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Four things that unis think matter more than league tables 08-12-2016
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    I have an essay to write, and I really just can't. I can't concentrate on anything, and I can't read very well. I'm struggling to understand even simple sentences without having to spend a good few minutes on them. I haven't taken my tablets since Wednesday because I ran out, and I'm waiting to be able to go and pick up my prescription. I have some back up ones at college, so thankfully I'll be able to take it tomorrow morning. I've been having withdrawal symptoms since yesterday, but since it's the weekend it's not even like I can go to my doctor and ask for some to tide me over. I feel so shakey and all over the place, and I feel like my brain and body just aren't working at the same time. Roll on tomorrow!

    Edit: I've started worrying about my grades from a couple of years ago, because they were bad. I don't know what it's possible for me to get for my course overall and all the information online means nothing to me. I just can't make sense of it. I don't have a clue whether I'll be able to go uni, but I really want to. I feel like I'm right on the edge of a panic attack, and I'm really irritable. My mum is wandering around the house singing, and she's just got onto the phone with my brother's hospital and is talking about his thoughts which I don't like hearing about. I'm trying to distract myself but it's difficult
    For next time, you can get an emergency supply of medication from a walk in center.

    Sorry to hear you're not doing so well. I can really sympathize with the lack of concentration - I have so much work due next week and I've done none of it.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    For next time, you can get an emergency supply of medication from a walk in center.

    Sorry to hear you're not doing so well. I can really sympathize with the lack of concentration - I have so much work due next week and I've done none of it.
    Yeah, I read that online. I don't have one near me. There's one about an hour on the bus away, but the busses stop running really early. I live in the middle of nowhere lol. They closed the nearest A&E and everything so the nearest is about an hours drive which is far when you don't drive haha. Absolute pain. I'm gonna ask about my local GP putting in an online repeat prescription order service. That would be great.

    I really hate the lack of concentration thing. I have to get my personal statement written very soon so hopefully I come out of it quickly. I hope you manage to get somewhere with your work as well, good luck

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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Yeah, I read that online. I don't have one near me. There's one about an hour on the bus away, but the busses stop running really early. I live in the middle of nowhere lol. They closed the nearest A&E and everything so the nearest is about an hours drive which is far when you don't drive haha. Absolute pain. I'm gonna ask about my local GP putting in an online repeat prescription order service. That would be great.

    I really hate the lack of concentration thing. I have to get my personal statement written very soon so hopefully I come out of it quickly. I hope you manage to get somewhere with your work as well, good luck

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    Oh I see...that is a long way away. You might be able to get your doctor to prescribe you 2 or 3 months at a time depending on the doctor/level of risk - good for saving money too! I don't know about the UK - can you get automatic refills? In the past my psychiatrists have prescribed me 4 or 5 refills on the prescription so it's all automatic and the pharmacy texts me when to pick them up. I have a terrible memory so this works really well for me. But yeah, I don't know if that's possible in the UK? Sorry if it's not!

    Ergh personal statements. I loathed writing mine, good luck to you too! Btw if you need an additional pair of eyes to look it over I'd be happy to.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Oh I see...that is a long way away. You might be able to get your doctor to prescribe you 2 or 3 months at a time depending on the doctor/level of risk - good for saving money too! I don't know about the UK - can you get automatic refills? In the past my psychiatrists have prescribed me 4 or 5 refills on the prescription so it's all automatic and the pharmacy texts me when to pick them up. I have a terrible memory so this works really well for me. But yeah, I don't know if that's possible in the UK? Sorry if it's not!

    Ergh personal statements. I loathed writing mine, good luck to you too! Btw if you need an additional pair of eyes to look it over I'd be happy to.
    Yeah, we can. I have to put it in a few days in advance though and I completely forgot, oops! I'm having a weird few months where I just forget everything. I even forgot how I usually manage to sort it so its going well :lol: I'll be able to take one at college tomorrow and Tuesday, and hopefully pick them up from the pharmacy after that I'm seeing my GP on Friday so I'll have to bring it up and see if he'll let me have an emergency prescription or something for the inevitable next time haha

    Thanks, that's really kind! I might have to take you up on that at some point

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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Oh I see...that is a long way away. You might be able to get your doctor to prescribe you 2 or 3 months at a time depending on the doctor/level of risk - good for saving money too! I don't know about the UK - can you get automatic refills? In the past my psychiatrists have prescribed me 4 or 5 refills on the prescription so it's all automatic and the pharmacy texts me when to pick them up. I have a terrible memory so this works really well for me. But yeah, I don't know if that's possible in the UK? Sorry if it's not!

    Ergh personal statements. I loathed writing mine, good luck to you too! Btw if you need an additional pair of eyes to look it over I'd be happy to.

    We do have that... it depends on the medication you're on obviously but currently I don't have to see my doctor about my current meds until June, I have automatic refills until then. (And my mum picks them up for me with hers and my dads... We have them all synced up!) we've even gotten two months at a time before which was actually easy to arrange, even for my dad who's on controlled drugs.

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    Kinda glad I didn't book that appointment. Because now they've put me in to work when I was going to go. I haven't been able to sort physio out yet either because of it! I'm hanging in there at the moment. Kinda struggling although I've coped in the past. I hate having no support however I know if I go they won't be able to do anything. I'm not sleeping well. I'm having issues remembering things at work because at times I'm spending all my energy on keeping myself calm.

    I'm a ****ing failure really, I'm just too proud to admit it. :sigh:
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    Just poppin' in on the thread to wish everyone well. I've personally been in a much better mindset since I dropped from my course in uni, although admittedly I've been feeling down these past few days! Peace and love to everyone that needs it.
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    Hi peops I seeing my consultant psychiatrist in 6 weeks time, for my bi annual review. He is going to review my medication then, and then hopefully agree to reduce it by another drop. Wish me luck!
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    Hey everyone. I hope you're all doing well. If not then :hugs:

    So, my mum kinda knows most things now regarding ED stuff. She feels really guilty for it too and I don't know why but her feeling guilty is making me feel worse??
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    My BMI is now in the high 14s/low 15s. I know I should stop/get help/etc. But I'm too scared. Like...I'm not even sure I want to recover from my ED, I've had it in various forms since I was 5 I can't imagine my life without it? It's all I know...I don't know. **** I am so stupid.

    Also still hearing voices and they're giving me various instructions, it's stressing me out because I don't know what to do but I'm so ****ing scared all the time. I hate this.

    Need to get a job but I'm struggling so much with basic self-care things atm (my hair got so knotted a few days ago after not brushing it for almost 2 weeks that I almost impulsively cut it off). I'm just too depressed to do pretty much anything. Not sleeping either because of voices keeping me up or being woken up by nightmares...fml. I feel like everything has fallen apart since I graduated. haha.
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    Not doing too well tbh. My OCD and panic attacks are sky high and have been the last few days. I can't really tell where one ends and the other begins and its either been constant panics attacks or extremely high anxiety in between attacks so my body is physically sore and I am drained and every time I try and sleep, I take a panic attack. I can't even face leaving the house which really sucks because I could do with a hug from my mum :cry2:
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    I called it, my GP doesn't have my new medication ready. My CMHT are chasing it up. But I probably won't have them until tomorrow at least.

    Also, I am so drained atm from my only lecture of the week. Honestly, it went all over my head. Urgh. How am I meant to get a degree in Politics when I can't even understand political philosophy?
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    My BMI is now in the high 14s/low 15s. I know I should stop/get help/etc. But I'm too scared. Like...I'm not even sure I want to recover from my ED, I've had it in various forms since I was 5 I can't imagine my life without it? It's all I know...I don't know. **** I am so stupid.
    I'm sorry everything is tough for you at the moment. The way you're feeling about recovery is really common, and I have often felt the same- but once you've pushed past that point, things get so much better! You aren't stupid for feeling like this x

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    This is Ezme39, I'm posting on anon for a while because I've started getting really paranoid
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    This is a great thread and EVERY university should have a mental health union, where students who are suffering mental health problems can get together and discuss their issues as well as making new friends from it! I am a mature student who started uni recently and I suffer low moods and anxiety. I haven't made any friends because of my shyness and due to the fact everyone is so much younger than me - it's an awful feeling to have and today when I came back, I had a cry because of the intense loneliness and isolation I am feeling and I also thought about cutting myself again too after 2 months of not self harming. It indicates to me that I am struggling a bit and probably will do for a while but I'm sure I will be ok down the line, but I wanted to finish by saying this: mental health at uni should be addressed and taken more seriously; there's a lot more young people struggling out there than you think!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm sorry everything is tough for you at the moment. The way you're feeling about recovery is really common, and I have often felt the same- but once you've pushed past that point, things get so much better! You aren't stupid for feeling like this x

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    This is Ezme39, I'm posting on anon for a while because I've started getting really paranoid
    :hugs: Yeah, I know. I just feel bad because my mum's really upset with me. I don't know how to get past that point. Thank you though. I know you're right logically.

    :console: Are you okay?
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Not doing too well tbh. My OCD and panic attacks are sky high and have been the last few days. I can't really tell where one ends and the other begins and its either been constant panics attacks or extremely high anxiety in between attacks so my body is physically sore and I am drained and every time I try and sleep, I take a panic attack. I can't even face leaving the house which really sucks because I could do with a hug from my mum :cry2:
    :hugs:I can relate, my OCD has been awful recently. Are you on any medication for it or getting any therapy/support?

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    Not doing too well atm My meds (citalopram) are still making me feel awful and I'm yet to see any major improvement, I think I'm slightly less anxious but every time I leave the house the OCD kicks in meaning leaving the house takes me forever - turning all plug sockets off, shutting all windows then checking over and over and it's never really enough. I have to fight the urge to turn back every time I leave the house. I'm hoping the meds bring some relief at some point - this is my fourth week taking them.

    Due to crippling anxiety and depression I failed an exam for the second time so uni aren't letting me hand in my dissertation until Spring 2017 after passing a second resit which is making me feel awful. I just want to put this whole thing behind me. I just want to pull the plug on the whole thing but my parents won't let me and I get their point. I'm trying to finish the dissertation anyway but motivation is non-existent. I mean, it was non-existent when I had to get it in due to the depression. Life is hard
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    (Original post by LesPaul_Player91)
    :hugs:I can relate, my OCD has been awful recently. Are you on any medication for it or getting any therapy/support?

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    Not doing too well atm My meds (citalopram) are still making me feel awful and I'm yet to see any major improvement, I think I'm slightly less anxious but every time I leave the house the OCD kicks in meaning leaving the house takes me forever - turning all plug sockets off, shutting all windows then checking over and over and it's never really enough. I have to fight the urge to turn back every time I leave the house. I'm hoping the meds bring some relief at some point - this is my fourth week taking them.

    Due to crippling anxiety and depression I failed an exam for the second time so uni aren't letting me hand in my dissertation until Spring 2017 after passing a second resit which is making me feel awful. I just want to put this whole thing behind me. I just want to pull the plug on the whole thing but my parents won't let me and I get their point. I'm trying to finish it anyway but motivation is non-existent. I mean, it was non-existent when I had to get it in due to the depression. Life is hard
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    I can't take meds due to my contamination fears. I am concerned that everything I eat, drink, touch, breathe etc is laced with something such as a poison, drugs, germs etc which sounds silly but that's OCD for ya so I've not been able to take anything for it since I can't even take a painkiller even when I am in really bad pain :cry2: I did try antidepressants in the past but took a bad reaction which only strengthened my fears against them. I was getting therapy at the start of the year and off and on through my life but my therapist was a disaster and you might have already heard what happened with her :/ I saw a psychiatrist about 2 months ago and was told I would see a CPN within a week or 2 but lo and behold, nothing I'm going back to my GP later this week to discuss this with her. Its magical thoughts and paranoia I've mainly been struggling with lately but the contamination fears are always there too

    Sorry to hear you are having a hard time of it too right now if you ever need to talk, feel free to mail me :hugs: I'm a Joy Division fan too They are my all time favourite band, well, joint with Simon and Garfunkel :teehee:
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    Thumbs up to Kingston university for giving me a fast pass (lol like disney) for enrolment because of my mental health problems*:thumbsup:
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Thumbs up to Kingston university for giving me a fast pass (lol like disney) for enrolment because of my mental health problems*:thumbsup:
    I can confirm that the Kingston fast pass is definitely (not) like Disney!


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    Got really triggered by therapy - having to cancel non-essential plans for the week :sad:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Got really triggered by therapy - having to cancel non-essential plans for the week :sad:
    I hope you're ok.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    I hope you're ok.
    Thanks. Not doing too good tbh but not gonna say much on here, lest it triggers anyone Gonna try and seek help tomorrow morning
 
 
 
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