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    I hate these meds..
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I hate these meds..
    :console:

    Side effects?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
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    Side effects?
    Yeah :/
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Yeah :/
    Quetiapine side effects can be pretty bad. :hugs: Though, I have found that a lot of things wear off in time. Although others do not - I've been on it over a year and it still knocks me out at night. What side effects are you experiencing (if you don't mind me asking)?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Quetiapine side effects can be pretty bad. :hugs: Though, I have found that a lot of things wear off in time. Although others do not - I've been on it over a year and it still knocks me out at night. What side effects are you experiencing (if you don't mind me asking)?
    The tiredness, constant headache, muscle pain and random muscle jerks. I also feel spaced out, and groggy.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    The tiredness, constant headache, muscle pain and random muscle jerks. I also feel spaced out, and groggy.
    That sounds really awful. You might want to mention the muscle jerks to your psychiatrist - you can get anticholinergics (such as cogentin) which can really help with that.

    Spaced out is very normal. Taking it at night can help with minimizing the spaced out/groggy feeling during the day.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    That sounds really awful. You might want to mention the muscle jerks to your psychiatrist - you can get anticholinergics (such as cogentin) which can really help with that.

    Spaced out is very normal. Taking it at night can help with minimizing the spaced out/groggy feeling during the day.
    I won't see my pyschiatrist until mid September. He's pretty useless. I'll talk to my CPN though.

    It doesn't matter when I take it. I'm groggy all the time. ****ing sucks.
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    Haven't heard the voices in a little over 2 weeks! It's ****ing awesome! However, I have so much work to do for uni and I keep getting periods of stress when I feel like I can't handle everything. Been trying to keep as calm as possible as I know stress can trigger mental health things....

    Spent 4 hours the other day making index cards for the class I've failed twice, I've even been going into the lab between classes to study the models - I'm aiming for a B this time round. :crossedf:


    I'm doing a module on pharmacology, which is super interesting so far. Don't get to antipsychotics, antianxiety, and antidepressants for a few weeks but, looking over the relevant textbook chapters, I don't think I will struggle that week.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I won't see my pyschiatrist until mid September. He's pretty useless. I'll talk to my CPN though.

    It doesn't matter when I take it. I'm groggy all the time. ****ing sucks.
    Oh that sucks. But yeah, definitely talk it over with your CPN.

    Sorry to hear that, hopefully it will be one of those things which wear off over time. Do you start at uni anytime soon?
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I hate to sound like a party pooper and I'm not sure what the story is with your old flame... but just make sure if he treated you unfairly once, that you're not letting him back in only for him to do it again
    I have been a bit nervous about this. I've been speaking to him a lot today, and he seems to genuinely regret messing me around when we last dated - but I will keep it in mind
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
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    Glad to hear things are going better for you at the moment! Sounds like you're setting yourself up for a productive year
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Oh that sucks. But yeah, definitely talk it over with your CPN.

    Sorry to hear that, hopefully it will be one of those things which wear off over time. Do you start at uni anytime soon?
    I start classes on the 12th. Hopefully it wears away.
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    This sounds so ridiculous but... wouldn't life be so much easier if everyone didn't insist on being absolute selfish ******s but instead people paused for thought and bothered to practice a bit of empathy. I am not saying this as a perfect person don't get me wrong I mess up all too often but some people it's just like come on who dragged you up? Having said that there's always the issues of having gone cold due to bad experiences... this is really sad when it happens this happens all to often too. ARGH. What I wanted to say was... lifes a *****.
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    This sounds so ridiculous but... wouldn't life be so much easier if everyone didn't insist on being absolute selfish ******s but instead people paused for thought and bothered to practice a bit of empathy. I am not saying this as a perfect person don't get me wrong I mess up all too often but some people it's just like come on who dragged you up? Having said that there's always the issues of having gone cold due to bad experiences... this is really sad when it happens this happens all to often too. ARGH. What I wanted to say was... lifes a *****.
    Sadly a lot of people are in their own bubble, and find it easier to not imagine how the other person is feeling, so end up being insensitive or unkind. It's only through the kindness of others that they can find their way though; lead by example
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    I come bearing a message from Midnightmemories! She's doing as best she can at the moment, but her internet doesn't like TSR very much and so it's difficult for her to post.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Hey,

    I'm so sorry to hear that this process of doing a Master's has been so destructive for you. It's a shame that it's set you back so much Really hope you can start to successfully rebuild your life again once you've completed it. Hang on in there and know we're all here to support you as you try and get to the finish line :hugs: :console: :yep:
    Thanks

    Yeah, I think ultimately for me it was just so intense and caused me so much stress that tipped me over the edge. I'd end up burning myself out getting an assignment in and then ended up needing time to recover meaning I was behind with the next one and so the cycle went on. It also doesn't help that the degree is pretty much completely different from last year when I took my leave of absence and so there were a few modules I couldn't stand and caused me a lot of stress. Live and learn I guess. For most of the year I've been miserable or just not feeling anything. It doesn't help that due to the workload I was too exhausted to socialise or just didn't have the time so I don't really have any friends who are still around, I've got one who I see a bit but it's a stark contrast to a couple of years ago.

    Already freaking out about my GP appointment tomorrow, I really don't like my one in my uni town and I've had terrible experiences with the NHS here but it's literally just to get a note about what's been going on for the extenuating circumstances form, I plan on getting proper help when I get back home.

    I'm in halls temporarily over the summer as my rent was up on my last place and it's causing me a few problems. My housemates are pretty loud and it's starting to annoy me. I mean I know because I'm autistic I'm more sensitive to sensory stuff but it seems all they want to do is party and stay up all night. I mean, I get it, I'm odd in that I'm doing a dissertation over the summer when everyone else is relaxing but it's starting to annoy me and I don't know how to confront them about it. It also doesn't help that the walls in this place seem to be so thin, I can hear what's going on a floor below perfectly. After I've been staring at a screen all day trying to write my dissertation I really just need to come back and be away from sensory stimuli for an hour to recover so hearing loud conversations all night really isn't helping. I think I may go back to my Dad's for the weekend to escape from the noise.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Sadly a lot of people are in their own bubble, and find it easier to not imagine how the other person is feeling, so end up being insensitive or unkind. It's only through the kindness of others that they can find their way though; lead by example
    This is so true :jumphug:
    #52

    Feeling less anxious about moving out, and I feel ready to live independently. Just still a little nervous about being lonely incase I don't make friends and getting around the city/getting late to work.

    I hope I'm able to cope well, university was so difficult for me during final year. Being alone and stuck with my own thoughts. My family are always a nice distraction from it all.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Glad to hear things are going better for you at the moment! Sounds like you're setting yourself up for a productive year
    Thanks for this. Though I spoke too soon. Been trying to read a textbook and keep hearing little snippets of whispered conversation. I'm not sure if it's someone screwing with me, or the neighbors, or the voices but I'm feeling really upset that it may be the latter.
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    Doctor's appointment went really well - as luck would have it I ended up seeing a different doctor - one that was far nicer and understanding than my usual GP. Downside means I'm back on meds again - I'll see what fun I'll experience this time around I should be able to get an extension on my dissertation which should alleviate some stress. Bah, last September I thought I was in a much better place, now I'm back on meds and a complete wreck. Still, this has taught me to avoid academia at all costs and pursue what I care about in life.
 
 
 
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