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    (Original post by PandaWho)
    When i was at uni my dr said the main reason for being put on meds was to bring me to a level where i was able to work and do my degree so may be a similar situation to you

    The only citalopram side effect i got was the yawns/insomnia
    Yeah I think so - he asked about how much it was affecting work, and I realised that it sort of has a lot this term/he said that it'd be good to help to just let me have that extra bit of motivation? I hope it helps!

    Ah okay, thanks Side effects sound scary though not sure what to expect really/sounds really odd taking a pill that then gives you weird effects (and hopefully the desired effect too, but yeah). Like the only tablets I've had before are painkillers!
    Hope you're doing well :hugs:

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    I had similar thoughts when I was prescribed it. It's like it justified my low mood in my mind so i no longer felt like i was just being moody or whatever. I guess it validated my mental health problems to me. But that felt weird because it's not like i ever wanted to have anxiety so why would I be glad i was prescribed something? It's not easy.

    Anyway there weren't too many side effects for me I guess, but i would say it didn't do anything for me. I was on 20mg and it just made me irritable and prone to breakdowns, and I couldn't drink alcohol on them without falling asleep. I also didn't like having to declare it on medical forms and to nurses/dentists when they asked because it was embarassing. When i came off it I had brain zaps for a month.

    Anyway, fingers crossed it does something for you!
    [spoiler]Yeah - just the confusion with being glad to have it validated, because in a way it's bad, though also good to be getting more help? Hopefully I'll work it out..!

    That's good - with side effects - just hoping it isn't too horrible when I start :/ Luckily don't drink, so no problems there! Yeah I went to the dentist for the first time on my own last week, saw that bit of the form and thought! Remember you saying about brain zaps when you had them
    Thanks James![spoiler]

    Sorry to hear about dissertation stuff btw, decisions on topics are horrible, especially when those decisions change :/ Almost finished though, aren't you/close to end of degree? You can do it! :woo:

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    As James said, maybe just because it kind of proves to you that there is something there and there's a reason for you feeling bad and there is something there, rather than you just making a fuss over nothing? Which you're not! Hopefully it helps, either way- around for the next hourish if you want a rant :hugs:



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    So tired and low and anxious, got a rehearsal tonight I really don't want to go to but it's the last one before some big festival/concert thing I have two solos in but at this rate going to struggle to play at all let alone on my own or improvising and stuff. Should probably go just as a distraction if nothing else but still, meh
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    Yeah don't know. Just feel as though I have some sort of subconscious agenda sometimes/worry that I do/worry that I'm trying to feel bad/just being lazy/using it as an excuse/to fit in with MHSS in the first place. Don't know
    Yeah I hope so Thanks for the offer - had a lecture then cinema stuff afterwards, unfortunately!


    Hope rehearsal went okay if you went/hopefully wasn't too bad and a nice distraction? Am around for a while now if you want to vent at all


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    I really hope the citalopram helps you PD. When I started it I did feel nausea but also headaches and I got the most vivid dreams too so don't be too worried if that happens. Also, as someone already mentioned it can really destroy any alcohol tolerance you might have - a pint of beer was enough to get me ridiculously drunk when I took it: take it slow until you know how it effects you. good luck!
    Thanks Saber Worried about the nausea, just because it's the main thing that makes me really anxious. But we'll see - thank you for the heads up with those ones too
    Luckily I don't drink! Already have a really low tolerance, would be scared to try some with something that decreases it further!
    Do you know whether it's best to take things like this in the morning or evening? Won't try it for another 2-3 weeks, I don't think, but still. Am tempted to start/get it out the way, but just don't want to get home with family/have them notice any symptoms if I have any/have to hide them more/pretend I'm not nauseous or whatever.

    (Original post by IDukem)
    Dear you thread is kinda therapeutic :teehee:
    It is! Used to post in it a lottttt last year/before I started posting in MHSS. Is good :yep:
    Hope stuff works out well with your friend (and hope you don't mind me reading )

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    Why are people so confusing?
    I wish I knew :console:

    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    being a human is ****ing hard.
    :jumphug: Am about for a while if you need to vent or anything :hugs:

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    Really worried about my friend She had a panic attack on Thursday and walked out of a lecture today because she was so anxious. I know she has struggled with anxiety before but I really don't know how to help her. I'm so awkward and never know what to do/say and I know this is so selfish but being around her makes me anxious somehow When I'm not feeling great about myself I completely lose confidence in my ability to talk to people, even friends. It's making me not want to go to uni anymore.

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    More people commenting on how much weight I've lost, I hate it when people comment on it. Makes me feel so guilty and silly. I wore a kind of crop top (not fully crop but not full length either ) and high waisted jeans today and I can fit my arms down the sides of the jeans and I just look ridiculous When all this started I was definitely restricting, even if I didn't realise it at the time but now my appetite has completely disappeared and eating when I'm not hungry is too hard and feels weird anyway.


    The best birthday present anybody could give me is to just leave me alone and not make any fuss.
    :hugs: Not selfish! From the sounds of it you're mostly anxious because you want to say the "right" thing and stuff - not that there is anything specific, and also not your choice what makes you anxious either :nah:
    Could you maybe ask her if she's seeing GP atm/getting any help? Though don't feel as though you need to, either!
    Sorry you're not feeling great atm Talking to friends is really difficult I find particularly with friends from school/who I care about a lot but don't speak to day to day..

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    I can't properly say anything wrt ED things, but would it help to stick to always eating breakfast, lunch and dinner? So that even if you're not hungry between 12 and 2, you always have a sandwich/beans on toast then? Though even without ED-y stuff is difficult to do that, so don't know how helpful that actually is...


    Your birthday soon too? Completely get that, really hoping Uni friends don't clock on/realise it's my birthday/can just keep it on the downlow. Worked out last year okay. Feel sort of bad for keeping it secret/not doing anything at all for it/having to sort of lie about it on the day, but at the same time don't want fuss either like you say Sorry, possibly not talking about the same thing/making sense here, but many :hugs: either way!



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    Got no work done still. With GP stuff just sort of focussed on sorting out that/thinking about it, plus had other stuff on today. The books I need for my current essay topic have been renewed from library, too, so aren't due back now/I can't get them until late april, now Not sure what to do
    Going to just read wiki article tomorrow night I think and try and work out something to present/say. Absolutely dreading it though Going to look so stupid, but feel as though I have to do/otherwise it's just giving up marks, even if it's just giving up something like 10% for this piece.

    Going to write in diary a bit I think, then try some sleep!

    Back home end of this week/term over, which should be nice. Though also scary because that means revision will have to start soon, as well as it meaning the end of the year/summer/jobs/holidays/final year...
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    Need to be up early tomorrow but i still don't want to sleep yet...also have hardly any money currently, gonna be fun until jsa and such starts coming through again (hopefully).
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    Yeah don't know. Just feel as though I have some sort of subconscious agenda sometimes/worry that I do/worry that I'm trying to feel bad/just being lazy/using it as an excuse/to fit in with MHSS in the first place. Don't know


    Thanks Saber Worried about the nausea, just because it's the main thing that makes me really anxious. But we'll see - thank you for the heads up with those ones too
    Luckily I don't drink! Already have a really low tolerance, would be scared to try some with something that decreases it further!
    Do you know whether it's best to take things like this in the morning or evening? Won't try it for another 2-3 weeks, I don't think, but still. Am tempted to start/get it out the way, but just don't want to get home with family/have them notice any symptoms if I have any/have to hide them more/pretend I'm not nauseous or whatever.
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    I think those kind of worries about being lazy or using it as an excuse or whatever are pretty common to people with mental health difficulties, I know I've definitely felt like that in the past, and tbh, still do sometimes. But I think if you think about it rationally would you willingly put yourself through all this? The way I think of it is laziness is about taking the easy route: taking medication, going to doctors and spending your life unable to do things is not easy. Going out partying with friends, drinking loads and then not doing your uni work because you're too hungover is a lot easier.


    No worries. With the nausea, it wasn't severe for me, I just felt a bit sick and off my food for about 10 days, I never threw up or anything though - if that makes you feel more reassured about it (although, obviously, it differs for everyone)

    Some people find it quite sedating so take it at night, the added bonus of that is the nausea/headaches/whatever else would be when you're asleep. However the impact it can have on dreams makes some people want to take it in the morning.
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    I think those kind of worries about being lazy or using it as an excuse or whatever are pretty common to people with mental health difficulties, I know I've definitely felt like that in the past, and tbh, still do sometimes. But I think if you think about it rationally would you willingly put yourself through all this? The way I think of it is laziness is about taking the easy route: taking medication, going to doctors and spending your life unable to do things is not easy. Going out partying with friends, drinking loads and then not doing your uni work because you're too hungover is a lot easier.


    No worries. With the nausea, it wasn't severe for me, I just felt a bit sick and off my food for about 10 days, I never threw up or anything though - if that makes you feel more reassured about it (although, obviously, it differs for everyone)

    Some people find it quite sedating so take it at night, the added bonus of that is the nausea/headaches/whatever else would be when you're asleep. However the impact it can have on dreams makes some people want to take it in the morning.
    since being on citalopram my dreams have been really vivid and realistic. it's pretty cool most of the time, but not when its a scary dream like last night


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    since being on citalopram my dreams have been really vivid and realistic. it's pretty cool most of the time, but not when its a scary dream like last night


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    Yeah I experienced the same thing. Some of the dreams were pretty awesome but you're right, when it's scary it's ****ing scary. Sorry to hear you've been having nightmares. :console:
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    Need to be up early tomorrow but i still don't want to sleep yet...also have hardly any money currently, my own fault really but hey ho, anxiety is great fun.

    Fluoxotine is doing the same to me that sertraline seemed to do, in regards to stomach acid problems, making it more difficult to sleep and affecting my digestion in a bad way.
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    :hugs: tiny steps, take it a day at a time. do you have any other support atm?
    My boyfriend's been really good with taking my mind off things, but he's really busy with assignments at the moment so I doubt I'd be able to see him before Friday at the earliest

    Everything just feels pointless. Even getting out of bed's a massive effort, let alone doing work
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    (Original post by purple-duck)
    :hugs: Not selfish! From the sounds of it you're mostly anxious because you want to say the "right" thing and stuff - not that there is anything specific, and also not your choice what makes you anxious either :nah:
    Could you maybe ask her if she's seeing GP atm/getting any help? Though don't feel as though you need to, either!
    Sorry you're not feeling great atm Talking to friends is really difficult I find particularly with friends from school/who I care about a lot but don't speak to day to day..

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    I can't properly say anything wrt ED things, but would it help to stick to always eating breakfast, lunch and dinner? So that even if you're not hungry between 12 and 2, you always have a sandwich/beans on toast then? Though even without ED-y stuff is difficult to do that, so don't know how helpful that actually is...


    Your birthday soon too? Completely get that, really hoping Uni friends don't clock on/realise it's my birthday/can just keep it on the downlow. Worked out last year okay. Feel sort of bad for keeping it secret/not doing anything at all for it/having to sort of lie about it on the day, but at the same time don't want fuss either like you say Sorry, possibly not talking about the same thing/making sense here, but many :hugs: either way!

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    Got no work done still. With GP stuff just sort of focussed on sorting out that/thinking about it, plus had other stuff on today. The books I need for my current essay topic have been renewed from library, too, so aren't due back now/I can't get them until late april, now Not sure what to do
    Going to just read wiki article tomorrow night I think and try and work out something to present/say. Absolutely dreading it though Going to look so stupid, but feel as though I have to do/otherwise it's just giving up marks, even if it's just giving up something like 10% for this piece.

    Going to write in diary a bit I think, then try some sleep!

    Back home end of this week/term over, which should be nice. Though also scary because that means revision will have to start soon, as well as it meaning the end of the year/summer/jobs/holidays/final year...
    Yeah, I'm not sure what to do for the best. I think half my problem is that I care and worr about people an unhealthy amount and it all blows up in my head.

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    You're making perfect sense but I've been eating little for so long now that 3 meals feels impossible and wrong. I know it's wrong but I don't want to start eating properly either.


    Yeah today I get what you mean, there's so much pressure to have a good time and celebrate but sometimes it's too much.


    Hope you manage some work and enjoy back home :hugs:

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    thought I was going to be sick in bed this morning because I was so anxious. Happy birthday to you too, body.

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    Yeah don't know. Just feel as though I have some sort of subconscious agenda sometimes/worry that I do/worry that I'm trying to feel bad/just being lazy/using it as an excuse/to fit in with MHSS in the first place. Don't know
    Yeah I hope so Thanks for the offer - had a lecture then cinema stuff afterwards, unfortunately!


    Hope rehearsal went okay if you went/hopefully wasn't too bad and a nice distraction? Am around for a while now if you want to vent at all




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    Got no work done still. With GP stuff just sort of focussed on sorting out that/thinking about it, plus had other stuff on today. The books I need for my current essay topic have been renewed from library, too, so aren't due back now/I can't get them until late april, now Not sure what to do
    Going to just read wiki article tomorrow night I think and try and work out something to present/say. Absolutely dreading it though Going to look so stupid, but feel as though I have to do/otherwise it's just giving up marks, even if it's just giving up something like 10% for this piece.

    Going to write in diary a bit I think, then try some sleep!

    Back home end of this week/term over, which should be nice. Though also scary because that means revision will have to start soon, as well as it meaning the end of the year/summer/jobs/holidays/final year...
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    Kind of the same, but if you hadn't been struggling a bit in the first place would you have started posting here in the first place? And if GP thinks they'd help you then that probably shows there's something too, he wouldn't just do it for the sake of it.
    Hope cinema stuff was ok? Well done for going to lecture!

    Yeah was okish, none of the other tenors turned up though so I endedup covering the tenor 1 part and having to sightread four (:eek:) solos on that instead. And we didn't play the ones that I already had solos in and we hadn't played some of those before/just need them to fill a set so now I don't know what I'm playing in the concert and what not and still can't improvise to save my life Anyway, will stop ranting, sorry- was sort of too out of it to make any sense last night so gave up trying to message you

    You went to lecture though! And GP/probably also other stuff is very useful to have done. Hope you got some sleep :hugs:


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    Yeah, I'm not sure what to do for the best. I think half my problem is that I care and worr about people an unhealthy amount and it all blows up in my head.

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    You're making perfect sense but I've been eating little for so long now that 3 meals feels impossible and wrong. I know it's wrong but I don't want to start eating properly either.


    Yeah today I get what you mean, there's so much pressure to have a good time and celebrate but sometimes it's too much.


    Hope you manage some work and enjoy back home :hugs:

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    thought I was going to be sick in bed this morning because I was so anxious. Happy birthday to you too, body.

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    Happy birthday! :woo: Hope you're ok, sorry about food/anxiety :console:


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    So after last night's email I now have a therapy appointment next Monday.
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    crying my eyes out. wht is the ****ing poihnt in anything. dragged myself out fo bed, felt so sick, walked to doctors which is such a trek waitied in horrible stufy busy waiting room. she was 50 minutes late, and then its just 2 seconds to get another presciprtion, what is the ****ing point any more. no ****ing point nothing ever moves ****ing forward, no one could give ****. if I hear her talk about the little things and 'go for a walk in the sunshint' as if that's some ****ing wonder curenim going to scream. what a compelte waste of my ****ing life
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    had my first counselling session this morning, it was good to talk to someone and they're going to put me on a CBT thing, however it just felt very simplistic at times...
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    I'm trying to write my letter to student finance for my compelling personal reasons to get funding back but I don't know how to start it. I know what else I have to write in the letter but starting it and getting onto that bit is proving difficult. I don't want to sound like a child whilst writing and I don't want to sound like an idiot as well so if anyone could give me any help on how to start the letter.

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    why are really minor things pissing me off? it's hard to NOT snap at people. well it doesn't help that they're being triggering, i guess, but ugh. why don't they get the hint ffs
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    Body felt so heavy and like lead that I pretty much passed out in bed after waking up around 8am, and then couldn't really move :erm: Eventually managed to text my supervisor saying I couldn't come to our meeting today.

    Feel like such a noobface :emo:

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    crying my eyes out. wht is the ****ing poihnt in anything. dragged myself out fo bed, felt so sick, walked to doctors which is such a trek waitied in horrible stufy busy waiting room. she was 50 minutes late, and then its just 2 seconds to get another presciprtion, what is the ****ing point any more. no ****ing point nothing ever moves ****ing forward, no one could give ****. if I hear her talk about the little things and 'go for a walk in the sunshint' as if that's some ****ing wonder curenim going to scream. what a compelte waste of my ****ing life
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    Body felt so heavy and like lead that I pretty much passed out in bed after waking up around 8am, and then couldn't really move :erm: Eventually managed to text my supervisor saying I couldn't come to our meeting today.

    Feel like such a noobface :emo:



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    guys guys guys i feel goooooood :woo:
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    guys guys guys i feel goooooood :woo:
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    Got another job interview! :awesome: I have to pass a literacy and numeracy test first, but hopefully shouldn't be too much of a problem.


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    I'm trying to write my letter to student finance for my compelling personal reasons to get funding back but I don't know how to start it. I know what else I have to write in the letter but starting it and getting onto that bit is proving difficult. I don't want to sound like a child whilst writing and I don't want to sound like an idiot as well so if anyone could give me any help on how to start the letter.

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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing to you in the hope of reinstating funding for my degree because of compelling personal reasons: *list personal reasons compellingly*

    Yours faithfully,

    Anon
 
 
 
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