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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :jumphug: I'm about to go out but if you're having trouble sleeping or whatever we can chat once I'm back? Not sure when that will be, that's the only thing...
    Thanks. :jumphug: If I freak out, I'll PM.
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    I'm meant to have drama rehearsal tonight but I really don't want to go because the person I know well and usually cling to for security isn't going to be there and I'll end up sitting awkwardly on my own and I don't want to do that


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    why are some uni lecturers so unsupportive about mental health conditions?

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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Saw my psychiatrist and got prescribed a mood-stabilizer on top of everything else. I added them up; I'm now on 12 pills a day! That's more than my grandma and she's 89 :nothing:

    I don't know if the psychiatrist thinks I'm bipolar or what.... :confused: Really should have asked.


    Anyone here taken a mood-stabilizer?
    Yeah I'm on Depakote (Semi Sodium Valproate). I got prescribed it during a manic episode and I still take it as I'm Schizoaffective Bipolar Type. Maybe ask next time you see your psych?
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    may or may not have met a duck of the purple variety today :ninja:
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    may or may not have met a duck of the purple variety today :ninja:
    Ooooh hes lovely isnt he!


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    Yeah I'm on Depakote (Semi Sodium Valproate). I got prescribed it during a manic episode and I still take it as I'm Schizoaffective Bipolar Type. Maybe ask next time you see your psych?
    Does it work well for you?

    My psychiatrist suggested depakote but I refused as I've only just lost the olanzapine weight and read that depakote can cause weight gain.

    When I googled the drug I was prescribed there were very few links that talked about schizoaffective disorder (which was my diagnosis) which made me worry a fair bit.
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    Ooooh hes lovely isnt he!


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    so lovely How are you doing hun? :hugs:
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    so lovely How are you doing hun? :hugs:


    Im ok i think, well i dunno cant remember when i ladt got dressed but ill be ok
    How are you hun? :hugs:


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    Moisturiser has never really worked for me, I think because they're raised. Didn't know that about petroleum in moisturiser though!

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    I only had light scars and they took (from what I can remember) about a year to fully heal so that nothing could be suspected... If I look directly at them in good lighting I can still see the lines though and they are surrounded by the slightest line of white skin when I am already as pale as can be. What I mean by this is that moisturiser will only aid what will be a very long process that will most certainly take years.


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    Im ok i think, well i dunno cant remember when i ladt got dressed but ill be ok
    How are you hun? :hugs:


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    Aww, have you been able to relax at all though? I know what you mean, today was the first time that I'd gotten dressed in a while, was starting to get cabin fever I think. Is the asthma okay now you have your inhalers? :hugs: Yeah I'm not too bad thanks, a bit all over the place and pretty tired, but was nice to get out for a bit
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    may or may not have met a duck of the purple variety today :ninja:
    :eek: I hope you fed it some bread


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    So I went for CBT assessment, now have to wait 4-6 weeks for first appointment

    Came out of the assessment feeling worse than before ai went in though, loads more tearful and stuff. Questioning if I have social anxiety and depression, feeling I am just bothering people for no reason. They and GP have said this is normal. Assessment was over 2 appointments and the second one they told me I would find my anxiety spikes up and down throughout but then should level off towards the end. Its this that is making me feel can Ireally do this if I am going to feel worse before better

    Then had an awful dream relating to it which woke me up terrified on the middle of the night. I was in this building site with these really really high ladders and I had to climb them (scared of heights) to get to CBT place and I ran away feeling scared. This is when I woke up terrified it was real
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    (Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
    So I went for CBT assessment, now have to wait 4-6 weeks for first appointment

    Came out of the assessment feeling worse than before ai went in though, loads more tearful and stuff. Questioning if I have social anxiety and depression, feeling I am just bothering people for no reason. They and GP have said this is normal. Assessment was over 2 appointments and the second one they told me I would find my anxiety spikes up and down throughout but then should level off towards the end. Its this that is making me feel can Ireally do this if I am going to feel worse before better

    Then had an awful dream relating to it which woke me up terrified on the middle of the night. I was in this building site with these really really high ladders and I had to climb them (scared of heights) to get to CBT place and I ran away feeling scared. This is when I woke up terrified it was real
    Hi.
    I was diagnosed with moderate depression and underlying social anxiety disorder in a 90 minute assessment last Friday. They said I have to be screened for CBT. Can I maybe ask what kind of questions they asked during the screening?
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    Hi.
    I was diagnosed with moderate depression and underlying social anxiety disorder in a 90 minute assessment last Friday. They said I have to be screened for CBT. Can I maybe ask what kind of questions they asked during the screening?
    Sure at mine it was really asking a bit about how social anxiety and depression affects me. What medication if any I am on. Confirming doctors details. Confirming information I had written on the form I had to send into them

    Then I had to fill a form in there rating my anxiety and stuff in different situations
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    Sure at mine it was really asking a bit about how social anxiety and depression affects me. What medication if any I am on. Confirming doctors details. Confirming information I had written on the form I had to send into them

    Then I had to fill a form in there rating my anxiety and stuff in different situations
    Thank you. I reckon they'll know about my meds because I don't start them til next week.
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    :eek: I hope you fed it some bread


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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    Aww, have you been able to relax at all though? I know what you mean, today was the first time that I'd gotten dressed in a while, was starting to get cabin fever I think. Is the asthma okay now you have your inhalers? :hugs: Yeah I'm not too bad thanks, a bit all over the place and pretty tired, but was nice to get out for a bit
    Spent the majority of my time in bed either hiding or sleeping so i guess thats classed as resting :dontknow:
    Yeah i often get cabin fever so try to force myself out when i can.
    Yeah iv stopped wheezing pretty much so the brown inhaler is doing its job! Which im glad about!
    Glad you had a good day


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    Does it work well for you?

    My psychiatrist suggested depakote but I refused as I've only just lost the olanzapine weight and read that depakote can cause weight gain.

    When I googled the drug I was prescribed there were very few links that talked about schizoaffective disorder (which was my diagnosis) which made me worry a fair bit.
    Yeah it's worked really well for me, no mania or hypomania since I've been on it, and no side effects to report, not even any weight gain.

    Which drug have you been prescribed if you don't mind me asking?

    How are you otherwise dude?
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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    Yeah it's worked really well for me, no mania or hypomania since I've been on it, and no side effects to report, not even any weight gain.

    Which drug have you been prescribed if you don't mind me asking?

    How are you otherwise dude?
    That's awesome! Glad to hear it's working so well for you.

    I got prescribed Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal).

    Otherwise...not so good if I'm honest. I'm running out of antipsychotics to try hence the mood-stabilizer instead
 
 
 
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