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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I would have to wait until January to find out if my circumstances were accepted. I have also prided myself on the fact that I've handed in essays before while psychotic/badly struggling and have done well. Feel like I can't justify it this time because I've done well before. I've never handed in a thing late in my life.
    I think you should go for the extenuating circumstances.

    I know for me, one week I can be in the middle of a psychotic episode and get my essays done no problem. Next month no psychosis but deeply depressed and can't get the motivation to get out of bed let alone open a textbook.

    I really wouldn't beat yourself up or compare yourself to past Airmeds.*
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    Does anyone want to PM?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    What's a CPN? I'm on sumatriptan for my migraines so my medication options are really limited, considering braving the migraines because I can't really cope on or off mirtazapine. I'm going to phone for an appointment tomorrow, just hope they have a slot available.
    I'm on that too. Going to have to ask for them to change me back to the tbalets. Getting fed up of sinus infections.
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    I'm so anxious and its been about a week of me feeling constantly like i'm about to get up on stage or something and I don't know what to do :cry:
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    About interview, about my life in general. Just everything seems to exacerbate at night.
    That happens to me a lot as well. You've got all the time in the world and nobody else is around to talk to, it drives me mad at times.

    I usually like to stick a podcast on my phone and listen to people debate stuff to try and take my mind off things. Also I've been watching these ASMR videos recently. Most of them do nothing but some of them are nice.

    Let us know how you got on today.
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    (Original post by Pathway)
    Does anyone want to PM?
    :hugs: Are you okay? My inbox is open if you still need to chat
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    Just met new CCO, she seems really lovely. And my new psychiatrist is a lady too just for university peeps

    But apparently I'm showing relapse signatures so she wants me to see the new psych asap which kinda sucks. And apparently it's unlikely they'll agree to me coming off meds which sucks even harder. *pleasenoclozapineagain**
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Just met new CCO, she seems really lovely. And my new psychiatrist is a lady too just for university peeps

    But apparently I'm showing relapse signatures so she wants me to see the new psych asap which kinda sucks. And apparently it's unlikely they'll agree to me coming off meds which sucks even harder. *pleasenoclozapineagain**
    I'm glad she's nice

    I'm sorry about that I hope it all goes smoothly for you
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    I'm glad she's nice

    I'm sorry about that I hope it all goes smoothly for you
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Just met new CCO, she seems really lovely. And my new psychiatrist is a lady too just for university peeps

    But apparently I'm showing relapse signatures so she wants me to see the new psych asap which kinda sucks. And apparently it's unlikely they'll agree to me coming off meds which sucks even harder. *pleasenoclozapineagain**
    Glad she seems nice Hugs bout relapse signatures.

    My uni's disability office say I'm manic again :getmecoat:

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    Uni was supposed to signal this positive turning point for me. Instead it's been a bag of **** since it started. Not necessarily the uni just my life and my mental health.

    2 weeks until court case I'm witness in. 3 weeks for hearing aids. Who knows when nuclear bomb is gonna hit my family from therapy disclosure. I'm such an idiot for getting too relaxed and comfortable that my parts started talking. 😖

    Mood has been unstable and I've not been keeping myself very safe. Instead of this time being a new chapter, I feel like I'm reliving my late teens.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    That happens to me a lot as well. You've got all the time in the world and nobody else is around to talk to, it drives me mad at times.

    I usually like to stick a podcast on my phone and listen to people debate stuff to try and take my mind off things. Also I've been watching these ASMR videos recently. Most of them do nothing but some of them are nice.

    Let us know how you got on today.
    Thanks man but I don't think I'll get it. The level of happiness they expect and like outright smiling I just can't fake. It's exhausting trying to pretend when you know deep down you aren't happy.*

    Really wish I'd sorted my life out
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    (Original post by ~Tara~)
    Uni was supposed to signal this positive turning point for me. Instead it's been a bag of **** since it started. Not necessarily the uni just my life and my mental health.

    2 weeks until court case I'm witness in. 3 weeks for hearing aids. Who knows when nuclear bomb is gonna hit my family from therapy disclosure. I'm such an idiot for getting too relaxed and comfortable that my parts started talking. 😖

    Mood has been unstable and I've not been keeping myself very safe. Instead of this time being a new chapter, I feel like I'm reliving my late teens.
    Not in a position to offer support but huge hugs :jumphug:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Not in a position to offer support but huge hugs :jumphug:
    Hugs are enough sorry you're having a bad time at the moment x
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    Managed to get a good bit of my essay done this evening because my migraine tablets decided to work for once! Still feel absolutely rubbish though.

    Informed my tutors of the mitigating circumstances. Both have said that I should put my health first and to not worry.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Managed to get a good bit of my essay done this evening because my migraine tablets decided to work for once! Still feel absolutely rubbish though.

    Informed my tutors of the mitigating circumstances. Both have said that I should put my health first and to not worry.
    That's great you managed to get a good bit done. You should feel really proud!

    Your tutors are right, these essays are less important than your wellbeing. I know getting mitigating circumstances can make you feel like you're losing the battle in some way and that you should be able to cope without - but remember, the other people in your classes don't have the disadvantages you do so you're just leveling the playing field. I got a year's extension on my master's dissertation and ended up with a merit, if I'd been pushed to do it in 4 months there's no way I could have passed. Sometimes I still feel bad about that but tbh I'd prefer getting 4 months and no voices to struggling a lot for a year. So it's not really the advantage some people may see it as. (really hope - that makes sense, I'm kind of drugged right now ) But yeah, take your time your health matters more. :hugs:
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    I hate this :cry2: I'm never going to be in a place where I'm coping I just muck everything up and I want it all to stop its all so pointless :cry2:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    That's great you managed to get a good bit done. You should feel really proud!

    Your tutors are right, these essays are less important than your wellbeing. I know getting mitigating circumstances can make you feel like you're losing the battle in some way and that you should be able to cope without - but remember, the other people in your classes don't have the disadvantages you do so you're just leveling the playing field. I got a year's extension on my master's dissertation and ended up with a merit, if I'd been pushed to do it in 4 months there's no way I could have passed. Sometimes I still feel bad about that but tbh I'd prefer getting 4 months and no voices to struggling a lot for a year. So it's not really the advantage some people may see it as. (really hope - that makes sense, I'm kind of drugged right now ) But yeah, take your time your health matters more. :hugs:
    Thank you :hugs:

    I mentioned it offhand to a girl I sorta speak to in my class, who doesn't know anything about my mental health, and even she told me that it was a good idea because I have been looking really ill these past few weeks. I just don't like it because academics used to be the only thing that wasn't affected by my mental health and now it is.

    On the bright side, the uni have given me a temp new laptop. I went in for a session with the disability office's IT guy yesterday, and he ripped my poor laptop to shreds. Turns out the reason it is so slow is because it only has 4GB RAM on it, and the usual minimum that is suggested for all the software I have from DSA is 8GB RAM, with 16 the preference. No wonder my Read and Write is so crap, and everything keeps crashing. :rolleyes: So, Dundee are gonna get in touch with my suppliers and talk to them about a replacement laptop; I have had mine sent to Germany for repairs by Dell, and it is still playing up.

    Like this shiny temp laptop though. I have nicknamed it Steve.
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    Huge congrats to bullettheory btw :congrats: :yep: :love:


    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    That's great you managed to get a good bit done. You should feel really proud!

    Your tutors are right, these essays are less important than your wellbeing. I know getting mitigating circumstances can make you feel like you're losing the battle in some way and that you should be able to cope without - but remember, the other people in your classes don't have the disadvantages you do so you're just leveling the playing field. I got a year's extension on my master's dissertation and ended up with a merit, if I'd been pushed to do it in 4 months there's no way I could have passed. Sometimes I still feel bad about that but tbh I'd prefer getting 4 months and no voices to struggling a lot for a year. So it's not really the advantage some people may see it as. (really hope - that makes sense, I'm kind of drugged right now ) But yeah, take your time your health matters more. :hugs:
    PRSOM Wise words and fab advice :yep:

    (Original post by sherbet_lemons7)
    I hate this :cry2: I'm never going to be in a place where I'm coping I just muck everything up and I want it all to stop its all so pointless :cry2:
    Oh hun. You don't muck ANYTHING up, let alone everything! Don't let the voices/your parents get to you. Sorry I'm not offering proper/continuous support atm - as you can see from the Facebook statuses, kinda back up **** creek without a paddle again :emo:

    (Original post by Airmed)
    Thank you :hugs:

    I mentioned it offhand to a girl I sorta speak to in my class, who doesn't know anything about my mental health, and even she told me that it was a good idea because I have been looking really ill these past few weeks. I just don't like it because academics used to be the only thing that wasn't affected by my mental health and now it is.
    It does suck when mental health infiltrates one's life, but please PLEASE do get mitigating circumstances organised. Don't let pride or stubbornness affect your grades, coz you may live to regret it/it may haunt you for a very long time to come (take it from someone who knows!) :sadnod: Use everything available to help you and accept it quickly with both hands, would be my advice :yes:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    It does suck when mental health infiltrates one's life, but please PLEASE do get mitigating circumstances organised. Don't let pride or stubbornness affect your grades, coz you may live to regret it/it may haunt you for a very long time to come (take it from someone who knows!) :sadnod: Use everything available to help you and accept it quickly with both hands, would be my advice :yes:
    Thank you :hugs: I just don't like how it is done at Dundee tbh, and now have to have a fight with people to get medical evidence because apparently according to the guidance notes from Dundee, I should have reasonable adjustments put in place for coursework. I don't because it's my School policy not to hand out extensions. So it is a bit blurry.
 
 
 
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