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    Medication dose increased. Back on tablets instead of liquid form.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    GP went really well, she was really nice and understanding
    PRSOM! :angry:

    Yay! :hugs:
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Medication dose increased. Back on tablets instead of liquid form.
    Are they good or bad things for you?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
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    That sounds reasonable. I'm sorry they're making this so hard for you, it's really not what you need right now on top of everything :console:

    Please don't put yourself down, you're such a nice person, so helpful and supportive... you're not going to fail
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Are they good or bad things for you?
    Idk tbh. I was expecting a med increase at some point. But at the back of my mind I'm already thinking about the horrible side effects I'm gonna get like I always do, and then I will be back to square one
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    So I told my CPN that i'm not taking clozapine any more (i'm coming off of it but they wanted me on 200mg for a month and then 100mg for a month and then to stop) I haven't been taking it anyway but I had to let my CPN know

    She e mailed my psychiatrist and he said it was ok for me to stop as long as I take some oral aripiprazole until i've had my 2nd depot. So happy that he listened to my concerns. My psych back home didn't listen to me at all and she put me on this horrible medication as well as a CTO which my new psych wants to take me off of.

    Cinnie is happy

    Oh and I have to see my mental health coordinator at uni today and give her my food diary. It's terrible.
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    either i'm purging or restricting
    so i'm not looking forward to hearing what she's gonna say about that =/
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Idk tbh. I was expecting a med increase at some point. But at the back of my mind I'm already thinking about the horrible side effects I'm gonna get like I always do, and then I will be back to square one
    What are you taking?
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    What are you taking?
    Trazodone.
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    So I told my CPN that i'm not taking clozapine any more (i'm coming off of it but they wanted me on 200mg for a month and then 100mg for a month and then to stop) I haven't been taking it anyway but I had to let my CPN know

    She e mailed my psychiatrist and he said it was ok for me to stop as long as I take some oral aripiprazole until i've had my 2nd depot. So happy that he listened to my concerns. My psych back home didn't listen to me at all and she put me on this horrible medication as well as a CTO which my new psych wants to take me off of.

    Cinnie is happy

    Oh and I have to see my mental health coordinator at uni today and give her my food diary. It's terrible.
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    either i'm purging or restricting
    so i'm not looking forward to hearing what she's gonna say about that =/
    Glad to hear that your concerns are being heard! :hugs:
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    So I told my CPN that i'm not taking clozapine any more (i'm coming off of it but they wanted me on 200mg for a month and then 100mg for a month and then to stop) I haven't been taking it anyway but I had to let my CPN know

    She e mailed my psychiatrist and he said it was ok for me to stop as long as I take some oral aripiprazole until i've had my 2nd depot. So happy that he listened to my concerns. My psych back home didn't listen to me at all and she put me on this horrible medication as well as a CTO which my new psych wants to take me off of.

    Cinnie is happy

    Oh and I have to see my mental health coordinator at uni today and give her my food diary. It's terrible.
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    either i'm purging or restricting
    so i'm not looking forward to hearing what she's gonna say about that =/
    High-five for joining the no clozapine, aripririzole team!

    And yay for being heard!*
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    GP went really well, she was really nice and understanding
    Yayyy!!
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    great, deb couldn’t see me because she was tied up. I got an appointment for monday. When is someone gonna realise that if you cancel on someone with bpd and then don’t give them an appointment till 5 days later its gonna leave them feeling abandoned and neglected
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    High-five for joining the no clozapine, aripririzole team!

    And yay for being heard!*
    Yep! Praise the lord we're not on clozapine any more eh!

    Do you find you sweat a lot on aripiprazole?
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    Yep! Praise the lord we're not on clozapine any more eh!

    Do you find you sweat a lot on aripiprazole?
    Not really. Actually I've had no side-effects from taking it all! You?*
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Not really. Actually I've had no side-effects from taking it all! You?*
    Yeah i have to wear really baggy dark clothing cause i've started sweating so much!
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    Yeah i have to wear really baggy dark clothing cause i've started sweating so much!
    I had this problem soooo bad throughout puberty and into start of uni (thank god gone now!) can't find the exact brand but try something like this:*http://www.boots.com/en/Perspirex-Or...-20ml_1795977/

    it did wonders for me *
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    I have a disability mental health meeting at uni on Tuesday :eek: for all these new professionals in my life at the same time!

    But he did say on the phone I was one of the most organised students this year in terms of sorting out arrangements and DSA and evidence and stuff *
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    GP went really well, she was really nice and understanding
    Great to hear!
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    Ok thought I would talk, had a hectic month but last week or so been so out of it I think due to the massive drop in temperatures and early evenings (I say every year I suddenly have a drop within a day or two around this time so I am sure I have something wrong) but its never hard to pinpoint as anything can be expained.

    Like last week I had a friend round who is a pain in the """ but a nice person as hes messy, and grumpy and even at best of times I don't like guests, then between Thursday last week to today have only been out once and that was Saturday for a hour as so tired due to the change in temp and lighting plus I think ok I will put off everything till tomorrow then tomorrow comes and I don't leave the house again.

    So today I was thinking of going to town but its too late now, or go to supermarket but if going to supermarket to get the cheap reduced stuff I wont be home till around 7.40 and I have to go to bed at every latest midnight for class but more likely 10pm to get a good nights sleep meaning I won't have long before then to relax.

    So either I stay in and feel knocked out but have a few hours before bed to watch movie and play video games, go out but by time I get back only have around 2 or 3 hours either way little choice.
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    I asked this on my OCD Awareness thread but thought I'd ask here too. Its to help me with my upcoming media portrayal of OCD thread for Friday

    So you may have seen t shirts, jumpers, posters etc lately saying "I have OCD - Obsessive Christmas Disorder!" or even things like "OCD - Obsessive Cat Disorder", "I have CDO - Its OCD but the right way around". These kind of items have become popular in recent years and as you can imagine, they have created a backlash among many.

    How do you guys feel about this? I can take a joke with the best of them and I'm not easily offended but I do feel its wrong to trivialize an illness that already has so many misconceptions and I kind of feel like doing this only adds to the misconceptions and plays down the seriousness of the condition. If OCD stood for a serious physical disease, say a cancer, I personally feel like people wouldn't be so quick to make jokes about it.

    There's no right or wrong answer but any input you could give would be very much appreciated and I will be using the answers along with my thread on media portrayals of OCD on Friday.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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