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Good responses all round. At one level the answer is very simple and basic in all such problems, however complex the details seem to be --- see a good local shrink for a proper assessment, and then with the shrink discuss treatment options. That's what works.
As for the treatmnents, I have never heard of Nervoheel, but it sounds like rubbish --- except solely for St Johns Wort, NO so-called natural or other product is of any value whatsoever in Depression. Lily-Fluoxetine, Luzak and Lorien are all FLuoxetine, the identical chemical sold under different names.
Now, for anyone, let alone someon with a history of depression, pregnancy is no picnic, and with the hormones surging, it is often a stressful time. Seeing a counsellor, especially of the CBT format, can help a lot, and is of course the most effective treatment for Depression during pregnancy.
Sounds like that other woman at work is just a greedy piglet, maybe someone pretending to be on a diet, and pretending to herself that she can eat anything ( so long as it isnt part of her official own food ) without this counting as breaking her diet. Does anyone ever ask her to share HER lunch with others ? And Joanne E's proposed Behaviour Therapy sounds like a good idea. Try bringing a packet of cat food, and say you find it helps your indigestion during pregnancy --- and offer that to her.
As regards the sister who just doesn't behave like a sister --- don't give her so much power to make you feel unhappy --- pay little attention to her, and things might actually improve. Expect nothing from her, and anything you get would be a bonus.
Amnd you didn't spoil everybody's weekend --- it was a ridiculous idea for them to expect a pregnant woman to spend a rainy weekend crouched in a tiny and untested tent --- that wasn't your fault.
You have obviously hurt your husband's feelings, and unfairly, but don't waste time and energy on blaming yourself --- this unkindness on your part came from the daft but convincing self-delusion that yo0u are somehow not worthy of him. YOu are worthy, of him and of everyone else. But DO see a good local counsellor soon, and check with a proper shrink about treatment. I'm sure that upcoming appointment will be very useful indeed.
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