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    I'm new here, so sorry if its weird just randomly posting in here, but I just wanted to say hi And, if anyone has advice to get over this terrible day I'm having I'll appreciate it? (I've been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, so I think I'm having a really bad depressive episode today.)
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    (Original post by Save.Me)
    I'm new here, so sorry if its weird just randomly posting in here, but I just wanted to say hi And, if anyone has advice to get over this terrible day I'm having I'll appreciate it? (I've been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, so I think I'm having a really bad depressive episode today.)
    It's not weird at all, hello and welcome. :hat2:

    I don't know if either of these will help but, when I'm having a bad day I like taking baths; ust sit there being warm for ages listening to music. And also baking stuff sometimes helps. You have to concentrate to follow the recipe (gets your mind off other stuff) then you can eat the delicious results - it's win-win.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I've never been very good at finding suitable distractions, save for soothing music and talking to good, trusted friends who understand mental health issues. Two BIG don'ts though:

    1) Do NOT under any circumstance listen to Barry Manilow songs on repeat. Even if you think it's a good idea at the time. It's really not :no:

    :p:

    2) Do not watch or listen to anything that might trigger you. Even if you find it weirdly comforting or want to identify with something/someone. It's just not a good idea :no:
    Unfortunately no one close to me knows the full extent of my illness, and I'm a pretty quiet person myself.

    I know what you mean about leaning towards things that might trigger you. I do it a lot when I'm feeling down, and I just end up feeling worse because of it. It does feel comforting for a while though, which is why I keep coming back to it.
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Every once in a while my depression likes to remind me just how debilitating it can be.
    :hugs: That really sucks, hopefully it's just a minor blip and will go away soon.
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    I'm feeling so terribly terribly lonely.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    It's not weird at all, hello and welcome. :hat2:

    I don't know if either of these will help but, when I'm having a bad day I like taking baths; ust sit there being warm for ages listening to music. And also baking stuff sometimes helps. You have to concentrate to follow the recipe (gets your mind off other stuff) then you can eat the delicious results - it's win-win.
    I've just taken a bath, and I like it because it makes me feel more tired. I think part of the problem is that I can never sleep. :') I'd set the house on fire if I tried to bake, so that's out of the question. But, thanks for the suggestions
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    (Original post by Angury)
    Unfortunately no one close to me knows the full extent of my illness, and I'm a pretty quiet person myself.

    I know what you mean about leaning towards things that might trigger you. I do it a lot when I'm feeling down, and I just end up feeling worse because of it. It does feel comforting for a while though, which is why I keep coming back to it.
    :hugs:

    I do it a lot too. Like I always end up watching The History Boys, which is just SUCH a bad idea for me. Sometimes I watch it and I'm fine and it's great to identify with something that's happened to me, but other times I end up a complete wreck Just try and be careful about triggering stuff, yeah? :hugs:
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    (Original post by Save.Me)
    I've just taken a bath, and I like it because it makes me feel more tired. I think part of the problem is that I can never sleep. :') I'd set the house on fire if I tried to bake, so that's out of the question. But, thanks for the suggestions
    Have you asked your doctor for something to help you sleep?
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    (Original post by Amador)
    I'm feeling so terribly terribly lonely.
    Aw, me too! Join the club :hugs:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Have you asked your doctor for something to help you sleep?
    Yes, I'm on anti-psychotics, and they did help me sleep for a while but just recently they seemed to have lost the effect.
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    (Original post by Save.Me)
    Yes, I'm on anti-psychotics, and they did help me sleep for a while but just recently they seemed to have lost the effect.
    I'm on antipsychotics too. It depends which you're on the effect can wear off over time. I stopped quetiapine recently and that made me sleep so well whereas the current ones don't really help me sleep. I have zolpidem for nights when I can't sleep so it might be worth asking your doctor for something like zopiclone or promethazine perhaps? Depending on how well the antipsychotics are working for you you could even ask to change those - some really help you sleep.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I'm on antipsychotics too. It depends which you're on the effect can wear off over time. I stopped quetiapine recently and that made me sleep so well whereas the current ones don't really help me sleep. I have zolpidem for nights when I can't sleep so it might be worth asking your doctor for something like zopiclone or promethazine perhaps? Depending on how well the antipsychotics are working for you you could even ask to change those - some really help you sleep.
    I'm on quetiapine, and at first they worked really well. Now, they still work but I wake up like lots of times during the night and it takes me a while to get back to sleep. Plus, I always wake up at ridiculously early times on the morning :mad: Yes, thanks for the suggestions. I'm already supposed to be getting my meds changed anyway soon, so I'll suggest either of those
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    Argh just so pissed off now and I need to get this off my chest

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    My periods are ****ing back really.. Really.. REALLY?! First one in like months now and I just want to rip my body apart!! Pissed me right off.. Nurses say that's my body starting to recover and get normal.. Well guess what - I don't want it to!!!!! Just ARGH!



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    Think life is like a drug, when you are withdrawn you get depressed, when you get high you feel great (not to suggest you take drugs, not saying that at all).
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    (Original post by nmr1991)
    Think life is like a drug, when you are withdrawn you get depressed, when you get high you feel great (not to suggest you take drugs, not saying that at all).
    I don't think that applies to mental illness. Sometimes life is going great and you still feel like crap.
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    Today has been weird. Lectures and socialising mainly . It seems some of my coursemates do really want to include me :yep:. Although I've become aware of another issue: I have competition over a certain girl :erm: (and it looks likely at this stage I'll end up on the losing side :sad:)

    Another thing, that I used to think it was a huge thing but after happening it isn't:
    I got my first kiss! :woo: I'll admit it was only a quick peck on the cheek from that girl, but it feels like it didn't even happen! Not sure if it due to my decrease in feeling emotions over the last 12-15 months or if I'd really hyped it far too much :rolleyes:.

    Don't even know why I posted that really :ninja: :getmecoat:
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    bit of an irrelevant question, but if you're tagged in a photo, and it's still on review on your timeline, does it still appear in your newsfeed? on another note how is everybody ?
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    (Original post by avhhs)
    Today has been weird. Lectures and socialising mainly . It seems some of my coursemates do really want to include me :yep:. Although I've become aware of another issue: I have competition over a certain girl :erm: (and it looks likely at this stage I'll end up on the losing side :sad:)

    Another thing, that I used to think it was a huge thing but after happening it isn't:[B
    ]I got my first kiss! :woo: I'll admit it was only a quick peck on the cheek[/B] from that girl, but it feels like it didn't even happen! Not sure if it due to my decrease in feeling emotions over the last 12-15 months or if I'd really hyped it far too much :rolleyes:.

    Don't even know why I posted that really :ninja: :getmecoat:
    yaay :danceboy: ( it was the most appropriate emoticon i could find lol)
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    (Original post by bananaterracottapie)
    bit of an irrelevant question, but if you're tagged in a photo, and it's still on review on your timeline, does it still appear in your newsfeed? on another note how is everybody ?
    I think it could appear a part of an album on your newsfeed? But it shouldn't be on your timeline, nor on your "my photos"/"tagged photos"... If that makes sense?
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    (Original post by Save.Me)
    I'm new here, so sorry if its weird just randomly posting in here, but I just wanted to say hi And, if anyone has advice to get over this terrible day I'm having I'll appreciate it? (I've been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, so I think I'm having a really bad depressive episode today.)
    Hey there. I also suffer from bi polar disorder(manic depression) along with a list of other mental health issues. So if you ever need a chat- I'm here for you. :hugs:
 
 
 
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