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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    I also have problems with taking such responsibility and it is difficult, so at least you are trying to and it's not your fault that you are struggling a lot at the moment! I hope she doesn't make it seem like that, because it's definitely not true! :no:

    Have 2 exams, one this week and then one the week after. Am going on holiday at the end of may, but nothing else planned. Will need to stay busy, otherwise things will just go downhill. What about you?
    I don't think I have problems with taking responsibility ordinarily (e.g. I know my ED is my problem, but I do need help with recovery so I'm upset that CMHT cba to work with me), just things are out of control right now. And tbh...I think I should be able to blame my abusers for things because they're literally the reason I have PTSD??? Like why shouldn't I be angry about how they've ruined my life, haha. :dontknow:

    Not too bad. Good luck with them. I've got two exams too, I dunno when, should probably look that up or something. Should probably do some work too. Where are you going? I'm going on holiday too. Brother's wedding. :sigh: Idk what I'm doing everything seems inherently pointless right now.
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    What incident ? You can spoiler it if you want.
    I dont know how to spoiler it, but the incident was of sexual assault nature. Honestly i am really proud of the way i have managed to get on with my life since... I even have a part time job which has really helped with my confidence. However now i feel like im back at square one. Its almost the one year anniversary and everything is triggering .. I feel helpless and stupid... And more anxious than ever it doesnt help that my teacher at college has ignored my emails. Tbh the only proper support ive gotten was from my GP. I just really need her to be in soon i hope she is.
    Who on here has had councelling? Tbh, i considerd it last year and tried to apply. There was a 9 month waiting list so that just made me feel more anxious. It was hard enough telling my gp what happend. Im also scared of being ignored or of people being unsupportive like my teacher has been
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    Anybody here had any experience with IAPT? I have my first appointment on Friday and I don't know what to expect. Also, I only sent the paperwork back last week and I already have an appointment? I was expecting to wait months.
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    (Original post by Pathway)
    I don't think I have problems with taking responsibility ordinarily (e.g. I know my ED is my problem, but I do need help with recovery so I'm upset that CMHT cba to work with me), just things are out of control right now. And tbh...I think I should be able to blame my abusers for things because they're literally the reason I have PTSD??? Like why shouldn't I be angry about how they've ruined my life, haha. :dontknow:

    Not too bad. Good luck with them. I've got two exams too, I dunno when, should probably look that up or something. Should probably do some work too. Where are you going? I'm going on holiday too. Brother's wedding. :sigh: Idk what I'm doing everything seems inherently pointless right now.
    I know what you mean, and I am the same. It's just sometimes I might blame someone else for the way I am feeling, instead of taking ownership (although I feel like that is part of the illness). It is horrible that you hardly receive any support from the services, I can completely understand why that would be so debilitating. You definitely should, and yeah, it's not your fault that you suffer from it. :hugs:

    Thank you, and same to you too Somewhere in Europe (don't wanna say exactly where ) I hope your brother's wedding goes well and you have a good time! I know the feeling, you are at the end of your degree now, right? Have you thought about what you are going to do after or just focusing on the here and now?
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    Wish i could stop Grazing my knuckles on things, as they go that is probably the least damaging one but also the most visible so hence why i want to stop. plus it bleeds an awful lot which although satisfying is also too noticeable

    feel okish atm though tbh, Had palpitations and stuff but nothing horrendous
    Hope everyone is alright :hugs: especially Airmed x
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    Had a dodgy dream. Have woken up nearly in tears and shaking.
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    (Original post by Midnightmemories)
    Had a dodgy dream. Have woken up nearly in tears and shaking.
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    Awww hun, ik how that feels, hope you feel better soon :hugs: x
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I dont know how to spoiler it, but the incident was of sexual assault nature. Honestly i am really proud of the way i have managed to get on with my life since... I even have a part time job which has really helped with my confidence. However now i feel like im back at square one. Its almost the one year anniversary and everything is triggering .. I feel helpless and stupid... And more anxious than ever it doesnt help that my teacher at college has ignored my emails. Tbh the only proper support ive gotten was from my GP. I just really need her to be in soon i hope she is.
    Who on here has had councelling? Tbh, i considerd it last year and tried to apply. There was a 9 month waiting list so that just made me feel more anxious. It was hard enough telling my gp what happend. Im also scared of being ignored or of people being unsupportive like my teacher has been
    Ah right sorry to hear ...
    But it's pretty normal to experience flash backs of traumatic experiences particularly on 'anniversaries' like you're experiencing at the moment. I think you said your GP is around on Thursday, I know that seems like a while away when you're struggling but it's Monday now so not long, hold out you can do it . But in the mean time we're hear for you and also supportlines like Samaritans if things get too much or even if you just want to have a chat with someone impartial. Also try to keep busy and see people, friends and family, ones you know you can rely on not to stress you out. Treat yourself if you can and just generally look after yourself , get a good nights sleep, eat well etc. It's not clear from your post but did you have counselling in the end?
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    (Original post by Anon #2)
    Anybody here had any experience with IAPT? I have my first appointment on Friday and I don't know what to expect. Also, I only sent the paperwork back last week and I already have an appointment? I was expecting to wait months.
    I've had a good experience with it, had cbt through them but from what other people have said I think it varies from area to area and from person to person. Whatever happens try to build a good rapport with your therapist and be as open about your problems as possible.
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    Feeling so frustrated constantly, is it asking too much for just one thing to go right for a change? Permanently exhausted and just feel like I'm gonna feel this way forever. I just want to be ok with my life, fed up of feeling so down and unhappy. Sick of having a conscience and always putting other people before myself. But I feel so selfish doing anything else. Why can't, for once, things just go my way?
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    Anyone taken aripripizole before?

    What are the side effects compared to other APs?

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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Anyone taken aripripizole before?

    What are the side effects compared to other APs?

    It's got a reputation as one of the least sedating antipsychotics. I got really bad insomnia when I took it, in the end I had to stop as I was getting so little sleep. Apparently, it also doesn't tend to make people gain weight - though I can't vouch for that personally.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    It's got a reputation as one of the least sedating antipsychotics. I got really bad insomnia when I took it, in the end I had to stop as I was getting so little sleep. Apparently, it also doesn't tend to make people gain weight - though I can't vouch for that personally.
    Thanks Saber!

    I want to stop the clozapine because of the weight gain and sedation. My psych mentioned swapping my other AP for aripripizole because of the lack of side effects but I'm going to try and push to just have aripripizole on its own.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Anyone taken aripripizole before?

    What are the side effects compared to other APs?

    I've been on it nearly 5 years now! It's worked wonders - reduced symptoms (recurrence and severity) by about 80% :king1: No side effects for me either :woo:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I've been on it nearly 5 years now! It's worked wonders - reduced symptoms (recurrence and severity) by about 80% :king1: No side effects for me either :woo:
    fantastic!

    Well deffo try to at least talk about changing meds with psych
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Anyone taken aripripizole before?

    What are the side effects compared to other APs?

    I was on Aripiprazole and I found it helpful, with no side effects apart from a slight tremor.

    There is a study though that found that a low dose of Aripiprazole (5-10mg a day) used in combination with Clozapine can reduce the weight gain and sedation, allowing service users to get the benefits of Clozapine with a smaller side effect profile.
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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    I was on Aripiprazole and I found it helpful, with no side effects apart from a slight tremor.

    There is a study though that found that a low dose of Aripiprazole (5-10mg a day) used in combination with Clozapine can reduce the weight gain and sedation, allowing service users to get the benefits of Clozapine with a smaller side effect profile.
    Interesting! Thanks for the advice.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Interesting! Thanks for the advice.
    No problems. Hope you manage to get something sorted, and that you are doing well generally.
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    I've had a good experience with it, had cbt through them but from what other people have said I think it varies from area to area and from person to person. Whatever happens try to build a good rapport with your therapist and be as open about your problems as possible.
    Yeah, I've always found the more honest I am the more I get out of it. Thanks
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    Feel horrible
    Was fine today and then all of a sudden heart rate went through the roof, stomach flipping over and palpitations :/
 
 
 
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