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Here and Now Room / Re: Mood starting to go other way.
« Last post by Tucan on Yesterday at 08:36:20 PM »
I am concerned that I am suffering from apathy. I am finding this difficult and am trying to find ways to feel.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Mood starting to go other way.
« Last post by Tucan on July 21, 2018, 05:34:56 PM »
Thank you. It is a shame I do need so much help and attention. The cpn told me  to not worry about getting so much help and attention, she says I need it to function at the moment and stay well.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Mood starting to go other way.
« Last post by Vermilion on July 21, 2018, 05:24:17 PM »
Good luck with reconsideration, I hope they'll listen. I wish you didn't have to go through this. It's hard to talk about such personal things, I know that for me it felt like a huge invasion of my privacy.  :hug1: :hug2:

Don't feel ashamed of needing extra help, many people need help with some aspects of their lives but it takes courage to face that fact.  :hug1: :hug2:
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Here and Now Room / Re: Iím ok, but....
« Last post by Rob on July 21, 2018, 01:11:41 PM »
I can only stress the importance of taking your AP as prescribed - whatever the weight consequence. It is that important, and you do know that from experience. Get back into the habit of taking it properly, and if your weight really is blossoming, talk about your lifestyle options with your support and look at sensible options to help maintain a healthy weight - they will want you to achieve this as it's in your best interests, so do talk with them.

Aren't you off on holiday soon?
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Here and Now Room / Re: Iím ok, but....
« Last post by Tucan on July 21, 2018, 07:50:54 AM »
Meds can be difficult to take. Bless you. Could you phone your cpn and talk to her about what you have been doing?
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Here and Now Room / Re: Iím ok, but....
« Last post by terrified heart on July 21, 2018, 01:37:32 AM »
Iím struggling with my medication, specifically the AP. I know it is one of the worst for weight gain and Iím overweight already as it is. Iíve been faffing around with the dose, sometimes taking less than prescribed, sometimes none. When I donít take it I feel like Iím not gaining and possibly losing, but then a couple of days in I start getting paranoid and irrational. I need to take it to stay sane and not lose the plot, but Iím really worried about getting fatter. And the major problem I have is that Iíve pretty much ran out of options in terms of taking something different. Due to hormone (prolactin) issues most APs have had to be ruled out. I just donít know what to do  ??????!?

I see my psych next on August 15th and my CPN before that on August 1st so can talk about it with them, but itís going to be a struggle to stick to taking it properly until then. When I donít take it I can be fine with just my 3 normal meals and one snack without feeling hungry but as soon as I take it properly I spend the whole day starving and binge eating. I try snacking on fruit but it doesnít satisfy the intense hunger/cravings and I find only high carb and/or sugary stuff helps.

Urgh, why does it have to be so hard??
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Here and Now Room / Re: Mood starting to go other way.
« Last post by Tucan on July 20, 2018, 06:40:36 PM »
Thank you
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Here and Now Room / Re: Mood starting to go other way.
« Last post by Rob on July 20, 2018, 05:50:22 PM »
Nor is it something to be ashamed of - it's just a statement of fact. I think that you've described why people have difficulty communicating issues on demand very well - it is difficult.
I think that there's a good chance of success with your appeal - it's not meant to be too easy but it shouldn't be so difficult either.  :hug1:
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Here and Now Room / Re: Mood starting to go other way.
« Last post by Tucan on July 20, 2018, 05:35:40 PM »
Had my meeting today with an advisor. We are sending off a mandatory reconsideration. He is going to write one detailing the information I gave to him. I felt a bit lost when I got back to work. Now I feel a bit deflated. It's hard having to remember how difficult things are especially when you are in a bad place. It is difficult to think of things that are difficult when you are in a good place. I cannot look after myself despite living independently and it's nothing to be proud off.
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Friends & Family / Re: 15 year old daugher not engaging with help
« Last post by Vermilion on July 19, 2018, 10:59:48 AM »
It sounds like you're doing everything that you can but things often get worse before they get better. For the holidays you could see if any MH charities have any groups she can attend or some might have counsellors she could see. See if they offer long term support too, the NHS MH services are not great so it's best to have other support too is possible.
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