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    Thanks guys, I'm seeing the psychiatrist tomorrow so I'll mention it to him. Last time I saw him he suggested changing from fluoxetine in case that was the cause (though I've always had issues with sleep) but now it's working I really don't want to change :erm:

    And it's 10mg
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    I have had my dosage doubled from 200mg to 400mg.. I am going to be sleeping soo sooo much in the next week or two as I get used to it.. Its a good job I am not going to uni tbh..
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    I have had my dosage doubled from 200mg to 400mg.. I am going to be sleeping soo sooo much in the next week or two as I get used to it.. Its a good job I am not going to uni tbh..
    Quetiapine or Lithium carbonate? :holmes:
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    (Original post by Loz17)
    Quetiapine or Lithium carbonate? :holmes:
    Quetiapine... it seems to make me sleep so much..
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    (Original post by Idiot-Finder)
    Quetiapine... it seems to make me sleep so much..
    In a way thats not too bad. But in others its not good :hugs:

    Let us know if the dose increase works

    I'm seeing my doctor about coming off the citalopram next week. But I want to take some 1st week of uni though. Just want a script to take with me.
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    (Original post by diamonddust)
    Hey guys, sorry I haven't been around lately. Hope you're all coping. :jumphug:

    I'm feeling a bit :erm: atm. I've just started year 13 again and getting so anxious already, can feel things (mood and eating) falling apart and I'm getting to the stage where I don't care and I really REALLY need to care because I can't end up back there again, if only because I don't think I have it in me to pull myself out of it again. Need to go see a doctor about my meds, having the same zombified problems fire2burn is. Can't concentrate properly (for some reason typing and short paragraphs are ok though, go figure :rolleyes:) and I've got to read two (huge) books by next week for English coursework and I want to cry all the time and I'm irritable and I can't sleep at night and I'm so so so tired of being paralysed by depression and so I'm having major anorexia nostalgia which is awful but at the same time comforting because it's familiar and I'm scared to ask my school for extra time for the exams because they might think I'm making it up. But if I don't make it as easy for myself as possible I might relapse or end up suicidal again.

    Idk, just confused and sad. I hate change. I miss my friends in the hospital and I'm getting that confused with wanting to go back. All my 'real life' friends are going to uni and I feel left behind and I just feel like everything's falling apart from under my feet and I should be happy because I picked up Philosophy As and A2 this year so I can go to uni next September and I love it but I'm scared I'm going to end up killing myself if I don't sort things out now.

    One thing I'm realising is that I need to talk to people and admit that I'm struggling instead of keeping it all inside. But I feel like people think I'm lying when I mention ED things because I'm not a low weight anymore (if I ever was :erm:) and I actually eat and I'm really trying to fill my life up with other things completely unrelated to it. I don't know if there was ever anything wrong with me? Am I even depressed or am I just lazy? All I know is I feel like a failure in general and a liar and an imposter and a idiot who can't live right.

    So sorry for the self absorbed rant when I haven't even been around for ages. :cry:
    I'm just feeling sorry for myself. I hope you're all coping and I'm really really sorry for being generally rubbish. :hugs:
    I'm so sorry about you having such a miserable time :hugs: I think you'd better go and see the doctor concerning your meds if you have issues with them. I know that the eating is a hard issue to combat but you shouldnt have to feel like you should keep it all inside, you obviously have an issue with it and you don't have to have a BMI of 18 or under to have an eating disorder. The real issue is the psychological symptoms. You aren't a failure you're just going through a tough time and need to have patience with yourself to come through it and you will come through it with help. :yep:

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    Hmmm was feeling ok until now. I seem to make everyone miserable, my sister hates my guts, every day its the same thing from her...just attacking my personality or having a go at me. I would say that I wished I was back at Uni already but now I'm living in a house with wont be the same. I'm going to miss the privacy of halls, at least I could be a miserable excuse for a human being without having to contaminate everyone else but now living in a house it will be hard not to affect my friend, who will no doubt hate me by the end of the year and then I'll be completely alone... happy days...:o:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Sounds really **** :console: I had pretty much the same on quetiapine, stopped it partly because of exams coming up so kind of needed to be able to think. I found the tiredness starts to wear off after a bit so hopefully that'll happen for you too. You got long until you go back? Might be worth not bothering with the essay if it's making you feel more **** and give it another go in a couple of weeks perhaps? I'm sorry, don't remember how long you've been taking it for, but (you probably know) it can take a while to actually do what it's meant to, so your head being less noisy is great and maybe it'll get even less if you give it more time. Try to just take things easy.


    I dunno really, I'm still wandering along I guess. Think possibly I might need to take some kind of medication, really don't want to but can't see any other way of coping.
    After you stopped taking it did it take long for the effects to wear off? I'm always worried about the neurological effects of taking brain altering chemicals for too long, worried that when I do eventually stop taking them I'll never be back to 100% my original capacity when it comes to thought. I've been taking it for around 10 weeks now the quetiapine, admittedly on and off at first. My cpn told me the tiredness should have worn off after 3.

    Sorry to hear things aren't too great for you either, things feeling worse not being on meds?

    (Original post by vitamortis)
    If I remember correctly (from a discussion we had on a thread sometime ago), you also suffer from Schizophrenia? And yeah, being on medication is tough, but hang in there!
    Yup schizophrenia is my official diagnosis, although the psychiatrist from my EIP team wants it changed to schizoaffective disorder as he thinks says I have depression occurring alongside the more obvious schizophrenic symptoms. To be honest though I just let them get on with it, given up trying to understand the rationale behind their thinking for various diagnoses.

    It's frustrating because a lot of my old paranoid thoughts used to revolve around doctors and medication, so its difficult to try and force myself to take it and convince myself its for the best. My cpn always says a lot of people simply forget to take it and that's why they don't stick with it. With me though my mind is literally screaming at me telling me not to take it, difficult to override embedded thoughts. Just wish the medication didn't make me feel so sluggish, even really strong coffee isn't enough to wake me up at the moment :/
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    Haha. Screw this. I took 2 and guess what, I still woke up unable to sleep

    Anybody want to join me in raiding a vet's for some horse tranquilliser? :nothing:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Haha. Screw this. I took 2 and guess what, I still woke up unable to sleep

    Anybody want to join me in raiding a vet's for some horse tranquilliser? :nothing:
    Hi, I just randomly came across your Formspring, and I see that you'd like to become an author and/or journalist. So would I as well :five:. I really like writing
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    Hmm...someone repped me at about 10 minutes ago in this thread, show yourself :hmmm:

    Whoever it was, thanks :o: I'd love to return the favour
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    Hey guys, I'm not feeling that good. 6 years of depression and one more day seems like one too many. I'm not going to do anything but I feel like my brain is withering away. Anyone got any tips to get through the day?
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Haha. Screw this. I took 2 and guess what, I still woke up unable to sleep

    Anybody want to join me in raiding a vet's for some horse tranquilliser? :nothing:
    ketamine?

    Apparently works wonders for depression.....


    I vaguely remember the doctor who prescribed me [insert name here (forgotten)] saying that the problem with sleeping tablets is that they don't necessarily work well at keeping you asleep. Perhaps worth going back and saying you still can't sleep, he might be able to give you something else.

    (Original post by Symbea)
    Hey guys, I'm not feeling that good. 6 years of depression and one more day seems like one too many. I'm not going to do anything but I feel like my brain is withering away. Anyone got any tips to get through the day?
    :console: Pretty much keep as busy as possible. though not stuff that might overwhelm you. Like if you have friends then hang out with them, depression often makes people socially withdraw which can make it worse. But other than that stuff like hire dvds, or find a new tv series to watch, play computer games, maybe even if you have the energy try to learn an instrument or language. If you keep your mind busy you're less likely to dwell on stuff.

    Dunno if you're seeing any doctors or anything, that might be worth a go.
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    (Original post by paperclip)
    Hmm...someone repped me at about 10 minutes ago in this thread, show yourself :hmmm:

    Whoever it was, thanks :o: I'd love to return the favour
    It was me. :flutter:






    Actually....it wasn't really, you just have a lot of yellow gems.
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    depression=sleeping for more than 12 hours a day :sigh:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    It was me. :flutter:






    Actually....it wasn't really, you just have a lot of yellow gems.
    I've just used up me rep for today and got someone lined up for tomorrows. Quote me in a couple of days and i'll share the love

    (Not hating on socialism so much now, eh? :p:)

    Sucks though, only 2,000 points away from a flashy and they're gonna be changing the system soon :sad:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    ketamine?

    Apparently works wonders for depression.....
    It does in small doses. Take too much of it though and you can end up in a really nasty place - ego-death is not fun.

    Or so I've read.
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    (Original post by beecher)
    It does in small doses. Take too much of it though and you can end up in a really nasty place - ego-death is not fun.

    Or so I've read.
    er........I was referring to recent research (not by me :ninja: ).

    :p:



    Here if you're interested.
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    Yeah, that's what I read
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    ketamine?

    Apparently works wonders for depression.....


    I vaguely remember the doctor who prescribed me [insert name here (forgotten)] saying that the problem with sleeping tablets is that they don't necessarily work well at keeping you asleep. Perhaps worth going back and saying you still can't sleep, he might be able to give you something else.



    :console: Pretty much keep as busy as possible. though not stuff that might overwhelm you. Like if you have friends then hang out with them, depression often makes people socially withdraw which can make it worse. But other than that stuff like hire dvds, or find a new tv series to watch, play computer games, maybe even if you have the energy try to learn an instrument or language. If you keep your mind busy you're less likely to dwell on stuff.

    Dunno if you're seeing any doctors or anything, that might be worth a go.
    Well I woke up on my second alarm at 6:30, which beats the hell out of telling myself I'll feel more awake in X hours and continuing to wake up all the time. I did manage to fall asleep after 2 hours so I'm slowly getting there :woo:

    I'm going to try to sleep without the pills tonight :erm:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Well I woke up on my second alarm at 6:30, which beats the hell out of telling myself I'll feel more awake in X hours and continuing to wake up all the time. I did manage to fall asleep after 2 hours so I'm slowly getting there :woo:

    I'm going to try to sleep without the pills tonight :erm:
    :lovehug:

    I know exactly how you feel, i went sleep at around 3 and woke up at 5...haven't felt tired

    Just gonna turn me phone off now and wait till i fall asleep, cba to go to work :nothing:
 
 
 
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