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    Productive day but a painful one thanks to my stupid body

    Sorted a flat out nearly
    Found paperwork for the flat.
    Got my mum to order meds because the drs is being silly.
    Did some washing finally!
    AND talked to my 7 week old nephew


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    Productive day but a painful one thanks to my stupid body

    Sorted a flat out nearly
    Found paperwork for the flat.
    Got my mum to order meds because the drs is being silly.
    Did some washing finally!
    AND talked to my 7 week old nephew


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    Well done! :five:
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    Well done! :five:
    thanks hun, feels scary being productive

    im just gonna go hibernate now though cos my pain killers have worn off i think :cry2:
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    Why is the radio only playing sad songs when I'm all over the place? :cry2: Lots of tears
    here. :nothing:
    And then I get angry with myself because I cried when I shouldnt so then I feel worse and cry more and so on and so on. :facepalm: Where oh where is the logic?! :moon:
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    Um i've never posted here before but i've got an appointment to see a gp about feeling depressed tomorrow, i've not had to go to the doctors about it in like 3 years, and I'm really nervous.

    I don't want to get told I need to go to counselling sessions or crap like that, I don't have time for that, my course at uni is very intensive and has a lot of contact hours and labs that I already keep missing because I feel like I can't get out of bed. Can I tell him I'd rather just be put on pills and get on with it?

    Also, I'd rather not be put on an SSRI because (while I'm no doctor) I think being on them before has given me post-SSRI sexual dysfunction but I'd find it so embarrassing trying to explain this to him, especially as the doctor I'm seeing is a guy (I'm a girl)

    Lastly, should I tell him I've sometimes been self-harming lately? I'm worried I'll get sectioned or something if I mention it... I might just not say anything about it.
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    So apparently i need to go to the drs about these aweful cramps im getting and my boyfriends mum said they should do scans and all sorts on me im terrified


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    Um i've never posted here before but i've got an appointment to see a gp about feeling depressed tomorrow, i've not had to go to the doctors about it in like 3 years, and I'm really nervous.

    I don't want to get told I need to go to counselling sessions or crap like that, I don't have time for that, my course at uni is very intensive and has a lot of contact hours and labs that I already keep missing because I feel like I can't get out of bed. Can I tell him I'd rather just be put on pills and get on with it?

    Also, I'd rather not be put on an SSRI because (while I'm no doctor) I think being on them before has given me post-SSRI sexual dysfunction but I'd find it so embarrassing trying to explain this to him, especially as the doctor I'm seeing is a guy (I'm a girl)

    Lastly, should I tell him I've sometimes been self-harming lately? I'm worried I'll get sectioned or something if I mention it... I might just not say anything about it.
    If you've been on antidepressants before you're probably aware that they're not really a quick fix. It can take up to 8 weeks for them to work and often people experiment for months with different doses and drugs. So that's something to consider when you think about the effect on your uni workload. I don't see why you shouldn't be able to ask for the pills over counseling, although obviously it depends on your doctor - some are more willing to prescribe antidepressants than others.

    With regards to wanting a non-SSRI drug, again that shouldn't be a problem as there are quite a few. You could perhaps word it as you don't want an SSRI as you tried it before and would like something from a different class that way you wouldn't need to mention the sexual dysfunction. Although, the guy's a doctor he's heard way more embarrassing things, but obviously it's up to you and what you feel comfortable with.

    You're not going to get sectioned for self-harm unless it's severe enough to put your life in danger and even then it's only a last resort. I'd recommend telling the doctor about it so he gets a complete impression of what you're going through right now and can best help you.

    Good luck with your appointment.
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    Well, today is my birthday although I seem to have kept it quiet on here :ninja: Did successfully manage to do my shopping today which is good, although still didn't manage to make a doctors appointment.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    If you've been on antidepressants before you're probably aware that they're not really a quick fix. It can take up to 8 weeks for them to work and often people experiment for months with different doses and drugs. So that's something to consider when you think about the effect on your uni workload. I don't see why you shouldn't be able to ask for the pills over counseling, although obviously it depends on your doctor - some are more willing to prescribe antidepressants than others.

    With regards to wanting a non-SSRI drug, again that shouldn't be a problem as there are quite a few. You could perhaps word it as you don't want an SSRI as you tried it before and would like something from a different class that way you wouldn't need to mention the sexual dysfunction. Although, the guy's a doctor he's heard way more embarrassing things, but obviously it's up to you and what you feel comfortable with.

    You're not going to get sectioned for self-harm unless it's severe enough to put your life in danger and even then it's only a last resort. I'd recommend telling the doctor about it so he gets a complete impression of what you're going through right now and can best help you.

    Good luck with your appointment.
    Yeah I know it won't be a quick fix but I figure it's better I start them sooner rather than later with exams coming up

    That's good that I don't have to mention it, although I suppose I'm going to have to sooner or later, it doesn't seem to be going away by itself so it seems I'm stuck with it

    Oh, that's good, I was really scared about what would happen if I told him. In that case I'll tell him

    Thank you! It's actually going to be my birthday tomorrow so I hope it doesn't put a downer on the whole day
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    (Original post by avhhs)
    Well, today is my birthday although I seem to have kept it quiet on here :ninja: Did successfully manage to do my shopping today which is good, although still didn't manage to make a doctors appointment.
    Happy birthday man :beer: You kept that very quiet! Well done on the shopping, any plans to do something for your birthday?
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    Yeah I know it won't be a quick fix but I figure it's better I start them sooner rather than later with exams coming up

    That's good that I don't have to mention it, although I suppose I'm going to have to sooner or later, it doesn't seem to be going away by itself so it seems I'm stuck with it

    Oh, that's good, I was really scared about what would happen if I told him. In that case I'll tell him

    Thank you! It's actually going to be my birthday tomorrow so I hope it doesn't put a downer on the whole day
    Happy birthday for tomorrow! :cake:

    Yeah, I agree starting antidepressants sooner rather than later is a good idea. I'm currently on mirtazapine and it's worked great for me but it does have a tendency to completely knock people out to start with - probably not a great idea for you to take that one if you've got lots of classes/work to do.

    Tbh I'm not sure how much your GP would be able to help you with the post-ssri sexual dysfunction. It hasn't been studied all that much and a fair few psychiatrists don't know that much about it either. If I were you I'd have a read of the literature just so you know about it and potentially anything that's worked for other people.
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    (Original post by avhhs)
    Well, today is my birthday although I seem to have kept it quiet on here :ninja: Did successfully manage to do my shopping today which is good, although still didn't manage to make a doctors appointment.
    Happy birthday! :party:

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Um i've never posted here before but i've got an appointment to see a gp about feeling depressed tomorrow, i've not had to go to the doctors about it in like 3 years, and I'm really nervous.

    I don't want to get told I need to go to counselling sessions or crap like that, I don't have time for that, my course at uni is very intensive and has a lot of contact hours and labs that I already keep missing because I feel like I can't get out of bed. Can I tell him I'd rather just be put on pills and get on with it?

    Also, I'd rather not be put on an SSRI because (while I'm no doctor) I think being on them before has given me post-SSRI sexual dysfunction but I'd find it so embarrassing trying to explain this to him, especially as the doctor I'm seeing is a guy (I'm a girl)

    Lastly, should I tell him I've sometimes been self-harming lately? I'm worried I'll get sectioned or something if I mention it... I might just not say anything about it.
    Good luck! I think Saber's already covered everything I would have said. And happy birthday too.
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    So pathetic :sad:
    Curled up in bed in agony but said id do the washing up when the pain had gone, i said this at half 8, the pain still hasnt gone :cry2:
    Deffinately contemplating something bad to take the pain away :sad:


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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    So pathetic :sad:
    Curled up in bed in agony but said id do the washing up when the pain had gone, i said this at half 8, the pain still hasnt gone :cry2:
    Deffinately contemplating something bad to take the pain away :sad:


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    Good luck with the docs. Don't worry it will be over soon enough and will hopefully mean the cramps will go away. Push through, it will be fine xx


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    Kinda just wanna scream WHO AM I? really really loud
    Not feeling brilliant and just generally having a bit of an identity crisis/ getting down on myself moment.

    Uni is not going well. I have missed like half the corse already.

    Oh and I need to arrange a blood test (not my strong point) and I think I have an eye infection. -_-

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    Happy birthday for tomorrow! :cake:

    Yeah, I agree starting antidepressants sooner rather than later is a good idea. I'm currently on mirtazapine and it's worked great for me but it does have a tendency to completely knock people out to start with - probably not a great idea for you to take that one if you've got lots of classes/work to do.

    Tbh I'm not sure how much your GP would be able to help you with the post-ssri sexual dysfunction. It hasn't been studied all that much and a fair few psychiatrists don't know that much about it either. If I were you I'd have a read of the literature just so you know about it and potentially anything that's worked for other people.
    Thank you! Last time I was put on them I was 15 and very distressed so I literally just took whatever they gave me, but I'm in a much better situation to discuss options this time

    Yeah, I've tried looking it up and there's not really much about it, there are treatments available to help with the vaginismus aspect of it though, which would be a step in the right direction

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    Good luck! I think Saber's already covered everything I would have said. And happy birthday too.
    Thank you! x
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    (Original post by Nathanielle)
    Same here!

    I don't think you need to realise it, you know it. You just need to feel better and force you to say hello to the person next to you. It is not a problem of realizing, I think.


    Either that, or it is just that in Asia being quiet has nothing negative or he is just like that.

    I see no evidence, that you are. :confused: You sit quiet in the lecture and hopefully will be able to participate. Just chat with the others before and afterwards and no problem.
    Sorry, it was just an incoherent ramble . I do sit with people and we spend time after the lectures socialising and stuff, its just that they don't seem to be a particularly good influence in class, talking over the teacher and all that. I remember sitting at the front once and he didn't seem that quiet, maybe I should just stop sitting so far back! That is why I don't want to sit with them people. Maybe I should just say that I'm sitting in the front in order to concentrate with work. They don't concentrate and then they ask me for help. Even in tests sometimes, something I do not agree with doing :rolleyes:. I guess if they treat me differently or even ditch me because of this it says a lot about them :yep:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yeah I know it won't be a quick fix but I figure it's better I start them sooner rather than later with exams coming up

    That's good that I don't have to mention it, although I suppose I'm going to have to sooner or later, it doesn't seem to be going away by itself so it seems I'm stuck with it

    Oh, that's good, I was really scared about what would happen if I told him. In that case I'll tell him

    Thank you! It's actually going to be my birthday tomorrow so I hope it doesn't put a downer on the whole day
    :birthday: It is my brother's birthday today too

    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Happy birthday man :beer: You kept that very quiet! Well done on the shopping, any plans to do something for your birthday?
    Thanks didn't do much really, someone in the neighbouring flat invited me over and played a bit of PS3 (which I'm crap at :ninja:)
    (Original post by superwolf)
    Happy birthday! :party:



    Good luck! I think Saber's already covered everything I would have said. And happy birthday too.
    Thanks :hugs:
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    Hey guys. Had a better day yesterday than I have before although it wasn't perfect.
    Visited a Buddhist Temple located in the Scottish Borders. :smile:

    But now today.. feel awful, horrible, pathetic, lonely.. :cry:

    Psychiatrist today though. :getmecoat:
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    Hi all. Hope you're doing well. I believe it's a few people's birthdays so happy birthday to all of you

    ________________________________ ________________________________
    Now for the question...
    Has anybody experienced a total lack of any sort of sexual drive on their meds?


    I'm on citalopram and have been for probably half a year now. I don't think I had much of a sexual drive before I started, but I wasn't in a relationship, which I am now.
    I have all the "normal" romantic feelings so it just feels strange that I don't want to do anything about them.
    I don't know if some sort of a mix of depression and meds is causing this since they are listed symptons/ side effects, or if it's just me. I don't even know if it would matter if it were my MH since I don't know if i'll ever be without it.

    I feel like i'm taking advantage of my bf a bit by having this relationship with him, in which some form of intimacy can be legitimately expected, and giving him absolutely no physical intimacy.


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    (Original post by avhhs)
    Sorry, it was just an incoherent ramble . I do sit with people and we spend time after the lectures socialising and stuff, its just that they don't seem to be a particularly good influence in class, talking over the teacher and all that. I remember sitting at the front once and he didn't seem that quiet, maybe I should just stop sitting so far back! That is why I don't want to sit with them people. Maybe I should just say that I'm sitting in the front in order to concentrate with work. They don't concentrate and then they ask me for help. Even in tests sometimes, something I do not agree with doing :rolleyes:. I guess if they treat me differently or even ditch me because of this it says a lot about them :yep:
    Well, I know rambling pretty well, too... Yeah, I know what you mean, but at the end, the people who are on the same wave with you will stick with you and the others not. Thus it is way better to focus on your studies, as this is what you want, because the best way to get happy and good at something is to fully comply with what you are doing.
 
 
 
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