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    Woo I am so happy I realise I can learn my material for my courses using prezzi simply create presentations and its a good way to learn the material

    I am seeing graham tomorrow this week has gone so quick I love it

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    it wouldnt make it easier.

    and thanks, it was my math teachers.
    Okey :console: Maybe try and think of a list of things you would tell the doctor if you went/start thinking about what you'd say? I don't know, just a small thought to maybe try and familiarise yourself sort of with what you'd say. Might not help at all

    Mathssss! :gah:

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    :hugs: sorry you're not feeling great. try not to beat yourself up about not swimming etc. everyone does it, and its ok not to be productive sometimes
    Thanks :hugs: Will try to, I'm really sorry things don't seem to be improving for you Wish I could make it better for you :hugs:

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    Feel so hollow.. Even though I know it would be incredibly unhealthy for both of us in so sad
    :console:

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    i can't any more :cry:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Yeah, it was better when I got there. Everyone was so friendly which kind of freaked me out a bit but yeah, it was fun.

    Are you feeding the ducks at Lakeside or that little pond behind the halls on main campus? I walked over to Lakeside a few times and there were massive hordes of geese pooping everywhere and being scary if you go near them. :afraid: I think I went during mating season though, I guess they've probably migrated now coming up to winter. :dontknow:
    Good! That's really great that they're friendly Did they have all their teeth? (ice hockey, right? )
    Glad you had fun

    Little pond?? It's fairly big But yeah, those ones :yep: The geese by lakeside made the news for being "racist geese" or something Chased an international student or something because their nest was quite close to the path or something :dontknow: :lol:
    I don't like geese at all :nope:
    They all seem to stick around tbh, so far as I can remember from last year - though I might have just forgotten

    Designing a flyer (you can juggle?) and looking at modules sound like pretty positive steps. Don't beat yourself about not going swimming, there will be more chances to go - maybe set aside a time next week to do it?
    Thanks Will try and work out a time to go - I'd meant to go on Tuesday after doctors, but then didn't, and didn't thursday and now not today either!
    I can't juggle, but on exec for it and can do diabolo! :woo:


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    Going to get some sleep now I think/got an earlyish start tomorrow delivering stuff round campus :eek:
    Should be nice to get out/see cinema people. Though so scary because term's starting monday/tuesday!?! :eek3: Lots of freshers about from tomorrow though
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    I think it is worth going to the GP, because;
    a) It might be useful to see what they suggest
    b) Despite being prescribed by a psychiatrist, they still might be willing to increase.

    I don't know if coming off meds just before going back to university is a good idea. Assuming the meds have helped in the past, I would personally:
    - Try an increase in meds first
    - If the increase in dosage doesn't help, then look into coming off them.
    This way, you are trying something which has worked, before trying an unknown drug which might or might not work.

    It is worth noting that if you really want to come off your current meds, then your G.P. should help you, as it is your decision if to take them or not, you just need their help to come off them without withdrawal.

    Have you got any support in place for when you go back to uni?

    Lastly, you can do this, we have faith in you :hugs:

    (Sorry this message was a bit of a ramble, and had too many lists)
    Yeah, I'm not planning to just stop taking them tomorrow. For a start I'd feel really ill by mid afternoon. Think I'm going to wait until I go back to uni to see GP since
    -I hate the one I have here and
    -might just be a random panic about uni.
    I did have a lot going on last night, friend was texting me for advice on a triggery topic.

    I'm going to change GP when I go back anyway so there shouldn't be the psychiatrist issue then since it's a different PCT and I'm not making a 400 mile round trip for every appointment. I worry with increasing it that I might feel worse (going from 30mg mirtazapine to 45 definitely made me worse) and it would take longer to taper off. I think the psychiatrist said if this lot didn't work they probably weren't going to suggest I try any others so don't know.

    Yeah definitely not coming off them without GP help. I feel bad enough if I leave it an extra 6 hours. Last time I actually forgot to take a dose was horrible.

    When I head back I think the uni is basically going to throw the mental health team at me. I've been told there will be mandatory meetings and I'll be referred to the counselling service. Plus all the pastoral care people in my college know what is going on. Failing that I intend to be brutally honest (not in a mean way just matter of fact) with the other medics in my year so they might notice if I start to be even quieter than normal. Plus I think if I talk about it openly it might encourage them to which is a good thing?

    Thank you, I did the first load of washing for uni today. The rest is getting done on Monday.

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    Had a good day today when offline, and a so-so day online, leading to a late night lol.

    I'm trying to understand the difference between depression (even low grade, mild, not even medical) and plain self-pity. I have heard the 'stop feeling sorry for yourself' line from several people now, including my dad and it's quite annoying-although I understand he has good intentions, and has since changed his behaviour.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Picked a couple of little boats out with my daddy. Uncle and grandad are both involved now too and I suspect my nana is probably already knocking me some curtains and bedding together and deciding on refurbing any upholstery she can get her hands on. I'm really lucky to have such an awesome boating family around me. At least it'll keep maintenance down and I have all of that advice and guidance behind me. My home marina will be super cheap since my uncle runs it and my uni marina has all of the mod cons. It's going to be brilliant as long as I don't freak out over it.



    They got back to me this morning with an appointment for Monday with their mental health team. Bit nervous and worried I'm going to be pushed through all of the city's mad mental health schemes again.

    How're you doing?
    Struggling to cope at the moment, hence the post at the silly time. Lots of anxiety :erm: :emo:

    I knew making the push for employment was gonna be difficult for me, not dealing with things in a good way but im just hoping that i get a job before too long. Once i don't have as much free time and steady income, i think ill cope a lot better. Seeing someone next week at jobcentre to see if i can get any support, no idea what they will offer for me if anything, but worth a look.

    Got to go to some recruitment day somewhere tomorrow and its a big part of the reason im still awake, constantly going to new places and events really exhausts and stresses me out. I just want a routine i can stick to for a change.

    Gonna try get some sleep .__.
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    i feel so stupid right now. :cry2:
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    So annoyed...have to go swimming, but I don't want, even thouh it is a historical swimmin pool.
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    Getting up at 7 on weekends shouldn't be allowed
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    Cant even get settled cant get comfy or anything!


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    Well that's okay :console:
    I suppose so... :sad: I suppose so Wouldn't you rather be singing the nice melody? Though tbf harmonies are pretty darn cool too - and I wish I was better with picking out a third interval (if that's the term, it's been too long since I did proper music ) when singing to songs/getting that harmony
    Oh right! :eek: I suppose so Luckily I think the choir I'm going to try to go to this year is super relaxed/not particularly proper I don't think - the other choirs seemed to mostly do proper choral pieces and latin/old stuff, but this one I'm thinking of seems to do mostly actual songs/contemporary stuff!

    Yeah I don't know Yes I think so! Mostly just nice to have regular support/a regular outlet I hope - and yeah should be good to talk to others - though socialising outside of the group isn't allowed (between people in the group) - but yeah!

    Oh okay, that's fair enough

    :woo:

    Hope today went okay :console: I hope your parents aren't too bad
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    Not sure, I just like trying to sing one of the others really, I pick out the harmonies when I'm listening to songs on the radio too or make them up! Yeah it's a third, usually. Good! I guess it depends what you want from it, some people will prefer the 'proper' stuff but I'd imagine it's much more normal just to want to sing something you know in a way that hopefully sounds nice with other people

    Having a regular outlet sounds good :yep: Not sure about the not socialising bit though, well I guess it kind of makes sense but yeah :dontknow:

    Will later if I feel a bit better, not sure, feel completely crap now although kind of expected that after yesterday It wasn't too bad anyway which was good Parents weren't either unusually, we just talked about other stuff and then I put my ipod on so I couldn't hear them


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    (Original post by purple-duck)
    Maybe see how the first two weeks go and then think back over it/decide then?
    I mean it depends, and I don't know, but some of the anxiety stuff might calm down once you get more settled there? Which job is this? Hope tomorrow goes okay :hugs:
    i've literally not slept in two days. Feeling very anxious and disorientated. I can't sleep because of the anxiety and lack of sleep makes me think more about the job and get more anxious. Even the mirtazapine has stopped working! I'll try give it another week or two and then quit if it's still causing me ridiculous anxiety.
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    Afraid I don't have much advice about racing thoughts/concentration stuff other than seeing therapist - so well done for arranging that
    Glad you managed final year okay/smoothly (it sounds? Well done on 2.1 :yep: ) though I'm sorry that things are getting a bit worse/odd now :console:

    Not sure that I've necessarily spoken before (have I? very sorry if not ) - so hi

    Glad you're feeling more stable - is the meditation stuff you do like mindfulness? Was meant to start trying to do that daily or something, just to get into the habit of it/to be able to feel calmer quicker. :dontknow:

    Brother let me rip his In Rainbows CD before I went back to Uni - will have to give it more of a listen soon - really enjoyed it so far.
    Hi

    I'm feeling a bit better about it now. At least I'm doing the right thing which proves I've learned since last time! The uni are going to sort me out with some therapy. They want me to make a GP appointment and I'm apprehensive about that. It's the first time I've seen a GP where I'm at uni and I'm never sure about their attitudes to MH stuff. Back home I have an amazing GP who was really helpful. I'm just apprehensive about medication, had a really bad experience last time around and it seems I always get the bad side effects (and not just for MH meds either).

    The meditation I use is a guided one I found on Youtube. It mainly focuses on breathing and separating the bad thoughts from the bad feelings. It's really basic but it works brilliantly for me. It's technically one for depression but I find it's brilliant for bringing me down when I need to do as well as bringing me up when I feel depressed.

    Just found out this girl I was seeing for the last few months has left me for someone new she only just met. We had such a great 'relationship' and she seemed to really like me. However, whilst I'm naturally feeling pretty depressed about it if someone finds someone new the minute they get back it obviously didn't mean anything. Also, and this may sound odd but in some ways it's a good thing, I find the depression easier to manage than when I get a bit manic so in some weird way it's good it's brought my mood down :lol:
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    (Original post by purple-duck)
    That's true Yeah tbf going up there in new smaller car was quite scary, but once you're there for a bit get used to it quite quickly? Motorway was scary once you properly thought about it - being in a massive box of metal hurtling along next to other boxes of metal But you can ignore that

    That's ages :eek: Glad it's looking better what?! That's ridiculous - 5 minutes early is like the perfect time to arrive for something :mad:
    I found it didn't take too long - like a long evening/half day I guess? Hope it's gone okay - are you moving in this weekend? Haha

    Not yet - yeah last year they did, but in a house now - we'll get one soon/once everyone gets here - though someone's dropped out!!! :eek: They failed their resits which is a shame :sad: (hadn't even realised they had resits to do) so they're not back for next year which is sad He was a new person/someone we'd not properly met, apart from 2 times when he was deciding or something. But we're had the worst luck with it There were 5 of us, then before we found a house someone said they were switching Uni's/reapplying, then when we signed a 4-bed house, the 4th person decided that they were changing Uni's, and now this person! :eek: Must be something about us :erm: :ninja:

    Sandwich toasters are good - I think the person who's not here yet (but who is staying ) has a george foreman grill thing - so will use that for toasties
    *takes toaster* thanks :lol:
    yeah, i mean i go at the speed limit, so if its a 50 then i go at 50, but i don't really like it very much! i try not to think about stuff like that cos it scares me i know! she didn't actually really say anything, but i saw them rolling their eyes whilst looking at the clock and asking the others why id come so early. I just sat there silently until my appointment anyway so i don't see what the problem was really :dontknow: it did actually really upset me though and i just wanted to go home :/ i packed everything in under an hour all those years of girl guide camp and having to pack everything in small spaces compactly has come in handy haha! i move in tomorrow :')

    ahah aw that's a shame! at least you hadn't become friends with them and then they'd left, that would have been worse obviously you smell or something (im totally kidding ) will you get someone new then? i finished all my stationary shopping yaaaaaay! got so many pretty coloured and divided notebooks...and then there are the ****ty wilkinsons own ones :lol: :lol: ah well, i'll keep those in my room so no one sees im a cheap skate my dad just shouted at me in the supermarket for wanting to buy vodka...i can hardly turn up to pre drinks and not have brought anything, or just drink everyone else's, that's not cool! The whole shop only cost £45 as well :unimpressed: how are you doing?
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    having a really hard time atm scared of my head and scared to tell anybody about it incase they tell the med school and i get chucked out don't know what to do any more, had to come to the library for the day cause i didn't know what would happen if i stayed in my room all day today
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    hate creepy men :erm:
    :jumphug: i totally agree hun, hope your ok!


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    Did you manage to get off to sleep?
    I did, had cuddle
    S with the boyfriend and fell asleep straight away! Typical eyy!


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    I quite like the look of the heart one What's the meaning behind the blue ribbon? (if you don't mind me asking )

    Hope you get sleep soon :hugs:
    Im stuck between A & C which everyone else likes!
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    the teal colour ribbon is PCOS awareness which i have, and will have for life


    I managed to get some thanks :yep:

    I remember the racist geese or swan! Was in the news! Haha


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    :jumphug: i totally agree hun, hope your ok!


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    yeah, sigh. I seriously don't get it :lolwut:
 
 
 
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