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    i cant endure this any longer. like, really cant
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    So Eminem develops schizophrenia and is hospitalised. His psychiatrist puts him onto a high dose of risperidone. He starts to feel very low and can't rap and he's like "rap's my drug. It's more important than breathing. I need to get off this **** I'm leaving" So during his assigned weekly hour of internet time in the hospital he does some bro science research on risperidone and other antipsychotics and finds that they affect dopamine in the brain and he's like "I gotta get clean, this is so mean, least it seems, the doctor took ma dopamine."

    So when he meets with his doctor he says "man I'm not sure about this risperidone. " His doctor says "what's wrong with it?" Eminem replies "well I think it's dopamine." His doctor looks at him and smiles and says "dope is ghetto talk for awesome, right?" and leaves.

    This happens every time eminem sees his doctor for 10 years but his risperidone has slowed him down so he can't learn from the mistake.

    He gains a huge amount of weight and becomes the fat shady.

    Hope you enjoyed my fan fiction for eminem.
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    (Original post by nohomo)
    So Eminem develops schizophrenia and is hospitalised. His psychiatrist puts him onto a high dose of risperidone. He starts to feel very low and can't rap and he's like "rap's my drug. It's more important than breathing. I need to get off this **** I'm leaving" So during his assigned weekly hour of internet time in the hospital he does some bro science research on risperidone and other antipsychotics and finds that they affect dopamine in the brain and he's like "I gotta get clean, this is so mean, least it seems, the doctor took ma dopamine."

    So when he meets with his doctor he says "man I'm not sure about this risperidone. " His doctor says "what's wrong with it?" Eminem replies "well I think it's dopamine." His doctor looks at him and smiles and says "dope is ghetto talk for awesome, right?" and leaves.

    This happens every time eminem sees his doctor for 10 years but his risperidone has slowed him down so he can't learn from the mistake.

    He gains a huge amount of weight and becomes the fat shady.

    Hope you enjoyed my fan fiction for eminem.
    Very creative

    Nah man, I see exactly where you're coming from. I've been taking various antipsychotics for around 7 years now and I know they've slowed me down. I used to get all As in school no effort but came out with a 2:2 at university. If I'm in the store and trying to decide how much of a deal buying a bigger product instead of the smaller one is I'm ****ing stuck, out comes the calculator for something I should easily do in my head.There's also the weight gain and lactation which are definitely not good for my self-esteem.

    Saying that....I seem to have come across a combination that works awesomely, no more voices or delusions, though the cost is high.
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    Nah man, I see exactly where you're coming from. I've been taking various antipsychotics for around 7 years now and I know they've slowed me down. I used to get all As in school no effort but came out with a 2:2 at university. If I'm in the store and trying to decide how much of a deal buying a bigger product instead of the smaller one is I'm ****ing stuck, out comes the calculator for something I should easily do in my head.There's also the weight gain and lactation which are definitely not good for my self-esteem.

    Saying that....I seem to have come across a combination that works awesomely, no more voices or delusions, though the cost is high.
    Yeah they definitely have their downsides for me too

    I'm sorry to hear that you're still having difficulties with them

    Not only has this mess with my health and medication contributed to how poor I am, it's made me really quite fat and slow so I embarrass myself at times in shops. I was in my local shop recently and thought I'd buy 3 cheap chocolate bars and some coke zero. Turns out I'd added up my money wrongly (or perhaps they overcharged for the chocolate bars compared to what it said on them) so I didn't have enough money and when he tried to charge me I had to say, with a big queue behind me, can I put something back? And I put a chocolate bar back. So embarrassing. Especially since a primary school classmate was behind me in the queue.

    Particularly bad considering I was studying maths at uni before I was told to leave on Medical grounds, though obviously there's more to maths than arithmetic.
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    Not as easy as my DRs, or as cheap!
    And im not going purely on principle! How can the building they operate from NOT have a female counsellor?
    No, that's true Is kinda stupid Or even have one who can be on-call/available!

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    Hair flicking can look funny though Trry having it past your shoulders! It was good, not many people came in the end (and none of the people I thought were going except the one that invited me ) but we just sat there until about 11 then everyone was tired so we all went home and one of them gave me a lift

    Yep! :eek: Glad that you've found it helpful :hugs: I don't know, I can't imagine it'll matter 'how bad' people are, it'll help different people to different extents and if it helps you that's brilliant! :yep:

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    Shropshire- Deyesy knew where it was! :woo:
    :console: I know what you mean there, decisions are scary Do you know what modules you're taking? I don't know where to apply, that said this time last year applying first time round I didn't even now what course I wanted to do so I guess it's improved a bit
    Maybe... I remember when I got my hair cut in the summer I kept trying to flick my hair out of my eyes, even if it wasn't there/no hair moved :lol:
    Haha, yeah I don't get how girls cope with it - I suppose generally don't have so much of a fringe/mostly at the back/sides? or tied back there or something
    Ah okay Sorta good not having so many people? or sad to not see the others? That sounds good then Less stress about going out! :eek:

    :hugs: Yes I suppose you're right there, sorry :woo:

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    I know there! I think In between birmingham/midlands and wales? Shrewsbury? Almost went along the river severn there for the canoeing (Still need to sort dofe stuff :eek: :ninja: :hide:)


    Sorta, keep having doubts/not being sure about them though - like I'm taking german, which I decided at the end of last week that I like/want to continue with it, but then I'm over-creditting quite a lot at the moment, and will probably need to drop quite a few things - is just difficult to decide/too many things
    Haha, definitely progress then I'm afraid Warwick doesn't have a music department I don't think :sad: (:ninja:) (is it phys/music you're applying for? Sorry if that's not so )

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    Don't really feel like I deserve it if i'm being honest! idk
    Why shouldn't you? You're not 100% right - you're ill - Your parents (and you, via VAT!) have paid taxes, and you're living in this country - you're more than entitled to use the medical care available to get better! What they're there for :hugs:
    And very important for you to get better :jumphug:

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    Friends are going to comic con (london, this weekend), and I almost got a ticket at the same time as them yesterday, but thought I'd leave it a day as I wasn't sure - just checked the website and they're sold out :sad: I mean I still wasn't sure about it, but feel bad/regret-y for not actually deciding/not going - not as if I have much else on, and I've never been to one of them before

    On the other side of things tonight went on a society social to a restaurant (after being unsure whether to go) and had a great time Didn't eat that much (was a buffet), as always get anxious with food eating out (or I often do ) - but had a great time nonetheless/joking with people and stuff Socials feel odd this year though because now I'm like not a fresher/am one of the older/active ones - and the people who were older/active to me last year have left :eek:



    OH and also - could someone within the skype chat/with powers to add me to it please PM me so I can pass on skype details Thanks :woo:
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    and now to stay up and do this assignment

    Hope everyone's okay :hugs:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Very creative

    Nah man, I see exactly where you're coming from. I've been taking various antipsychotics for around 7 years now and I know they've slowed me down. I used to get all As in school no effort but came out with a 2:2 at university. If I'm in the store and trying to decide how much of a deal buying a bigger product instead of the smaller one is I'm ****ing stuck, out comes the calculator for something I should easily do in my head.There's also the weight gain and lactation which are definitely not good for my self-esteem.

    Saying that....I seem to have come across a combination that works awesomely, no more voices or delusions, though the cost is high.
    Also it's particularly sad that you are clever but underperformed on your degree because of health/medication, though I'm impressed that you got a degree in light of your difficulties
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    in such a dark place. so low. don't feel safe and having continuous visions of me doing something. wondering if I should call Samaritans but cant face talking on the phone
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    in such a dark place. so low. don't feel safe and having continuous visions of me doing something. wondering if I should call Samaritans but cant face talking on the phone
    Theres a text number if it would help hun
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    in such a dark place. so low. don't feel safe and having continuous visions of me doing something. wondering if I should call Samaritans but cant face talking on the phone
    Don't feel safe = A&E hun xxxxx
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    Lucky!

    Have fun.

    Care to share any specific countries?

    Feel free not to.

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    Ooh, have fun!

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    Sounds awesome! Hope you enjoy your trip
    Thanks! Hopefully I enjoy it, it won't be entirely new for me (which is very good, because I have good memories), but all people will be relatively new to me and that is allways challenging, no matter how familiar you are with the culture.
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    in such a dark place. so low. don't feel safe and having continuous visions of me doing something. wondering if I should call Samaritans but cant face talking on the phone
    As Panda said, there is a text option, too. And I don't know, wether you have it in the UK, but there are groups, who are specialising in support by email, but the downside is, they can't answer you simultaneously.
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    Maybe... I remember when I got my hair cut in the summer I kept trying to flick my hair out of my eyes, even if it wasn't there/no hair moved :lol:
    Haha, yeah I don't get how girls cope with it - I suppose generally don't have so much of a fringe/mostly at the back/sides? or tied back there or something
    Ah okay Sorta good not having so many people? or sad to not see the others? That sounds good then Less stress about going out! :eek:

    :hugs: Yes I suppose you're right there, sorry :woo:

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    I know there! I think In between birmingham/midlands and wales? Shrewsbury? Almost went along the river severn there for the canoeing (Still need to sort dofe stuff :eek: :ninja: :hide:)


    Sorta, keep having doubts/not being sure about them though - like I'm taking german, which I decided at the end of last week that I like/want to continue with it, but then I'm over-creditting quite a lot at the moment, and will probably need to drop quite a few things - is just difficult to decide/too many things
    Haha, definitely progress then I'm afraid Warwick doesn't have a music department I don't think :sad: (:ninja:) (is it phys/music you're applying for? Sorry if that's not so )

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    Friends are going to comic con (london, this weekend), and I almost got a ticket at the same time as them yesterday, but thought I'd leave it a day as I wasn't sure - just checked the website and they're sold out :sad: I mean I still wasn't sure about it, but feel bad/regret-y for not actually deciding/not going - not as if I have much else on, and I've never been to one of them before

    On the other side of things tonight went on a society social to a restaurant (after being unsure whether to go) and had a great time Didn't eat that much (was a buffet), as always get anxious with food eating out (or I often do ) - but had a great time nonetheless/joking with people and stuff Socials feel odd this year though because now I'm like not a fresher/am one of the older/active ones - and the people who were older/active to me last year have left :eek:



    OH and also - could someone within the skype chat/with powers to add me to it please PM me so I can pass on skype details Thanks :woo:
    That would look even weirder :lol: I tend to clip mine back but it slides down and annoys me, plus my hair's fairly wavy/curly but fringe stays straight so it looks longer than the rest of it which is a bit stupid!

    Yeah definitely good not having so many people! The others are lovely but slightly intimidating in that they just try to outdrink each other half the time, plus I'm kind of struggling with everyone being away at uni at the minute and having more people to tell me about strange things going on kind of is worse. That sounds really selfish, sorry, not meant to at all

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    :eek: Make that two people then! It is :yep: Yeah, I've canoed there a fair bit too, on my practice we finished there so had to walk through the really posh bit and then the centre after six days of d of e with all our stuff- got some very strange looks especially as we kept seeing people we knew!


    I know what you mean, don't really know what to suggest though My friend ended up listing a load of societies she was trying to choose between to me on skype the other day and telling me to decide for her, which just ended up in both of us not knowing which to pick It is, or just physics, trying to work out if I can go anywhere for both at the minute! Need to email them back...

    Yay, well done tonight! Sorry you're not going to comicon though- maybe ask them to bring you something back? Have a feeling that would make the lefty outy thing worse actually, forget that :getmecoat:

    If you PM me I'll do it in the morning, can't on here though (:grumble:) so might be better just so ask someone else if you want it tonight, sorry! That said last I saw everyone was trying to freak samba out with girl stuff, so yeah you might not want to


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    (Original post by nohomo)
    Yeah they definitely have their downsides for me too

    I'm sorry to hear that you're still having difficulties with them

    Not only has this mess with my health and medication contributed to how poor I am, it's made me really quite fat and slow so I embarrass myself at times in shops. I was in my local shop recently and thought I'd buy 3 cheap chocolate bars and some coke zero. Turns out I'd added up my money wrongly (or perhaps they overcharged for the chocolate bars compared to what it said on them) so I didn't have enough money and when he tried to charge me I had to say, with a big queue behind me, can I put something back? And I put a chocolate bar back. So embarrassing. Especially since a primary school classmate was behind me in the queue.

    Particularly bad considering I was studying maths at uni before I was told to leave on Medical grounds, though obviously there's more to maths than arithmetic.
    Oh man I'm sorry to hear about that situation, I can imagine how embarrassing it would have been for you. :console:

    The thing that gets me is that psychiatrists never seem to admit (or at least mine haven't) how much of an effect on a person's intelligence these drugs can have. When I was seeing the EIT I kept telling them the meds were making me dumb but they refused to listen - a bit like your Eminem.

    You say they've made you fat too, have you heard about taking metformin alongside your antipsychotic? I was struggling a lot to lose weight and avoid putting more on so did some research and found that metformin can both help minimize the weight put on from antipsychotics as well as making it easier to lose weight. Might be something you might want to talk to your psychiatrist about if you're having that problem?


    (Original post by nohomo)
    Also it's particularly sad that you are clever but underperformed on your degree because of health/medication, though I'm impressed that you got a degree in light of your difficulties
    Thanks

    I only got out of hospital the week before my final year exams started, I could hardly read because of the blurry vision from a new medication. It was pretty ridiculous but I'm still never going to be happy with that 2:2.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Oh man I'm sorry to hear about that situation, I can imagine how embarrassing it would have been for you. :console:

    The thing that gets me is that psychiatrists never seem to admit (or at least mine haven't) how much of an effect on a person's intelligence these drugs can have. When I was seeing the EIT I kept telling them the meds were making me dumb but they refused to listen - a bit like your Eminem.

    You say they've made you fat too, have you heard about taking metformin alongside your antipsychotic? I was struggling a lot to lose weight and avoid putting more on so did some research and found that metformin can both help minimize the weight put on from antipsychotics as well as making it easier to lose weight. Might be something you might want to talk to your psychiatrist about if you're having that problem?




    Thanks

    I only got out of hospital the week before my final year exams started, I could hardly read because of the blurry vision from a new medication. It was pretty ridiculous but I'm still never going to be happy with that 2:2.
    It was extremely embarrassing

    I have to admit my experiences with antipsychotics were the inspiration for my Eminem in the fan fiction

    My psychiatrists haven't said that the drugs lower intelligence. I think their usual line with me is that the illness does that but the research suggests the medication can help with intelligence. I guess I can't know how things would've progressed without it but even at my most ill pre medication I think I could reason in maths and do arithmetic better and was a bit sharper with my humour etc than I am on antipsychotics.

    I'll definitely ask the psychiatrist about metformin when I see him in November. Thank you so much for the recommendation because otherwise I'd not have known about it

    Those are some pretty severe extenuating circumstances (didn't know you'd just got out of hospital and had blurry vision on top of the other stuff) so I'm impressed you got a degree
 
 
 
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