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    (Original post by angelbones)
    I've been smoking far too much lately
    Naughty! :spank:
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    Really really not doing ok...
    What's up?
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    Guys I've got awesome news from the crisis team: Jelly and ice cream are good for hearing voices.

    I kid you not. That is what they said. :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Shippy)
    is anyone here on prescribed sleeping pills? also what kind?
    Erm Zopiclone 7.5mg at the moment. Why?
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    (Original post by Shippy)
    is anyone here on prescribed sleeping pills? also what kind?
    I've been on Zopiclone, Zolpidem, temazepam, melatonin and now I'm on nitrazepam. If you have any questions on any of them then feel free.
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    Guys I've got awesome news from the crisis team: Jelly and ice cream are good for hearing voices.

    I kid you not. That is what they said. :facepalm:
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    Arghhh. Do not know what to do. Respite or not.
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    Haven't had a good morning. Problems with my friends again. I'm bunking the next part of the lesson. Go out somewhere. Then go home.

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    And I had a panic attack last night. Had to call the ambulance because I didn't know what was happening.
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    (Original post by 35mm_)
    Arghhh. Do not know what to do. Respite or not.
    If you're being offered respite (that isn't hospital) take it. It was really helpful for me and you can discharge yourself at anytime, they can't section you to stay there.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    If you're being offered respite (that isn't hospital) take it. It was really helpful for me and you can discharge yourself at anytime, they can't section you to stay there.
    I do want to go because I think it would help a lot, but I just can't bring myself to do it to my mom. I've only just came home and she said it'd break her heart to see me go back into hospital/respite again. When I first went into hospital she tried to kill herself, and she's not exactly stable now, so I don't want her to do that again if I agree to go in.
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    My sister's just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
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    Starting mirtazapine.
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    (Original post by Rainfaery)
    Starting mirtazapine.
    Good luck, it worked well for me but I had to stop cause it made me sleep in.

    I really really wish I'd moved out instead of going back home for uni when I changed course 3 years ago. It's weird how much I loathed halls and hated school and felt unhappy there for so long without them making me depressed. I just want to get rid of it, I'm sick of it distorting my identity like this. And I spoke too soon about withdrawal, I couldn't eat all day yesterday and threw up water and had the ****s. **** off body, your tantrums will not make me give in.

    Noodlz - They seriously think ice cream and jelly help with voices? That is bizarre. Would be nice if it were true. I've never had a form of psychosis but I dont see how it would.
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    (Original post by 35mm_)
    I do want to go because I think it would help a lot, but I just can't bring myself to do it to my mom. I've only just came home and she said it'd break her heart to see me go back into hospital/respite again. When I first went into hospital she tried to kill herself, and she's not exactly stable now, so I don't want her to do that again if I agree to go in.
    Wow that's such a similar situation to mine. My mum is very emotionally unstable which is why I've never told her I have mental health problems or have been in hospital. I assume you're currently living with her? You could always lie and say you're going on holiday with friends or staying at a friends house and that way you can still visit in the day as you are allowed leave at respite places.
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    Feel like utter **** today. Cried for a while. Everything is so overwhelming. I haven't heard anything from the therapist yet. What a waste of an embarrassing trip to the GP to tell him I'm depressed out of my ass.

    I have work on Monday and I am dreading the journey. I a, seriously hoping to get a car so I don't have to worry about people staring at me I feel like such a dick, its unreal.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Got admitted for a week, only just got out. Told my GP that I thought she was part of a group who wan to hurt me. She sent me to an A&E. They put ****ing police officers outside my cubicle incase I tried to run. Then got threatened with section if I didn't go to hospital voluntarily. No beds in the local hospital so was taken to a high security intensive unit where I was stripped, searched, had everything removed from me including the underwear I was wearing and forced to take sedatives as me asking to be discharged was 'hostile behaviour'. Finally got discharged to my local hospital where again, threatened with section when I tried to leave. Told me I was schizophrenic put me on antipsychotics. Next psychiatrist I saw decided to take me off the antipsychotics, transfer me to a crisis house where I wanted to go initially. Then the crisis team rocked up decided they want me to go home so I'm now in the ****ing basement of my halls scared ****less about the spies, not given medication that could possible help, pissed at the people who put me in hospital and feeling suicidal but can't call the crisis team because I am NEVER going back into hospital again.

    For anyone who thinks hospital is place of rest or respite it's not. It is a last resort for times of serious crisis.
    :hugs: Oh love, I'm so sorry you've had such a horrible time of it. I've never been hospitalised, but I used to work on a psych unit. The atmosphere felt rather stressful cause you're aware of the nurses constantly watching everyone - Including me, and I wasn't even a patient - lol. Having said that though, the rooms looked really comfortable and the weekend staff were sooo much more relaxed than the weekday ones, it was like a different place at the weekends! Did you find that?

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    I am not being admitted into hospital
    Hey you, that's good news! What support have they left you with though?

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    is anyone here on prescribed sleeping pills? also what kind?
    Yup. Zopiclone 7.5 mg. They stop working so well if you take them every night, but then no sleep for me if I don't. It's not quite like natural sleep, but so very much better than nothing. Not much of a hangover from them in the morning, but I do feel a little groggy.

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    Really really not doing ok...
    :hugs: Wanna talk about it? Hope you feel better soon


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    My sister's just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
    Ah that's crap. I'm sorry. My dad's diabetic - if she's careful with it, she should be fine.

    I got my hamster by the way - I have called him MC Hamster, (although it might get changed to Marcus, I'm not sure.) He's soo cute, but they didn't handle him much at the shop so I'm having to slowly get him used to it. Any tips?

    Was awful going to get him though Started shaking really badly when I got to the till - the shop was so crowded. Had to ask my friend to carry him in case I dropped him and everyone was staring.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Guys I've got awesome news from the crisis team: Jelly and ice cream are good for hearing voices.

    I kid you not. That is what they said. :facepalm:
    Wtf, seriously? :/

    Damn, I wish it was that easy.
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    Really really not doing ok...
    :console: What's up?

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    Naughty! :spank:
    I know Hanging around with someone who smokes like a chimney isn't the best idea.
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    My CPN is trying to find me a bed
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    Okay, having read horror stories about mirtazapine weight gain, I am not taking it. I can't do it. Gonna go back to the doctor on Tuesday or something and request something else.
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    (Original post by SeaJay)
    Hey you, that's good news! What support have they left you with though?
    For now its just an appointment with the psychiatrist next Friday.

    But I have a feeling that it is not a case of if, but when, I get admitted to hospital. This is because my emotional state is getting worse. I left school earlier without telling anyone. The teachers called my mum about an hour later, who then called me, and then I went home, which is where I currently am.

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    I went into school hoping everything would be fine. It wasn't. The first thing was all my friends ignoring me, and one of them even got angry with me, saying I was staring at her (well, to be honest, I was sort of . She was wearing lipstick, which she had never done before ). They continued ignoring me and talking among themselves. I had a feeling that if I joined in, they would say something bad. So I just left it, and when it was time for break, I left school, and just went somewhere random on the bus. Which is where I was when my mum called me.

    Now I really don't want to go into school. I'm worried about them doing something bad to me. I have been taken advantage of. When that girl was new here, she was alone, and I was the first person to be her friend. Now that she has found new friends, she has started to ignore me more and more.

    I think I might go to Boys school for my A2 year. Just can't deal with this anymore. Everyone who caused me to be in this mood should be ashamed of themselves.


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    I also had a panic attack last night. Suddenly started sweating, feeling cold, and getting chest pains. An ambulance was called, who said I was fine, and recommended that I had a rest, which I did.


    And how are you feeling? :jumphug:
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