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    (Original post by Odd socks)
    I can't sleep and now I'm scared to go to sleep because I have to wake up at like 6 for work and that's just 4 hours and what if fall asleep and then don't wake up in time for work and then I get in trouble and then because I'm worried about that it makes me unable to sleep and it's a big circle :cry:


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    -> anticipatory anxiety

    naps are good, set your alarm, you may be a bit groggy tomo but better than nowt sleep I'd say

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    wnt to hide so he cant get me but hes not in the country so dont know why so worried about i.t i'm so stupid.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Really sorry you think you have an ED and that you are struggling, Jay I've done recovery college courses, which aren't the same as a support group. I found them quite helpful but the problem is getting myself motivated enough to do one. Plus you have to be well enough to engage with them, which it sounds like you might not be :dontknow:
    I don't know. I am still in work. Its just outside of that I lock myself away and have very little capacity to do anything. I just think it will take up less capacity to find a support group and turn up rather than get a gps appt, have it cancelled, go back, wait 90 mins and then try and hurridly explain my past and situation in 7 mins and then deal with letters from different services, waiting for notes to be transferred, going through at least three appointments of background, assessments etc. for the outcome to probably be 'you haven't been taking your meds what do you expect'. I don't think I have the strength for all that and that is probably not far off the mark.

    Some people have good experiences when in the system but unless you are lucky or live in the right area or a member of hospital staff/crisis team or gp has taken a special interest in you then the beaurocracy involved in getting through to any service is a kafkaesque farce.
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    (Original post by Jay84)
    I don't know. I am still in work. Its just outside of that I lock myself away and have very little capacity to do anything. I just think it will take up less capacity to find a support group and turn up rather than get a gps appt, have it cancelled, go back, wait 90 mins and then try and hurridly explain my past and situation in 7 mins and then deal with letters from different services, waiting for notes to be transferred, going through at least three appointments of background, assessments etc. for the outcome to probably be 'you haven't been taking your meds what do you expect'. I don't think I have the strength for all that and that is probably not far off the mark.

    Some people have good experiences when in the system but unless you are lucky or live in the right area or a member of hospital staff/crisis team or gp has taken a special interest in you then the beaurocracy involved in getting through to any service is a kafkaesque farce.
    Well do look into support groups. IIRC, you are not a voice hearer, but my mental health hospital that I'm an outpatient of has a 'Hearing Voices' group that some people swear by. So there are good groups out there, it's just a matter of finding and accessing them!

    Sadly I think you're last paragraph is very true I've been very fortunate for the most part but that's no doubt because I live in a wealthy London borough (despite being poor myself) :sadnod:
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    Hi guys, I've posted here before under a different account and am just wondering is you can help with something? So with exams approaching obviously everyone is experiencing a lot of stress. My stress is causing a deterioration in my mental health (I do have diagnosed mental health problems) and I'm not sure what to do about it.

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    Everything I eat is causing my IBS to flare up which is causing further stress over what to eat and meaning I am restricting more. Then I binge because of restricting which makes it worse. Now I'm too scared to eat properly so I'm literally only drinking and then binging when I can't stop myself. Not good! My weight is currently 46.7 kg (I'm 5'6) which is the highest it's been in a while, I don't particularly want it to decrease! I have an appointment at the doctors on Monday, what do you think she will recommend? Can I be prescribed nutritional supplements? I don't really want to be weighed at this appointment or be touched, so maybe she'll just think I'm wasting her time! In such a conflict because I desperately don't want to eat anything solid I'm too anxious to but I need my brain function to pass these exams! I'm guessing my weight isn't even low enough to be a concern but worried I'm going to faint from lack of intake! What do I do?!



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    Problem but it could trigger ED sufferers, sorry. I would really appreciate some, if any, help though.

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    So ever since I've started the antidepressants I've lost weight due to my appetite dramatically dropping. I was never overweight before but I always thought I needed to lose a little weight. Just a small bit. I have wide hips and shoulders, and I'm 5'5.5 in height.

    Now I have lost weight (I've dropped a jean size uk12 to uk10), a little voice in my mind is telling me that it's not enough and that I need to lose more. I was on sertraline but I've been changed to fluoxetine and they say my appetite should come back but it hasn't. On Thursday night I was out with my school year for a leavers party, and absolutely everyone was complimenting me because I don't dress up a lot or wear make up a lot, and I kept being called "you skinny b*tch!" (It's a current compliment making the rounds in my city; yeah, we're weird) and being told that at the mass people had to look at me twice to see who I was, and yet all I could think about was "but I'm not THAT slim" and it's worrying me.

    I don't know what this is, but it's not normal. Every morning I crave taking my antidepressant because I know that it's supposed to help my moods (well, we won't really know until after my exams finish in June cause it'll then be 6 weeks since I've been on it) but most definitely that it will make me not want to eat much, just drink a lot of water - and I mean a lot, I'm currently drinking up to 6 litres a day because I'm constantly thirsty - and therefore I will lose weight. No proper dieting, no fuss - and it scares me.

    I don't know what to do.
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    (Original post by Meaty_man)
    Been ok mostly, had a rather heavy session last night, won't give details right now cause i dont wanna trigger anyone.

    Sorry i took so long to reply, i somehow managed to miss that you quoted me! :hugs: Not really sure about when i can visit next, i'm moving back south with family in about a month, and i'm too skint to be able to travel anywhere at the mo, old news i know. Hoping i can find a job when im back in the south, which will allow me to come up, most likely by train. As for when, not in the immediate future im afraid :| Depends on when i get a job, the hours, the holiday time, the pay. Lots of unknowns
    Awwr, how come you're moving back home? Everything ok? :console:

    Hope we can arrange a meet up soon, and good luck with finding a job! :hugs:

    (Original post by Soul-Searching)
    Hi guys, I've posted here before under a different account and am just wondering is you can help with something? So with exams approaching obviously everyone is experiencing a lot of stress. My stress is causing a deterioration in my mental health (I do have diagnosed mental health problems) and I'm not sure what to do about it.

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    Everything I eat is causing my IBS to flare up which is causing further stress over what to eat and meaning I am restricting more. Then I binge because of restricting which makes it worse. Now I'm too scared to eat properly so I'm literally only drinking and then binging when I can't stop myself. Not good! My weight is currently 46.7 kg (I'm 5'6) which is the highest it's been in a while, I don't particularly want it to decrease! I have an appointment at the doctors on Monday, what do you think she will recommend? Can I be prescribed nutritional supplements? I don't really want to be weighed at this appointment or be touched, so maybe she'll just think I'm wasting her time! In such a conflict because I desperately don't want to eat anything solid I'm too anxious to but I need my brain function to pass these exams! I'm guessing my weight isn't even low enough to be a concern but worried I'm going to faint from lack of intake! What do I do?!



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    I swear this society should be exempt from exams.

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    Have you tried liquid meal supplements like complan or fortisip? I got prescribed them for a while when I was underweight/not eating properly, and they definitely helped me. Just stay away from the strawberry flavour. :ahhhhh:
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    (Original post by superwolf)

    I swear this society should be exempt from exams.

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    Have you tried liquid meal supplements like complan or fortisip? I got prescribed them for a while when I was underweight/not eating properly, and they definitely helped me. Just stay away from the strawberry flavour. :ahhhhh:
    I haven't tried them but that's what I'm thinking about. But I don't know the guidelines for prescribing them so I don't know if it's even a possibility! :/ if I wasn't so worried about being able to concentrate on revision I wouldn't be bothered, but I really wNt to do well!



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    (Original post by Soul-Searching)
    I haven't tried them but that's what I'm thinking about. But I don't know the guidelines for prescribing them so I don't know if it's even a possibility! :/ if I wasn't so worried about being able to concentrate on revision I wouldn't be bothered, but I really wNt to do well!



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    you should look into them and ask a doctor if you can get them, I've got a friend who's got a condition where he can't gain weight and doctors practically throw the things at him so it shouldn't be too difficult to get them prescribed :yep:



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    (Original post by Soul-Searching)
    I haven't tried them but that's what I'm thinking about. But I don't know the guidelines for prescribing them so I don't know if it's even a possibility! :/ if I wasn't so worried about being able to concentrate on revision I wouldn't be bothered, but I really wNt to do well!



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    Best to ask then. And complan you can buy yourself from pharmacies - it just costs a lot!
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    Just stay away from the strawberry flavour. :ahhhhh:
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    Even the thought :eek3:


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    I end up triggering myself/being triggered pretty much at least once a day at the moment. The biggest problem is that I don't see it improving for a while, due to exams and everything :sad:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Well do look into support groups. IIRC, you are not a voice hearer, but my mental health hospital that I'm an outpatient of has a 'Hearing Voices' group that some people swear by. So there are good groups out there, it's just a matter of finding and accessing them!
    I have had that problem but not as persistently or severely as others and I wouldn't say it was my main problem.

    Sadly I think you're last paragraph is very true I've been very fortunate for the most part but that's no doubt because I live in a wealthy London borough (despite being poor myself) :sadnod:
    I don't think it is how wealthy the borough is because there isn't always a correlation with that and funding. On top of that, trusts are almost like independent businesses so their individual management is a big factor.

    The 'best' (or least objectionable) ward I was on and best crisis team/cmht I experienced was when I was living on a deprived estate in a generally economically deprived area.
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    I have had that problem but not as persistently or severely as others and I wouldn't say it was my main problem.



    I don't think it is how wealthy the borough is because there isn't always a correlation with that and funding. On top of that, trusts are almost like independent businesses so their individual management is a big factor.

    The 'best' (or least objectionable) ward I was on and best crisis team/cmht I experienced was when I was living on a deprived estate in a generally economically deprived area.
    That's reassuring to hear that the best CMHT you experienced was when you were in an economically deprived area. I do think in my particular borough, the cuts took quite a while to come and they are clearly still sitting on a reasonable amount of money, since I still have my disabled person's freedom pass, whereas it has been cut for mentally ill people in most London boroughs, to my knowledge :eek:
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    I was supposed to be at derby ten minutes ago so I could mess around for an hour before we had new people arriving. Then I realised I would have to go and buy food on the way, then I spent an hour in bed telling myself that I would need to get up soon. I don't have to be there for about half an hour so it's fine, just annoyed atyself for not getting out of bed.
    Didn't do enough work last night either :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by Jean-Luc Picard)
    aye, not sure what will happen! yeah, talking to my girlfriend has helped, and we did well in the local elections here so trying to focus on the positives whilst I can!

    I beat the Lib Dems, got 5% of the vote & 235 votes in my council ward :awesome:
    Congrats mate, that's a really good result
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    despairing and agitated and just sad and hopeless and just everything is awful :cry: I wish it would **** off forever. this is hellish. living in this skin is just too much. my thoughts and feelings are just constant and too much and I cant function and I just want to do this any more. this isn't fair. none of this is fair.
 
 
 
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