feel very lonely. I am getting very emotional while I write this. Feels like every one ignores me. I feel I am helpless.
Speak with someone: You are describing classic symptoms of depression. If these continue without help, you are likely to feel even worse. Speaking with a therapist can be very helpful in understanding why you are feeling this way and making any changes that you need to feel better. It is probably a good idea to be evaluated by a psychiatrist as well, since medication can be very helpful as well. ...Read more
Hi, i am depressed and really feel bad becuase I am not eating healthy and feel guilty cause I know I am depressed and should be eating well.Any help?
Eating regularly and: eating healthy choices can reduce depression. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and fish are good choices. However you must motivate yourself or team with someone else to motivate each other. Make it fun. If depression problematic seek professional help if you have not already done so. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25 weeks pregnant and I always feel so tired like I am not getting enough sleep. What should I do.?
Tell your OB provide: There are many reasons to be tired in pregnancy other than just the fact that you are pregnant . At 25 weeks pregnant the most common cause of fatigue i see in my practice is iron deficiency iron stores can be checked by a simple lab test in your providers office . Another possible cause is hypothyroid. Try to eat 5 small meals daily and remember to take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
I m 34 weeks pregnant and i m having headaches, nausea, cramping, and i feel exhausted. What should I do?
See your doctor : It is important to notify your doctor if you have headaches in the third trimester of pregnancy as they can be a sign of a disease called preeclampsia. Most headaches are just headaches and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help. In some cases if your blood pressure is high then a headache is a big deal. Cramping and feeling tired are very common complaints in the third trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more
Eval.: If you feel down once in a while - exercise, spend time with friends, engage in activities you enjoy. But if you feel down most of the time and are impaired in other areas of your life - it is time for an evaluation by either a psychiatrist or a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Take care. ...Read more
I am always stressed about my future. I overthink and I get depressed. I am unhappy with my life. I don't feel like being with people anymore. help?
At your age: It is normal to feel a sense of chaos and uncertainty. One of the skills necessary to navigate this very normal phase of life is to develop the ability to be comfortable with uncertainty, sure in the one certain fact that you are on the path you are meant to be on and you will know why later. Try to take each day, each moment as important in it’s own right and do your best at whatever you are doing, even such tasks as washing a dish or cleaning a floor. Make it a point to be with others and observe that they, too feel confused and unsure. Overthinking can lead to paralysis and prevent you from doing what you need to do in the moment. If you cannot shake the depression, please see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Consider getting mental health treatment to help you past this. Good luck. ...Read more
I am feeling vomitting, headeche and some other things that a pregnant lady feel..But i m confused am i pregnant?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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