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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 09-05-2018, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Ktulu
Sedating medication and work

This is a long shot but here goes. Does anyone take sedating medication at night and do call as part of their job? How do you manage it? 🤞
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 27-06-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By Ktulu
I take it and it has increased my weight...

I take it and it has increased my weight significantly. It stimulates my appetite quite strongly. However it hasn't stopped me losing weight if I am disciplined.
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 27-06-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ktulu
I take lithium and it doesn't sedate me at all, I...

I take lithium and it doesn't sedate me at all, I don't really have any side effects apart from thirst. I would imagine it was the combination of the three other sedating medications that caused you...
Forum: General Support and Advice 04-11-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Ktulu
That seems really expensive, I got two pairs of...

That seems really expensive, I got two pairs of designer frames with anti glare coating on both pairs of lenses for €225 including the eye test in Specsavers and I found the service to be very...
Forum: First Aid Advice 20-06-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By Ktulu
It really depends on the wound (I'm not asking...

It really depends on the wound (I'm not asking for details as it's against the rules so please don't post any) but if its the type of wound you would normally put a band aid on the tape should be...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 19-05-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Ktulu
I'm on 400mg at night, have been on it for 7...

I'm on 400mg at night, have been on it for 7 years at doses varying from 100-800mg. It still makes me sedated when I take it which is why I take it before bed and it caused significant weight gain...
Forum: First Aid Advice 15-03-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ktulu
Sounds like shin splints....

Sounds like shin splints. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/shin-splints/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Very common but painful. They usually occur if you increase your exercise intensity. I get them when I...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 23-02-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,125
Posted By Ktulu
Brief Strategic Therapy

Has anyone tried Brief Strategic Therapy, specifically for Binge Eating Disorder, or for any eating disorder? Thanks.
Forum: General Support and Advice 31-01-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Ktulu
I would start by reading any available inspection...

I would start by reading any available inspection reports to make sure it is a place you want to work in.

You will probably be asked about your training and experience, be it formal caring...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 09-12-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Ktulu
What is counselling?

I was referred by my GP for bereavement counselling. I went for my assessment and really liked the therapist and her approach, she was a counselling psychologist and seemed very goal orientated which...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 09-12-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ktulu
Depakote has been known to cause bed wetting at...

Depakote has been known to cause bed wetting at night so could be contributing the incontience you're suffering. It's usually dose related so you may find even a small reduction in your dose could...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 08-12-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By Ktulu
I've been on both and prefer Quetiapine.

I've been on both and prefer Quetiapine.
Forum: General Support and Advice 05-12-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Ktulu
Hey it sounds you're really going through the...

Hey it sounds you're really going through the mill at the moment. Just a suggestion for washing your hair or if you need to put your hands in water. You can get cotton gloves, boots sell them, I...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 30-11-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Ktulu
I was on both together and the lithium couldn't...

I was on both together and the lithium couldn't keep the hypomania at bay. Had to come off the fluoxetine.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 28-10-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Ktulu
Thanks for your reply. I don't have any...

Thanks for your reply. I don't have any professional support at the moment. I started counselling but my therapist went on sick leave so I'm back on a waiting list. A stress ball would be a good idea...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 27-10-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Ktulu
So much going on, struggling to cope

I'm struggling a bit at the moment. My dad died earlier in the year and I didn't really have time to grieve because I pretty much went straight back to work. I'm a student nurse and basically work...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 06-10-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Ktulu
I was always told that I need to take the same...

I was always told that I need to take the same brand of lithium as there are differences between brands so my prescription always specifies the name brand. If you got a different brand I think...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Ktulu
I also have very vivid and strange dreams. My...

I also have very vivid and strange dreams. My dreams have always been strange but are much more vivid since I started seroquel. My dreams tend to reflect my mood or something that's been on my mind....
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 28-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Ktulu
I have been taking lithium for over 6 years. My...

I have been taking lithium for over 6 years. My last significant mood episode was over 4 years ago. I have minimal side effects from it even though I take quite a high dose. Like Tiptoes, I also have...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 27-07-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Ktulu
http://www.homeinstead.co.uk These have a good...

http://www.homeinstead.co.uk

These have a good reputation with the nurses in my area.
Forum: General Chat 31-05-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By Ktulu
I can't imagine how desperate these people must...

I can't imagine how desperate these people must be to even consider making that treacherous journey, some with infants and children. And I'm glad other EU countries have finally stepped up to help...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 28-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Ktulu
Thank you all so much for your replies and I'm...

Thank you all so much for your replies and I'm sorry I'm only replying now, I'm on clinical placement working 7am-8pm and it was hard to get the time.

I think I might ring the counselling service...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 26-05-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Ktulu
Thank you for your reply. There is a local...

Thank you for your reply. There is a local bereavement support group but it's run in/by members of my parish church and I'd prefer not to have a religious approach because while I am Catholic I don't...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 25-05-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Ktulu
So unfair

My Dad died last month. We were extremely close, he was my best friend and saved my life several times when I was very unwell. I was able to tell him all this before he died and he told me everything...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 20-05-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Ktulu
That's so lousy. Your courage, honesty and desire...

That's so lousy. Your courage, honesty and desire to help yourself should have been acknowledged. It sounds like this doctor is devoid of empathy and bedside manner. You know that you did the right...
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