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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 17-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By sherlock holmes
Sorry you have had such tough experiences. As a...

Sorry you have had such tough experiences. As a side note, I live fairly close to the priory in Essex and could have come and visited you if I'd known you were in there.

Trauma from hospital...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 07-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By sherlock holmes
Sorry to hear that. Has anything been arranged...

Sorry to hear that. Has anything been arranged for you yet? Are there crisis houses if no beds in hospital? x
Forum: Eating Issues Support 07-08-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,717
Posted By sherlock holmes
I am so proud of you Helen!

I am so proud of you Helen!
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 07-08-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,872
Posted By sherlock holmes
Sounds like things are moving in the right...

Sounds like things are moving in the right direction x
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 03-05-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,027
Posted By sherlock holmes
Not been in the same situation, but have...

Not been in the same situation, but have experience being discharged after 2 years in hospital. My advice is to get more and more home/overnight leave so that you build up from a few hours at home to...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 26-03-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 15,008
Posted By sherlock holmes
Just popped in to say i'm thinking of you Beckie,...

Just popped in to say i'm thinking of you Beckie, after reading your RV. Don't feel bad you've been admitted after 2 years free. Like the nurse said, 2 years is a great achievement. Who knows, after...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 26-03-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By sherlock holmes
Yes, I've used their service before. I had a...

Yes, I've used their service before. I had a lovely person who came to my house and had loads of useful suggestions. Then she left Remploy unexpectedly and I never clicked with the man who replaced...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 08-02-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 65,132
Posted By sherlock holmes
I'm glad you had a good talk with your CPN

I'm glad you had a good talk with your CPN
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 08-02-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,973
Posted By sherlock holmes
I think you're doing really well! I know it's...

I think you're doing really well! I know it's hard with the med change at the moment but you will pull through this. I hope it goes okay with your CC. It's totally fine to need extra support at the...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 08-02-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By sherlock holmes
Get checked out by your doctor. There are many...

Get checked out by your doctor. There are many reasons for nausea, not just mental health related.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 01-02-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 15,008
Posted By sherlock holmes
On my access course w had to do a presentation...

On my access course w had to do a presentation but like you I was very anxious about it. The college knew about my difficulties andi was allowed to present it just to the tutor without anyonevelse...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 26-01-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By sherlock holmes
A section 2 means your brother can be kept in...

A section 2 means your brother can be kept in hospital against his will for up to 28 days to be assessed for a mental illness. At the end of the 28 days the psychiatrist can apply for a section 3 in...
Forum: General Support and Advice 26-01-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By sherlock holmes
Once you've passed your test that's it, you don't...

Once you've passed your test that's it, you don't need to do it again! I think the only situation you would need to retake it is if you get completely disqualified from driving. And a driving...
Forum: General Support and Advice 26-01-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By sherlock holmes
I have fibromyalgia too, among other...

I have fibromyalgia too, among other conditions.

You have to bear in mind that your symptoms are the same whatever label you get given. So struggling to text, not being able to concentrate etc none...
Forum: General Support and Advice 26-01-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By sherlock holmes
Yes the maintenance loan is the money given for...

Yes the maintenance loan is the money given for you to live on basically, to cover travel, rent, cost of educational materials etc. You repay it back along with any loans covering your course fees...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 26-01-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By sherlock holmes
I can relate. When my MH issues began as a...

I can relate. When my MH issues began as a teenager (depression and anxiety) I did for a time wish I'd have schizophrenia so I'd get a break from real life and go into hospital to be looked after....
Forum: General Support and Advice 24-01-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By sherlock holmes
Definitely ring student finance to find out if...

Definitely ring student finance to find out if you'd carry on getting funding if you wanted to carry on studying to turn the foundation degree into a full degree. But from conversations I've had with...
Forum: General Support and Advice 24-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By sherlock holmes
Probably the simplest way of explaining it is...

Probably the simplest way of explaining it is that having empathy would be walking in someone else's shoes. That means that you're thinking about their situation as if you were them- taking into...
Forum: General Support and Advice 24-01-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By sherlock holmes
What condition do you suspect you have / are in...

What condition do you suspect you have / are in the process of getting diagnosed?

Personally I feel more positive since getting my symptoms diagnosed. Like you, I always wanted to know if I had a...
Forum: General Support and Advice 24-01-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By sherlock holmes
If the only issue is your lack of confidence with...

If the only issue is your lack of confidence with cars, then that can easily be helped. Like Beckie said you can do a pass plus driving course which builds on what you learned in order to pass your...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-01-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 65,132
Posted By sherlock holmes
Sorry to be blunt but I think your friend is...

Sorry to be blunt but I think your friend is taking advantage of you- personally I think it's unreasonable to demand you to go there three times a day and clean as well as look after the cat. And not...
Forum: General Support and Advice 28-12-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By sherlock holmes
The brain really is a troll. But it's hard. I...

The brain really is a troll. But it's hard. I experience symptoms that stem from anxiety but I also experience symptoms from chronic health issues that the doctors did initially also put down to...
Forum: General Support and Advice 23-12-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By sherlock holmes
It's hard because symptoms of anxiety can also be...

It's hard because symptoms of anxiety can also be the same/similar to symptoms of other illnesses and conditions. It would help to keep a symptom and food diary so that you can see if there's any...
Forum: General Support and Advice 21-12-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By sherlock holmes
I find blood test results tend to come after 3...

I find blood test results tend to come after 3 days or so. If you ring the GP surgery you can ask if the results are back and if the doctor needs to see you.
Forum: General Support and Advice 19-12-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By sherlock holmes
How did it go?

How did it go?
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