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by Isap
Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
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Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Debs The cannabis tablets don't sound that great if they don't have the mind altering ingredient. Your family wedding is obviously adding to your stress. How can it not do. But thinking about it is the worst part. You might surprise yourself and end up enjoying it. Just don't put extra stress ...
by Isap
Sun May 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hi Deb's I'm quite happy to be your health advisor. I've thought all along you should be on a different AD. Venlafaxine as you know is an SNRI. It was the only one available back then. It worked for you so you should change to another SNRI. That would be duloxetine (Cymbalta) which is very good for ...
by Isap
Sun May 19, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Aisling What dose of Quetiapine are you on? It is a strange but effective medication. The smaller the dose, the more sedating. I've been on 50mgs for sleep for 5 years nearly and it still works. I was on 300mgs mornings for depression and it got me out of a very dangerous slump. The problem wa...
by Isap
Sat May 18, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Deb's I thought it was the duty of the GP to refer you to a psychiatrist but I don't know the system in Scotland. I had a look at a Pregabalin thread on the forum I hate and it was much the same story. Success for up to 2 years on as low as 300 then a poop out. If it pooped at 450 then users e...
by Isap
Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Aisling Saying you do not intend to carry out those fantasies is no doubt what did it. Did you actually use the word "fantasy"? I only ask because the word fantasy implies enjoyment of some sort. A better word to use in future would be, as you yourself said, "intrusive thoughts&...
by Isap
Fri May 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

This is just a general point about meditation, and why we need to do it every day. The goal of CBT and other therapies is to change your way of thinking. Has this worked? I bet it hasn't. The goal of meditation is to live with your thoughts, however negative. It sounds over simplistic but that's how...
by Isap
Fri May 17, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
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Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Aisling I'm delighted you posted here. Any time is ok. I wish you all the best too. I read about your GP taking you off the mental health team. You must have appeared too upbeat and jolly. As the next poster said, you need to exaggerate your symptoms even to ensure you get the care you need an...
by Isap
Fri May 17, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Caro Thanks for your kind message. I know how hard it is to write even a short post when not feeling well. Meditation is very hard to do when anxiety levels are high. I can't do those relaxation exercises after. You could try just a 5 minute meditation counting 5 breathing in slowly and 10 bre...
by Isap
Fri May 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
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Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Debs Sorry to hear about the anxiety. I hope you don't mind me mentioning a couple of points about your medications. I was on venlafaxine for 7 almost idyllic years, it pooped out probably because I was drinking a lot. My cross taper to Cymbalta couldn't have gone smoother and it started worki...
by Isap
Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: How are things progressing Isap
Replies: 729
Views: 158191

Re: How are things progressing Isap

Hello Deb's, Caro, Aisling

Wow, three replies! I really really appreciate them. You are three wonderful people. I'm not really up to writing today but intend to reply to you individually tomorrow or the day after.

Many thanks for thinking of me.

Chris xxx

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