Coping with Depression, Stress, Anxiety and other Mental Health Illnesses

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  1. ddub11

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    Have to say i agree with a lot of points you make regarding lifestyle,doctors and pharma company's.
    However i think you have to take into consideration a persons upbringing and life experiences,all of these can and do contribute towards a persons mental health issues.

    Sometimes its not as simple as a change in lifestyle as many on here will tell you.

    I think you make some valid points but also you might want to consider the fact that we are all different and some people just dont have the mental strength to pull themselves out of the dark place they find themselves.
     
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  2. DonnyCelt

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    Been battling personal demons for a bit now and I'm happy to say that I'm finally in a better place today. Talking about my struggles has helped so much. I wake up in the morning and I look forward to the day and I'm thankful for all the support I have had from friends and family.
     
  3. El Capitan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Is he still droning on about toxins?
     
  4. Slaw Gold Member Gold Member

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    Back at the docs. Pills have been working and ran out last week. Felt edgy as * and finally blew a gasket today. Over nothing leaving my wife terrified. The worst part of not knowing why I'm like this is seeing how much it affects the 1 person you give all * about.
    * hate it
     
  6. ddub11

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    Stick with the doctor pal and hopefully you,ll find some answers.
    Not sure if your into exercise but if not look into taking it up.
    Not saying leave the doctor but exercise/boot camp gym classes are great for clearing the mind and getting the feel good factor back.
     
  7. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Can you not get repeat prescription and get them sent to local late night pharmacy.
     
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    My experience would be to keep away from doctors, well, General Practitioners, anyway. This isn't their area of expertise and they often look for the easiest answer. It took my years to get to the bottom of my problem, a lot of that was down to taking expert advice from people who didn't have a * notion about mental health, all of them GPs. You wouldn't take a Ferrari to Halford's.
    Pills should always be a last resort, too often they are the first resort and causing untold damage. It sounds like Greengrocer could be having withdrawals from those pills, which would mean they aren't working. I can't recommend this enough GG, but go and see a psychiatrist and get properly evaluated. I would even recommend going to see two, just to be sure. Or three. Even if you think you know what is wrong,or if you have been before, it helps hearing it from someone who knows what they are talking about and know the best course of action. They may even give you pills, but I would always question that diagnosis, not just in a cynical manner, but have what they do explained in simple English and why they think you need them. Understanding yourself, your illness and your treatment is key.


    The logical progression should be Mental Health practitioners in each surgery, but it probably won't happen in my lifetime, but it is what's needed. I really feel we have regressed regarding mental health over the past few years .
    IN theory, it is ridiculous that in this day and age we are going to the same person for advice when you are suicidal and when you have a sniffle. Completely illogical.
     
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  9. Swervedancer Jah Gold Member

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    If anyone has Amazon Audible, there is a free book called 'In The Habit, Introduction To Changing Our Behaviour.'

    Quite laid back non professional production, mostly neurologists talking about how habits are a big part of what makes us who we are and how we can get control of them instead of them controlling us, if it's something that concerns us.
     
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    Hate being awake all night, well I usually get 2-3 hours sleep, then it's a long night reading(if I've a decent book),anyone else on here suffering has my sympathy and good thoughts.
     
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    Need to evaluate every month or two.

    My oncologist and I also think things took a nose dive when I had to go off my other medication (need hormone treatment every 3 months but wanting kids and had to stop for a while).
    But....Need to knuckle down and keep at it.
    And get my lazy * back to the gym!!!
    Went 4 times a week till I met my wife:84:
     
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  12. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Shouldnt need to go to gym if keeping the wife happy :biggrin: Keeps you in a good mood too. :50:
    Hope you feel better mate.
     
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    Going thru a really hard year myself .

    Anyone else with problems , head up it’s all about the good times and picking urself up when your down.

    What I find really difficult is trying to explain to people what’s went wrong and why I feel the way I do . I reckon if my story was told from a girl there would be more understanding . Men need to speak up more. Make or female we all feel the same.

    Nuffield private counciling is worth its weight in gold. I’m very fortunate my company has provided it for me .

    Head space app is very very useful I really didn’t think it would ever work with me. I was surprised.

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCSCyerIGxlgSf_8-U0UQ7lQ/videos

    A lot of stuff on that Channel I could relate to .

    Thought I’d share hope it helps .
     
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    Ta man, it's no surprise finding this thread active through the night, I get 2-3 hours a night and they're LONG * NIGHTS
     
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    I went to my doctor for years,without much help.i had to find out myself what was wrong with me,spent months on mental health sites and reading stuff,i had to ask my doctor for the specialist in that area,then got sent to 2 different shrinks before I got to see the specialist who specialised in the disorder that I asked for.turns out I was right and got diagnosed with what I thought I had.i also had to phone 2 different numbers before I got the number from that department because there its not online anywhere.there struggling with demand apparently so not so easy to contact. and I need to chase every appointment up,no letters after always getting told I will get a letter.pretty much got my diagnosis and left to deal with it.
     
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    listening to one the now:50:
     
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  18. wd2oo3

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    Brilliant let me know what you think mate. It does good for me the app was recommended by the councilor He also recommended the PMR app but that one just was not for me. Everyone is different he said. The channel was also from them also.
    I find bath bombs help :56:Something I never done before. Brought this up also in a session and he said to me to listen to the noises it makes (fizzing etc) and take in the smells. Taking some time to relax, think of nothing and do nothing is the best medicine sometimes.

    I have been reading through some pages I should have come here sooner. I am over the moon people have read my post and trying it out the stuff.
     
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  19. leeso-ardoyne

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    Same as below, try epsom epsomsalts in the bath. Great for getting magnesium into you and great for helping sleep. I wouldn't use them bath bombs unless they had orgonic ingredients. Ya never know what's in them.



    Was like this during the recession, just couldn't sleep. When lying I'm bed, my body was sleeping but my mind was very active. Twisting and turning all night. What didn't help was eating 5 meals a day, 1 late at night. I was training hard at the time but that and on the smart phone with all my spare time ruined my sleep. Stopped eating late at night, put the smart phone away and took lots of magnesium and I noticed a massive difference. You should try this yourself.
     
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