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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIRMED!!! :king1: :awesome: :woo: :party: :danceboy: :macarena: :ymca: :love: :nutcase: :dance: :excited: :yay:



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    Thank you so much :laugh: :lovehug:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    This is a good aim Cheering you on from London :rave: :woo: :rave:

    But equally if it does happen (I hope it doesn't but if it does), you are not a bad person or a failure or anything like that :hugs:
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    I echo TLG's sentiments :yep: :hugs:
    Thank you both :hugs:
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    (Original post by Airmed)
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    Happy birthday :hugs:
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    Thank you both :hugs:
    Remember, it's not about how/if you get knocked down: what's important is that/how you pick yourself back up again. Like the Chumbawamba song

    (You're probs all too young to know/remember this song properly :shakecane: )
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    Happy birthday :hugs:
    Thank you :hugs:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Remember, it's not about how/if you get knocked down: what's important is that/how you pick yourself back up again. Like the Chumbawamba song

    (You're probs all too young to know/remember this song properly :shakecane: )
    This makes me feel so old!
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    OCD Awareness Week 2016 begins tomorrow :woo:

    http://www.ocduk.org/ocd-awareness-week
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    This makes me feel so old!
    We can be old together :hugs:

    Youth of today missed out big time :sadnod:
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    Really craving chocolate right now
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    but I know it'll end in a purge
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    Chewing gum always helps :dontknow:
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    Sat here in a puddle of my own tears wondering what on earth I've done to make this all happen.
    #63

    Anyone got any experience with health anxiety. I've never had it before but due to a health scare I've spent the last couple of months worrying about everything and thinking I've got numerous conditions such as MS or a heart problem. I know that I don't have these but I'm finding it impossible to shake the feeling, anyone got any advice?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Anyone got any experience with health anxiety. I've never had it before but due to a health scare I've spent the last couple of months worrying about everything and thinking I've got numerous conditions such as MS or a heart problem. I know that I don't have these but I'm finding it impossible to shake the feeling, anyone got any advice?
    Sorry to hear you're suffering from HA, I know all too well how consuming it can be do you have any mental conditions besides HA? I do and when any of those flare up, my HA can go through the roof. If HA is the only thing you are struggling with at the moment then I would suggest staying away from Google (believe me, I know how hard that is). Even if you cut it down to just Googling once a day instead of all day, it's a start.

    Talking to someone be it online or someone you trust face to face, can really help. It can be very hard to open up about what illness you are worried you have when it's almost impossible you have that illness but as they say, a problem shared is a problem halved

    If your HA continues or gets worse, it would be wise to go to your GP and ask for anxiety treatment be it meds and/or therapy if you aren't receiving any kind of treatment already. A physical check up might put your mind to rest as well.

    If you need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open :hugs: I'm going through the same worries atm and I know the worries take up almost every minute of your day
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Sorry to hear you're suffering from HA, I know all too well how consuming it can be do you have any mental conditions besides HA? I do and when any of those flare up, my HA can go through the roof. If HA is the only thing you are struggling with at the moment then I would suggest staying away from Google (believe me, I know how hard that is). Even if you cut it down to just Googling once a day instead of all day, it's a start.

    Talking to someone be it online or someone you trust face to face, can really help. It can be very hard to open up about what illness you are worried you have when it's almost impossible you have that illness but as they say, a problem shared is a problem halved

    If your HA continues or gets worse, it would be wise to go to your GP and ask for anxiety treatment be it meds and/or therapy if you aren't receiving any kind of treatment already. A physical check up might put your mind to rest as well.

    If you need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open :hugs: I'm going through the same worries atm and I know the worries take up almost every minute of your day
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    Thanks for your help. I've never had any problems with mental health before so it took me while to figure out that its actually a mental problem and not a physical one. I guess i'll just i try and sort it out myself but if that doesn't work ill see someone. Thanks again and good luck yourself, i hope you get better as well
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    Hello everyone. Long time depression sufferer here. I'm applying to university this autumn and I'm deadly afraid I won't be able to get into a decent or any university because my depression has notably affected my grades. Does anyone have any advice or happy stories where universities were supportive and this whole higher education thing turned out not as scary as it seemed? I'm an international student by the way, so my qualifications are a bit different, there are no A levels and such.
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    Hope I don't offend anyone, having a bit of a friendly disagreement with someone on another website about me not getting better.

    Their argument is that they grew up in (verbal physical and sexually) abusing home then became a partner to a abuser and eventuailly turned to alcohol before one day deciding enough is enough and life has gotten better since, so since their life was much worse than mine then I have no excuse/reason to be the way I am.

    They were friendly about it but they basically said that I can only recover if I decide I want to therefore nothings going to improve till I make an effort.

    Thoughts?
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    (Original post by drbluebox)
    Hope I don't offend anyone, having a bit of a friendly disagreement with someone on another website about me not getting better.

    Their argument is that they grew up in (verbal physical and sexually) abusing home then became a partner to a abuser and eventuailly turned to alcohol before one day deciding enough is enough and life has gotten better since, so since their life was much worse than mine then I have no excuse/reason to be the way I am.

    They were friendly about it but they basically said that I can only recover if I decide I want to therefore nothings going to improve till I make an effort.

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    Ex-smoker syndrome much? Wow. Sorry you had to listen to that

    I mean, yes to a certain extent we have to decide to commit to recovery. In essence because no-one can rescue us or do the recovery work for us. But recovery is unique to each individual. There's no trauma hierarchy and someone who feels the need to lay out their recovery as a weapon to make you feel less than, is never going to be a good source of support.

    I'm glad their decision to make change a paid off quickly and smoothly. That's not the case for everyone.

    I personally made the decision to commit to recovery about 6 years ago. I've seen some improvements but it's not easy. Recovery isn't linear
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    We can be old together :hugs:

    Youth of today missed out big time :sadnod:
    Yep, Barbie Girl came out that year..so much missed culture and spice girls ruled the world! - and everyone own platforms and/or little crop tops with spice girls emblazoned across the chest. I had both because I'm cool fairly sure everyone got jelly shoes not long before or after that.
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    Also happy birthday Airmed

    We can play you some classic 90s tunes..bit of baby Usher or All Saints?
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    (Original post by sharoné)
    Hello everyone. Long time depression sufferer here. I'm applying to university this autumn and I'm deadly afraid I won't be able to get into a decent or any university because my depression has notably affected my grades. Does anyone have any advice or happy stories where universities were supportive and this whole higher education thing turned out not as scary as it seemed? I'm an international student by the way, so my qualifications are a bit different, there are no A levels and such.
    Hi! :wavey: Welcome to MHSS. Sorry to hear of what you've been through, but glad you found us at least! I don't have any advice I'm afraid, but just wanted to say hi :hi:

    (Original post by ~Tara~)
    Yep, Barbie Girl came out that year..so much missed culture and spice girls ruled the world! - and everyone own platforms and/or little crop tops with spice girls emblazoned across the chest. I had both because I'm cool fairly sure everyone got jelly shoes not long before or after that.
    OMG, that's amazing you had both. I was not cool at all - I don't recall having either :no:

    And REP for your other post just before this one btw - spot on. I was gonna say what you said but you said it so much more succinctly and clearly than I would have
 
 
 
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