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by Amelie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Why do I feel the need to hide?
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Why do I feel the need to hide?

Hi there- it sounds like you're suffering with social anxiety- many people suffer with this in silence but there is help out there in the form of CBT - which can really help. Social anxiety doesn't tend to get better without treatment and just putting yourself in more situations won't help on its ow...
by Amelie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Sertraline tiredness
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Sertraline tiredness

Hi there- I've been off work last 3 weeks with depression- had been trying to treat with St. John's wort and exercise but kept crying and feeling unable to cope. After 2 weeks of doctor persuading me to switch to sertraline I gave in. She also said she wouldn't be able to write sick note again if I ...
by Amelie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Homeopathy for anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Homeopathy for anxiety

Hi there- I have used avena sativa drops in the past from weleda. They are great, esp at helping sleep, better than Valium. You shouldn't take them with prescription medicine though. Weleda have a helpline to ask questions though.
by Amelie
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: St. John's wort and 5-HTP
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: St. John's wort and 5-HTP

Well- I tried 5-HTP last night, alongside my usual morning dose of St. John's wort. It was pretty horrible experience. Took hours to get to sleep as got hot and restless. Then had awful nightmares, and woke up late for school run feeling like I had bad hangover. Won't be trying again and don't recom...
by Amelie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Has anyone had trauma counscelling
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Has anyone had trauma counscelling

Btw the 'eye movement ' therapy is called EMDR- again you might be able to access that through your local NHS IAPT service .
by Amelie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Anyone know more about disassociation?
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Anyone know more about disassociation?

Hi there- sounds like you're having a really tough time if it- and that you need some support from others around you. My experience is that if you do reach out to others rather than hide away, it will help. As for dissociation, it's when you 'space out' like you're not really there. It's a learnt co...
by Amelie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Has anyone had trauma counscelling
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Has anyone had trauma counscelling

Hi there- I found a sensorimotor therapist privately to gain help with childhood trauma. Saw him fortnightly for about 18 months. Definitely helped but was costly at £45 a session. You might be able to get help Free through NHS IAPT services- depends what area you live in? In my area you can have 12...
by Amelie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: St. John's wort and 5-HTP
Replies: 3
Views: 651

St. John's wort and 5-HTP

Hi there- I have suffered with depression on and off for years but last 2 years have used St. John's wort and lightbox with effectiveness instead of SSRIs which gave me side effects. However, my mood has dropped lately. My doctor wants me to try sertraline but I've read that 5-HTP can possibly be us...
by Amelie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Here we go again

I've just got back from the doctors who has written me off work for another week (been off 2 weeks now) for low mood. I thought I'd be better enough to return to work- but I'm not. I'm tearful, exhausted and the inner critic is back. I thought I'd banished depression once and for all with use of sel...
by Amelie
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: low so low
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: low so low

4th bout in 6 years! Not been depressed every year thank god! X

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