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  • TechnoHippy 28 May 2019 15:15:24 15,038 posts
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    Managed to get an appointment today, so now on some meds, with more tests next week.
  • TechnoHippy 28 May 2019 17:51:24 15,038 posts
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    I've been on them before and they do dull the feelings, but in my case that's not a bad thing, and hopefully they'll help me sleep a bit.
  • Addy__ 28 May 2019 18:24:02 740 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Managed to get an appointment today, so now on some meds, with more tests next week.
    Hope you get sorted bud. I feel like I'm on a spiral downwards I can't control. Like I've broken something in my mind and can't fix it.
  • DrStrangelove 28 May 2019 18:28:40 14,115 posts
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    SonShine wrote:
    I've found anti depressants life saving tbh. They dull the hell out of emotions, good and bad, but sometimes emotions really do need to be dulled.
    Some do, but different meds have different effects. Not all dull you out.
  • TechnoHippy 28 May 2019 18:35:30 15,038 posts
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    @Addy__ Are you getting any help?
  • Addy__ 28 May 2019 18:48:08 740 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    @Addy__ Are you getting any help?
    On waiting lists for CBT and Counselling. 12 and 20 weeks wait time.
  • TechnoHippy 29 May 2019 08:22:56 15,038 posts
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    @Addy__ I hope it all goes well!
  • Darth_Flibble 30 May 2019 08:14:50 3,429 posts
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    Went to see the doctor yesterday and he prescribed some anti depressants as been through a crappy time and just feel like shit, worry (lack of sleep does not help) since getting made redundant from my job in feb. Not keen on taking them but hopefully I will get back to my old self. I know if I get a full time job I will get better

    Unfortunately the job market is bad at the minute for graphic designers and its a lot of junior roles aimed at people just graduated
  • TechnoHippy 30 May 2019 11:20:52 15,038 posts
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    @Darth_Flibble They can take a little while to start working, but don't be afraid to let the doctor know if they don't improve your mood as they come in different types.
  • Darth_Flibble 30 May 2019 11:34:34 3,429 posts
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    @TechnoHippy

    Thanks, the doctor said to see him again if I have any problems or concerns
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 31 May 2019 23:27:00 1,887 posts
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    Think I’m gonna have to go back to the doctors again for the “sleeping” pills. Dealing with my mums Alzheimers is killing my sleep and making me an unhappy bunny again
  • Addy__ 4 Jun 2019 19:41:11 740 posts
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    Hope everyone is doing ok :) I've got my first appointment for CBT tomorrow so hopefully that will help. I've recently discovered (through stopping) that I've got myself hooked on codeine. I've been taking it for around 7 years for kidney pains but over the past year I've just necked more and more just because the buzz lightens my mood and takes my mind off the stresses I'm currently going through.

    Anyway as I'm trying to physically and mentally sort myself out I decided to stop the co codamol and have had awful withdrawals so far. I spoke to someone I know has gone through an opiate addiction and I'm experiencing all the telltale symptoms. Ok so onwards and upwards. I just need to ride this out and cross that off my "improve wellbeing" checklist. I'm back at the gym and eating better again so I feel i'm making steps in the right direction.

    If I've come across a bit of a twat in any threads I apologise now and in advance. Tough times.
  • quadfather 4 Jun 2019 19:44:47 34,489 posts
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    @Addy__

    Hang in there boss
  • Frogofdoom 4 Jun 2019 19:47:13 13,262 posts
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    Glad to hear that you have CBT coming mate.

    As for the codeine addiction, dont be scared to visit a local group of you are finding things tough mate, there is so much support if you cant kick it by yourself.
  • JamboWayOh 4 Jun 2019 19:53:32 13,225 posts
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    @Addy__

    We're with you man. All the way. Good luck.
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Jun 2019 19:55:18 6,084 posts
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    Hopefully the cock and ball torture will take your mind off the codeine x
  • Addy__ 4 Jun 2019 19:57:13 740 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Hopefully the cock and ball torture will take your mind off the codeine x
    Nah I've been addicted to getting kicked in the stones for as long as I can remember. No way I'm weaning myself off that.
  • JamboWayOh 4 Jun 2019 20:16:02 13,225 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Hopefully the cock and ball torture will take your mind off the codeine x
    You forgot to rev your bike!
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Jun 2019 21:00:39 6,084 posts
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    Ach fucks sake
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 7 Jun 2019 02:55:05 1,887 posts
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    So I wanna get back on the sleep pills but mum has started wandering evenings, anyone know how easy it is to wake up if needed?
  • GuybrushFreepwood 7 Jun 2019 04:56:52 956 posts
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    @CrispyXUKTurbo depends on the type. Some just about put you in a coma. Last time I “had” to get up in the middle of the night while on them, I was like a drunk. It was very unpleasant and I’d have been no use trying to help someone else. These were zopiclone.

    Everyone reacts differently to pills. I know I couldn’t keep an eye on someone while on them though. Certainly not at the start or in the middle of the night.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 Jun 2019 06:34:13 24,547 posts
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    Addy__ wrote:
    Hope everyone is doing ok :) I've got my first appointment for CBT tomorrow so hopefully that will help. I've recently discovered (through stopping) that I've got myself hooked on codeine. I've been taking it for around 7 years for kidney pains but over the past year I've just necked more and more just because the buzz lightens my mood and takes my mind off the stresses I'm currently going through.

    Anyway as I'm trying to physically and mentally sort myself out I decided to stop the co codamol and have had awful withdrawals so far. I spoke to someone I know has gone through an opiate addiction and I'm experiencing all the telltale symptoms. Ok so onwards and upwards. I just need to ride this out and cross that off my "improve wellbeing" checklist. I'm back at the gym and eating better again so I feel i'm making steps in the right direction.

    If I've come across a bit of a twat in any threads I apologise now and in advance. Tough times.
    Morning mate
    How did you get on ?
  • TechnoHippy 7 Jun 2019 08:29:06 15,038 posts
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    @Addy__ I've been recommended for CBT so I'd be interested in hearing whether it helps you or not. Good luck with it!
  • Addy__ 7 Jun 2019 13:42:25 740 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Addy__ wrote:
    Hope everyone is doing ok :) I've got my first appointment for CBT tomorrow so hopefully that will help. I've recently discovered (through stopping) that I've got myself hooked on codeine. I've been taking it for around 7 years for kidney pains but over the past year I've just necked more and more just because the buzz lightens my mood and takes my mind off the stresses I'm currently going through.

    Anyway as I'm trying to physically and mentally sort myself out I decided to stop the co codamol and have had awful withdrawals so far. I spoke to someone I know has gone through an opiate addiction and I'm experiencing all the telltale symptoms. Ok so onwards and upwards. I just need to ride this out and cross that off my "improve wellbeing" checklist. I'm back at the gym and eating better again so I feel i'm making steps in the right direction.

    If I've come across a bit of a twat in any threads I apologise now and in advance. Tough times.
    Morning mate
    How did you get on ?
    Hi mate. Yeah it went ok I guess. First session was very much information gathering on her behalf. Detailing down what causes my anxiety and how my body reacts etc. The opiate addiction obviously hasn't helped so I'm day 5 without now and the restless legs are driving me Insane :(

    She is going to work on a plan and i've another session booked in 2 weeks.
  • JamboWayOh 7 Jun 2019 13:52:47 13,225 posts
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    @Addy__

    Have faith mate, I promise it does get better. I can only speak from my own experience of having CBT last year due to my depression from cancer, but it was revelatory and took me to events and feelings throughout my life that I had repressed and had never vocalised. I definitely feel all the better for it and have almost got back to the Jambo I used to be but with added experience points.
  • Addy__ 7 Jun 2019 19:27:38 740 posts
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    @JamboWayOh

    Cheers matey. Yeah hopefully something good will come from it :)
  • Frogofdoom 7 Jun 2019 19:34:25 13,262 posts
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    Plenty of us in a similar boat to you Addy, you are just brave enough to vocalise it and try and fix it. The fact that you are doing so means it will get better :).
  • Trowel 7 Jun 2019 19:43:19 22,539 posts
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    CBT is a great place to start. I did it as group sessions (which were usually pretty miserable to be honest), and found bits of it really useful, other bits not useful, and some just common sense. I found it best to treat it like a toolkit and use the bits that gave me immediate help through small changes, rather than think I needed to change my whole outlook. I'm sure it's different for everyone, but I would think anyone on a CBT course will find at least a small part helpful.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 7 Jun 2019 21:25:41 956 posts
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    +1 for cbt. Helped me a huge amount (well, trans diagnostic treatment which is cbt based).

    By the way, magnesium supplements can help with restless leg. It helps me a lot.
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