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    (Original post by Pathway)
    Just had a nightmare that woke me up, but I was having a panic attack as I woke up? I don't even understand how this is possible but apparently it is. So now I'm too scared to sleep. :facepalm:
    Oh dear. That sucks. I had one panic attack a few months ago but my anxiety tends to be more spread out and general. Are you better now? Still scared to sleep?

    Ahh, A-Levels I take it? Yeah, they are super, super stressful. :sadnod: You're definitely not alone in that! I was the same at AS/A2, what're you studying? I find the best way of dealing with the pressure is to take time out to just chill (see friends, listen to music, watch your favourite shows, etc.) - but I totally get that it's hard to do that with all the pressure you're under to perform. :hugs: I highly doubt that you'll fail though. I think you're going to do well. :yep:
    A2s. I failed them last year (extenuating circumstances. 60% attendance due to caring responsibilities and depression. I do mean fail too. Got a much of D-Us. My averages weren't bad though as I got As first year)
    I don't really have many local friends sadly. I'm brilliant at escapism but the problem is I feel like I'm only running away from my anxiety and it doesn't help when I need to work.

    I think I'm going to pay for therapy next year. I want to deal with my anxiety either through therapy or meds.
    Yeah! Not sure really. My MH has basically gone down the toilet so I'm worried I won't get a very good grade this year, and being that it is second year I need to get a good grade (this is why I wish first year counted, as I got a 70 last year, lol). Submitted extenuating circumstances, so hopefully they'll take it into account. Not much I can do now, just gotta wait til the end of the month then I'll get my grades. :eek:
    Good luck. Hope they do take it into account. So sorry to hear.
    Ohh, maths. I've not done proper maths for ages. We only use stats. :lol: I hope it goes well. :hugs:
    Ta. Do you do a life science?
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    Struggling today...
    Wassup?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
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    I think I slept, i don't know. Too dissociated to know what's going on at the moment. My anxiety is mostly ED or PTSD related. So not as general as yours seems to be. Do/did you get any help from your school with regards to helping you deal with anxiety at all? Counselling?
    Yeah, I failed my AS year originally as my physcical disability (HEDS/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) basically decided to rear its ugly head and the fatigue/pain just screwed me over, tbh it didn't even get better when i completed my A2s (I got ACD in the end lol). I think i got EDU first time, i don't remember - dropped physics though, which was probably stupid as I actually liked physics. Oh well.
    Ah, true. Is your anxiety mainly related to your exams? I hope you get what you want/need to get onto your chosen course.

    Hope it works out for you. Let me know how it goes? I have to wait til next academic year before I can get any therapy through my CMHT. Would be a little easier if I was able to take medication without panicking haha.

    Yeah, sort of? Psychology. Some people say it's a life science, other people say it's a social science.
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    (Original post by CescaD96)
    I'm a failure.
    You're not. PM if you want to talk? I'm not that useful right now (really sppaced out), but I will listen if that will help.
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    (Original post by Pathway)
    You're not. PM if you want to talk? I'm not that useful right now (really sppaced out), but I will listen if that will help.
    I'm disassociated too and trying to talk isn't helping. Thank you so much for the offer but I don't wanna bother anyone, I just want to find a hole to crawl into and never leave.
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    (Original post by Pathway)
    You're not. PM if you want to talk? I'm not that useful right now (really sppaced out), but I will listen if that will help.
    (Original post by CescaD96)
    I'm disassociated too and trying to talk isn't helping. Thank you so much for the offer but I don't wanna bother anyone, I just want to find a hole to crawl into and never leave.
    Me three just popped in to say I'm getting really bad dissasociation now :cry2: just feel way out of touch. Hugs to you both :hugs:
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    (Original post by CescaD96)
    I'm disassociated too and trying to talk isn't helping. Thank you so much for the offer but I don't wanna bother anyone, I just want to find a hole to crawl into and never leave.
    Aw Cesca. <3
    Hope you feel okay soon, the PM offer is here as well. :hugs:

    That goes for all of you btw, if any of you ever feel like you need to talk/let something out of your system then just PM as much as you want. I wont get annoyed or feel like you're bothering me. Even if we haven't ever engaged in conversation and you wish to just scream your heart out onto a chat, then feel free. <3


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    You're not. PM if you want to talk? I'm not that useful right now (really sppaced out), but I will listen if that will help.
    <3

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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Me three just popped in to say I'm getting really bad dissasociation now :cry2: just feel way out of touch. Hugs to you both :hugs:
    <3

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    Aw Cesca. <3
    Hope you feel okay soon, the PM offer is here as well. :hugs:

    That goes for all of you btw, if any of you ever feel like you need to talk/let something out of your system then just PM as much as you want. I wont get annoyed or feel like you're bothering me. Even if we haven't ever engaged in conversation and you wish to just scream your heart out onto a chat, then feel free. <3


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    This one seems to be a sweetheart through and through 😊
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    Feeling tired and bummed out, don't feel like doing anything except sleeping...again. At least if im in bed i know i'm not gonna do anything silly, but so fed up of trying to fight tiredness. Even a good dose of electro swing isn't perking me up.
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    Worried about the withdrawral i'm gonna have when i move back with parents and try to set myself straight.
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    thank you i just dont want to be triggering or something
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    This one seems to be a sweetheart through and through 😊
    Aww gawsh. <3 :jumphug:

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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    This one seems to be a sweetheart through and through 😊
    She is.
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    (Original post by Pathway)
    thank you i just dont want to be triggering or something
    What do you mean "triggering"?

    Edit: I totally understand- Meaty just explained and you're welcome. <3

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    (Original post by Anon_98)
    Aw Cesca. <3
    Hope you feel okay soon, the PM offer is here as well. :hugs:

    That goes for all of you btw, if any of you ever feel like you need to talk/let something out of your system then just PM as much as you want. I wont get annoyed or feel like you're bothering me. Even if we haven't ever engaged in conversation and you wish to just scream your heart out onto a chat, then feel free. <3


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    Might PM in the morning, I will see how my sleep goes. Thank you. :jumphug:
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    (Original post by CescaD96)
    She is.
    Guys!- stahpp <3 :jumphug:

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    Might PM in the morning, I will see how my sleep goes. Thank you. :jumphug:
    Okay- that sounds good. Goodnight! <3
    You're totally welcome. :jumphug:

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    What do you mean "triggering"?

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    A lot of people here are "triggered" by mention of certain things, it's often related to past traumatic experiences. It can be a rather wide range of things, but all of them are degrading or hurtful in someway. Bringing up something that reminds them of such events is a "trigger".

    I hope that explains it I like to think that due to my time spent on the internet and with people, i'm more or less not triggered by anything. If you listened to some of the coversations i have with some people you'd probably think i was an *******, but its all just banter, and i believe that exposure has helped me deal with triggers.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    My doctor thinks I should go to hospital. Got it downgraded to an emergency appointment this afternoon, but **** I'm scared. Hospital was so unbelievably awful last time, I can't do it again. I'm so scared. I don't know what I should ssay to her. I'm just scared. :cry2:
    Huge hugs :jumphug:

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    Am thinking of writing an article for one of the student newspapers just saying how there's a difference between pushing students to do there best and pushing them to a breakdown. Mostly because it's really annoying that people just put it down to pressure to do well and that's what you get for going to Cambridge and so on which is ridiculous. Going to any university shouldn't mean subjecting yourself to so much pressure you end up with mental health problems.
    All the stuff about how it will be worth it at the end too, it's stupid, how is better career prospects worth suffering and a quite frankly dangerous environment? This is getting me angry at the minute, in part because I am really sick of how much of the welfare seems to be making sure people can get help when they need to rather than, I don't know, not causing them problems in the first place? In what universe is it acceptable to cause people to have breakdowns as long as you have a counselling service and provisions so they can have extra time in exams after you do?

    And people talk about the pressure like it's some external force that can't be controlled and isn't a horrible institutional problem that comes from alumni coming back as fellow's and inflicting the same workload that they suffered through without a second thought because after all they managed it. Telling students that there's no reason they shouldn't get firsts and that needs to be there priority and then looking surprised when I say it's not mine and it shouldn't be anyone else's either. Yeah it'd be nice - for the college since then they can get more funding - but the priority has to be your own mental health in this place because no one else is watching it.
    Okay rant over. Back to learning for this exam.
    Hope you're doing OK :console:

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    Please PLEASE write that article. Someone at Oxbridge needs to but I'm too scared to Don't be surprised if the student newspapers are too chicken to publish it though :no:
 
 
 
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