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banned8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Anyone else watching it?

By the way I have Bipolar Type 2

Worth a watch or to catch up on demand
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#1
starting on c5+1 at 11pm , watched an interview with mp who is on it. I recorded it so haven't watched it yet.
banned 1 Like #2
I too have a mental disorder!
I can't stop **** in my neighbours garden and blaming the neighbourhood cats.
#3
Nah, Milo's about to start.

Might watch it on catch-up.
banned#4
Does it involve weed? (_;)
1 Like #5
MrScotchBonnet
Does it involve weed? (_;)


Yes, and Bill and Ben!
#6
Dyslexic_Dog
MrScotchBonnet
Does it involve weed? (_;)


Yes, and Bill and Ben!


hearing bill and Ben talk, I think I think it did involve weed, or something stronger.
#7
Just watching. Don't want to but have to.
1 Like #8
Watching it but I'm fed up with it, want some focus on the families and what this crap does to them, theres no wider picture.
#9
I feel so much for the people on the program. But even though I've been feeling similar things I know that they are ill and need help but everything I feel is because I have ruined my live and I'm a failure and I have let my children down. And everybody would be better off if I was dead.
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Tygermum
I feel so much for the people on the program. But even though I've been feeling similar things I know that they are ill and need help but everything I feel is because I have ruined my live and I'm a failure and I have let my children down. And everybody would be better off if I was dead.
Bull, you are not a failure, you are just beating yourself up.
Ask yourself this; 'Would you treat anyone else the way you treat yourself?'

I don't even know you, but I know for a fact you are not a failure.

You may have made mistakes - everybody does - All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (All means All - not lots, not a few, ALL means ALL).
Don't believe in a higher power?
Fine, here's the humanist take amounting to the same thing; 'To err is human - nobody's perfect'. Nobody means NObody.

Told you you're not a failure - just going through a crap time is all - just remember - you're going through it - you're not staying in it. :)

Get through it soon, good night an God bless <3
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Tygermum
I feel so much for the people on the program. But even though I've been feeling similar things I know that they are ill and need help but everything I feel is because I have ruined my live and I'm a failure and I have let my children down. And everybody would be better off if I was dead.

Every time you walk down the street, smile at a stranger. Their life will be improved by your smile and thus, everybody wont therefore be better off if you were dead. Eventually, someone will smile at/back at you, and thus your life is improved.

And on a tough note, you just have to look on the news to realise no matter what is going on in your life, at least you aren't on the news. Kindly keep it that way. You'll get through it. 8)

Edited By: ThePasty on Nov 02, 2016 00:15
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Now I'm trying to cheer you up, Tygermum, by sending you a funny and cute little gif <3

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lovethispic.com%2Fuploaded_images%2F156255-I-Am-A-Tiny-Potato-And-I-Believe-In-You-You-Can-Do-The-Thing.jpg&f=1
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tryn2help
Tygermum
I feel so much for the people on the program. But even though I've been feeling similar things I know that they are ill and need help but everything I feel is because I have ruined my live and I'm a failure and I have let my children down. And everybody would be better off if I was dead.
Bull, you are not a failure, you are just beating yourself up.
Ask yourself this; 'Would you treat anyone else the way you treat yourself?'
I don't even know you, but I know for a fact you are not a failure.
You may have made mistakes - everybody does - All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (All means All - not lots, not a few, ALL means ALL).
Don't believe in a higher power?
Fine, here's the humanist take amounting to the same thing; 'To err is human - nobody's perfect'. Nobody means NObody.
Told you you're not a failure - just going through a crap time is all - just remember - you're going through it - you're not staying in it. :)
Get through it soon, good night an God bless <3
My gorgeous wife is soon to have our first baby and she is Bipolar 2. As the person closest to her we have had lots and lots of hard times together due to this bloody illness and believe me, she has had to go through the most awful depression, psychosis and irrational thoughts on way too many occasions. Despite this all she (we) need is a bit of support, understanding and maybe a few meds to make life good. Loved the comment above about a smile.
I've never not watched a program like this that didn't tug on my heart strings a little and I couldn't relate to. It's a real shame that mental health is seen as such an elephant in the room, most of my favourite people are now a little crazy and just need an ear and a little support at times to make sense of the illness.
Tygermum, it was decisions and stresses of life that triggered my wife's first bipolar episode, and honestly bipolar is a lot about the highs and lows in life that we all have to contend with, just occasionally more extreme. Doesn't mean your not going through simpler pain and thoughts, your brain will react in exactly the same way.
All I know from experience is It always gets better it just sometimes takes a while. My best advice is find someone who you can talk to, as when your down in the dumps it takes another perspective to make proper sense of it all.
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jonny_rabbit
I too have a mental disorder!
I can't stop **** in my neighbours garden and blaming the neighbourhood cats.

Well that explains an awful lot! X)
3 Likes #15
Tygermum
I feel so much for the people on the program. But even though I've been feeling similar things I know that they are ill and need help but everything I feel is because I have ruined my live and I'm a failure and I have let my children down. And everybody would be better off if I was dead.


Go talk to your doctor see about counselling, you can go to a and e if your feeling suicidal and all, your school may have a free counselling sevice you can use and you can contact Mind the mental health charity too or if you are a bloke theres calm.

I dont think you are in danger, I think its suicidal musing, we've all done that, the doctors get loads of people saying what you said, its not shocking or anything to them, your not crazy your just crying for help.

Edited By: Error440 on Nov 02, 2016 06:28
1 Like #16
I would be interested in seeing this. We have just got help from a 'crisis team' that have taken in my mother's partner (he is bi polar, paranoid schizophrenic) and finally after years of no help at all he is getting some which will hopefully be on going even after he is released. My mother is vulnerable (has advanced MS), and we really did not know what to do for a long time, occasionally he is fine, but frequently he goes fully off the rails (loss of empathy, loss of common sense, unpredictable) and that lasts anything from a few weeks to a few months.

Is the government helping anymore than it used to? I would hope they realised their mistakes when they were cutting benefits and mental health funding left right and centre.

Edited By: delusion on Nov 02, 2016 09:09: Typo
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delusion
I would be interested in seeing this. We have just got help from a 'crisis team' that have taken in my mother's partner (he is bi polar, paranoid schizophrenic) and finally after years of no help at all he is getting some which will hopefully be on going even after he is released. My mother is vulnerable (has advanced MS), and we really did not know what to do for a long time, occasionally he is fine, but frequently he goes fully off the rails (loss of empathy, loss of common sense, unpredictable) and that lasts anything from a few weeks to a few months.
Is the government helping anymore than it used to? I would hope they reliased their mistakes when they were cutting benefits and mental health funding left right and centre.
I haven't watched the program.

I have had a little experience of mental health issues and learned a very small amount, but I very much doubt it would be enough to help me help sufferers - a cousin was recently sectioned and trying to help her and her family is very difficult.

I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's and her partner's situation - and of course it must also be having an effect on yourself - obviously I wish you and them all the very best - as I do everyone going through such a difficult thing.

In answer to whether or not the governments' handling of these matters has improved I would say it's actually got worse.
All too often help is being withdrawn and people are being left to cope on their own.
Some of them have family and friends who are rallying round - but we don't have the skills/knowledge required to best deal with the situation.

There are others in the thread such as Tygermum and Error440 who are going through hellish times, and we have to acknowledge that they're here in hukd misc sharing with us, because maybe they feel they've got nobody else other than us.
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tryn2help
delusion
I would be interested in seeing this. We have just got help from a 'crisis team' that have taken in my mother's partner (he is bi polar, paranoid schizophrenic) and finally after years of no help at all he is getting some which will hopefully be on going even after he is released. My mother is vulnerable (has advanced MS), and we really did not know what to do for a long time, occasionally he is fine, but frequently he goes fully off the rails (loss of empathy, loss of common sense, unpredictable) and that lasts anything from a few weeks to a few months.
Is the government helping anymore than it used to? I would hope they reliased their mistakes when they were cutting benefits and mental health funding left right and centre.
I haven't watched the program.
I have had a little experience of mental health issues and learned a very small amount, but I very much doubt it would be enough to help me help sufferers - a cousin was recently sectioned and trying to help her and her family is very difficult.
I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's and her partner's situation - and of course it must also be having an effect on yourself - obviously I wish you and them all the very best - as I do everyone going through such a difficult thing.
In answer to whether or not the governments' handling of these matters has improved I would say it's actually got worse.
All too often help is being withdrawn and people are being left to cope on their own.
Some of them have family and friends who are rallying round - but we don't have the skills/knowledge required to best deal with the situation.
There are others in the thread such as Tygermum and Error440 who are going through hellish times, and we have to acknowledge that they're here in hukd misc sharing with us, because maybe they feel they've got nobody else other than us.

It's tragic people aren't getting the support they need, and a massive failing of our country. I'm sure there are others in a harder situation than myself and I know first hand it's a struggle doing it alone. And it's a case of if we don't support our loved ones, who will. Often even at a cost to our own wellbeing, its an almost impossible balance to get right, I know many outsiders do not realise that (even members of my own and his family to be honest, out of sight out of mind).

Thanks for your kind words of support
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delusion
tryn2help
delusion
I would be interested in seeing this. We have just got help from a 'crisis team' that have taken in my mother's partner (he is bi polar, paranoid schizophrenic) and finally after years of no help at all he is getting some which will hopefully be on going even after he is released. My mother is vulnerable (has advanced MS), and we really did not know what to do for a long time, occasionally he is fine, but frequently he goes fully off the rails (loss of empathy, loss of common sense, unpredictable) and that lasts anything from a few weeks to a few months.
Is the government helping anymore than it used to? I would hope they reliased their mistakes when they were cutting benefits and mental health funding left right and centre.
I haven't watched the program.
I have had a little experience of mental health issues and learned a very small amount, but I very much doubt it would be enough to help me help sufferers - a cousin was recently sectioned and trying to help her and her family is very difficult.
I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's and her partner's situation - and of course it must also be having an effect on yourself - obviously I wish you and them all the very best - as I do everyone going through such a difficult thing.
In answer to whether or not the governments' handling of these matters has improved I would say it's actually got worse.
All too often help is being withdrawn and people are being left to cope on their own.
Some of them have family and friends who are rallying round - but we don't have the skills/knowledge required to best deal with the situation.
There are others in the thread such as Tygermum and Error440 who are going through hellish times, and we have to acknowledge that they're here in hukd misc sharing with us, because maybe they feel they've got nobody else other than us.
It's tragic people aren't getting the support they need, and a massive failing of our country. I'm sure there are others in a harder situation than myself and I know first hand it's a struggle doing it alone. And it's a case of if we don't support our loved ones, who will. Often even at a cost to our own wellbeing, its an almost impossible balance to get right, I know many outsiders do not realise that (even members of my own and his family to be honest, out of sight out of mind).
Thanks for your kind words of support
Not so long ago our family organised a rota system to look after our dying Mum (God rest her beautiful soul).
She had dreadful illnesses with all the complexities that come with such things; one of my brothers took the lead (it affected him badly) and did more than the rest of us.

We're a large family including kids, grandkids and great-grandkids - almost all of whom took a 'watch' over Mum.
After a while we had to stop the younger kids as it was plainly obvious they were visibly shaken - some of them still haven't recovered.

We all loved our Mum and nobody shirked responsibility, but our biggest problem was we just did not know what we were doing.
The administration of so many medicines/pills, the complications in moving Mum every so often so as to avoid bedsores etc, half the time we were never sure we were doing things right.

The knowledge that up and down the country thousands upon thousands of other families are going through such things with less and less professional/knowledgable input is quite dismaying. :(
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tryn2help
delusion
tryn2help
delusion
I would be interested in seeing this. We have just got help from a 'crisis team' that have taken in my mother's partner (he is bi polar, paranoid schizophrenic) and finally after years of no help at all he is getting some which will hopefully be on going even after he is released. My mother is vulnerable (has advanced MS), and we really did not know what to do for a long time, occasionally he is fine, but frequently he goes fully off the rails (loss of empathy, loss of common sense, unpredictable) and that lasts anything from a few weeks to a few months.
Is the government helping anymore than it used to? I would hope they reliased their mistakes when they were cutting benefits and mental health funding left right and centre.
I haven't watched the program.
I have had a little experience of mental health issues and learned a very small amount, but I very much doubt it would be enough to help me help sufferers - a cousin was recently sectioned and trying to help her and her family is very difficult.
I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's and her partner's situation - and of course it must also be having an effect on yourself - obviously I wish you and them all the very best - as I do everyone going through such a difficult thing.
In answer to whether or not the governments' handling of these matters has improved I would say it's actually got worse.
All too often help is being withdrawn and people are being left to cope on their own.
Some of them have family and friends who are rallying round - but we don't have the skills/knowledge required to best deal with the situation.
There are others in the thread such as Tygermum and Error440 who are going through hellish times, and we have to acknowledge that they're here in hukd misc sharing with us, because maybe they feel they've got nobody else other than us.
It's tragic people aren't getting the support they need, and a massive failing of our country. I'm sure there are others in a harder situation than myself and I know first hand it's a struggle doing it alone. And it's a case of if we don't support our loved ones, who will. Often even at a cost to our own wellbeing, its an almost impossible balance to get right, I know many outsiders do not realise that (even members of my own and his family to be honest, out of sight out of mind).
Thanks for your kind words of support
Not so long ago our family organised a rota system to look after our dying Mum (God rest her beautiful soul).
She had dreadful illnesses with all the complexities that come with such things; one of my brothers took the lead (it affected him badly) and did more than the rest of us.
We're a large family including kids, grandkids and great-grandkids - almost all of whom took a 'watch' over Mum.
After a while we had to stop the younger kids as it was plainly obvious they were visibly shaken - some of them still haven't recovered.
We all loved our Mum and nobody shirked responsibility, but our biggest problem was we just did not know what we were doing.
The administration of so many medicines/pills, the complications in moving Mum every so often so as to avoid bedsores etc, half the time we were never sure we were doing things right.
The knowledge that up and down the country thousands upon thousands of other families are going through such things with less and less professional/knowledgable input is quite dismaying. :(

Sorry about your mum, that must have been very tough. I'm sure she felt blessed to have such a supportive family and you all being there for her.
#21
mental health is funny and not really a problem, you only have to look at some of the posts in here, to see how ppl think

just imagine the fun living with someone who is so depressed they do not want to eat or wash, do not care about their family, must be a laugh a minet in their homes

lets not forget those who hear voices, that scare them almost to death, and those who get confused or manic how entertaining, who needs a TV with all this going on. said NO F****** ONE EVER
#22
not for me, I don't fancy being sad before bedtime.

I instead watched that show about the 30 stone guy claiming dole.
1 Like #23
miles136
mental health is funny and not really a problem, you only have to look at some of the posts in here, to see how ppl think
just imagine the fun living with someone who is so depressed they do not want to eat or wash, do not care about their family, must be a laugh a minet in their homes
lets not forget those who hear voices, that scare them almost to death, and those who get confused or manic how entertaining, who needs a TV with all this going on. said NO F****** ONE EVER
One day at a time, Miles.

Remember His beautiful love; “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

God bless <3
#24
benjammin316
not for me, I don't fancy being sad before bedtime.

I instead watched that show about the 30 stone guy claiming dole.
I never watched it - was it just another 'let's learn to hate' program?
#25
I've just recently tried again for help as I've reached 42 and back and fourth with doctors was getting me know where. Now I feel it's going to be to late for me ! My appointment finally came after waiting 3 months only to be clocked watched on my 30 min appointment and they say these people are professional I felt like I was a number an inconvenience . I finally got my letter saying it will be 18 months before I will been seen . Well let's just say I hope I can hold it together long enough to attend . And they say there is more awareness in 2016 well in Lincoln there isn't . So anyone out there who knows of anyway I can hold it together for longer please let me know as me personally I'm exhausted mentally and I'm running out of ideas please bear in mind I've tried lots of self help and my conclusion is it only helps short term .
#26
Flick2
I've just recently tried again for help as I've reached 42 and back and fourth with doctors was getting me know where. Now I feel it's going to be to late for me ! My appointment finally came after waiting 3 months only to be clocked watched on my 30 min appointment and they say these people are professional I felt like I was a number an inconvenience . I finally got my letter saying it will be 18 months before I will been seen . Well let's just say I hope I can hold it together long enough to attend . And they say there is more awareness in 2016 well in Lincoln there isn't . So anyone out there who knows of anyway I can hold it together for longer please let me know as me personally I'm exhausted mentally and I'm running out of ideas please bear in mind I've tried lots of self help and my conclusion is it only helps short term .
Get used to that 'clock-watched' feeling, Flick, they all seem to do it, but it's important to know they're not actually clock-watching - they're watching and listening to you, and using all their training to locate exactly where 'you're at' - they just don't think they need to explain that to you.

Unfortunately, their approach can often seem distant/disinterested, especially for someone who just needs to talk through their anxieties with someone who at least gives the appearance of being interested.
If that's more in line with what you're looking for I would advise pressing your GP for info and possible attendance to CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) sessions/groups.

In the meantime it's important to remember you are not powerless in all this - get yourself a basic psychology book from the library - look for something along the lines of 'an introduction to psychology' - reading it will not only help you to understand yourself and what is going on with you, but also give you a good idea of what the doctors are doing - and why they're doing it.
Ultimately, knowledge is power, and by learning to better understand what's going on you empower yourself to overcome your condition/illness.

Hope this helps.
Please remember I'm just someone on the internet offering a bit of advice - I'm NOT qualified in any medical field - you really must speak with your GP in the first instance.
Hope you get well soon. God bless <3
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Actually you was a bit of help. You made me look at something in a different way .
1 Like #28
There's free books on amazon on the subject you can download.

Dont forget charities, Mind, Sane, Calm, Samaritines and so on, plus there's also the crisis team in your area.
1 Like #29
None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..

But the lack of support comes from the government, and even the NHS..

I refused medication for anxiety as after using sertraline for a short while I found it actually made my anxiety worse.. No Doctor would believe this, told me i must be mistaken! so I refuse to take it and I deal with it in other ways, I'm lucky enough to be able to pay for a counsellor, but I only go once every 3 months for a couple of hours, and I deal with it in other ways, having a family who understands really helps.

I think if you can afford to speak to someone, or even somehow wrangle a counsellor out of the NHS its very much worth it, just someone listening can help massively, sometimes you feel like the entire world is talking about you behind your back and someone telling you they aren't can bring you back to reality for a while.

I wish everyone here who suffers with mental illness lots of love and hope you get some help. and I'm very much willing to talk to anyone who wants some advice about anxiety in here on in PM. :D xx
banned 1 Like #30
haritori
None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..

What a pleasure to read. Having suffered from a mental health issue/s for 30 years I can tell you now that I only have one friend who 100% knows what I am going through & as I do theirs.

It is a difficult subject for most sufferers to get to grips with let alone the non sufferers. It took me 27 years to understand what was happening after coming across the right GP. Now I can accept how it is & understand the consequences & results of the past. I have finally forgiven myself for all of the manic behaviour that had so much of an effect on my family & friends.

I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy but now, finally, it was one massive step in the right direction both in terms of health & my life.
1 Like #31
Hows your family doing?

What little help you have, families have even less.
1 Like #32
haritori
None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..
But the lack of support comes from the government, and even the NHS..
I refused medication for anxiety as after using sertraline for a short while I found it actually made my anxiety worse.. No Doctor would believe this, told me i must be mistaken! so I refuse to take it and I deal with it in other ways, I'm lucky enough to be able to pay for a counsellor, but I only go once every 3 months for a couple of hours, and I deal with it in other ways, having a family who understands really helps.
I think if you can afford to speak to someone, or even somehow wrangle a counsellor out of the NHS its very much worth it, just someone listening can help massively, sometimes you feel like the entire world is talking about you behind your back and someone telling you they aren't can bring you back to reality for a while.
I wish everyone here who suffers with mental illness lots of love and hope you get some help. and I'm very much willing to talk to anyone who wants some advice about anxiety in here on in PM. :D xx
Sertraline does make anxiety worse initially. Takes about a month for it to get into your system properly but makes your PTSD/anxiety/depression 10 times worse whilst doing it. The doctor should have known that.
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stuarthanley
haritori
None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..
But the lack of support comes from the government, and even the NHS..
I refused medication for anxiety as after using sertraline for a short while I found it actually made my anxiety worse.. No Doctor would believe this, told me i must be mistaken! so I refuse to take it and I deal with it in other ways, I'm lucky enough to be able to pay for a counsellor, but I only go once every 3 months for a couple of hours, and I deal with it in other ways, having a family who understands really helps.
I think if you can afford to speak to someone, or even somehow wrangle a counsellor out of the NHS its very much worth it, just someone listening can help massively, sometimes you feel like the entire world is talking about you behind your back and someone telling you they aren't can bring you back to reality for a while.
I wish everyone here who suffers with mental illness lots of love and hope you get some help. and I'm very much willing to talk to anyone who wants some advice about anxiety in here on in PM. :D xx
Sertraline does make anxiety worse initially. Takes about a month for it to get into your system properly but makes your PTSD/anxiety/depression 10 times worse whilst doing it. The doctor should have known that.

I couldn't handle it, and I was just dismissed by the doctor.

I told them that within 24 hours of taking it my heart was pounding and I just felt like I was at the height of anxiety and I couldn't control it, I was told that it was impossible as it takes longer than a day to work, and I argued I know that, but I must of had some side effect from the drug as the side effects could be instant, I was just dismissed as wrong..

Maybe Ill mention it again I have a new doctor, but i seem to be handling not using it at all, so might be better just to carry on.
banned#34
haritori
stuarthanley
haritori
None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..
But the lack of support comes from the government, and even the NHS..
I refused medication for anxiety as after using sertraline for a short while I found it actually made my anxiety worse.. No Doctor would believe this, told me i must be mistaken! so I refuse to take it and I deal with it in other ways, I'm lucky enough to be able to pay for a counsellor, but I only go once every 3 months for a couple of hours, and I deal with it in other ways, having a family who understands really helps.
I think if you can afford to speak to someone, or even somehow wrangle a counsellor out of the NHS its very much worth it, just someone listening can help massively, sometimes you feel like the entire world is talking about you behind your back and someone telling you they aren't can bring you back to reality for a while.
I wish everyone here who suffers with mental illness lots of love and hope you get some help. and I'm very much willing to talk to anyone who wants some advice about anxiety in here on in PM. :D xx
Sertraline does make anxiety worse initially. Takes about a month for it to get into your system properly but makes your PTSD/anxiety/depression 10 times worse whilst doing it. The doctor should have known that.
I couldn't handle it, and I was just dismissed by the doctor.
I told them that within 24 hours of taking it my heart was pounding and I just felt like I was at the height of anxiety and I couldn't control it, I was told that it was impossible as it takes longer than a day to work, and I argued I know that, but I must of had some side effect from the drug as the side effects could be instant, I was just dismissed as wrong..
Maybe Ill mention it again I have a new doctor, but i seem to be handling not using it at all, so might be better just to carry on.

beta blockers worked for a couple of people I know.
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YouDontWantToKnow
haritori
stuarthanley
haritori
None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..
But the lack of support comes from the government, and even the NHS..
I refused medication for anxiety as after using sertraline for a short while I found it actually made my anxiety worse.. No Doctor would believe this, told me i must be mistaken! so I refuse to take it and I deal with it in other ways, I'm lucky enough to be able to pay for a counsellor, but I only go once every 3 months for a couple of hours, and I deal with it in other ways, having a family who understands really helps.
I think if you can afford to speak to someone, or even somehow wrangle a counsellor out of the NHS its very much worth it, just someone listening can help massively, sometimes you feel like the entire world is talking about you behind your back and someone telling you they aren't can bring you back to reality for a while.
I wish everyone here who suffers with mental illness lots of love and hope you get some help. and I'm very much willing to talk to anyone who wants some advice about anxiety in here on in PM. :D xx
Sertraline does make anxiety worse initially. Takes about a month for it to get into your system properly but makes your PTSD/anxiety/depression 10 times worse whilst doing it. The doctor should have known that.
I couldn't handle it, and I was just dismissed by the doctor.
I told them that within 24 hours of taking it my heart was pounding and I just felt like I was at the height of anxiety and I couldn't control it, I was told that it was impossible as it takes longer than a day to work, and I argued I know that, but I must of had some side effect from the drug as the side effects could be instant, I was just dismissed as wrong..
Maybe Ill mention it again I have a new doctor, but i seem to be handling not using it at all, so might be better just to carry on.
beta blockers worked for a couple of people I know.

Ive got to a point, where I was sick of coping with it coping doesn't help, because its always there to attack again, so I'm really lucky in the sense I found out a lot of my contributing factors could be controlled (mostly)..

What I mean is I have put myself in a situation where I feel safe and content a lot of the time, I've explained to my friends and asked them to be patient and my family gets it, so now its quite rare that my anxiety presents its self as a major problem, I mean I still get anxious over silly little things, but the major attacks I seem to have under control, for a while now but sometimes if it happens I seem to be able to reason with myself about it, and even though I know there is no reason to be feeling the way I do obviously its a chemical thing thats causing it and i can understand that, i look at it in a purely scientific way and this won't work for a lots of people but for me it gives some reasoning to why I act like I do.

I think my biggest medication is my counsellor, just that quarterly release of letting someone else have my worries for an hour works amazingly,

I would never state drugs don't work or prevent anyone else from finding a solution that way, but for me, I think I have found a way in which to deal with "myself" so I do not need them.
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None of us really understand all Mental Disorders its very difficult to empathise with something like this.. I barely understand anxiety and I suffer greatly with it, so I can kind of understand how other people don't get it, but I do try to explain it to others, and while i cannot always explain it very well, as its difficult to, I do find most people are willing to listen and support when you need it..
But the lack of support comes from the government, and even the NHS..
I refused medication for anxiety as after using sertraline for a short while I found it actually made my anxiety worse.. No Doctor would believe this, told me i must be mistaken! so I refuse to take it and I deal with it in other ways, I'm lucky enough to be able to pay for a counsellor, but I only go once every 3 months for a couple of hours, and I deal with it in other ways, having a family who understands really helps.
I think if you can afford to speak to someone, or even somehow wrangle a counsellor out of the NHS its very much worth it, just someone listening can help massively, sometimes you feel like the entire world is talking about you behind your back and someone telling you they aren't can bring you back to reality for a while.
I wish everyone here who suffers with mental illness lots of love and hope you get some help. and I'm very much willing to talk to anyone who wants some advice about anxiety in here on in PM. :D xx
Sertraline does make anxiety worse initially. Takes about a month for it to get into your system properly but makes your PTSD/anxiety/depression 10 times worse whilst doing it. The doctor should have known that.
I couldn't handle it, and I was just dismissed by the doctor.
I told them that within 24 hours of taking it my heart was pounding and I just felt like I was at the height of anxiety and I couldn't control it, I was told that it was impossible as it takes longer than a day to work, and I argued I know that, but I must of had some side effect from the drug as the side effects could be instant, I was just dismissed as wrong..
Maybe Ill mention it again I have a new doctor, but i seem to be handling not using it at all, so might be better just to carry on.
beta blockers worked for a couple of people I know.
Ive got to a point, where I was sick of coping with it coping doesn't help, because its always there to attack again, so I'm really lucky in the sense I found out a lot of my contributing factors could be controlled (mostly)..
What I mean is I have put myself in a situation where I feel safe and content a lot of the time, I've explained to my friends and asked them to be patient and my family gets it, so now its quite rare that my anxiety presents its self as a major problem, I mean I still get anxious over silly little things, but the major attacks I seem to have under control, for a while now but sometimes if it happens I seem to be able to reason with myself about it, and even though I know there is no reason to be feeling the way I do obviously its a chemical thing thats causing it and i can understand that, i look at it in a purely scientific way and this won't work for a lots of people but for me it gives some reasoning to why I act like I do.
I think my biggest medication is my counsellor, just that quarterly release of letting someone else have my worries for an hour works amazingly,
I would never state drugs don't work or prevent anyone else from finding a solution that way, but for me, I think I have found a way in which to deal with "myself" so I do not need them.

I get it 100% but the hope of the psychologists & doctors is that they find the right drugs to stabilise your mood & work out the exit strategy with discussions & input from you.

My best advice is to just tell the truth to them about any effects & hopefully they are experienced enough to work with or change accordingly.

I remember being put on seroxat as a teenager & it made me 1000 times worse & can blame that one drug on a majority off the issues I had in my life. As a kid though, I thought they knew what they were doing & thought my behaviour was down to me.

It wasnt down to me & many thousands had the same side affects & now it is recognised that that drug did more harm than good by far in most adolescents. Hence Glaxosmithkline being sued across the USA for not withdrawing it knowing full well of the side effects.

But that was decades ago & like I said, I stumbled across the right GP & God bless the woman. She is a first class star to the NHS.

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