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    Why do antidepressants have so many side effects? Admittedly I've not been on many other medications before but they do seem to cause a lot. They do calm down after a few weeks though, right? I guess if they do what they're supposed to, I don't care.

    I'm still refusing to go to sleep before dawn. Hell, the way I'm feeling right now, I'm going to avoid sleep for as long as possible. I've really got to stop getting stressy and clenching my jaw when I think about sleep (another reason not to sleep: when I'm stressed, I spend the entire night clenching my jaw). Urgh. Why do we have to sleep?

    Okay, enough stupid, whiney ramblings from me. Anyone else still up? How are you?
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    can't sleep for once but have to be up at 9 not good.
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    can't sleep for once but have to be up at 9 not good.
    :hugs: I hope you manage to get some sleep. If not, coffee's your friend :console:

    Focussing on not being able to sleep etc is only going to make it worse, so try not to :hugs:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Why do antidepressants have so many side effects? Admittedly I've not been on many other medications before but they do seem to cause a lot. They do calm down after a few weeks though, right? I guess if they do what they're supposed to, I don't care.

    I'm still refusing to go to sleep before dawn. Hell, the way I'm feeling right now, I'm going to avoid sleep for as long as possible. I've really got to stop getting stressy and clenching my jaw when I think about sleep (another reason not to sleep: when I'm stressed, I spend the entire night clenching my jaw). Urgh. Why do we have to sleep?

    Okay, enough stupid, whiney ramblings from me. Anyone else still up? How are you?
    Depends on the antidepressant I always found. Some for me were so unbearable I stopped after a few days, others weren't pleasant but were put up with-able, some were even pretty good because they helped me sleep when I couldn't. Effects tend to wear off after a few weeks anyway so unless it's totally unbearable you should try to stick it out. Then again, if they make you feel a lot worse it's not like there aren't any alternatives you could try instead.

    I quite like going to bed after dawn, only problem with it is that it means everyone is up and making a noise whilst you're still trying to sleep. Anyway, you have a nice long summer so it doesn't really matter what time you go to bed as long as you keep some kind of routine.
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    really minor considering everything but: i feel like my parents hate me. don't they realise i don't need a hard time atm
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    how do i join?
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    Hate waking up with a deep feeling of depression, usually it just builds up during the day but wish I could get eased into it some days.
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    Argh. Just had a GP appointment and she wants to speak to a psychiatrist and probably get me to see them. I've got to have another GP appointment this afternoon to see what's going to happen. I'm scared.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    Argh. Just had a GP appointment and she wants to speak to a psychiatrist and probably get me to see them. I've got to have another GP appointment this afternoon to see what's going to happen. I'm scared.
    :hugs: have you had pyschiatrist apts before? Excuse my ignorance
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Depends on the antidepressant I always found. Some for me were so unbearable I stopped after a few days, others weren't pleasant but were put up with-able, some were even pretty good because they helped me sleep when I couldn't. Effects tend to wear off after a few weeks anyway so unless it's totally unbearable you should try to stick it out. Then again, if they make you feel a lot worse it's not like there aren't any alternatives you could try instead.

    I quite like going to bed after dawn, only problem with it is that it means everyone is up and making a noise whilst you're still trying to sleep. Anyway, you have a nice long summer so it doesn't really matter what time you go to bed as long as you keep some kind of routine.
    It's bearable, nothing like when I was on citalopram thank goodness, just muscle/joint pain/aches and being tired a lot. Rather like having a really bad cold haha. I was just wondering if all of them caused odd side effects.

    Yeah, the noise can be a problem but I quite like it as long as it's not too loud it actually helps me sleep. Hmm, I might try to start getting early nights (as in 9/10pm instead of 5am haha) because I know I don't feel great doing this as normally (like now) I have to get up after not much sleep. But then falling asleep whilst watching the sun rise (my room faces it haha) is pretty... Pretty.
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    really minor considering everything but: i feel like my parents hate me. don't they realise i don't need a hard time atm
    :hugs: They probably don't hate you, but parents seem to tend to give their kids a bit of a hard time. Could you try avoiding them or any other tactics that might get them off your back for a while?
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    (Original post by Sine)
    how do i join?
    You can click join in the soc list (under the tabs on this page you'll see the word 'Societies', the link is in there) but I've done that and am still waiting, so just post anyway.

    (Original post by sauce)
    Hate waking up with a deep feeling of depression, usually it just builds up during the day but wish I could get eased into it some days.
    :hugs: Maybe try to spend the day distracting yourself from how you're feeling as much as possible? :console:
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    (Original post by sauce)
    :hugs: have you had pyschiatrist apts before? Excuse my ignorance
    yeah I have and didn't like my psychiatrist and stopped going- it was never helpful.
    But this isn't like your normal route with a waiting list. This is like on the road to being sectioned except I dont think they seriously can section me. My GP wants advice about changing my meds I think and to give me a bit more support as my exams start next week. I think she wants me not to do them but I really want to get them over with.

    And so this is more unwelcome stress in my life.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    yeah I have and didn't like my psychiatrist and stopped going- it was never helpful.
    But this isn't like your normal route with a waiting list. This is like on the road to being sectioned except I dont think they seriously can section me. My GP wants advice about changing my meds I think and to give me a bit more support as my exams start next week. I think she wants me not to do them but I really want to get them over with.

    And so this is more unwelcome stress in my life.
    ditto, i had a pyschiatrist every couple of months which was completely unhelpful and just meh, my pysch would just awnser his phone during my sessions etc and it was just horrendous. Guh, i don't know how sectioning works that well tbh, my mum has nearly been a few times but ended up volunteering to go in instead cus they force you to stay in for 6 weeks with sectioning I believe? I'm sure it's fine though, at least they're making the effort to help you? I had an emergency refferal to a social worker once and I was like **** what are they going to do but it wasnt as bad as I thought.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    You can click join in the soc list (under the tabs on this page you'll see the word 'Societies', the link is in there) but I've done that and am still waiting, so just post anyway.



    :hugs: Maybe try to spend the day distracting yourself from how you're feeling as much as possible? :console:
    i will try my best,
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    Its fustrating how no matter how hard i try to fight it I still end up feeling the same way. I keep trying to just 'snap' out of it but its not working. I guess i have to keep socialising more or less everyday to sort of distract myself because when im alone its worse, which i weird becasue at the same time i want to be alone.
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    why did they have to be there and spoil the moment. i didnt want to see them and i hate acting like i like them or want to know them.
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    I feel a bit silly for stressing all day. I'm just being urgently referred to a local CMHT psychiatrist.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    I feel a bit silly for stressing all day. I'm just being urgently referred to a local CMHT psychiatrist.
    Why you stressing? I know it can seem scary but in all likelihood everything will be just fine so try not to worry about it. Be honest and hopefully they'll be able to help you.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Why you stressing? I know it can seem scary but in all likelihood everything will be just fine so try not to worry about it. Be honest and hopefully they'll be able to help you.
    No, its okay now I know what's happening but I really didn't know what my GP was going to come up with and hospital was an option.

    Can I ask if you've ever been into hospital and if so what it was like? Or is anyone else reading this and happy to talk about it?
 
 
 
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