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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I don't know your situation so I'll start with the basics. Have you seen your GP? Are you at university - could you go talk to a counselor or have you asked your GP/psychiatrist for a referral to a psychologist for CBT?
    Thanks for replying Sabertooth

    I haven't seen my GP about this. I get put off because I had a referral for anorexia in the past, and got no support for four months, which made me lose faith. I had been assigned a care coordinator, but I haven't spoken to her now for over a year, and this is a very different issue.

    I'm a medical student, which makes this feel even more difficult. I'm terrified that they will ask me to leave the course or take time out, which is absolutely not an option for me. It's making me feel trapped.

    The university counselling service is appealing, but it doesn't fit in with my timetable very well. I might be able to get a drop-in appointment on Friday, I'm just so scared of going.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Thanks for replying Sabertooth

    I haven't seen my GP about this. I get put off because I had a referral for anorexia in the past, and got no support for four months, which made me lose faith. I had been assigned a care coordinator, but I haven't spoken to her now for over a year, and this is a very different issue.

    I'm a medical student, which makes this feel even more difficult. I'm terrified that they will ask me to leave the course or take time out, which is absolutely not an option for me. It's making me feel trapped.

    The university counselling service is appealing, but it doesn't fit in with my timetable very well. I might be able to get a drop-in appointment on Friday, I'm just so scared of going.
    Yeah, the waiting times on the NHS can be pretty ridiculous. If you have a CC perhaps it's time to call her? I don't know much about anorexia but I imagine that a lot of people who struggle with that also struggle with depression so maybe the differences are less large than you might think? I know it can be really scary, and really really hard to reach out for help but I do think it's probably the best thing you can do. It sounds like you're in a pretty dark place right now and I understand not wanting to take time out of your course but, ime, this kind of thing doesn't generally resolve itself. I think if you did get pulled up by the people who deal with medical conditions in medical students (I have completely forgotten their name) then it's gonna look better that you're getting help than trying to deal with things on your own.

    I know it's scary to see the counseling service, but I think they would know more about this than me or anyone else here and it can be really good to just let off steam with someone who isn't going to judge you.
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    Good things happening in noodlzzz MH life:

    1) Stopped the olanazapine 3 days ago and already lost weight
    2) Scars are really fading now. Should be able to wear short sleeves this summer in front of classmates (I have no problem doing so with friends/family and general public atm btw)
    3) Got a letter from the psychiatrist supporting my application for DSA and getting support from the uni with this letter so I can hopefully do well this year, unlike my undergrad experience*
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Good things happening in noodlzzz MH life:

    1) Stopped the olanazapine 3 days ago and already lost weight
    2) Scars are really fading now. Should be able to wear short sleeves this summer in front of classmates (I have no problem doing so with friends/family and general public atm btw)
    3) Got a letter from the psychiatrist supporting my application for DSA and getting support from the uni with this letter so I can hopefully do well this year, unlike my undergrad experience*
    That's great! Are you on any AP's at all now?
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    Want the ground to swallow me up
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    I thought I'd have heard back from my PIP mandatory reconsideration by now since its been three weeks. That *****y resource worker I told you about said it would hear back within a week or two most likely and that she was 99% it would be rejected. I'm not one to think no news is good news when it comes to the DWP however :erm:

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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    That's great! Are you on any AP's at all now?
    Yes, unfortunately. Amisulpride and aripripizole. So still weight gain side effects but no where near as much as clozapine and olanzapine which I was on previously.*
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Yes, unfortunately. Amisulpride and aripripizole. So still weight gain side effects but no where near as much as clozapine and olanzapine which I was on previously.*
    I'm gonna try and ask for aripiprazole on monday when I see the psych.

    So jealous of you
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Good things happening in noodlzzz MH life:

    1) Stopped the olanazapine 3 days ago and already lost weight
    2) Scars are really fading now. Should be able to wear short sleeves this summer in front of classmates (I have no problem doing so with friends/family and general public atm btw)
    3) Got a letter from the psychiatrist supporting my application for DSA and getting support from the uni with this letter so I can hopefully do well this year, unlike my undergrad experience*
    Good to hear!
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    I'm gonna try and ask for aripiprazole on monday when I see the psych.

    So jealous of you
    Best of luck, do let me know what they say :hugs:
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Good things happening in noodlzzz MH life:

    1) Stopped the olanazapine 3 days ago and already lost weight
    2) Scars are really fading now. Should be able to wear short sleeves this summer in front of classmates (I have no problem doing so with friends/family and general public atm btw)
    3) Got a letter from the psychiatrist supporting my application for DSA and getting support from the uni with this letter so I can hopefully do well this year, unlike my undergrad experience*
    Nice one, noodlzzz! :five:
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    Dissociated again after therapy :emo:

    Sorry I'm not replying, even though I'm reading. Just not in the best place to offer support to others atm
    #1

    welp that was bloody useless
    apparently i can have sleeping tablets if i wanted cos im old enough but what is the point of that cos that isnt acc solving the issue.
    i need to 'de-stress' appaz and they cant even fix them bc they arent reoccurring and they dont know why i wake up in the night 😂
    tbh might just drug myself out on piriton
    what a great idea i shall do just that.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Dissociated again after therapy :emo:

    Sorry I'm not replying, even though I'm reading. Just not in the best place to offer support to others atm
    :hugs:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Nice one, noodlzzz! :five:
    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Good to hear!
    Thanks guys!
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    A relatively good day for me. Managed to get some exercise and got some work done!
    :hugs: to all
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Yeah, the waiting times on the NHS can be pretty ridiculous. If you have a CC perhaps it's time to call her? I don't know much about anorexia but I imagine that a lot of people who struggle with that also struggle with depression so maybe the differences are less large than you might think? I know it can be really scary, and really really hard to reach out for help but I do think it's probably the best thing you can do. It sounds like you're in a pretty dark place right now and I understand not wanting to take time out of your course but, ime, this kind of thing doesn't generally resolve itself. I think if you did get pulled up by the people who deal with medical conditions in medical students (I have completely forgotten their name) then it's gonna look better that you're getting help than trying to deal with things on your own.

    I know it's scary to see the counseling service, but I think they would know more about this than me or anyone else here and it can be really good to just let off steam with someone who isn't going to judge you.
    Thank you I'm really scared, but I'm going to try talking to someone tomorrow. I can't go on like this, and I know the uni has counselling sessions on a friday.
    Any advice from here? I've admitted to some close friends tonight that I seriously need help, and they were very responsive... but I'm still so scared.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    Thank you I'm really scared, but I'm going to try talking to someone tomorrow. I can't go on like this, and I know the uni has counselling sessions on a friday.
    Any advice from here? I've admitted to some close friends tonight that I seriously need help, and they were very responsive... but I'm still so scared.
    Glad your friends were responsive and hope you are able to get some support today. Well done for being brave! As Saber said, occupational health are likely to be more supportive/understanding if they can see that you are engaging with services and are willing to be helped :hugs:

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    Each day feels like a new version of ****ed up lol... *sigh*
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    In contrast to yesterday I am feeling very very low. Bad thoughts are consuming me. Cannot stop crying. I look in the mirror and I see a zombie...
    :hugs: to all nevertheless
 
 
 
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