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    Had a four hour nap and now having a raging headache. Feeling a bit icky and gross and I'm worried sick about starting my placement and not being able to make friends or have a good relationship with my mentor/the department. I'm so awkward and I think I came across a bit weird last time I was there

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    Thanks for all the support re: library visit peeps :grouphugs:

    (Original post by tasha96)
    I did it. :jive: I did it? :gasp: I did it! :headfire:





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    (Original post by Team_McDreamy)
    not great, to be frank. i was too early to get into the library this morning so i ended up sitting on a bench in front of the sea and just listening to music and crying, and thats pretty much how i still feel now feeling pretty reckless and unpredictable, which is scaring me. heads is exploring bad unmentionable things right now so i'm trying to distract myself but its not really working

    times like this where i kind of want to dissociate, if thats not really weird to say? like, i'd rather feel completely spaced out and not quite linked up with the rest of my body and maybe end up staring at a wall for an hour than feel like this.
    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Had a four hour nap and now having a raging headache. Feeling a bit icky and gross and I'm worried sick about starting my placement and not being able to make friends or have a good relationship with my mentor/the department. I'm so awkward and I think I came across a bit weird last time I was there

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    id be lying if i said i wasn't bricking it for tomorrow
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    (Original post by Team_McDreamy)
    not great, to be frank. i was too early to get into the library this morning so i ended up sitting on a bench in front of the sea and just listening to music and crying, and thats pretty much how i still feel now feeling pretty reckless and unpredictable, which is scaring me. heads is exploring bad unmentionable things right now so i'm trying to distract myself but its not really working

    times like this where i kind of want to dissociate, if thats not really weird to say? like, i'd rather feel completely spaced out and not quite linked up with the rest of my body and maybe end up staring at a wall for an hour than feel like this.
    so sorry to hear that - I really can relate. hope that you are safe. also totally get what you mean in an earlier post about saying too much and then the med school making you leave. its so hard because you want the right support, but that requires being honest I guess. Its a fine line. Also, spend my life hoping to dissociate, totally normal. It's absolute bull**** when people that say its better to feel something than nothing at all. They've clearly never experienced emotional agony :console: feel free to PM if you need someone, I truly do understand what you're saying. not that im much help when I feel like this, but it can help to know you're not alone
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    i put up some posters and stuff up in my bedroom. some of them are motivational, some of them are space themed.
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    so sorry to hear that - I really can relate. hope that you are safe. also totally get what you mean in an earlier post about saying too much and then the med school making you leave. its so hard because you want the right support, but that requires being honest I guess. Its a fine line. Also, spend my life hoping to dissociate, totally normal. It's absolute bull**** when people that say its better to feel something than nothing at all. They've clearly never experienced emotional agony :console: feel free to PM if you need someone, I truly do understand what you're saying. not that im much help when I feel like this, but it can help to know you're not alone
    its frustrating because i know there are several people who could give me more help if i told them more about what I've been going through, but they also are obliged to let the med school know if they think I'm not coping. they don't even know about my eating issues let alone anything more complex than generalised anxiety and moderate depression! and i know they won't understand if i tell them that i know i will get worse if they send me home i just need clarification on what level of illness i need to be at to be classified as not fit to practice, because then i can decide whether or not to open up more - but if i ask that then they're automatically going to assume that I'm more ill than I've let on.
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    That sounds like a decent plan :yy:

    Will you be referred to another psychiatrist at uni do you know? I understand about you worrying about increasing the dose - however just because it made things worse with the mirtazapine doesn't mean that will happen again, however it would make it take longer to come off the meds. How many meds have you tried now? I have personally been on about 7/8 different combinations now if I recall correctly, and my team are still considering new combinations - so it seems a bit strange to give up on drugs completely, especially if they have helped in the past.

    Sounds like you and your uni have things pretty well sorted for when you go back, and you always have the lovely people in the thread to give advice and help when needed.

    Well done on doing washing
    I'm assuming I will be? I'm going to try and be anyway, the GP I was seeing before I left wanted to refer me then so hopefully she will do so this time. This is #4, not sure why they're saying wouldn't be trying more either, whole categories I've not tried. Don't know really, suspect that it was just that one doctor or maybe trying to sound like he knew what he was doing.

    I fully intend to live on this thread if things don't go well when I go back. Or if they do, either way.

    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    If you don't, don't worry - no one wants to go to Cambridge anyway

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    That's not true, unless you're talking about St. John's of course *cough* rather be at Oxford *cough*
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    (Original post by Valvopus)
    I'm assuming I will be? I'm going to try and be anyway, the GP I was seeing before I left wanted to refer me then so hopefully she will do so this time. This is #4, not sure why they're saying wouldn't be trying more either, whole categories I've not tried. Don't know really, suspect that it was just that one doctor or maybe trying to sound like he knew what he was doing.

    I fully intend to live on this thread if things don't go well when I go back. Or if they do, either way.



    That's not true, unless you're talking about St. John's of course *cough* rather be at Oxford *cough*
    I find in my limited experience; when moving to a new area, if you are in need of decisions being made, GPs will usually refer you on to a psychiatrist. It sounds like you will be anyway. #4 isn't a particularly high number; it is possible whoever said that was anti-drugs - however if you push for a solution involving medication, I think they usually will try, even if they are reluctant - and you can always ask for a second opinion if they don't.
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    Going to keep this short and basic or it'll be a dissertation.

    A few years ago I was diagnosed with depression and spent a period of time in hospital. Since then I've got better and I'm about 97% recovered.

    I started uni a few weeks ago and since then I've been in a constant state of anxiety, even at home (I commute). This manifests itself in shaking, fast heart rate, cold sweats, unnecessary worry, always thinking the worst etc. I went into town today and found myself checking my bag for my phone and purse literally every 2 - 4 minutes because I was so paranoid that I had lost them.

    Basically, I don't know what to do. Will this go away? I really don't want a massive relapse.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Had a four hour nap and now having a raging headache. Feeling a bit icky and gross and I'm worried sick about starting my placement and not being able to make friends or have a good relationship with my mentor/the department. I'm so awkward and I think I came across a bit weird last time I was there

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    Hey what are the placements in?
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    You know you've been unwell far too long when you get excited that the chemists have changed their packaging... :sigh: :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Going to keep this short and basic or it'll be a dissertation.

    A few years ago I was diagnosed with depression and spent a period of time in hospital. Since then I've got better and I'm about 97% recovered.

    I started uni a few weeks ago and since then I've been in a constant state of anxiety, even at home (I commute). This manifests itself in shaking, fast heart rate, cold sweats, unnecessary worry, always thinking the worst etc. I went into town today and found myself checking my bag for my phone and purse literally every 2 - 4 minutes because I was so paranoid that I had lost them.

    Basically, I don't know what to do. Will this go away? I really don't want a massive relapse.
    Hey sweetie. Uni is a pretty big step for anyone to take and I'm sure that, once you get used to being there, your symptoms will disappear
    :hugs:
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    (Original post by trekkin)
    Hey sweetie. Uni is a pretty big step for anyone to take and I'm sure that, once you get used to being there, your symptoms will disappear
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    Hey, thanks for your reply. I hope so :hugs:
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    I find in my limited experience; when moving to a new area, if you are in need of decisions being made, GPs will usually refer you on to a psychiatrist. It sounds like you will be anyway. #4 isn't a particularly high number; it is possible whoever said that was anti-drugs - however if you push for a solution involving medication, I think they usually will try, even if they are reluctant - and you can always ask for a second opinion if they don't.
    I thought that might be the case, failing that I'm just going to ask to be referred. I did get the impression that he was pushing the therapy at me quite a lot, I'm happy to try different meds. Mostly just concerned that I need to be able to put in ~70 hours/week for my course and I already feel a little zombified on current medication (when I'm not really really awake) so would do with being able to think properly too.
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    (Original post by Valvopus)
    That's not true, unless you're talking about St. John's of course *cough* rather be at Oxford *cough*
    :nothing:

    :teehee:

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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Going to keep this short and basic or it'll be a dissertation.

    A few years ago I was diagnosed with depression and spent a period of time in hospital. Since then I've got better and I'm about 97% recovered.

    I started uni a few weeks ago and since then I've been in a constant state of anxiety, even at home (I commute). This manifests itself in shaking, fast heart rate, cold sweats, unnecessary worry, always thinking the worst etc. I went into town today and found myself checking my bag for my phone and purse literally every 2 - 4 minutes because I was so paranoid that I had lost them.

    Basically, I don't know what to do. Will this go away? I really don't want a massive relapse.
    Hey,

    It may well be a short-term thing. Either way, it wouldn't hurt to get in touch with your new uni's disability department and/or your new GP, just so that you can keep an eye on things. Best to do these things sooner than later, trust me :eek:
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    (Original post by tasha96)
    You know you've been unwell far too long when you get excited that the chemists have changed their packaging... :sigh: :facepalm:
    I wish my chemist would change its packaging :sad:
    Though one of my meds i get every so often is in a bright pink packet at this chemist which i got overexcited by :party:


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    (Original post by tasha96)
    You know you've been unwell far too long when you get excited that the chemists have changed their packaging... :sigh: :facepalm:
    or when you get excited because you get to start a new blister pack on a monday and it's labelled with the days of the week
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    (Original post by tasha96)
    You know you've been unwell far too long when you get excited that the chemists have changed their packaging... :sigh: :facepalm:
    Over here medication comes in little orange bottles. I easily have a few hundred of them - pretty much everywhere you look in my apartment you see little orange bottles. I keep meaning to recycle them....
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    horrible flashback :cry: :cry: anxiety so bad. why am I living why why why
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    (Original post by PandaWho)
    I wish my chemist would change its packaging :sad:
    Though one of my meds i get every so often is in a bright pink packet at this chemist which i got overexcited by :party:


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    Oooh pink..
    (Original post by Team_McDreamy)
    or when you get excited because you get to start a new blister pack on a monday and it's labelled with the days of the week
    :eek3:
    Mine dont come like that! :sad:
    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Over here medication comes in little orange bottles. I easily have a few hundred of them - pretty much everywhere you look in my apartment you see little orange bottles. I keep meaning to recycle them....
    :hugs: My mum always says anybody going through our bins are going to get a shock at the number of blister packs I throw away.

    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    horrible flashback :cry: :cry: anxiety so bad. why am I living why why why
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    Can you ground? :hugs:
 
 
 
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