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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Bit of a random question, but does anyone else get times when they're really hyper but really low at the same time? Think it's probably just overtiredness but it's kind of weird :eek:


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    I've never experienced that myself but I imagine it to be quite confusing :hugs:

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    Wish my brain understood that hunger isn't a weakness, literally everybody eats and that nobody is going to think any less of me if I eat. My relationship with food is getting weirder and weirder.


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    Found out that DofE has been sent off, apparently, but I hadn't finished all the evidence and other things/haven't done the expedition yet? But it's been "approved", and also my contact details on it were old/was a school email, and also my old home address, and now confused, because I've now changed them, but they'd have probably emailed me last week?

    Sorry, so annoyed and just bleh Was having a reasonable day before checking it this evening, not brilliant because of essay worries tomorrow, but I did tidying and things, and now just so confused
    Too to write an email tonight to the DofE people at school, but will try talking over with someone at the well being drop-in tomorrow, I hope
    Talking to uni-dofe person, too, tomorrow, supposedly, but not sure what to say to him. I'll just say I'm very confused, I guess He just wanted to check I'd done enough training basically for a training weekend in a few weeks time I signed up for (training for training! :eek: ) and just need to explain to him what I've done so far, I think.


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    Hi everyone,


    Just thought I'd post this here and see what others think


    My dad went to the doctors this morning for his blood pressure check and he seen the doctor I have been seeing for my depression and social anxiety


    He told the doctor he is very worried about me the fact my depression has been worse than usual, not sleeping and lashing out at objects, crying, screaming and just generally extremely low


    He told the doctor that we are having to move house for personal reasons and that I have been getting myself extremely worked up as I don't want to change GP surgeries


    The doctor did say it's very flattering as most GP surgeries are every bit as good, but he did say that he has younger patients he sees there who are at University and don't wish to change, so are still registered, although in an emergency obviously see someone local. So assume he is hinting that an hour away wouldn't be an issue


    He has said to my dad that he knows I have an appointment in a couple of weeks, but would like me to go in asap for a chat, he said he will fit me in as soon as possible even if it is the end of his surgery so not to worry about getting an appointment


    What do you guys think ? The pessimistic side of me is thinking when he said it's very flattering as most GP surgeries are every bit as good he might mean I have to register elsewhere. But the other side is thinking the fact he mentioned he has patients at university who are registered may be a good thing


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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    I've never experienced that myself but I imagine it to be quite confusing :hugs:

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    Wish my brain understood that hunger isn't a weakness, literally everybody eats and that nobody is going to think any less of me if I eat. My relationship with food is getting weirder and weirder.


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    Hyperness dying down and lowness kind of taking over again now, I guess that's good in a way but arghh, I hate this

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    :jumphug: Wish I could make your brain understand that too, but can't unfortunately Here if you want to talk though :hugs:



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    So bleh I swear Just getting too overwhelmed and everything just keeps happening :/

    Off to bed now, going to be horrid tomorrow with DofE stuff, and also primarily essay stuff Hopefully tutor will be nice.

    Good night all! :hugs: Hope you're all okay.
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    Hi my pples. Anybody going for the mental health programme interview at Abertay. I hve applied to start Uni there this Sept n I have been called for an interview .... Anyone with ideas on wats to focus on ????
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    Was told she couldnt get me a prescription for meds today, as she couldnt disturb the drs when in surgery and there was no appointments thisafternoon cos they were closed. So i said well ill wait till 1pm untill its signed.
    So i ate my banana and played games on my phone. Half hour later she came back telling me she went into my drs room and got my prescriptions and my dr even made me an appointment HAHAHA


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Bit of a random question, but does anyone else get times when they're really hyper but really low at the same time? Think it's probably just overtiredness but it's kind of weird :eek:
    Yeah, I've had that a few times, where I have had periods of high energy/extreme agitation/pressured speech but very low mood and paranoid delusions. A very uncomfortable place to be.

    Wierdly enough I can't remember those periods very exactly - like I remember some facts and some thoughts I had and what people who were around me thought but i cant remember it in the same way as other periods of my life as in it doesnt feel like it was me - more like memories of a film if that makes sense. I just can't tally the frame of mind with my current self, even nearer the time.

    I remember when in hospital once having come down - I found some paranoid ramblings I had scribbled down in earnest and I remembered writing them but at the same time it was like there was doubt that it was me - I couldn't connect the dots.

    Hope you feel better soon
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    Was told she couldnt get me a prescription for meds today, as she couldnt disturb the drs when in surgery and there was no appointments thisafternoon cos they were closed. So i said well ill wait till 1pm untill its signed.
    So i ate my banana and played games on my phone. Half hour later she came back telling me she went into my drs room and got my prescriptions and my dr even made me an appointment HAHAHA


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    I am feeling so anxious at the moment I am physically sick. Having recently got a job, they are going through the process of doing background checks and although I didn't lie about anything - I didn't mention my illness and am terrified that it will come out and more questions will be raised.

    Its like I didn't do anything wrong but I feel if they find out about me being sectioned and in hospital and stuff that they will pull the offer.

    I can't even feel good about having got a job and being on the road to recovery because I just have a horrible sickening feeling that things will come crashing down.

    Everything I have eaten this week has been like acid. Think i need to get some promethazine to get me through till this is sorted jut have had to sign up to a new doctors and won't be able to even book an appt till next week.
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    Was told she couldnt get me a prescription for meds today, as she couldnt disturb the drs when in surgery and there was no appointments thisafternoon cos they were closed. So i said well ill wait till 1pm untill its signed.
    So i ate my banana and played games on my phone. Half hour later she came back telling me she went into my drs room and got my prescriptions and my dr even made me an appointment HAHAHA


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    Good on you. Unfortunately, they can be so oversubscribed that you often need to 'push' to get heard/seen.
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    Found out that DofE has been sent off, apparently, but I hadn't finished all the evidence and other things/haven't done the expedition yet? But it's been "approved", and also my contact details on it were old/was a school email, and also my old home address, and now confused, because I've now changed them, but they'd have probably emailed me last week?

    Sorry, so annoyed and just bleh Was having a reasonable day before checking it this evening, not brilliant because of essay worries tomorrow, but I did tidying and things, and now just so confused
    Too to write an email tonight to the DofE people at school, but will try talking over with someone at the well being drop-in tomorrow, I hope
    Talking to uni-dofe person, too, tomorrow, supposedly, but not sure what to say to him. I'll just say I'm very confused, I guess He just wanted to check I'd done enough training basically for a training weekend in a few weeks time I signed up for (training for training! :eek: ) and just need to explain to him what I've done so far, I think.


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    I stopped doing dofe because of how stressful the admin side of it was, so ridiculous! Hope it gets sorted soon.
    (Original post by furryface12)
    Hyperness dying down and lowness kind of taking over again now, I guess that's good in a way but arghh, I hate this

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    Thanks. I remember in hospital they were convinced I had an eating disorder but I laughed it off but now I think I understand where they were coming from Haven't gone to uni today because I had a lecture on 'pro ana' websites so I think it'd probably be triggery for me :sigh:
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    I am feeling so anxious at the moment I am physically sick. Having recently got a job, they are going through the process of doing background checks and although I didn't lie about anything - I didn't mention my illness and am terrified that it will come out and more questions will be raised.

    Its like I didn't do anything wrong but I feel if they find out about me being sectioned and in hospital and stuff that they will pull the offer.

    I can't even feel good about having got a job and being on the road to recovery because I just have a horrible sickening feeling that things will come crashing down.

    Everything I have eaten this week has been like acid. Think i need to get some promethazine to get me through till this is sorted jut have had to sign up to a new doctors and won't be able to even book an appt till next week.
    They can't refuse you a place for MH issues. That would be discrimination on basis of disability which is illegal.

    Only reason they could if you went through occupational health for the place then your illness may prevent you from working.
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    (Original post by purple-duck)
    Hadn't thought about that, it's just different to how it's generally lead, I think? At least I feel a lot different to the last 2-4 people in the role - I'm thinking I should be okay for it? But just need to try and be myself/try and be happy with that. Realised over group therapy/just last couple weeks in general that my selfworth is a lot lower than I thought it was. Maybe.

    oo yes :woo: Thanks Hope you are!

    Oh that sounds rubbish :hugs: Hope the new meds help out - I thought you'd said the last lot had been good? or like an improvement, but just not enough of an improvement? But yeah, hope they help out
    Yeah the last meds helped quite a lot but I was moved up to the highest dose and it wasn't making a difference so the doctor decided to try new ones...

    I hope todays been okay with tutor and essay stuff :hugs:

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    I feel like such an idiot today - I've lost my bus pass from university which has my student id card in it and I need it to sort out accomodation for next year. I must have stupidly put it somewhere 'safe' but I just can't find it, either that or its been thrown out accidentally :/ And so now I'm just feeling rubbish about myself
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    (Original post by Jay84)
    Yeah, I've had that a few times, where I have had periods of high energy/extreme agitation/pressured speech but very low mood and paranoid delusions. A very uncomfortable place to be.

    Wierdly enough I can't remember those periods very exactly - like I remember some facts and some thoughts I had and what people who were around me thought but i cant remember it in the same way as other periods of my life as in it doesnt feel like it was me - more like memories of a film if that makes sense. I just can't tally the frame of mind with my current self, even nearer the time.

    I remember when in hospital once having come down - I found some paranoid ramblings I had scribbled down in earnest and I remembered writing them but at the same time it was like there was doubt that it was me - I couldn't connect the dots.

    Hope you feel better soon
    Fortunately for me it just seems to be a couple of hours at a time when I'm very tired or ill or stressed, it's not nice though and would be even worse over a longer period. I don't always remember what's gone on but then I don't always anyway, so not sure

    Sorry you're so anxious, good luck with the job though- sure it'll go fine


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    I stopped doing dofe because of how stressful the admin side of it was, so ridiculous! Hope it gets sorted soon.

    :hugs: :hugs: Is there anything I can do?

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    Thanks. I remember in hospital they were convinced I had an eating disorder but I laughed it off but now I think I understand where they were coming from Haven't gone to uni today because I had a lecture on 'pro ana' websites so I think it'd probably be triggery for me :sigh:
    Don't know, trying to distract myself and need to do some work but my brain's all mush so neither's really working.
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    :hugs: Is there anyone you could talk to about it? Or go to GP but I appreciate I'm not the best person to try and persuade you to go there Here if you want me though. Possibly a good thing not to go into uni in that case, although not that it'd be triggering obviously :console:

    Also completely agree on the d of e thing, I got there eventually but the website is a nightmare!



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    Thanks :hugs: I'm so worried now, by the sounds of it he's stable but I keep thinking of worst case scenarios and what if the same thing happens to my dad
    I'm really sorry to hear this Socky Thinking of you and your family :hugs:
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    They can't refuse you a place for MH issues. That would be discrimination on basis of disability which is illegal.

    Only reason they could if you went through occupational health for the place then your illness may prevent you from working.
    I know they can't legally discriminate but in practice, until you are established in a job - it is hard to prove that is why you are being discriminated against. They could very simply come up with some other reason, I am sure.

    That said, I have received and signed a contract and I have been truthful on my cv about qualifications etc. so hopefully I should be in a good position.

    In reality, the anxiety I feel about things is irrational - I just can't get over it. Often when I am anxious or nervous about something - I try to consider the worst case scenario and think 'I can deal with that' and I am ok but recently it hasn't worked. I know I have nothing to feel guilty about, that I am good enough and the worst that could happen is a job doesn't work out yet I am still so anxious *shrug*

    I have only really had (illogical or irrational) anxiety in my life since I last got out of hospital. Previously, I have had acute mental health periods and have bounced back with relatively few problems but the last couple of years (or maybe my entire adult life) has taken its toll and now life in recovery is more of a struggle.

    People knowing about my mental illness is also more of a big deal to me than it should be. I am seeing an old friend this weekend who I haven't seen for a couple of years and I am going to be honest about the problems I have had and although I know that
    i) it won't be a shock since he has heard about or seen various incidents where I have been dragged off by police or been hyper and gabbing nonsense and have a pattern of going off the radar for months or years and ii) he is a man of the world and is unlikely to judge or be uncool
    It still makes me a bit sick to admit my problems
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Don't know, trying to distract myself and need to do some work but my brain's all mush so neither's really working.
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    :hugs: Is there anyone you could talk to about it? Or go to GP but I appreciate I'm not the best person to try and persuade you to go there Here if you want me though. Possibly a good thing not to go into uni in that case, although not that it'd be triggering obviously :console:

    Also completely agree on the d of e thing, I got there eventually but the website is a nightmare!

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    Hope it gets less mushy :sadnod: I'm also putting off work :ninja: Here if you want to talk through things

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    I don't know, it's confusing because I'm not thin enough for an eating disorder. People have commented saying I've lost weight but I can't see it. Made a deal with myself (and my dog :ninja:) that if depression stuff gets worse then I'll go.
 
 
 
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