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    You could change halls or uni? (I think..)
    But yeah, If you see your doctor or the councillor at your uni then they will help. I bet if you rang the uni councillor then they would fit you in asap, especially because of your panic attacks and that.

    So YES IT IS WORTH SEEING A DOCTOR ABOUT.

    Have a hug.. *hug!* .. now ring the doctor.
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    (Original post by gee_shakedown)
    I'm having trouble knowing where to start with this. I've been suffering from low confidence, self-esteem and an almost perpetual low mood for years, interspersed with total self-hatred, anger issues, eating issues and self harm.
    I work in a gp practice and yes go doctor.
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    Indeed but we have to consider the variable side effects those meds entail.
    No we dont her gp and op have to consider that. Im happy with my experiences and my opinions and we all know that gps can do more than meds but they also offer them and its up to the individual to choose their path of recovery.
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    (Original post by gee_shakedown)
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    I remember you from somewhere, did we talk a while ago??

    But anyway, i think as an ideal starting point, you should isolate what the main things are that are upsetting you and making you depressed. Grab paper and a pen and write them all down, then next to them, write possible solutions (NOT INCLUDING SELF HARM) for the problems. This is what i did when i was depressed and i realised that the magnitude of my problems wasn't as great as i thought, in the long run anyway.

    Are you happy with your course? Do you enjoy other aspects of university? join some clubs, make some new friends.

    In the end of it all, you are young. You have your whole bloody life ahead of you. Things will get better, concentrate on the more positive aspects of your life for the time being.


    Finally, i'm likely wrong but if it is due to some deep psychological trauma. Maybe it's worth seeing a specialist about it. Someone you can talk to who can help you with what is happening to you. I had some really bad emotional trauma a few years back, and had to see a psychiatrist. It took a lot of time, but i got better and became more confident as a person so i owe a lot to them.

    The bad things in life happen, yes. There's little you can do about them but they do make you stronger as a person.

    Cheer up chuck
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    (Original post by gee_shakedown)
    I'm having trouble knowing where to start with this. I've been suffering from low confidence, self-esteem and an almost perpetual low mood for years, interspersed with total self-hatred, anger issues, eating issues and self harm.

    I started university thinking everything would at least improve. For the first few weeks I faked confidence and got friends and a boyfriend, but I couldn't keep it up and soon the depressive episodes were back. That was week 4, it's now week 14 (excluding the Christmas holidays) and I still haven't shaken it off.

    I'm constantly tearful, upset and angry. My brain always feels slow, and I'm having such trouble concentrating that I can't even read, which is really not ideal when I have essays due. I don't feel clever enough to be here, everyone in my seminars and lectures seems so intelligent in comparison to me.

    My hallmates hate me, they don't even pretend not to anymore. If I walk into a room they'll immediately leave, or else go quiet, it's got me so paranoid I barely leave my room anymore, and am too scared to even cook. When I try I feel left out, I tried going out clubbing with them, but just got ignored and end up in the toilets alone all night.

    Last night I really lost it and started thinking about how easy it'd be to end everything, and then how long it would be before someone noticed I'd gone, or found the body, I figured it'd be a few weeks. I've started having panic attacks too, and episodes where I get so scared I just hide in a corner of my room covered with a blanket for ages. I've started not eating properly and self-harming again, no one cares.

    I can't muster the energy to do anything, I slept for 13 hours last night, then got up, and just went back to bed. I looked at the opportunities for counselling, but it said there's a 25 day wait..which seems to be forever.

    I don't want to drop out of university, but only because I'm terrible at everything else, and I couldn't even get a job at the co-op. I hate my home life and have no friends there, my family and I aren't close.

    I just feel ******.
    Start step by step!
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    No - just go sit in the corner and die quietly

    I think you already know the answer to the question
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    Plus, counselling is free on the NHS. Please do some research before attempting to talk about something you know nothing about.
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    I think you should go to the doctor. I felt this way for a while and I felt awful for admitting to it and going to the doctors. They referred me to a counsellor but I didn't feel that it helped me at all and I couldn't be bothered with it. I went on antidepressants for a while but didn't like them and didn't give them a chance to work really. In the end I just worked through it by myself but it is really hard. I think you should see the doctor and see if counselling or medication works for you.
    Please don't feel ashamed like I did, it's more common than you think x
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    Sounds like your depressed. Really encourage you to go see someone, as being trapped in that sort of negative mentality and environment can REALLY make you think that it's your fault, when in fact it most probably isn't and is just the horrible way the people around you are reacting towards you.
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    Try taking 5-htp. You can order it online, its the precursor to serotonin in the brain and helps you feel more sociable and generally in a better mood. It's just a dietary supplement, but it makes quite a big difference with me.
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    (Original post by gee_shakedown)
    I'm having trouble knowing where to start with this. I've been suffering from low confidence, self-esteem and an almost perpetual low mood for years, interspersed with total self-hatred, anger issues, eating issues and self harm.

    I started university thinking everything would at least improve. For the first few weeks I faked confidence and got friends and a boyfriend, but I couldn't keep it up and soon the depressive episodes were back. That was week 4, it's now week 14 (excluding the Christmas holidays) and I still haven't shaken it off.

    I'm constantly tearful, upset and angry. My brain always feels slow, and I'm having such trouble concentrating that I can't even read, which is really not ideal when I have essays due. I don't feel clever enough to be here, everyone in my seminars and lectures seems so intelligent in comparison to me.

    My hallmates hate me, they don't even pretend not to anymore. If I walk into a room they'll immediately leave, or else go quiet, it's got me so paranoid I barely leave my room anymore, and am too scared to even cook. When I try I feel left out, I tried going out clubbing with them, but just got ignored and end up in the toilets alone all night.

    Last night I really lost it and started thinking about how easy it'd be to end everything, and then how long it would be before someone noticed I'd gone, or found the body, I figured it'd be a few weeks. I've started having panic attacks too, and episodes where I get so scared I just hide in a corner of my room covered with a blanket for ages. I've started not eating properly and self-harming again, no one cares.

    I can't muster the energy to do anything, I slept for 13 hours last night, then got up, and just went back to bed. I looked at the opportunities for counselling, but it said there's a 25 day wait..which seems to be forever.

    I don't want to drop out of university, but only because I'm terrible at everything else, and I couldn't even get a job at the co-op. I hate my home life and have no friends there, my family and I aren't close.

    I just feel ******.
    Get yourself on the waiting list for counselling now. 21 days is a lot faster that you'll be seen by the NHS, and it's something to focus on and that will hopefully help you.
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    (Original post by gee_shakedown)
    I'm having trouble knowing where to start with this. I've been suffering from low confidence, self-esteem and an almost perpetual low mood for years, interspersed with total self-hatred, anger issues, eating issues and self harm.

    I started university thinking everything would at least improve. For the first few weeks I faked confidence and got friends and a boyfriend, but I couldn't keep it up and soon the depressive episodes were back. That was week 4, it's now week 14 (excluding the Christmas holidays) and I still haven't shaken it off.

    I'm constantly tearful, upset and angry. My brain always feels slow, and I'm having such trouble concentrating that I can't even read, which is really not ideal when I have essays due. I don't feel clever enough to be here, everyone in my seminars and lectures seems so intelligent in comparison to me.

    My hallmates hate me, they don't even pretend not to anymore. If I walk into a room they'll immediately leave, or else go quiet, it's got me so paranoid I barely leave my room anymore, and am too scared to even cook. When I try I feel left out, I tried going out clubbing with them, but just got ignored and end up in the toilets alone all night.

    Last night I really lost it and started thinking about how easy it'd be to end everything, and then how long it would be before someone noticed I'd gone, or found the body, I figured it'd be a few weeks. I've started having panic attacks too, and episodes where I get so scared I just hide in a corner of my room covered with a blanket for ages. I've started not eating properly and self-harming again, no one cares.

    I can't muster the energy to do anything, I slept for 13 hours last night, then got up, and just went back to bed. I looked at the opportunities for counselling, but it said there's a 25 day wait..which seems to be forever.

    I don't want to drop out of university, but only because I'm terrible at everything else, and I couldn't even get a job at the co-op. I hate my home life and have no friends there, my family and I aren't close.

    I just feel ******.
    I think that before you consider medication are anything, you should just take a few days out. Go somewhere you feel happy and calm, maybe thats home or maybe it's not. Drive to the country or somewhere calimg. But i think you just need to get out of uni for just a few days, relax and get your head together. Sometimes, everything just builds up and it's hard to get out of a certain state of mind. If it where me, going to a doctor and them telling me i'm depressed wouldn't make me better. You just need to clear your mind, find a way to overcome your confidence issues, try not to do anything stressful while you're away, hopefully you'll realize how you can pull yourself together, you'll realize that though your life a few days a go wasn't that bad at all, you can always start fresh, find an incentive in life. Of course, i realise this is not easy at all, but it's not impossible. I just really think you should give it a go.
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    Depression is a deadly disease and you're already self harming. If you had ANY other type of disease where you were this close to death, you would get urgent treatment. Go and demand it. You have the right to be treated and to be well again. Do everything you can to get treatment. Tell them about the self harming - demand treatment now.
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    Stop pissingabout and go to the doctors. Now.
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    Take your origonal post and re-write it into an email for your uni's student support team. Send it before you go to sleep and tomorrow when you wake up there will be somebody waiting to talk to you.
 
 
 
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