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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 24-06-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By keep_it_together
I found Buspirone made me emotionally numb which...

I found Buspirone made me emotionally numb which I suppose is what it's intended to do, however I found that this took all the meaning out of life and as my situation was still quite bad at work...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 12-05-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By keep_it_together
I'd be interested to know what the reason behind...

I'd be interested to know what the reason behind this question is.

Something I guess I don understand is why people are anti-meds. Sure you get some side effects but if I was willing to kill myself...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 11-05-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By keep_it_together
Hi there, First let me reassure you, you're not...

Hi there,

First let me reassure you, you're not alone in feelings like this. When I first told the doctor about depression I couldn't recall a time when I'd been happy before.

With the right meds...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 05-05-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By keep_it_together
Everyone has bad patches now and again, what I...

Everyone has bad patches now and again, what I think might help is carefully thinking about what has happened recently to make you feel this way.

Maybe it's been lots of little things or maybe it...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 02-05-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By keep_it_together
Iirc 20mg is a fairly low dose, the fluctuations...

Iirc 20mg is a fairly low dose, the fluctuations in mood might suggest you need your dose increasing, but as always it's best to check with your prescriber and see what they advise
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 02-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By keep_it_together
I found this with Antidepressants, citalopram was...

I found this with Antidepressants, citalopram was okay but trying a tri-cyclic (Clomipramine) made the SSRI feel like the antidepressant light version.

I think generally the older meds are more...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-04-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By keep_it_together
When I was growing up I had issues like this due...

When I was growing up I had issues like this due to a traumatic home life. My parents didn't tell me that the doctor said it was due to anxiety and I went on thinking there was something wrong with...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-04-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By keep_it_together
I think urinary incontinence is often a symptom...

I think urinary incontinence is often a symptom of high stress/anxiety so it might not have something to do with the medication necessarily.

Maybe it's a sign that the medication isn't effective...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By keep_it_together
When dealing with the CMHT I tend to just tell...

When dealing with the CMHT I tend to just tell them my symptoms, how they're affecting my life and the difficulties therein. I leave conclusions up to them and talk through the recommended treatment....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By keep_it_together
I recognise the sudden pains in the...

I recognise the sudden pains in the chest/stomach, I get them sometimes but they don't have an apparent explanation.

Sometimes it can be incapacitating for a few moments, I usually put it down to...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-04-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By keep_it_together
You have to make accommodations for your mental...

You have to make accommodations for your mental health needs, including taking the prescribed meds, making sure you get a good nights sleep etc and it sounds like you're taking a lot on at once....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-04-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By keep_it_together
I had my CQUIN health check up at the local...

I had my CQUIN health check up at the local Mental Health Resource Centre today and it turns out I've lost a little weight despite craving for sweet things in the past few months.

As I don't...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-04-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By keep_it_together
Interesting, if you slowly titrate the medicine...

Interesting, if you slowly titrate the medicine do you not have the insomnia you feel if you accidentally miss a dose?
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 28-04-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By keep_it_together
It's a concern but I'm much better off on the...

It's a concern but I'm much better off on the meds and dealing with whatever side effects come up. In all likelihood I'm expecting to stay on meds for life after several cycles of years on and off...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 28-04-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By keep_it_together
On occasion I do have nights where it's 11:30 and...

On occasion I do have nights where it's 11:30 and I'm like, why am I totally awake and not going to sleep?

I realise this means 2 things: I missed my dose that evening and worryingly it seems I...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 28-04-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By keep_it_together
Quetiapine makes me hungry, particularly for...

Quetiapine makes me hungry, particularly for sweet things, I am now aware when a craving is just a Quetiapine craving though and can use willpower to ignore it most of the time.

After I take 300mg...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 25-04-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By keep_it_together
Just wanted to add, since writing this post...

Just wanted to add, since writing this post someone recommended antihistamine to me and it totally stops the itching!

Anyone getting allergy like skin issues I'd recommend giving it a try. I went...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 24-04-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By keep_it_together
"Cheer up" or maybe "you'll be...

"Cheer up" or maybe "you'll be fine"
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 20-04-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By keep_it_together
I may have made it sound worse than it is. It's...

I may have made it sound worse than it is. It's not a constant itching it comes and goes, moisturising seems to make no difference though if it wants to itch.
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 20-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By keep_it_together
Not sure if it's related but my shins seem to...

Not sure if it's related but my shins seem to itch till I claw the skin off them by accident itching too hard, nothing I've tried so far seems to soothe the itch, just something I've gotten used to...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 24-03-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By keep_it_together
It said it was the emote for wow. Sorry. I've...

It said it was the emote for wow. Sorry. I've suffered with anxiety for a while as I said and previous things I've tried weren't helpful but weren't as in depth as that.

I'll remove the emote if it...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 24-03-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By keep_it_together
No not at all I appreciate the techniques. I've...

No not at all I appreciate the techniques. I've not read such a comprehensive set of things to try.

Sorry if it seemed insincere. That certainly wasn't my intention
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 24-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By keep_it_together
Wow that's a lot of helpful techniques I've not...

Wow that's a lot of helpful techniques I've not heard of before.

Thanks!
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 23-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By keep_it_together
I can empathise with your words as I recognise...

I can empathise with your words as I recognise much of myself in what you say along with on some level knowing it doesn't make sense but anxiety prevents your rational mind being sure these beliefs...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 15-03-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By keep_it_together
I suffer very badly with professional anxiety,...

I suffer very badly with professional anxiety, anxiety about my job, losing my job etc.

My doctor prescribed Buspirone initially which I didn't have a good experience with. Next I was put onto a...
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