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one_step_closer 06-10-2022 05:15 PM

Thanks. It feels like a huge deal even though it's really not. I can't get my support worker to understand why I can't just do more with my life. I'm sorry you feel like this sometimes too, you are amazing with going to work and all your appointments etc. You're the best. :-) I'll look forward to seeing your nails!

Cacoethes 06-10-2022 05:17 PM

I totally get that. Some people really don't understand.
What works for one person will not work for another and we all have different capabilities.

Aww thank you so much! That means a lot <3

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 06:58 AM

Morning everyone

tamobhuuta 07-10-2022 10:50 AM

Good morning, how are you?

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 10:54 AM

Morning tamo

I'm meh. Have a psych appointment at 12:30
But at least no work today

How are you? Feeling any better?

tamobhuuta 07-10-2022 11:13 AM

I hope your appointment is helpful. I'm still not great. I had an anti nausea med so I knew I could keep some breakfast down but I'm going to try something later without it, to see if I need it.

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 11:17 AM

Thank you

Sorry to hear that
I hope you manage to keep something down later!

tamobhuuta 07-10-2022 01:50 PM

I have kept down some snacks without anti nausea meds :) and I'm feeling much better, I've even changed out of my pyjamas. How are you getting on?

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 02:12 PM

That's great!

I'm ok. Been prescribed sertraline and just picking it up now.
Also got a call from cardiology. I have to have a heart scan at a very inconvenient hospital on a SUNDAY!!!
Going to take a train and two buses. Luckily the big towns have buses that run on sundays. All that for a 2 minute scan though!

one_step_closer 07-10-2022 02:21 PM

Hi everyone.

I hope the Setraline is useful, Beckie. You deserve to feel better. Wow that is a lot of travel to get to the hospital. It is lucky that you can get there on a Sunday though.

I'm glad you're feeling a lot better, Tamo and have changed out of your PJs. The little things can help.

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 02:45 PM

Thanks lindsay
Yeah i initially declined the appointment but then thought about it and i could probably get there. But i thought it was going to be at B (local hospital where my usual cardiology appointments are) but he said it is in L. Where i usually go when I'm IP. Same county but still rather far away! And also, i HATE that town! It is known throughout the entire country as being a shithole full of stabbings and drugs! It's a well known saying that the only good thing about it is the airport to get out of it! People can probably guess where it is now but idc because i think i have most of ryl on Facebook now and you all know where I live anyway XD

How are you doing lindsay?

tamobhuuta 07-10-2022 03:11 PM

I'm glad your health is being taken seriously, even though it is a pain.

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 03:44 PM

Thank you
Yes that is a good thing!

one_step_closer 07-10-2022 05:18 PM

Sounds like a lovely town to visit :crazy: I hope you get there ok and your appointment goes well. What are you doing this evening?

I'm a bit low. And really cold. I have a blanket with Crookshanks on top of it over my legs so part of me is warm at least.

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 05:26 PM

Indeed! It just sucks in every way.
I'm not doing much. Trying to learn some taekwando theory for my next grading. Starting this week I'm going twice a week now. I just want to progress faster!

Sorry to hear you're low. It is very cold. I also have a blanket. But no cat sadly!
It was raining here earlier even though its been sunny and mild all day! Very windy though

one_step_closer 07-10-2022 05:30 PM

What sort of theory is there, if you can explain? I can't imagine what it would include.

It's windy and rainy here too although it seems to have settled for now.

Cacoethes 07-10-2022 05:52 PM

For my next grading (yellow belt) it is usually 3 questions out of a possible 6.
The 6 are
What is the meaning of chon ji
What is low section in korean
What is the training suit called in korean
What is the training area called in korean
What is walking stance in korean
And what country is taekwando from. You can probably guess it's Korea XD
So really simple stuff. Although the meaning of chon ji is 'the heaven and the earth' you should really know the whole paragraph that goes with it too.
Plus we randomly get asked about the tenets of taekwando a lot.
The questions vary from grade to grade

I'm just glad my bins live somewhere sheltered from the wind! Can't be dealing with chasing bins and rubbish all over the place! Hoping it will have died down by bin day

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 06:12 AM

Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 08-10-2022 12:35 PM

Good afternoon. How's everyone's weekend started?

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 01:36 PM

Hey. Pretty good here tbh
Got a lot done this morning and have just come up to thr retail park to spend my birthday gift card and get a costa!

How about you?

tamobhuuta 08-10-2022 03:22 PM

Not great to be honest. I think D is annoyed with me because he asked if I was safe and I said yes then 2 hours later I was trying to leave the ward.

one_step_closer 08-10-2022 03:34 PM

I'm glad you're having a good day, Beckie. You deserve it.

I'm sorry to hear you're still trying to leave the ward, Tamo. Feeling safe can change over time so it's not your fault that you felt unsafe later on unless you were pretending to feel safe when you were first asked.

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 03:38 PM

2 hours is quite a while. Things change.
It's really not worth trying to leave. It literally never works, they are well used to people trying to dash out of the doors.
Even years ago before acute wards were locked it was tricky!

Thanks lindsay!

How are you doing?

one_step_closer 08-10-2022 03:42 PM

Not good. Sick of the struggle of life. Got everything on my to do list done anyway. I have to or I get really anxious.

What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 04:04 PM

Sorry to hear that.
Well done for getting everything done

I'm just watching house
Not really much else to do!

maii 08-10-2022 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4333776)
I trisha!

Of course it's ok to post on this thread!
This particular thread is more for general chat, so for any serious problems or anything like that then there are loads of other boards you can post in!
But yes, feel free to join our random chats!

Morning everyone!

Thank you ... means a lot to know I'm not alone. I'll start a thread if I can even put into words how I"m feeling; which is unlikely as my mind is scattered to be honest. Very worried.



Thank you again and I hope everyone is doing ok, or managing anyway as best as can be.

maii 08-10-2022 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4333830)
That's great!

I'm ok. Been prescribed sertraline and just picking it up now.
Also got a call from cardiology. I have to have a heart scan at a very inconvenient hospital on a SUNDAY!!!
Going to take a train and two buses. Luckily the big towns have buses that run on sundays. All that for a 2 minute scan though!

I'm on sertraline 100MG and I think you'll start to feel better and the side effects are nowhere near other ads.



I hope your appointment tomorrow.

maii 08-10-2022 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4333873)
Not good. Sick of the struggle of life. Got everything on my to do list done anyway. I have to or I get really anxious.

What are you doing with the rest of your day?

I feel the same about the struggle, hate to say that and I know that doesn't help you, but maybe to know your not alone. Yeah, have to keep busy sometime and anxiety starts to increase.

maii 08-10-2022 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tamobhuuta (Post 4333860)
Good afternoon. How's everyone's weekend started?

I hope you can find something to enjoy, or, at least distract from your issues.

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 04:24 PM

Usually when i start a thread, i ramble on for what feels like forever. I still get useful support though. Worth a shot! :)

Thank you. I picked up the sertraline this morning. I'm just a little worried about mania! Anti depressants have sent my mood too high before and can't be dealing with that!

one_step_closer 08-10-2022 04:26 PM

Hi Trisha, I hope you can find the words to allow you to express yourself and get support, even if you think the words are scattered and unclear. We will try our best to support you.

I've yet to watch House, Beckie. I was watching Greys Anatomy but now I mostly watch The Office.

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 04:30 PM

House is sooo good!
Hugh Laurie is amazing.
I could never get into greys. I do like the office though

maii 08-10-2022 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4333880)
Usually when i start a thread, i ramble on for what feels like forever. I still get useful support though. Worth a shot! :)

Thank you. I picked up the sertraline this morning. I'm just a little worried about mania! Anti depressants have sent my mood too high before and can't be dealing with that!

Thank you for the advice. To be honest, mania happens a little and this is why they usually recommend taking it when you get up and not too close be bed time. I'm also on Clonazepam, but I don't know if your doctor is willing to prescribe it because it helps during times of anxiety. Honestly, I think I'd be suck without it :(


Sorry if that wasn't helpful.



What dosage did they start you at? When they started me out on 50MG I didn't notice much mania. They increased to 150, but they it was too high so right now that is it, but I'm not sure as the holidays come closed I turn to zombie auto-pilot mode :notsure:

maii 08-10-2022 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4333882)
Hi Trisha, I hope you can find the words to allow you to express yourself and get support, even if you think the words are scattered and unclear. We will try our best to support you.

I've yet to watch House, Beckie. I was watching Greys Anatomy but now I mostly watch The Office.

Thank you, I'll consider trying.

Cacoethes 08-10-2022 04:49 PM

I'm on an anti psychotic and 2 mood stabilisers so I'm hoping I'll be ok! And promethazine for stress/anxiety if needed.
Starting at 50mg in the morning

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 06:31 AM

Morning everyone

tamobhuuta 09-10-2022 09:41 AM

Morning, how are you?

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 09:43 AM

Hey. I'm ok thanks
You?

tamobhuuta 09-10-2022 09:45 AM

I'm ok. Happy birthday beautiful Cacoethes!

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 09:47 AM

Thank you so much!

tamobhuuta 09-10-2022 10:13 AM

How are you celebrating?

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 10:18 AM

I'm not.
Everyone is busy.
I'm going to go to a cafe and get a coffee. Probably a slice of cake too.

tamobhuuta 09-10-2022 10:28 AM

:( tell them it's your birthday, maybe they will sing to you!

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 10:51 AM

Haha! It'll probably just look like I'm hinting for free cake XD
One of my work friends said we'll go out for birthday drinks next week :)

not_so_insig 09-10-2022 11:41 AM

Happy birthday Beckie!

one_step_closer 09-10-2022 01:02 PM

Happy Birthday Beckie! I'm sorry you're not spending it with your family. I'm usually the same. Please be kind to yourself today and I hope you allow yourself coffee and cake. If you can choose something I'd like to send you a belated card and gift? I'm not good at choosing gifts so you'd need to pick one.

How is everyone else doing?

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 01:27 PM

Thanks guys :)

I got a coffee and a chocolate and coconut flapjack.
Been feeling quite spaced out today. And light headed.
I'd blame the sertraline but I've been feeling light headed since yesterday.
Thank you, that's very kind. You don't have to do that though

What have you guys got planned for today?

one_step_closer 09-10-2022 01:32 PM

Do you think you're slightly dissociating/retreating inside yourself because it's you're birthday and you might be feeling alone with it? It's good that you've managed to do some things though. Do you have an idea about what the symptoms could be? When do you next see a MH person? Let me know if you'd like a gift and/or card, I'm not going to force you but I care about you. Oh and a chocolate and coconut flapjack sounds so good!

I just changed my bedding and washed my hair. Need to clean Crookshanks's bowls and mats later after he has his dinner. Will do a bit of reading but I'm not enjoying the book just the flow of the words if that makes sense.

Cacoethes 09-10-2022 01:42 PM

Yeah probably.
I also woke up at 5am for some reason so I'm a bit tired.
Psych said for cpn to see me once a week. She hasn't set up an appointment though. And she didn't seem too happy about it. Meh.
The flapjack was very good tbf!

Well done!
Shame about the book. How far into it are you?

one_step_closer 09-10-2022 01:54 PM

All that jumbled up must be making you feel really strange. I hope it passes soon. When did you last see your CPN? Will you get in touch with her? I hope she's going to be good for you and be willing to see you weekly.

I'm a lot of the way through the book, more than halfway so I'll finish it.

What are you doing?


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