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    This! I've requested bans quite a few times, but always end up lurking. In fact, I'm going to get Firefox + leechblock and uninstall all other browsers right now. I need to study! :sad:
    I don't have Firefox, but I searched to see if there is a Leechblock for Google Chrome (what I use). I found something called Stayfocusd, it lets you block certain websites at certain time intervals. I think I'll try it out now. Thanks for the suggestion though
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    I don't have Firefox, but I searched to see if there is a Leechblock for Google Chrome (what I use). I found something called Stayfocusd, it lets you block certain websites at certain time intervals. I think I'll try it out now. Thanks for the suggestion though
    Haha, had I known that I could've just stopped myself having to download the new Firefox... Oh well, this browser looks so pretty haha.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Haha, had I known that I could've just stopped myself having to download the new Firefox... Oh well, this browser looks so pretty haha.
    Ah well, it doesn't hurt to have more than one browser, and they're all free anyway. My sister has Firefox, I think it's OK, but I much prefer Chrome, so much better than Internet Explorer as well. I just installed StayFocusd, and set TSR on my list of blocked sites, but with a daily time limit of 60 minutes to start with. May change it later, but I think that should be OK for now, especially since there have been days when I've stayed on here for several hours non stop . Damn all these addictive threads :o:
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Ah well, it doesn't hurt to have more than one browser, and they're all free anyway. My sister has Firefox, I think it's OK, but I much prefer Chrome, so much better than Internet Explorer as well. I just installed StayFocusd, and set TSR on my list of blocked sites, but with a daily time limit of 60 minutes to start with. May change it later, but I think that should be OK for now, especially since there have been days when I've stayed on here for several hours non stop . Damn all these addictive threads http://static.thestudentroom.co.uk/images/smilies/o.gif
    Well I've just finished uninstalling them all, so once I set up leechblock, I can't download other to get around it :teehee: Chrome is really buggy for me, not sure why. :erm:

    I know, TSR is way too addictive. It's usually a time waster, but at least once a day I find something on here that I wanted to know about A levels/uni so... :erm:

    Anyway, I'm going to 'lockdown' Firefox now and do some work :yes:

    Haha, thanks for the rep.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    :hugs:
    It's nothing to be scared of, they're just going to help you to feel happier and more like your old self again :console:
    I've seen him a few times before. It was a waste of time, I hardly spoke, he doesn't seem to understand what bothers me and what doesn't and seems to think I'm a lot more okay than I actually am. I honestly think he's rubbish. And he had no good advice, just do more exercise..... err no. I dont eat enough to sustain normal stuff let alone exercise. I'm quite annoyed that I went, I knew it'd be rubbish.

    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    I assume you've had it now? I hope things went well :hugs:, I've got one too tomorrow :o:
    Good luck with your appointment. Hope it goes much better than mine! :hugs:
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    I've seen him a few times before. It was a waste of time, I hardly spoke, he doesn't seem to understand what bothers me and what doesn't and seems to think I'm a lot more okay than I actually am. I honestly think he's rubbish. And he had no good advice, just do more exercise..... err no. I dont eat enough to sustain normal stuff let alone exercise. I'm quite annoyed that I went, I knew it'd be rubbish.

    Good luck with your appointment. Hope it goes much better than mine! http://static.thestudentroom.co.uk/i...ilies/hugs.gif
    :hugs: I know it's hard, but you have to be honest with him. Maybe try writing a list before you go and just handing that over, then he has something to work with. How many times have you seen him? I found with my ED (I've given up with the CPN about possible depression because he creeps me out/we don't get along :ninja:) that the more you talk to people/that person about the problem, the more you start to be able to talk honestly. It just takes time.

    Try to eat, your body needs fuel. And yeah, do not exercise if you're not eating enough, both your mind and body will give you hell for it. It definitely won't make you feel better/happier, you'll not have the energy to feel anything but worse :console:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    :hugs: I know it's hard, but you have to be honest with him. Maybe try writing a list before you go and just handing that over, then he has something to work with. How many times have you seen him? I found with my ED (I've given up with the CPN about possible depression because he creeps me out/we don't get along :ninja:) that the more you talk to people/that person about the problem, the more you start to be able to talk honestly. It just takes time.

    Try to eat, your body needs fuel. And yeah, do not exercise if you're not eating enough, both your mind and body will give you hell for it. It definitely won't make you feel better/happier, you'll not have the energy to feel anything but worse :console:
    I am okay with being honest, but I dont just want to randomly say stuff.
    He just doesn't really ask any probing questions and he doesn't pick up on anything subtle at all. And surely that's largely the point of psychiatrists?! They should be able to pick stuff up. But there's nothing much he can do anyway. So I came away feeling ever more hopeless..great
    And yeah, I'm forcing myself to eat more, cause running on empty just makes me feel worse. Having said that, I've not had dinner, just some chocolate, but still doing better than before.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    I am okay with being honest, but I dont just want to randomly say stuff.
    He just doesn't really ask any probing questions and he doesn't pick up on anything subtle at all. And surely that's largely the point of psychiatrists?! They should be able to pick stuff up. But there's nothing much he can do anyway. So I came away feeling ever more hopeless..great
    And yeah, I'm forcing myself to eat more, cause running on empty just makes me feel worse. Having said that, I've not had dinner, just some chocolate, but still doing better than before.
    Well maybe try telling him/your GP that he's not picking up on things or write a list of that 'random' stuff, after all he wants to help you get better, you just have to help him in the right direction. :hugs:

    That's just because of the magical powers of chocolate :yep: try to eat some dinner, you will feel better if you do.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    I am okay with being honest, but I dont just want to randomly say stuff.
    He just doesn't really ask any probing questions and he doesn't pick up on anything subtle at all. And surely that's largely the point of psychiatrists?! They should be able to pick stuff up. But there's nothing much he can do anyway. So I came away feeling ever more hopeless..great
    And yeah, I'm forcing myself to eat more, cause running on empty just makes me feel worse. Having said that, I've not had dinner, just some chocolate, but still doing better than before.
    Why don't you ask to see another one?
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Well maybe try telling him/your GP that he's not picking up on things or write a list of that 'random' stuff, after all he wants to help you get better, you just have to help him in the right direction. :hugs:

    That's just because of the magical powers of chocolate :yep: try to eat some dinner, you will feel better if you do.
    Yeah my GP knows everything.
    I dont wanna see the psychiatrist again, I've had enough of trying to get him in the right direction but he just makes me feel small so I just agree with everything what he says. I don't think he'd refer me to anyone else because he doesn't think there's anything they could do- I've just started my second SSRI and am waiting for CBT. The only thing they could do is be kinda useful to talk to.
    I guess I'll just have to find other people to talk to, like have regular GP appointments.

    Yeah didnt really have dinner apart from the chocolate and seem to be missing lunch too :/ There's nothing even vaguely appealing to eat in the house.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    Yeah my GP knows everything.
    I dont wanna see the psychiatrist again, I've had enough of trying to get him in the right direction but he just makes me feel small so I just agree with everything what he says. I don't think he'd refer me to anyone else because he doesn't think there's anything they could do- I've just started my second SSRI and am waiting for CBT. The only thing they could do is be kinda useful to talk to.
    I guess I'll just have to find other people to talk to, like have regular GP appointments.

    Yeah didnt really have dinner apart from the chocolate and seem to be missing lunch too :/ There's nothing even vaguely appealing to eat in the house.
    Well just make sure that you're still getting support. Try telling your GP what you've just written and see if you can see someone else. :hugs:

    Whether it's appealing or not, you have to eat. Your body needs fuel for you to be healthy and happy! Also, you'll probably find food more appealing after you start eating, so just try to eat, you need to after all. :console:
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...y-illness.html

    What a complete moron. :mad: I like how she starts with:
    "I am not denying that clinical depression is a real mental illness"

    Writes a load of complete bull in between, including such gems as
    "Get a grip, girls!" and
    "The idea of feeling sorry for a bloke with low self-esteem is, frankly, risible. Let's just call it karmic revenge for all those years men have been in charge of everything."

    and finishes with what was obvious was her feelings throughout:
    "They're even dredging up dodgy statistics to prove that depression - assuming there is such a thing - is on the increase."


    I really really really hope one day she feels depressed, no not just one day scratch that, how about 10 years worth that might be more fun. I hope nothing works for her, that antidepressants do nothing, counselling does nothing, psychology and CBT do nothing. I hope she can't bear to be awake, that every waking hour is filled with suicidal thoughts and self-loathing. I would say I hope she sees no way out and after years of agony finally kills herself but possibly that's a step too far. Stupid *****.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...y-illness.html

    What a complete moron. http://static.thestudentroom.co.uk/i...milies/mad.gif I like how she starts with:
    "I am not denying that clinical depression is a real mental illness"

    Writes a load of complete bull in between, including such gems as
    "Get a grip, girls!" and
    "The idea of feeling sorry for a bloke with low self-esteem is, frankly, risible. Let's just call it karmic revenge for all those years men have been in charge of everything."

    and finishes with what was obvious was her feelings throughout:
    "They're even dredging up dodgy statistics to prove that depression - assuming there is such a thing - is on the increase."


    I really really really hope one day she feels depressed, no not just one day scratch that, how about 10 years worth that might be more fun. I hope nothing works for her, that antidepressants do nothing, counselling does nothing, psychology and CBT do nothing. I hope she can't bear to be awake, that every waking hour is filled with suicidal thoughts and self-loathing. I would say I hope she sees no way out and after years of agony finally kills herself but possibly that's a step too far. Stupid *****.
    I hate people like that. :cry2: Just like the people who say similar things about eatin disorders, just for a week or so, I'd love to see them go through it.

    Some of the comments on that are a bit 'triggering' I guess (can you have triggers for depression? I dunno, but made me feel bloody awful and tearful. I officially hate people, they can all rot and die. Apart from the people on here and the revision thread of course :yep:)
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    Okay, I'll admit it, I'm having a really bad day. Should've realised when I couldn't get to sleep/got anxious about sleeping, struggled to wake up and then got really panicky about having a shower. :dry:

    Then there was this report on the news about eating disorders and it brought back all the old feelings and reminded me of a friend who has recovered (well... We'll see) and two who have not, which made me worry about them.

    Then this site, so many successful people - it makes me feel like a failure. Everyone's worked so hard and are going to amazing unis. I haven't worked hard and whilst I love Manchester, it seems that everyone doing the job I'd love to do studied at Oxford or Cambridge or one of the top, top unis. I don't want to sound arrogant or stuck up, but I do think if I'd actually worked last year rather than being lazy or using my eating disorder as an excuse to not pay full attention and work hard in class and admitted that I hated science at the end of year 11 and and never dropped AS history after just one lesson, I might have had a shot at 'better' unis.

    Had I got better grades last year in relevant subjects, maybe Bristol or Durham would've given me an offer? I probably would never have gotten into Oxford or Cambridge (especially as they don't offer my subject), but I might have had a better shot at doing what I want to. But now I'm unlikely to ever be able to do what I want.

    Of course it doesn't matter, I won't be going to uni because I'll be missing my offers this year. I am a lazy, lazy failure.

    Okay... Maybe I'm feeling a LOT worse than I'm admitting to myself :erm:

    ETA: Oh, and I feel really bad about skipping a friend's 18th party because it means leaving the house and I'm not sure I can handle that. Not only do I feel guilty for doing that to her, after she's been there for me when I feel like ****, but I also know I'll feel really low when I see the photos on Facebook of them all having a great time. I feel so bad for hating to see other people happy, but it just makes me feel so much worse. Would've started half an hour ago :erm:
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    I was diagnosed with depression earlier this week, but I'm still in denial about the whole thing, as I have been for weeks/months. I have to go to the hospital on Monday to see a specialist and I'm bricking it
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    (Original post by natty_d)
    I was diagnosed with depression earlier this week, but I'm still in denial about the whole thing, as I have been for weeks/months. I have to go to the hospital on Monday to see a specialist and I'm bricking it
    :hugs: Nobody's really told me whether or not I'm depressed (well, the locums thought I was, the CPN calls it 'problems', but I tell him nothing so...) Anyway, what I'm trying to get at is it's great that you're getting help and so swiftly.

    I think it's normal to be in denial, even now, roughly 5 years after my mental health problems began, I still sometimes think I was never anorexic, and that's the same for what's going on now. Try to accept that you are and need help, as it'll make the process of getting better that bit easier. :console:

    Don't worry about seeing the specialists - they're always really nice and will understand that you'll be bricking it. Hell, they might throw out some really bad jokes to break the tension, which will naturally dissipate as you get more comfortable talking to that person. It'll be a bit odd/embarrassing at first, but they're professionals and really have heard it all before and understand. They're only there to help you get better, try to be open with them and they'll be able to help you more quickly. :jumphug:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    :hugs: Nobody's really told me whether or not I'm depressed (well, the locums thought I was, the CPN calls it 'problems', but I tell him nothing so...) Anyway, what I'm trying to get at is it's great that you're getting help and so swiftly.

    I think it's normal to be in denial, even now, roughly 5 years after my mental health problems began, I still sometimes think I was never anorexic, and that's the same for what's going on now. Try to accept that you are and need help, as it'll make the process of getting better that bit easier. :console:

    Don't worry about seeing the specialists - they're always really nice and will understand that you'll be bricking it. Hell, they might throw out some really bad jokes to break the tension, which will naturally dissipate as you get more comfortable talking to that person. It'll be a bit odd/embarrassing at first, but they're professionals and really have heard it all before and understand. They're only there to help you get better, try to be open with them and they'll be able to help you more quickly. :jumphug:
    My school are being really really supportive, and one teacher in particular is making life really so much easier despite what's going on at home, at school and in my head. She's amazing - pulling all these strings, and making me feel ok, and giving me hugs. I really am so grateful to have her around :yes:

    I'm just worried about lots of things atm. I'm being watched a lot this weekend because of some of the stuff that happened last weekend.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...y-illness.html

    What a complete moron. :mad: I like how she starts with:
    "I am not denying that clinical depression is a real mental illness"

    Writes a load of complete bull in between, including such gems as
    "Get a grip, girls!" and
    "The idea of feeling sorry for a bloke with low self-esteem is, frankly, risible. Let's just call it karmic revenge for all those years men have been in charge of everything."

    and finishes with what was obvious was her feelings throughout:
    "They're even dredging up dodgy statistics to prove that depression - assuming there is such a thing - is on the increase."


    I really really really hope one day she feels depressed, no not just one day scratch that, how about 10 years worth that might be more fun. I hope nothing works for her, that antidepressants do nothing, counselling does nothing, psychology and CBT do nothing. I hope she can't bear to be awake, that every waking hour is filled with suicidal thoughts and self-loathing. I would say I hope she sees no way out and after years of agony finally kills herself but possibly that's a step too far. Stupid *****.
    I can't believe this article. She has no idea what she is on about. :mad:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...y-illness.html

    What a complete moron. :mad: I like how she starts with:
    "I am not denying that clinical depression is a real mental illness"

    Writes a load of complete bull in between, including such gems as
    "Get a grip, girls!" and
    "The idea of feeling sorry for a bloke with low self-esteem is, frankly, risible. Let's just call it karmic revenge for all those years men have been in charge of everything."

    and finishes with what was obvious was her feelings throughout:
    "They're even dredging up dodgy statistics to prove that depression - assuming there is such a thing - is on the increase."


    I really really really hope one day she feels depressed, no not just one day scratch that, how about 10 years worth that might be more fun. I hope nothing works for her, that antidepressants do nothing, counselling does nothing, psychology and CBT do nothing. I hope she can't bear to be awake, that every waking hour is filled with suicidal thoughts and self-loathing. I would say I hope she sees no way out and after years of agony finally kills herself but possibly that's a step too far. Stupid *****.
    I quite enjoy browsing through that site, it's interesting in a way, but I noticed they do have a lot of tosh in some of the articles, so this doesn't surprise me too much. That paper is just ridiculous, they wouldn't know good journalish if it hit them in the face :no:
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    After about a week (especially today) of feeling really happy, I now feel like complete **** again
 
 
 
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