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marebito
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby marebito » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:06 am

I really hope you are okay HI. Seems like I chose an awkward time to join...

I am 36 and have had issues with depression and anxiety all my life. I cannot understand why I struggle so much. Lately I have been having mood swings and difficulty sleeping and a terrifying reduction in hope for the future. I get angry over these imagined scenarios that I play out in my head. Friends and family saying or doing annoying things. That kind of stuff. Its so stupid.

One thing I have somehow failed to do is have a real person in my life I can talk about things with which is what brings me here.

I had a really bad day last week, the worst in memory. I just kept going back to bed and wishing myself unconscious to deal with it. I think I need to go back on medication for a while but I cant get past the receptionists. I have a social anxiety which makes it very hard.

I just feel lonely a lot. Hoping I can make a few friends here and if they happen to reside in the north west London/Hillingdon borough area all the better! I have to do something.

jackboy
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby jackboy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:41 pm

Hello my name is Jack and I suffer from depression, had it for about 4 years. I am ok with it right now (flouoxitine) but the reason I have joined is to support my daughter who has recently been diagnosed with psychosis and also to find support for the rest of my family as the stress is quite considerable.
My daughter has been sectioned under section 3 and is receiving depot injections every 2 weeks. but after about 4 weeks of this we see no improvement, infact she is deteriorating very fast as she has no leave under sect 17.

nufa
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby nufa » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:25 pm

im NuFa, 23
Stranded and lost, looking for something i cant have
Once a student and doing Bachelor in Business Marketing in one of the best public university in my country, but i simply give up after 1st semester (too much on my mind)
Currently in different country, on a journey to nowhere
Suffering from Bipolar disorder and severe depression (been living with it since 16) and few suicide attempt but failed
Learning to love myself, but failed.
try so many things but still..i wanted to give up
...i need help

Isap
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby Isap » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 am

Hi nufa

This thread is misleading and does not get much attention. its best to repost in Newbies section, that way you can be almost sure to get a helpful reply from someone.

Hope you're feeling a bit better today, we all know where you're at.

Isap

squirley
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby squirley » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:14 am

Have taken my zopiclone but it has not worked tonight. It worries me as with research I understand its use is only meant to be short term. I have taken it regularly for three years. I have just had a consultant review who seems to be determined to put me back on anti depressant (sertraline) mainly for chronic anxiety. I have fought so hard to get this stuff out of my system (I have pretty much been through the book) and for many months it has been the best decision I have made for years (I do not trust psychiatrists in my experience they approach an individual's condition with a stabbing in the dark policy. I was diagnosed as bi polar (I hark back to the days where it was known as manic depression) for 20 years but after a spell of incarceration in a psychiatric ward 'they' changed my diagnosis which I find incredible as their was literally no medical intervention whilst in 'prison' as they had misplaced my notes. So I now have borderline personality disorder diagnosis - perhaps not as palatable by Joe public who are meant to be joining the conversation. For 30 years of involvement with mental health services the prejudice is changing, but not nearly enough. There are positives - heads together etc are attempts to move forward but as of yet there seems to be no 'meat' to their intention. I hope I am wrong. My entire stance on the complications of mine and numerous other sufferers of mental health difficulties is none of us are doing this on purpose. I would so appreciate a conversation; by dint of our experiences we tend to have extremely empathetic and sympathetic personalities. At least I am certain that I do.

mihaela
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby mihaela » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:56 am

Hello Squirley (I love that name!). Welcome to the forum!

You have good reason to be wary of psychiatrists. I've also suffered from their 'stab-in-the-dark' policies (very aptly named!), and was misdiagnosed several times over a period of 15 years, until I realised that I was actually on the autism spectrum. You could be too. It's a national scandal, and it mainly affects females because most of us with Asperger's syndrome present very differently to those with the classic 'male-type' Asperger's. These misdiagnoses are made by generic psychiatrists with no training in diagnosing HF autism.

The most common misdiagnoses are BPD/EUPD, avoidant and/or schizotypal PD, bipolar and schizophrenia. We're often only partly diagnosed as having anxiety, depression, OCD or anorexia. (We all have chronic anxiety). Misdiagnoses are dangerous for they can lead to decades of incorrect treatments. Partial diagnoses miss the underlying cause. BPD is the classic catch-all label given to women when the 'experts' are fumbling in the dark, and too professionally arrogant to admit it. 3 out of every 4 BPD diagnoses are females, and a large proportion of these will actually have HF autism/Asperger's, because BPD traits are very similar to those found in female-type AS, although the causes are very different. Generic psychiatrists & psychologists are not experts when it comes to the specialist area of autism. They misinterpret the signs they see, and miss other signs completely (such as your very high empathy) - signs which are so obvious to the true experts.

In my ignorance, although I'd read about Asperger's, I ruled it out for many years. It was only when I discovered the female presentation that I found that I scored very highly on an online test, and became 100% convinced that they'd got it wrong yet again. I sought an autism diagnosis and eventually got one - the best thing that's ever happened to me, for now I understand myself and others understand me better too.

'they' changed my diagnosis which I find incredible as their was literally no medical intervention whilst in 'prison' as they had misplaced my notes.


Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all. These kind of things happen only too often in this area. Only a couple of months ago exactly the same happened to a friend of mine, except that the notes hadn't been passed on. Went in bipolar and came out with an undefined personality disorder, and yet was prescribed the same medication as before. Psychiatry is not an exact science, and can be highly subjective, especially with patients who don't quite fit into their artificial little boxes.

I'm not saying you're on the spectrum, but your post reads as a typical textbook case of undiagnosed AS. If you have any questions please ask.

You're right about Zopiclone too. I was once prescribed it - but only allowed it for a week.

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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby artywitch » Thu May 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Well what can i say. I am pretty poop at the moment.
With me i think i am very good at self destruction. Or it seems that way. Every time i think things are going to plan, my beast raises his head and just says NOPE. Sorry you have had your allotted five seconds of happiness.

helloimme
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby helloimme » Fri May 26, 2017 1:05 am

Hi I'm new and I guess in a kind of crisis. I just want to get in a car and disappear.

vainglorious
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby vainglorious » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:10 am

Hello I'm a Newbie
Currently struggling with hormone related anxiety and depression. Not too many good days lately very much in survival mode and not seeing a future for myself. I am fighting the drive to isolate myself from everyone and everything, cognitively I know this will not help me but it's hard to fight.

rachiew
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Re: Tell Me Something About You

Postby rachiew » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:25 pm

vainglorious wrote:Hello I'm a Newbie
Currently struggling with hormone related anxiety and depression. Not too many good days lately very much in survival mode and not seeing a future for myself. I am fighting the drive to isolate myself from everyone and everything, cognitively I know this will not help me but it's hard to fight.


Hi there I'm also a Newbie,

I have severe anxiety including social anxiety and depression and I am currently suffering with a lot of bad days.

Also fighting the urge to isolate myself, only yesterday I was at a party and eventually I had enough of fighting the anxiety and gave in and left. I did however manage quite a few hours which I must take as a small victory.

I know myself I feel alone in my battle and can only assume you feel the same way.
I'm currently taking fertility hormone medication as myself and my partner aren't having much success in trying for a baby and this is down to having PCOS and I blame myself even though this isn't the case. I've never posted in forums before but I'm feeling more hopeless lately.

Keep on fighting fellow suffer, we will win the battle.

Rach


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