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    (Original post by Hollyperidol)
    Thank you! I know that benzos can be super addictive... It's just a pity that there are no other efficacious anxiolytics. ;; I'll pester my psychiatrist when I next see him, but that won't be until the 1st October, by which point my current benzo stash will certainly have run out. Ah, well...

    I'm really, really tired, and, er... Craving benzos! aaah, that beautiful ataraxis... ^^
    Is there any way you could call your psychiatrist and ask? However, unless you're actively trying to sound like an addict that's probably not the way to go! Hmm, do you have any sleeping pills, recently I've been taking zolpidem when I get really anxious and it's seeming to work almost as well as diazepam....although i guess it depends how it affects you, luckily I can stay awake through it but if you're using it to cope at school maybe not


    (Original post by Hollyperidol)
    Eeeek. That sounds like a real fast taper. You should probably be reducing by a bit less than a third - when I came off olanzapine, I reduced by around a fifth per week. Be careful.
    I reduced by a sixth then a further sixth. And yeah I know I need to take it easy but I get so impatient
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    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    Hey everyone

    Erm...well I can't remember but I don't think I've ever posted here before. I kind of just decided to - I've felt down for a long time, don't know whether you'd class it as a depression of any type - I have no idea to be honest, but in any case I know I don't feel quite right. I'm not particularly sure why either, which I guess isn't even helpful at all. I feel like I'm kind of a pointless person in some ways - well lately I feel that way. I am not really interesting, and I don't really have anything good to say ever. I'm quite boring really. I started feeling this way at the end of June, and it got better like 3 weeks ago, but it seems to have just gotten worse, and this time much worse. I just need something to feel good about, or something to make me feel more cheerful.
    Hey there!

    Have you thought about taking up a new hobby or something? Maybe learn a new skill such as a language in night classes perhaps? When my self-esteem was at an all time low I did a few art classes and it really made me feel better about myself. Of course this is assuming you're not depressed, if you are then seeing a doctor would be a better course of action. The problem with depression is that it doesn't matter what you do you won't be able to break out of it.
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    Just to let everyone know, this girl below me is uber nice and friendly and has helped me out a bit through some iffy patches

    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    Hey everyone

    Erm...well I can't remember but I don't think I've ever posted here before. I kind of just decided to - I've felt down for a long time, don't know whether you'd class it as a depression of any type - I have no idea to be honest, but in any case I know I don't feel quite right. I'm not particularly sure why either, which I guess isn't even helpful at all. I feel like I'm kind of a pointless person in some ways - well lately I feel that way. I am not really interesting, and I don't really have anything good to say ever. I'm quite boring really. I started feeling this way at the end of June, and it got better like 3 weeks ago, but it seems to have just gotten worse, and this time much worse. I just need something to feel good about, or something to make me feel more cheerful.
    Welcome to this thread
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    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    Aw :blushing:. You couldn't have embarrassed me anymore if you tried. I'm glad what I've said helped you.

    Thank you!
    Oooo sorry Yeah you have as having someone to talk to is always a nice feeling Even better when they're helpful even if they don't realise it
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    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    haha don't worry I embarrass easily . I agree it can be - particularly when it's just quite random. I think sometimes I overwork myself - that could be the reason for my downness (made up word) - I only did like 37 hours this week of revision on top of school - it doesn't feel like much, but maybe it's just stressing me out.

    I didn't realise I was helpful
    37 hours a week is hell of a lot for me, but we're all different. Perhaps doing less hours than what you usually revise for has made you stressed out cause you feel like you haven't done enough. But doing too much can also lead to stress and burn-outs. Is there no way you could compromise? Or change it around a bit where you revise for significant period of time and then have a break for a while and then do some more?

    You have been, are being and will be helpful :yep:
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    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    I'm used to 38-40, but right now 40 is too much - I'll do that from like October/November. I just feel constant guilt if I don't revise, and only by revising can I stop feeling that guilt. But then if I work too hard I just end up feeling exhausted and stressed anyway. I can't seem to find a balance - I only feel I've worked well enough if I feel absolutely shattered and I know that's not good. I try to have breaks but I just end up skipping them - cause I panic that I won't finish all my work. I am trying to have more breaks though. Am I a difficult person? Yes

    Aw thanks. You're very helpful too
    I share that same guilt too with coursework and even bits and bobs in personal life. You feel like you're in a lose-lose situation or a damned if you do and damned if you don't. Perhaps if you speak to a teacher or a head of sixth form about how you're feeling and maybe they could find away to maximise you revision efforts without hampering your learning? They might be able to make a revision time-table for you or find easier ways for you to revise Hahaaa, I wouldn't say difficult, just someone who wants to succeed really badly

    Thank you :blush:
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    (Original post by octoberbaby)
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    everything's just falling to **** and I know I'm going to get worse at uni .. and I'm not even sure I care anymore :/ like I feel like self destruct is the best option atm x
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    Just moved back to uni. Not feeling very happy. I just want to go back home where things are familiar and clean. It's weird that when I'm at home my parents annoy me, but when I'm not with them I really wish I was back home.
    Hopefully I'll feel better once I get used to the house and living here. And when lectures start hopefully I'll have more to do, although I only have like three hours worth of lectures a week.

    I dunno, I guess I'm just feeling lonely. And scared, since I don't like unfamiliar places and change.
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    Does anyone have experience with bipolar? And how it is diagnosed/ medication?
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    Feeling very blah today. Really missing my mum and sister atm but i have my boyfriend which i guess is good

    Hopefully find out next week if i get my extenuating circs so i can sort uni out if i get it but still really scared about it all...

    Just want to hide away




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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I'm getting therapy with a psychologist every couple of weeks, it's slow progress though if progress at all - hockey tomorrow and I'm already thinking of excuses to miss it I dunno, I just feel like I'm not really getting anywhere, I always talk to the psychologist about hockey and volunteering but then I find it too difficult to put what we discussed into practice. I feel like if I was a stronger person I'd do it fine but I'm not. You're right that my wife knew who she was marrying but I feel like maybe she didn't realize how long it would take to fix things. Nor did I though, to be fair to her.

    You feeling any better today? :hugs:
    You could point out that you don't think it's going anywhere and ask to change tactics? And what in particular do you find hard to put into practice? And you're an incredibly strong person. :yep:

    Yeah, not bad. Did some incredibly boring referencing but also played with the mice again and Grace jumped onto my hand five times.

    (Original post by Hollyperidol)
    Hello! This looks like my sort of thread. I recently spent a year in a YPU, being discharged at the beginning of August. It's nice to meet you all. c:
    Welcome to the society, and congratulations on the discharge!

    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Good old feelings

    Hope your dissertations going well
    Hopefully i find out next week if i get to resit mine!


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    Thanks, it's going ok - nearly done!

    I really hope you get to resit - you deserve a second chance.

    (Original post by tasha96)
    Sliding downhill fast and don't know what to do about it. :cry2:
    :hugs: What's up?

    (Original post by Nathanielle)
    One of the days I think I will never get longterm enployment due to my character. :'( (And not that is sadly not just a mental thing. )
    Do you think there's something actually wrong with your character, or just that it doesn't quite fit in with the world?

    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    So I reduced the haloperidol by 1/3, I think I'm entering shark-infested waters. A the gym the girl next to me kept laughing at how fat I am or at least that's what I heard so I came home and the walls are taunting me louder than in weeks. Not sure what to do...need to get off this drug but at what cost??
    :jumphug: I'd say give it a while at this reduced dose, see if it eases up, and if not go back to the psychiatrist and say what's going on.

    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    Hey everyone

    Erm...well I can't remember but I don't think I've ever posted here before. I kind of just decided to - I've felt down for a long time, don't know whether you'd class it as a depression of any type - I have no idea to be honest, but in any case I know I don't feel quite right. I'm not particularly sure why either, which I guess isn't even helpful at all. I feel like I'm kind of a pointless person in some ways - well lately I feel that way. I am not really interesting, and I don't really have anything good to say ever. I'm quite boring really. I started feeling this way at the end of June, and it got better like 3 weeks ago, but it seems to have just gotten worse, and this time much worse. I just need something to feel good about, or something to make me feel more cheerful.
    Hey, welcome to the society, and I'm sure you're not at all pointless or boring. :nah:

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    Welcome to the newbies
    How holiday? :teeth:
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    (Original post by superwolf)

    :hugs: What's up?
    Just everything going bad. :cry2: Voices are screaming constantly and I can't make them stop. The usual distractions aren't working. Mood is so low at the same time.
    Hope you're okay. :hugs:
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Thanks, it's going ok - nearly done!

    I really hope you get to resit - you deserve a second chance.
    Well done

    Well i have the right sick note dates now so the should grant me it... Lots to sort out if i get it, such as finding out where my last dissy is, i think my friend has it, also have to enrol and stuff and find all my work from a box somewhere



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    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    Hello . Well I might not be pointless, but I am boring - I don't do very many interesting things, besides astronomy.
    I don't do that many different things either - I don't think that makes me boring though. Maybe you're lacking self-confidence a bit?

    (Original post by tasha96)
    Just everything going bad. :cry2: Voices are screaming constantly and I can't make them stop. The usual distractions aren't working. Mood is so low at the same time.
    Hope you're okay. :hugs:
    :hugs: Did you start that diary thing yet with the voices? I don't know how feasible this is, but maybe it won't be so bad if you acknowledge the voices' presence, so you're not having to work at ignoring them, but try to be less bothered by them - write down what they're saying, concentrate on if it's nonsensical, manipulative or whatever and try and analyse them rather than ignore them altogether. So basically rationalise what they're saying, and don't let them scare you. :jumphug:

    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Well done

    Well i have the right sick note dates now so the should grant me it... Lots to sort out if i get it, such as finding out where my last dissy is, i think my friend has it, also have to enrol and stuff and find all my work from a box somewhere



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    :yy: Hope it all goes well then. Make sure you get lots of help when you need it too.
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    (Original post by JennaEmBee)
    Does anyone have experience with bipolar? And how it is diagnosed/ medication?
    Experience: Yes, but not with myself. (By the way Stephen Fry has made a documentary about it.)

    What I would say: Can be controllable or not at all, but as it is one of the worse stuff, it has really to be monitored. In severe cases it may be useful to take action to secure belongings and to develop a crisis plan, so that you won't destroy your life and the one of others. That doesn't have to be the case, you may only have troubles with sleep and not everybody experiences mania with is causing just trouble. (I know I may sound a bit drastic, but it is like with physical illnesses, who can be deadly, although normally no problem. So please don't feel too low, but on the other hand, I don't want to neglect the worse way it can take.)

    Diagnosis: I could look up the tests, but that won't help you much.

    Treatment: Medication and Therapy or just therapy, but most of the times medication is not optional, I think.

    Anyway I am not a psychologist, but it is not unknown to me, so I tried to answer.
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Do you think there's something actually wrong with your character, or just that it doesn't quite fit in with the world?
    I don't quite understand. What difference do you mean? Isn't both the same?
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    :yy: Hope it all goes well then. Make sure you get lots of help when you need it too.
    Iv got my fingers and toes crossed anyway!

    Yeah, I think my PT is taking over my placement tutor roll, and I get on with her a lot so she'll help me with all that, and I think I have the same dishy tutor, but I will make sure I got more help this year :yep: although it will be all long arm so emails and phone calls will do


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    (Original post by superwolf)
    :hugs: Did you start that diary thing yet with the voices? I don't know how feasible this is, but maybe it won't be so bad if you acknowledge the voices' presence, so you're not having to work at ignoring them, but try to be less bothered by them - write down what they're saying, concentrate on if it's nonsensical, manipulative or whatever and try and analyse them rather than ignore them altogether. So basically rationalise what they're saying, and don't let them scare you. :jumphug:
    I have started it and it's actually helping. But the psychiatrist advised that I dont fill it in at night because the voices hate me doing it. :cry2: And we're trying to minimise the amount I freak out at night. I think I'll do it anyway though because it cangt get much worse than this. :bawling: /Thans for the suggestion- I hadn't thought of that. :hugs:
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    (Original post by Tilly-Elizabeth)
    I just feel like everyone else does more interesting things than I do. I think my confidence disappeared like - 7 years ago :erm: - I don't even have any.
    :hugs: I suspect that's the problem then - people clearly like you, iDukem thinks you're awesome for instance - just something's wrong where you don't realise that.

    (Original post by Nathanielle)
    I don't quite understand. What difference do you mean? Isn't both the same?
    Well no - I'm perfectly happy being a bit of a misfit, and if anyone tells me that means there's something 'wrong' with me then I'll quite happily tell them to **** off. You don't have to aspire to be normal, what matters is that you're content with being you.

    (Original post by tasha96)
    I have started it and it's actually helping. But the psychiatrist advised that I dont fill it in at night because the voices hate me doing it. :cry2: And we're trying to minimise the amount I freak out at night. I think I'll do it anyway though because it cangt get much worse than this. :bawling: /Thans for the suggestion- I hadn't thought of that. :hugs:
    Good luck - hope it helps and if not, come back on here! :jumphug:
 
 
 
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