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    Everything's screwed up
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I really don't think I can take this much longer. The voices are just too loud. I have exams thurs and fri and none of it's going in. I've taken more klonopin and have a 50-50 mix glass of coke & whiskey meant to relax me but I feel so on edge and my thoughts are scaring me. I wad stupid to think I could do this. I just want to drug myself out of reality because I'm finding it so hard to cope. Another dream down thr drain. :cry2:

    Why do things have to be so hard?
    As was previously mentioned, I would talk to your uni about your situation. You may be able to postpone your exams until you feel better.

    Are you getting any help from services? Taking medication? Maybe reviewing this might help as it sounds like you're really struggling :hugs:
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    hating everyone rn
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    (Original post by john2054)
    I'm sorry about this. Do you have a medical dianosis/other medical evidence you can use to support your appeal?
    I have a diagnosis, but not much evidence in my own hands. I asked them specifically to contact my doctor and gave them permission and everything but they didn't bother
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    I have a diagnosis, but not much evidence in my own hands. I asked them specifically to contact my doctor and gave them permission and everything but they didn't bother
    They only contact your doctor if they feel they need to. It's up to you to get the evidence.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    They only contact your doctor if they feel they need to. It's up to you to get the evidence.
    I did try, but the only doctor that is near me is my GP and they kept making up excuses not to give me anything. My other doctors wanted me to travel out just to go and get a bit of paper and because they're so far, I couldn't manage it. The only things I had were copies of a couple of letters between doctors, my medication, and letters asking me to go for treatment. I don't have anything recent because as of filling out my form, I was still due to see some new specialists and start some new treatments, and as of the consultation a couple of weeks later I was still awaiting anything to have come of it all
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    My friend has just been taken in an ambulance. He was drunk, but I thought he was okay. He hit his head and we all left him with his brother, who called the ambulance. I feel like I should have done more. I'm the medical student; I shouldn't have left. I know he's probably fine and it's a precaution, but I'm going out of my mind with worry right now.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    My friend has just been taken in an ambulance. He was drunk, but I thought he was okay. He hit his head and we all left him with his brother, who called the ambulance. I feel like I should have done more. I'm the medical student; I shouldn't have left. I know he's probably fine and it's a precaution, but I'm going out of my mind with worry right now.
    How much did he have?

    (I know a fair bit about drunkenness)

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    How much did he have?

    (I know a fair bit about drunkenness)

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    About 2/3 of a litre of whiskey we didn't realise until after because most of us had only had a few glasses
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    Hello all
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    Saw the psychiatrist at the crisis team this morning.

    Was offered the choice of mental health act assessment or see the crisis team twice a day to observe me taking new olanzapine, possibly with the view of going back on clozapine if that doesn't work, possibly hospital anyway. WTF. Not fair. Feel coerced into taking medication I don't want and don't need. As soon as they stop monitoring me taking it I'll just stop again anyway. Hate the bloody weight gain with antipsychotics.

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    I've put on 7 stone on antipsychotics since starting them 4 years ago. It's a bloody joke.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    However it is my experience that sometimes these nurses are the worst ones to determine who is well, and not. Leave that to the doctor's thanks!?
    Personally for me, I would feel more comfortable with a social assessment rather than a purely medical one as for me I think it is important to determine not only if someone is suffering from a mental disorder, but also if a section 136 detention is in their best interests. Personally, I feel that health professionals such as nurses and social workers are in a better place to make that decision (for example, an AMHP makes the final decision if someone is to be detained under s. 2, 3 or 4 of the Mental Health Act). I think that doctors are not the only professionals who can determine who is unwell and who isn't. Thank you for your views - it's good to hear another side
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    Very quiet on here today... hope everyone's okay :hugs:
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    As was previously mentioned, I would talk to your uni about your situation. You may be able to postpone your exams until you feel better.

    Are you getting any help from services? Taking medication? Maybe reviewing this might help as it sounds like you're really struggling :hugs:
    Thanks for the reply Noodlzzz. I actually went to the disability office today and the woman there wasn't really helpful. She gave me a form to fill out asking what the problem is and what accommodations I want (no idea :/ ), but also told me to get an appointment with a university counselor to see what they think. Seeing one next week which is after my 2 upcoming exams but I'm feeling so down right now that I feel like I'd still fail even with any accommodations made.

    I'm really sorry to hear about your experience with the psychiatrist/crisis team. I know what you mean about the weight gain,
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    my BMI is actually now in the "obese" range because of ****ing antipsychotics
    . These drugs can be so horrible to take especially when half the time (or so it seems) they don't actually "work". But if that's what will keep you out of hospital perhaps take the olanzapine anyway? hospital is awful too. :console:
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    Really proud of my mum today.

    She passed her theory test she failed it last week due to her nerves but instead of giving up for a while, she booked it quickly and sat it again today and passed with flying colours and even bet my hazard perception score my three points

    Really proud as she couldn't drive for years due to her mental health and she wanted to learn to drive so much but never had the confidence until now. She still struggles with some nerves with driving but is improving with every lesson and is now one step closer to passing. Just goes to show, you're never too late to learn a new skill or follow a dream

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    I travelled 15 miles to a hospital appointment yesterday only for it to mostly be a waste of time. Now I have a massive bruise on my arm from the blood tests, started crying over my weight when the doctor mentioned it, and in my tiredness forgot to take my antipsychotic last night.

    Oh and I have my useless pyschiatrist tomorrow.

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Really proud of my mum today.

    She passed her theory test she failed it last week due to her nerves but instead of giving up for a while, she booked it quickly and sat it again today and passed with flying colours and even bet my hazard perception score my three points

    Really proud as she couldn't drive for years due to her mental health and she wanted to learn to drive so much but never had the confidence until now. She still struggles with some nerves with driving but is improving with every lesson and is now one step closer to passing. Just goes to show, you're never too late to learn a new skill or follow a dream

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    PRSOM :facepalm: Go her!
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Really proud of my mum today.

    She passed her theory test she failed it last week due to her nerves but instead of giving up for a while, she booked it quickly and sat it again today and passed with flying colours and even bet my hazard perception score my three points

    Really proud as she couldn't drive for years due to her mental health and she wanted to learn to drive so much but never had the confidence until now. She still struggles with some nerves with driving but is improving with every lesson and is now one step closer to passing. Just goes to show, you're never too late to learn a new skill or follow a dream

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    PRSOM Well done to your mum
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    why is everyone so much more important :hmmmm2:
    now dont take this the wrong way, ik im not important.
    im insignificant and useless and a waste pf precious resources but srsly ppl are eurgh ._.
    ok ik u have ur issues but like that isn't a reason not to talk to me :laugh:
    and lol then i feel bad when u drop some bombshell cos im stressed about work and it seems so pathetic in comparison :laugh:
    just fed up of being expected to be there at everyone's convenience yknow
    everyone is being so *****y inrl as well :lol: ONE person is happy for me :rofl: a whole one person i 'deserve happiness' apparently, well i woudnt go that far but at least she isn't killing me with death glares bc of my grades :ahee:
    yknow if u spent as much time on ur work as u do being jealous u could do just as well.
    idek why ur jealous, u wouldnt want to be me. and i dont say that as in 'boo hoo i have it so bad' bc i dont as i am constantly reminded by like everyone with their impending catastrophes and im just sat here like lol
    so yes, whever u want to speak to me that would be great everyone, unless u dont and unless maybe i acc omg go for once :eek: shock bloody horror.
    maybe i am busy or need someone to talk to
    ever thought of that world :lol:
    but nah it's fine im everyone's spaniel it's great :borat:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    why is everyone so much more important :hmmmm2:
    now dont take this the wrong way, ik im not important.
    im insignificant and useless and a waste pf precious resources but srsly ppl are eurgh ._.
    ok ik u have ur issues but like that isn't a reason not to talk to me :laugh:
    and lol then i feel bad when u drop some bombshell cos im stressed about work and it seems so pathetic in comparison :laugh:
    just fed up of being expected to be there at everyone's convenience yknow
    everyone is being so *****y inrl as well :lol: ONE person is happy for me :rofl: a whole one person i 'deserve happiness' apparently, well i woudnt go that far but at least she isn't killing me with death glares bc of my grades :ahee:
    yknow if u spent as much time on ur work as u do being jealous u could do just as well.
    idek why ur jealous, u wouldnt want to be me. and i dont say that as in 'boo hoo i have it so bad' bc i dont as i am constantly reminded by like everyone with their impending catastrophes and im just sat here like lol
    so yes, whever u want to speak to me that would be great everyone, unless u dont and unless maybe i acc omg go for once :eek: shock bloody horror.
    maybe i am busy or need someone to talk to
    ever thought of that world :lol:
    but nah it's fine im everyone's spaniel it's great :borat:
    :wavey:

    I think it can be quite difficult to reply to anonymous peeps sometimes - or to get replies etc. - I'm not sure if it's simply that it's harder to work out who the person is/link their replies and what's going on with them, or if it's sort of that that makes it harder to make some sort of relationship with the poster? I'm not sure :eek: Anyways - realise it is frustrating though posting and not getting a reply Know that when I first started posting here sort of felt a bit blanked Think it's just that some people can be a bit shy, and also just that as I said, it's harder to reply to someone "new" (even though I realise you are number 1 :king1:

    But anyways.... - Sorry you're feeling a bit of a "spaniel"/part of the scenery? Particularly IRL as well
    Can relate to feeling a bit "everyone else has all these catastrophes but I'm doing alright-ish :hugs: I think it's difficult but is important to try not to compare stuff to others - if you're not feeling well then that's still bad, whether there are people worse off or not - and I'm sorry that you are :eek:

    Don't go! I know I've found this thread really useful in the past (Howdy guys :hi: (not posted in ages ) ) but yeah - have you considered making an account just for posting here? Could even have the account on another browser (Internet Explorer? ) - and then wouldn't have to log out/log in when you want to post here, but just open the browser you'd use to post here? Don't know how often you do post here/realise that that shouldn't be a necessity for posting here and getting some help, though it's difficult I guess.
    At the same time no-ones obliged to reply to things either I guess? But yeah - obviously not nice feeling a bit ignored :hugs:

    Hope you're okay :hugs: Sorry for the long message
 
 
 
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