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    (Original post by Midnightmemories)
    I'm watching it too. Having real issues getting into it but it's started to pick up now. (Issues are probably just a me thing though - barely slept last night. Yet can't sleep tonight.)


    :jumphug: :hugs:
    Yeah, I have a lot of difficulty getting into stuff recently too, it's definitely not just you :hugs:


    (Original post by Anonymous)
    :hugs: x

    This is totally irrelevant but i thought of you the other day because i saw your little avatar on someone's hat
    hope you feel better soon :hugs: x
    O rly? That's surprising, the Panthers aren't that popular even over here nevermind the UK.



    And thank you both, I've finally stopped crying but still feel like ****.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Awww good luck lovely :hugs: i really can't think of anything apart from maybe thicker denier (think that is what it is called...) tights? anyway if you find anything can you please share? because might have to wear a dress for prom...
    first time in 7 years, want to wear a trouser suit with a waistcoat but dont think that would go down well :/

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    Thanks, yeah trying to find some. Really should've thought of this before tonight but oh well yeah I will, was very lucky we didn't have a prom in the end! Dresses are not nice. Hope you can though, have time to get the courage to :hugs:


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    Guess who got the lowest grade in the class.



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    (Original post by Midnightmemories)
    I'm watching it too. Having real issues getting into it but it's started to pick up now. (Issues are probably just a me thing though - barely slept last night. Yet can't sleep tonight.)


    :jumphug: :hugs:
    I'm finding it a bit hard to get into as well. Not as much drama as I thought there would be but I'll see how it goes. Gonna watch the rest tomorrow
    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Is it any good? I'm so excited about watching it but am too busy with my summer class atm.
    Its OK so far, I'm onto episode 5 atm and I would say that the other seasons have been more action packed than this so far but I'll see how the rest of the season goes


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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Yeah, I have a lot of difficulty getting into stuff recently too, it's definitely not just you :hugs:




    O rly? That's surprising, the Panthers aren't that popular even over here nevermind the UK.



    And thank you both, I've finally stopped crying but still feel like ****.
    Your welcome lovely... :hugs: only a PM away if you need a chat.

    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I'm finding it a bit hard to get into as well. Not as much drama as I thought there would be but I'll see how it goes. Gonna watch the rest tomorrow

    Its OK so far, I'm onto episode 5 atm and I would say that the other seasons have been more action packed than this so far but I'll see how the rest of the season goes


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    Ah, I've only just finished episode 2, going to watch more tomorrow. Not as much drama yet.

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    In good news, on Monday I plan on getting signed off on my college course. It's been a long, hard slog but it's nearly over. Can't believe I actually made it. :woo:
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Glad to hear you've had a good day! Hope it stays like that :hugs: sorry I didn't reply earlier, I've been watching the new series of Orange Is The New Black

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    Thankyou!!! Yes me too! It's so nice to feel this way! The first time in over 2 years where I've just felt free! I'm even still smiling now!
    No worries! What's that about? I've heard of it but not seen it.
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Thankyou!!! Yes me too! It's so nice to feel this way! The first time in over 2 years where I've just felt free! I'm even still smiling now!
    No worries! What's that about? I've heard of it but not seen it.
    I really do hope it lasts! Those moments of clarity when you have OCD are so refreshing and you feel like a weight has been lifted, even just for a little while

    Its a drama about a women's prison. It's pretty good and quite funny times too. I recommend it

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    Has anyone been in the priory roehampton. Going to be admitted there tomorrow and I'm so scared


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    (Original post by furryface12)
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    Any ideas on hiding scars? Going to a wedding tomorrow (no idea how :/), my dress covers all the worst ones and most of the others but can still see a few through tights. Someone suggested lipstick and concealer but I don't have any and not something I can ask my family about


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    I'm sorry to hear that you've been doing that.
    I hope you can stop it soon because it must be affecting you!
    Well as another user suggested, maybe another pair of tights?
    Or could you make a trip in the morning to get some makeup to help cover up some of the scars?
    I hope everything goes well at the wedding!
    Apologies for this being late too. I was gonna reply earlier but had some things to do.
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I really do hope it lasts! Those moments of clarity when you have OCD are so refreshing and you feel like a weight has been lifted, even just for a little while

    Its a drama about a women's prison. It's pretty good and quite funny times too. I recommend it

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    Thankyou! I appreciate you saying that!
    They sure are! I've no idea where this had come from! Especially after the disaster of Thursday!
    Yes I feel that a weight has been lifted! Less worrying now too about being triggered!
    It's so nice! I just hope it lasts forever!

    Hmm well that's an interesting place for it to be set!
    I don't watch much TV but i may take a look at this!
    Have you seen any of the new Top Gear episodes? (I know you said you weren't going to but I'm wondering if you changed your mind?).
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Thankyou! I appreciate you saying that!
    They sure are! I've no idea where this had come from! Especially after the disaster of Thursday!
    Yes I feel that a weight has been lifted! Less worrying now too about being triggered!
    It's so nice! I just hope it lasts forever!

    Hmm well that's an interesting place for it to be set!
    I don't watch much TV but i may take a look at this!
    Have you seen any of the new Top Gear episodes? (I know you said you weren't going to but I'm wondering if you changed your mind?).
    Just take things a day at a time. Enjoy this break from every thing atm but don't be too hard on yourself if you do slip back in a few days, few weeks or whenever. Setbacks are part of managing any mental illness but they are ultimately what help you build up strength and knowledge to deal with a condition

    I watched a few mins to see if Chris Evans was as bad as everyone was making him out to be but after that I turned it off and don't plan on watching it again :laugh: have you watched it?

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Just take things a day at a time. Enjoy this break from every thing atm but don't be too hard on yourself if you do slip back in a few days, few weeks or whenever. Setbacks are part of managing any mental illness but they are ultimately what help you build up strength and knowledge to deal with a condition

    I watched a few mins to see if Chris Evans was as bad as everyone was making him out to be but after that I turned it off and don't plan on watching it again :laugh: have you watched it?

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    I shall do that, I'm just savouring it currently!
    Ok I won't be, I guess it's just natural for these things to happen!
    Yeah that's true, indeed it helps you to understand better what's going on!

    He is pretty annoying but not as bad as I thought he would be.
    Ah well, at least you gave it a go!
    I sure have! I love it tbh! But I love cars (if you couldn't guess haha!) so it's just another car show for me! Plus I like all of the presenters so that's a bonus!
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    (Original post by 05autyt)
    Has anyone been in the priory roehampton. Going to be admitted there tomorrow and I'm so scared


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    I haven't but hope it's as okay as it can be and they help you :hugs:

    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    I'm sorry to hear that you've been doing that.
    I hope you can stop it soon because it must be affecting you!
    Well as another user suggested, maybe another pair of tights?
    Or could you make a trip in the morning to get some makeup to help cover up some of the scars?
    I hope everything goes well at the wedding!
    Apologies for this being late too. I was gonna reply earlier but had some things to do.
    Most of them are old ones but thanks. I won't have time tomorrow but found a thicker pair and it should hopefully be okay, as good as it's going to get I think. And don't worry, thank you for the reply!
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    This is probably going to sound silly but I truly believe that one of my cats, Rambo can sense when I am having a compulsion and tries to come to my rescue.

    It happens a lot but today there were two good examples. One compulsion was that I kept checking this lump I have on the back on my scalp and I'd wash my hands, check it, wash my hands, check it and repeated no less than about 30 times in about an hour and I couldn't stop for fear it had gotten bigger, it was something serious and just couldn't stop the anxiety and Rambo came out of nowhere when I was sitting on the bed checking it and he meowed at me and when I wouldn't stop he jumped on the bed and sat on my knee and rubbed his face off my chin over and over until I stopped and then I kept looking in the mirror and trying to take pics of it which again repeated over and over again and this time he pawed my legs until I stopped and when I sat down he lay on my legs and then when I lay down he lay on my chest and that obviously stopped me from getting up to give into the compulsion but also calmed me down.

    He had plenty of food and water and his litter didn't need changed so I know those weren't the reason for his actions and he never does that when I glance in the mirror or only look for a few seconds or if I only check something once or twice, I feel like he seems to know when I need help without me having to say a word.

    Currently got him crushing my chest atm. I'm pretty sure he's not a cat though. With the weight of him, I think he's a tank dressed up as a cat :laugh: he's definitely the biggest of all my cats and he's a true gentleman and mummy's boy :love:

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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Most of them are old ones but thanks. I won't have time tomorrow but found a thicker pair and it should hopefully be okay, as good as it's going to get I think. And don't worry, thank you for the reply!
    Ah well that's good then.
    That's a shame but at least you found those tights instead! I hope everything works out well for you!
    It's ok! I just want to help out!
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    This is probably going to sound silly but I truly believe that one of my cats, Rambo can sense when I am having a compulsion and tries to come to my rescue.

    It happens a lot but today there were two good examples. One compulsion was that I kept checking this lump I have on the back on my scalp and I'd wash my hands, check it, wash my hands, check it and repeated no less than about 30 times in about an hour and I couldn't stop for fear it had gotten bigger, it was something serious and just couldn't stop the anxiety and Rambo came out of nowhere when I was sitting on the bed checking it and he meowed at me and when I wouldn't stop he jumped on the bed and sat on my knee and rubbed his face off my chin over and over until I stopped and then I kept looking in the mirror and trying to take pics of it which again repeated over and over again and this time he pawed my legs until I stopped and when I sat down he lay on my legs and then when I lay down he lay on my chest and that obviously stopped me from getting up to give into the compulsion but also calmed me down.

    He had plenty of food and water and his litter didn't need changed so I know those weren't the reason for his actions and he never does that when I glance in the mirror or only look for a few seconds or if I only check something once or twice, I feel like he seems to know when I need help without me having to say a word.

    Currently got him crushing my chest atm. I'm pretty sure he's not a cat though. With the weight of him, I think he's a tank dressed up as a cat :laugh: he's definitely the biggest of all my cats and he's a true gentleman and mummy's boy :love:

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    It doesn't sound silly at all!

    Animals can detect when something is wrong and they'll do their best to help you out!
    Your cat loves you and wants you to be happy!

    I'm very happy to hear that he calmed you down!

    Apologies for the short response (I really wanted to respond but I'm super tired!)
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    Been fighting back tears all evening. I had this great opportunity to make something of myself and I get the ****ing worst grade in the class. I feel so much self-loathing right now, I'm such a total loser. :cry2:
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    Constantly feeling like anyone I talk to doesn't care about me. I feel worthless. Even with the people I am closest to, it seems like they don't care about how **** I feel a lot of the time. When I first told my boyfriend about my mental issues, he was fairly supportive. But these things often aren't taken seriously. He says things like "oh I'm sure you're just having a bad day" or "it's just your hormones" but if that were true, I wouldn't feel like that every day. I guess what I'm trying to ask is how do I approach this? I feel like he doesn't understand depression, and doesn't WANT to understand. Several times I have suggested him reading some information online about depression, so he knows how to cope with me if I am in a depressive mood, but he always brushes it off. I don't know what to do
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Been fighting back tears all evening. I had this great opportunity to make something of myself and I get the ****ing worst grade in the class. I feel so much self-loathing right now, I'm such a total loser. :cry2:
    Saber :hugs: I know the feeling.

    But don't beat yourself up, you have a lot going on right now.

    Is there a chance to resit? If so could you get feedback on where it went wrong?
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    Had to phone in sick today because I feel awful.

    Can't help feeling like I've let loads of people down. :cry2:
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    It doesn't sound silly at all!

    Animals can detect when something is wrong and they'll do their best to help you out!
    Your cat loves you and wants you to be happy!

    I'm very happy to hear that he calmed you down!

    Apologies for the short response (I really wanted to respond but I'm super tired!)
    Thank you for the reply, hope you managed to sleep well :hugs:

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    OCD and panics are high today. I was up most of the night tossing and turning, couldn't get comfy, cats woke me up, it was too warm etc and I ended up not waking up until around 2pm today and for some reason that set off a panic attack and then OCD kicked in and made me find faults (as in contamination based faults) in everything I touched, went to eat or drink, looked at etc so it made me through a lot of things in the bin which I know I'll regret once I calm down. My OCD hasn't been like this for a month or so. Its there every day but not as in my face as it has been today and some of yesterday. Just feel very tense, on edge and like I am waiting for something to happen be it a panic, another compulsion or something catastrophic. Been here before and I know I just have to try my best to sail through it and remember compulsions are only compulsions and that I don't have to give into each and every one of them but even if I do, I shouldn't beat myself up and that it'll pass.

    Just gonna take it easy today and have a day in front of my laptop and go for a bath soon :yep:
 
 
 
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