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Posted By Anonymous on Sep 20, 2022

Hi, I need advice. I've a history of depression from a number of years ago. I had my first child just as covid hit the country. I had to give up work due to childcare. I have a second who's 11m old. Recently I've been feeling overwhelmed, touched out, irritable, constantly tired. I've been making excuses for it. I have two young children. I'm busy. They don't sleep. But it's really starting to effect me. I'm getting headaches. Crying. Shouting. My partner works away and when he's home I don't want to be touched. I just want to be left alone. I don't even want the dog up for cuddles. I don't know if these are just normal feelings or if it's a touch of PND. When I read the symptoms, some I tick, others are so far from it (I've no anxiety for example). Getting an appointment with my GP is extremely difficult. The receptionist wants your life history before she'll even let you speak to the nurse, so I don't want to feel like I'm wasting their time. 🥴 Is it something I should be talking to my GP or someone about? Or is it just the reality of having young kids close together?