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    Im cold im tired iv not slept, i cant sleep, im in pain from my ribs because iv been in agony from "very bad indigestion" :sad:
    Just want this indigestion and acheyness to go away now :sadnod:

    Urgh i hate life


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    I've not slept either these damn side-effects, every one of my limbs hurt and I'm tired when I need to be awake and can't sleep when I should be
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    I have a placement tomorrow to observe in a independent catholic school. It's bring back all of my high school feelings as well as my gay teenage christian feelings.

    I've lost all academic ability and I've stopped caring. I don't even know what to do for one of my essays and I'm starting to feel sick with worry that I won't work it out before the deadline.

    I know it's my annual winter breakdown setting in, but it's also my last semester at uni and I really need to pull myself together

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I have a placement tomorrow to observe in a independent catholic school. It's bring back all of my high school feelings as well as my gay teenage christian feelings.

    I've lost all academic ability and I've stopped caring. I don't even know what to do for one of my essays and I'm starting to feel sick with worry that I won't work it out before the deadline.

    I know it's my annual winter breakdown setting in, but it's also my last semester at uni and I really need to pull myself together

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    Didn't realise you had a Christian upbringing. Must have been really hard for you - I'm sorry :jumphug: Am having a tough time myself being Catholic and identifying as lesbian :yes:

    Just remember we all care for you here and you should check in with us and keep us updated about how you're doing :hugs:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Didn't realise you had a Christian upbringing. Must have been really hard for you - I'm sorry :jumphug: Am having a tough time myself being Catholic and identifying as lesbian :yes:

    Just remember we all care for you here and you should check in with us and keep us updated about how you're doing :hugs:
    I really do miss the church. I wasn't bought up as a Christian although my mother had a Catholic upbringing and is still religious in her own way but I did find the church myself through Rainbows and it grew from there. Church a couple of nights a week and on Sunday felt like home and then when I started to realise and pull away from the church I felt super lonely but then didn't know how to return as a gay awkward teenager. It was a Methodist church and the whole place would have been lovely and understanding but I couldn't accept that they would be and just never returned. When I moved back to my hometown I was hoping to at least drop in once to see if I could but my childhood church is now a gym. It's utterly heartbreaking when we drive past it because that was kinda where I grew up and now it's just being ruined.

    I just know that the first question I'm asked tomorrow (they are an extremely Catholic school) is if I am a Christian and I'm going to have some sort of awkward meltdown. I'm struggling with my faith - am I an atheist or am I not when I think there are flashes of belief in there. It's just going to feel awful
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I really do miss the church. I wasn't bought up as a Christian although my mother had a Catholic upbringing and is still religious in her own way but I did find the church myself through Rainbows and it grew from there. Church a couple of nights a week and on Sunday felt like home and then when I started to realise and pull away from the church I felt super lonely but then didn't know how to return as a gay awkward teenager. It was a Methodist church and the whole place would have been lovely and understanding but I couldn't accept that they would be and just never returned. When I moved back to my hometown I was hoping to at least drop in once to see if I could but my childhood church is now a gym. It's utterly heartbreaking when we drive past it because that was kinda where I grew up and now it's just being ruined.
    I can't believe they turned your church into a gym! :eek: That's so awful :console: :hugs: I don't know much about the Methodist church but I've always had the impression they are very loving and accepting of most, if not all, people. You should have gone back! Though I totally understand why you didn't :jumphug:

    I just know that the first question I'm asked tomorrow (they are an extremely Catholic school) is if I am a Christian and I'm going to have some sort of awkward meltdown. I'm struggling with my faith - am I an atheist or am I not when I think there are flashes of belief in there. It's just going to feel awful
    I will keep my fingers crossed for you that it's OK. You're always welcome to inbox me about your faith, or to write in X Soc. We're all very friendly and it doesn't matter if you don't know what you believe. No one will try and brainwash you, least of all me! If that would help as a resource for you, do use it but equally, no pressure to if you'd rather not. Just want you to know that you can talk to me if that would help at all :hugs:

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I just know that the first question I'm asked tomorrow (they are an extremely Catholic school) is if I am a Christian and I'm going to have some sort of awkward meltdown. I'm struggling with my faith - am I an atheist or am I not when I think there are flashes of belief in there. It's just going to feel awful
    This probably doesn't help very much, but remember it is illegal for them to ask about your faith - you are well within your rights to refuse to answer if you're not comfortable disclosing it.
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    Its such a good job the council talk to other departments and know whats what :yep:


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    Hi guys,

    It's been a while since I wrote on here but I've surprised myself in that I've been feeling better these last few months :eek:. I decided to take a year out so I've been working away. What I wanted to ask was do you have any ideas what else I could do this year so I haven't *just* worked - I feel like I should do some more interesting things as well, and still find I can feel quite down/bored/anxious on my days off?

    Hope things are okay with all of you, I've not really been following the thread
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    Hi guys,

    It's been a while since I wrote on here but I've surprised myself in that I've been feeling better these last few months :eek:. I decided to take a year out so I've been working away. What I wanted to ask was do you have any ideas what else I could do this year so I haven't *just* worked - I feel like I should do some more interesting things as well, and still find I can feel quite down/bored/anxious on my days off?

    Hope things are okay with all of you, I've not really been following the thread
    Hiya! Glad to hear you've been feeling better

    My three things to do personally, would be:

    1. Travelling
    2. Volunteering
    3. Language learning

    not necessarily in that order though
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    I'm giving up on anon, it's too much hassle. I still feel really awful, everything hurts and I've been sick but I've barely eaten anything so it just hurt.

    I'm supposed to be on placement at a pharmacy tomorrow but if I feel like this I won't be able to go my friend says I should skip my meds today and tomorrow and see if I feel well enough for the placement, but this sounds like a bad idea? I don't know what to do


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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Hiya! Glad to hear you've been feeling better

    My three things to do personally, would be:

    1. Travelling
    2. Volunteering
    3. Language learning

    not necessarily in that order though
    I volunteer already but am finding it difficult to fit around my work sometimes although I will keep doing it anyway. Maybe I should try to do something new with it because I've been doing it for a while and it's not that exciting any more haha.

    I need to get planning a trip somewhere I think, maybe in the spring so I have something to look forward to. I won't have anyone to go with though so might need to look into going with one of those companies that takes groups or waiting for the holidays so I can go with my friends that are at uni.

    Thanks for replying
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    (Original post by sadpanda123)
    I volunteer already but am finding it difficult to fit around my work sometimes although I will keep doing it anyway. Maybe I should try to do something new with it because I've been doing it for a while and it's not that exciting any more haha.
    I guess it's just about finding something that fits? Some of my volunteering jobs I like better than others. Volunteering can be so tiring as well :eek:

    I need to get planning a trip somewhere I think, maybe in the spring so I have something to look forward to. I won't have anyone to go with though so might need to look into going with one of those companies that takes groups or waiting for the holidays so I can go with my friends that are at uni.

    Thanks for replying
    Spring sounds like a good time. Def look into those companies and STA travel and places, and see if you can find anything nice to do
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    (Original post by Nathanielle)
    I did my homework!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:captain: On the right way!

    Hm, Secret Santa sounds awesome, but I won't be in the UK. Is that a problem?
    PM me and I'm sure we can work something out.

    (Original post by sadpanda123)
    Hi guys,

    It's been a while since I wrote on here but I've surprised myself in that I've been feeling better these last few months :eek:. I decided to take a year out so I've been working away. What I wanted to ask was do you have any ideas what else I could do this year so I haven't *just* worked - I feel like I should do some more interesting things as well, and still find I can feel quite down/bored/anxious on my days off?

    Hope things are okay with all of you, I've not really been following the thread
    Glad to hear things have got better for you. Do you have any hobbies that could keep you occupied in your spare time? I tend to make presents for my friends and family when I'm at a loose end, and I find that it's very rewarding. :yep: I also spend an hour or so a day playing with or looking after my pet mice, which again makes me really happy. Obviously getting a pet is a big decision, but in my case I've found it's been really beneficial.
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    I'm giving up on anon, it's too much hassle. I still feel really awful, everything hurts and I've been sick but I've barely eaten anything so it just hurt.

    I'm supposed to be on placement at a pharmacy tomorrow but if I feel like this I won't be able to go my friend says I should skip my meds today and tomorrow and see if I feel well enough for the placement, but this sounds like a bad idea? I don't know what to do


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    I wouldn't try your friend's idea either - it could mean you have to deal with side-effects for even longer, and might delay the meds in doing their actual job. Much better to decide one way or the other if you want to be on or off them, and stick to that decision.
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    Hi everyone!
    Just wanted to ask about other people's experiences when phoning Samaritans
    I've done it several times in the past and I always find it awkward at the start...the person just goes ''Hello?''

    Where do you go from there? I can't really think of a decent way to start the conversation, usually just say something like ''can I talk to you'' which is stupid really cos they've just answered the bloody phone...

    What do you lot think?
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    I wouldn't try your friend's idea either - it could mean you have to deal with side-effects for even longer, and might delay the meds in doing their actual job. Much better to decide one way or the other if you want to be on or off them, and stick to that decision.
    Okay, I want to stay on them because I need to deal with feeling so depressed but feeling this sick is awful. I've not got out of bed since Friday

    I'll take today's dose then I'm just really gutted that I might miss my placement, and I'm going to have to explain to my lecturers why I missed it


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    Okay, I want to stay on them because I need to deal with feeling so depressed but feeling this sick is awful. I've not got out of bed since Friday

    I'll take today's dose then I'm just really gutted that I might miss my placement, and I'm going to have to explain to my lecturers why I missed it


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    It might be a good idea to make an appointment with your GP/whoever prescribed you the medication. I had similarly bad side-effects on one or two antidepressants and had to be taken off them very quickly because they were having such a bad effect on me. It can be quite hard to judge for yourself whether the potential advantages outweigh the disadvantages, so I'd suggest talking to your doctor.
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    It might be a good idea to make an appointment with your GP/whoever prescribed you the medication. I had similarly bad side-effects on one or two antidepressants and had to be taken off them very quickly because they were having such a bad effect on me. It can be quite hard to judge for yourself whether the potential advantages outweigh the disadvantages, so I'd suggest talking to your doctor.
    I've got an appointment on Wednesday so I'll keep taking them till then and see what he says. The whole reason I wanted to go on meds was to stop myself missing so many classes at uni but it seems to have backfired! My friend has agreed to go buy me lucozade so that's a positive


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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This probably doesn't help very much, but remember it is illegal for them to ask about your faith - you are well within your rights to refuse to answer if you're not comfortable disclosing it.
    I know I can refuse but I think it'll still be awkward as the refusal pretty much flags me as a not Catholic.

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    I can't believe they turned your church into a gym! :eek: That's so awful :console: :hugs: I don't know much about the Methodist church but I've always had the impression they are very loving and accepting of most, if not all, people. You should have gone back! Though I totally understand why you didn't :jumphug:



    I will keep my fingers crossed for you that it's OK. You're always welcome to inbox me about your faith, or to write in X Soc. We're all very friendly and it doesn't matter if you don't know what you believe. No one will try and brainwash you, least of all me! If that would help as a resource for you, do use it but equally, no pressure to if you'd rather not. Just want you to know that you can talk to me if that would help at all :hugs:

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    Also if you don't mind, I'll say a prayer for you, that tomorrow goes OK and that not too many questions are asked?
    It's the "Give me Strength" gym too so it's doubly upsetting. The Methodists are a lovely bunch. Still not quite there on same sex marriage but they're crawling towards it and definitely have a good "love everything and everyone!" message.

    The school looks brilliant and supportive and I really hope I like it. And it's a really good School Direct school so this is essentially a ten day long job interview. I'm just absolutely terrified of not fitting in or being too awkward or for being one of the people that the students are awful with.

    Thank you for the offer and for your lovely thoughts. As soon as I start pulling myself back together I'll definitely see if I can find myself in a place where I can start creeping back towards some sort of faith.

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    I would like that very much. Thank you!
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    So, for the second time my exciting ATOS ESA appointment has been moved, last time I had 2 days notice, this time they ring me up on the morning. ><
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I know I can refuse but I think it'll still be awkward as the refusal pretty much flags me as a not Catholic.
    Catholic schools DO employ non-Catholic teachers, so hopefully it won't be as awkward as you think. I hate to have to say this to you but I would try and avoid references to your girlfriend, though. Lots of Catholics can be close-minded about these things, unfortunately


    It's the "Give me Strength" gym too so it's doubly upsetting. The Methodists are a lovely bunch. Still not quite there on same sex marriage but they're crawling towards it and definitely have a good "love everything and everyone!" message.
    I don't think anyone, Quakers aside, are quite there on same sex marriage, are they? :no:

    The school looks brilliant and supportive and I really hope I like it. And it's a really good School Direct school so this is essentially a ten day long job interview. I'm just absolutely terrified of not fitting in or being too awkward or for being one of the people that the students are awful with.
    I have lots of confidence that you will be great with the students. You're such a great PS Helper and it's the same sorts of skills, so I have faith that you won't be awful - far from it! :hugs:

    Thank you for the offer and for your lovely thoughts. As soon as I start pulling myself back together I'll definitely see if I can find myself in a place where I can start creeping back towards some sort of faith.

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    I would like that very much. Thank you!
    No worries

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