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Hi Andy

Sorry to hear your feeling so low at the moment. I’ve been through a very tough 6 months with depression and other than the ADs from my GP, the best thing I have found to “pull me out of my funk” is to keep as busy as possible but with stuff you enjoy… Going out with friends and family, shopping, just generally being with people helps me.

I don’t know your circumstances, but I live alone and when I want to hide from the world, it’s very easy to do, the only thing that stopped me staying under the duvet any longer than a weekend at a time was work. which luckily, I love too.

A friend said the other day that depression is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long. It’s true… The last couple of years for me, and probably most of us, have been really tough, with our weight, co-morbidities, funding stresses, waiting for surgery, etc, etc (and that doesn’t take into account any personal or work stress either)… now things are starting to get back on a bit more of an even keel, we are just emotionally exhausted and can no longer turn to our old “friend” food for comfort. We don’t have the emotional coping mechanisms that people who have never had issues with food have.

Go and see your GP and have a chat. There is no shame in asking for help. In the meantime, please try to keep busy with fun stuff and remember, it does get better, I have had 3 of the best months of my life this summer, 9 months ago, I wouldn’t have thought that possible.

Lots of love

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