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    Me: i'm dropping *insert subject here* you know so i won't be in your class next year
    Them: awwwwww :cry2:...
    Me: 'omg somebody actually is gonna miss me omg im so please...'
    Them:..but...but...
    Me:'awwwwww....'
    Them: who am i gonna get my answers from now??

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    (Original post by WolfGangPro)
    I concur, my partner is rubbish. They simple dont understand merely sympathise.

    For you to externally express you're having anxiety is amazing, I struggle to vocalise it. I internalise it all, I retract into myself and endure the pain and voices.

    When I do vocalise it, my partner replies "what, why?" or "Okay, distract yourself"

    How do you know they're government agents?
    I used to be a lot like that; holding it all in. But it really is such a massive burden to try and deal with on your own. I think it can be good to tell certain people to help you carry it though I'm not so sure how helpful it is to tell a partner who just doesn't understand. Maybe your method is better than mine there - you're not getting shot down if you don't share it, which then makes you feel worse about things. But yeah, your partner does sound a lot like mine.

    They have their "phones" out following me - ie their cameras and way of communicating with their superiors. I see them monitoring and following me, they try to do it inconspicuously but they fail.



    As for your GP, is there anyone else you can see? There might be another doctor in the same practice who you might get on better with, or even transferring to a nearby clinic if that's not too far? It sounds extremely unprofessional to get triggered and even worse to then allow that to dictate the rest of the appointment.
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    My partner can be the exact same at times, especially with things like paranoia or an obsession or compulsion. He thinks because they aren't logical and clearly far fetched that I should see through that and be able to calm myself down in an instant which is close to impossible when you have a MH problem.

    He's great with things like panic attacks but he can be hit or miss with the more deeper MH problems. He tries though but I suppose its hard to understand exactly what the other person is going through if they have never been through it themselves.

    So I know how you feel and how frustrating it can feel when someone close to doesn't seem to realise how you feel or tries to play it down :hugs:

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    Sorry to hear your partner reacts the same way. :console: My spouse goes on about logic too and you're right it's just impossible to twist things round that way sometimes.

    Have you tried looking on the internet for pages that explain more simply and the best way to react to a loved one going through the experience you do?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Nope, no trains nearby. Rail services are really bad in the US if you live outside of certain cities - hell, there aren't even buses where I live. :eek2: My wife works and my uni classes start in August so it would be difficult to put aside 3 hours to get see someone.

    No, they didn't ask permission. The government put them there to see how their plan of making me do what they want turns out. I'm finding it very difficult to cope with. My wife shouts and gets angry because apparently it's "all in my head" and there are no cameras but I know she's wrong. That's why they put me in the hospital so they could bug my apartment without worrying about me catching them in the act.


    I'm really glad to hear that you're feeling better already Sounds like your therapist is great, though, of course, it takes effort on your part too so well done, mate!
    Damn that sucks then! Wow sounds like you live somewhere remote! That not ideal for travelling then!
    Ah yeah that's true. Well I'm not too sure what to suggest I'm afraid.

    Surely thats illegal!!? So your wife doesn't know that they're there then? Maybe show her one to prove it?
    But yeah I don't blame you! It's like they're spying on you! Man you really need to complain and get them removed! What happens if you take them down yourself?
    Ah that's just wrong! Not on at all! I really hope you can get this resolved because it's not right at all!
    How did they even get in?

    Thankyou! He is pretty damn good! My other two had no idea what they were doing so this has really helped!
    Yeah I suppose so! Thanks!!
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    Allergic reactions are fantastic.
    Especially when it's also decided to come on your face as well.

    It's my first shift working with the new manager tomorrow and now she's going to have to see me in the middle of a reaction. Ffs. It's the cherry on top of the cake that is.
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    Damn that sucks then! Wow sounds like you live somewhere remote! That not ideal for travelling then!
    Ah yeah that's true. Well I'm not too sure what to suggest I'm afraid.

    Surely thats illegal!!? So your wife doesn't know that they're there then? Maybe show her one to prove it?
    But yeah I don't blame you! It's like they're spying on you! Man you really need to complain and get them removed! What happens if you take them down yourself?
    Ah that's just wrong! Not on at all! I really hope you can get this resolved because it's not right at all!
    How did they even get in?

    Thankyou! He is pretty damn good! My other two had no idea what they were doing so this has really helped!
    Yeah I suppose so! Thanks!!
    I don't know where they are except that they're there somewhere. They're really tiny but occasionally in a darkish room I see a flash of a camera, not to mention being able to hear the little noises which they make. You're right that it should be illegal but you know how governments can get around simple things like laws. And yes, that's exactly it, they're spying on me. They have my place bugged and agents follow me around whenever I go anywhere.


    My wife made me spend all morning researching potential psychiatrists, didn't agree on which one in the end but she's mad and wants me to see someone asap. Personally I don't really see the point, and I definitely don't want to get sectioned again. She doesn't seem to recognize that fear.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Really finding it difficult to block out intrusive thoughts related to OCD, they just seem to come back with greater intensity.. Does anybody have any coping strategies?
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    I suffer from intrusive thoughts from OCD.
    And yes that's happens to me too.
    But the only thing you can do is to just let the thoughts sit there whilst you occupy your mind with something else.
    This way the thoughts will be pushed out because you've not reacted to them.
    It's easier said than done I'm afraid but it's the only thing that you can do.
    Just avoid doing anything with them and things will begin to improve for you.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    My wife made me spend all morning researching potential psychiatrists, didn't agree on which one in the end but she's mad and wants me to see someone asap. Personally I don't really see the point, and I definitely don't want to get sectioned again. She doesn't seem to recognize that fear.
    Hey Saber :hugs:

    I'm sorry to read that your wife has been either ignoring or invalidating your fears and feelings. That must be really hard for you. It sounds like she's not handling it that well/helpfully, tbh :no: That is disconcerting to read. Though I guess it's hard for her to understand where you are coming from, given she hasn't ever experienced this kinda thing first-hand herself.

    I hope you understand that I am concerned about what you're experiencing, and that I am speaking up because a) I know what it's like, and b), I care I believe you are suffering from persecutory delusions and that you need to get help and support for this ASAP. Everything that you have written recently indicates you are still very much in the throes of psychosis and that anything done/administered when you were recently sectioned was ineffective/has worn off.

    I know how it feels to feel that you are being spied on and targeted :sadnod: It's not nice at all. It's very unnerving, scary and hard. It's little wonder you think seeing a psychiatrist would help, given everything you currently believe and what's going on in your head. But I really think some good meds and reassurance would help you to come out of this episode!

    Being sectioned is far from fun or pleasant but your wellbeing and safety is of the paramount importance here. You should try and go along with whatever is suggested, using your wife as an advocate, so that you can get better. Life doesn't have to be this scary or hard :nah:

    I acknowledge that for you, this appears to be reality, but please try and hear me out when I say it is not! You are far safer than you feel or are able to realise atm

    Please try and find a psychiatrist to see ASAP. I need to try and get some sleep but big hugs to you! You can - and no doubt, will - get through this! :jumphug:



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    I feel so down and depressed.
    I'm just not enjoying anything anymore and I feel like I deserve this
    Obviously I'm a failure in life and I'll never be happy or succeed in anything but it would just be nice to experience happiness just once more!
    This is having a negative impact on my OCD too which isn't good so yeah, I'm not enjoying anything anymore.
    I know no one will reply to this but I thought I'd share it anyway
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    I feel so down and depressed.
    I'm just not enjoying anything anymore and I feel like I deserve this
    Obviously I'm a failure in life and I'll never be happy or succeed in anything but it would just be nice to experience happiness just once more!
    This is having a negative impact on my OCD too which isn't good so yeah, I'm not enjoying anything anymore.
    I know no one will reply to this but I thought I'd share it anyway
    Not a failure and you deserve the very best that life can offer! :penguinhug:

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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    O.O what did you say that got her so triggered :/??

    My doctor is a nutter too so I totally understand!
    I had a panic attack, when I have panic attacks I have compulsions.

    Things that you dont want to think about, my mind wants to trigger me.

    I told her I had compulsions, Self harm, harm to others etc the horrible ****.

    As soon as I mentioned that she freaked out, I panicked and said I know they're just thoughts, im not a serial killer.
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    I am broken. Irreparably so. The life I have been dealt is too much.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Really finding it difficult to block out intrusive thoughts related to OCD, they just seem to come back with greater intensity.. Does anybody have any coping strategies?
    Anon 23

    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    I suffer from intrusive thoughts from OCD.
    And yes that's happens to me too.
    But the only thing you can do is to just let the thoughts sit there whilst you occupy your mind with something else.
    This way the thoughts will be pushed out because you've not reacted to them.
    It's easier said than done I'm afraid but it's the only thing that you can do.
    Just avoid doing anything with them and things will begin to improve for you.
    I agree, most of the time I imagine my thoughts as clouds passing by, they exist just like clouds, doesnt mean we must pay attention to them.

    Make space for them but dont give them value.
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    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    I feel so down and depressed.
    I'm just not enjoying anything anymore and I feel like I deserve this
    Obviously I'm a failure in life and I'll never be happy or succeed in anything but it would just be nice to experience happiness just once more!
    This is having a negative impact on my OCD too which isn't good so yeah, I'm not enjoying anything anymore.
    I know no one will reply to this but I thought I'd share it anyway
    I can sympathise, a few months ago I was in the same boat.

    You wake up, (thats if you managed to sleep) wishing you didnt, no desire to do or be anything.

    "Is this it, is this my life?"

    Its not, its a bad patch things will change. Force yourself to do something, go for a walk, indulge. **** everything else, focus on your happiness, your selfish needs.
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    (Original post by WolfGangPro)
    I had a panic attack, when I have panic attacks I have compulsions.

    Things that you dont want to think about, my mind wants to trigger me.

    I told her I had compulsions, Self harm, harm to others etc the horrible ****.

    As soon as I mentioned that she freaked out, I panicked and said I know they're just thoughts, im not a serial killer.
    Yeah I would say it's simply stigma, but medical professionals do get a fair bit of abuse/violence against them so you can't blame her for flinching but still the fact it was so obvious to you that she was affected, that's pretty unprofessional.
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Yeah I would say it's simply stigma, but medical professionals do get a fair bit of abuse/violence against them so you can't blame her for flinching but still the fact it was so obvious to you that she was affected, that's pretty unprofessional.
    Believe me I know, my mother is a psychiatrist, but to show that much emotion was strange. I was very vague, yet she seems extremely uncomfortable.

    Im not exactly scary, I dont have tear drop tattoos on my cheeks
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    I really dont know what the point is anymore. I hate being awake and I hate being asleep because of the dreams and the nightmares.
    Hate everything, especially myself.
    Not being self pitying because there is nothing to pity.
    Im **** and ik it and I don't need anyone to dispute it, not that they would but meh.
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    (Original post by WolfGangPro)
    Believe me I know, my mother is a psychiatrist, but to show that much emotion was strange. I was very vague, yet she seems extremely uncomfortable.

    Im not exactly scary, I dont have tear drop tattoos on my cheeks
    Probably stressed and knee jerked a reaction. Your mums brave

    Lol didn't imagine anyone in 'real life' (not rap stars) has that :laugh:
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Probably stressed and knee jerked a reaction. Your mums brave

    Lol didn't imagine anyone in 'real life' (not rap stars) has that :laugh:
    Im just glad I dont have to see her again, already changed doctors.

    You're telling me you dont find tear drop tattoos cool?
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    (Original post by WolfGangPro)
    Im just glad I dont have to see her again, already changed doctors.

    You're telling me you dont find tear drop tattoos cool?
    Ah good!

    Erm won't lie to you... I've seen cooler things in my time
 
 
 
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