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

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  1. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Try this mate

    https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/pet-bereavement/
     
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  3. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Neither had i. Just told wife and she liked this too as one of her friends recently lost a well loved pet and wasnt coping well.
     
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    Been following this thread for a long time.

    I firmly believe neuro reprogramming and changing patterns is a great help, probably moreso than mainstream psychology in my opinion. It's something I have been doing for a long time and I would like to think has helped a lot of people.

    If anyone would like a chat about this, completely confidential and no money involved feel free to drop me a message. Be more than happy to meet up and pass on some tools.
     
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  5. tarboltontim We have nothing to lose but our chains. Gold Member

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    This might be of interest and value:
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-anxiety/
     
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    Interesting.
    This is still going on and I think it's actually getting worse since I know it's going to happen now when I go places. Can feel light headed when I get out the car to nip into the shops. It's weird and annoying.

    Edit: I lost my mum suddenly at the end of last year and I know she never got over her anxiety. I'm not sure if my loss is making this worse or I just overthink it more now.
     
  7. kramer1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss, mate. Losing your Mum suddenly the way you did must have been really difficult for you. Anxiety is incredibly common, and is nothing to be embarrassed about. I've read that anxiety is simply a sane person's reaction to an insane world. As someone who suffered from acute anxiety when I was younger, if you think it would be of help, it may be of benefit to you to speak to a doctor about what you're feeling. Some are really good at dealing with anxiety related symptoms. Some aren't so good, but if you find someone you can talk to and who can help, then hopefully they can help you get through this. I know it's hard to believe when you're suffering anxiety, but often the symptoms pass or diminish over time. This is what happened for me. Anyway, I wish you all the best, mate, as do all of your fellow Celts.
     
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  8. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Sorry for your loss mate.
    Have you spoken to https://www.cruse.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhdiAl8_E4wIVhbTtCh2sxwTqEAAYASAAEgJEufD_BwE. They are bereavement specialists.
    Talking to them may not only help you grieve but also may help, if you mention it to them, with your anxiety.
     
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    I'm on 150mg sertraline because I'm a very nervous *. It has worked wonders but not so much this year because I've been drinking so often. I probably should go teetotal cos seems like just 1 pint and I fall into a 5 day hair of the dog loop haha.
     
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  10. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    I agree it would be best if you give up the booze whilst on Sertraline.
    Just looked online about side effects on mixing the 2 and it says:

    "You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with sertraline.Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of sertraline such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment."

    Hope you feel better when you do.
     
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    He also find a way to get rid of the sertraline along with treating his body to what it needs. Nourish it with what we evolved on for hundreds of thousands of years(or more). Find out what's best to eat for ones nervous system and fill your body with it along with ridding of all * he's eating and drinking. Try to rid of all toxins that's going through his system right down to the toothpaste he's using. His body is full of unwanted * that's * his nervous system up. Sounds a simple solution However there's to many people out there who find it impossible or are just looking a quick fix. If quick fixes worked, we'd all be walking about healthy and happy as a pig in *!
     
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    Honestly didn’t know where to post this. It’s a really interesting read and thought I’d land it here, just so we all get a bit of scope to realise the depression you have is not exclusive and not a new thing. First story of Margo is interesting but check out the bottom story of Pauline Dakin which is mind blowing. I posted it up before but just in the case of missing it, have a read. It can always be worse.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-49397198
     
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    I recently split with a girl I had been seeing for a couple of months and I took it pretty badly.

    I've been with other girls for longer in the past and had more difficult breakups, but this seemed to trigger a lot of underlying issues that I've been sitting on.

    I came home after a few drinks a couple of weeks ago and my housemate told me I looked awful and that I should really go and see someone.

    So that's what I did.

    He sent me some links to some local counselling services and I got in touch with one and had my first session last week.

    She said that I'm clearly not in a good place and did some preliminary tests.

    On the positive side, I'm not showing too many signs of depression, but I am scoring higher on the anxiety scale.

    I will keep up the sessions until I am more contented, but it's kind of good to know that I do suffer from anxiety in that I can recognise what I have to live with and take steps to manage it.

    I would urde anyone who isn't feeling quite themselves or overwhelmed to go and speak to someone.

    There is absolutely no shame in in it whatsoever, and it can only be a positive thing.
     
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    In a way this could be a good development in your life. If you can get to the route of your underlying issues and try and sort them out, if possible, any future relationships you are going to be in will have a better chance of success because you, with help, will be in a better frame of mind to prevent any issues creeping back in before they have a chance to put you back to square one.
    Good luck in all that you hope to achieve.
     
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    Thanks, man.

    I think a lot of things have built up without me dealing with them, perhaps naively hoping they'd just 'go away'.

    I'd be the first to tell anyone that it doesn't work like that, but sometimes when you're feeling good and things are going well, you tend to simply ignore the deeper problems.

    However, when things aren't going so well, they can rise to the surface.

    I just think that this time, they've all rushed up at once and left me shaken. And I do know that now is the time for action, as it's probably the hardest time I've went through so far.

    There will of course be more ups and downs, as that is what life is, ultimately. But now I need to find ways of riding the storms out when they do come, and find more peace within myself in order to be happier.

    I have another appointment with my counsellor this evening, and funnily enough, I'm more apprehensive about it than last week because I've been feeling pretty good today, and I know that there will be demons to face.

    It is part of the process, though, and I am under no illusions about that.
     
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    Thanks, man.

    I think a lot of things have built up without me dealing with them, perhaps naively hoping they'd just 'go away'.

    I'd be the first to tell anyone that it doesn't work like that, but sometimes when you're feeling good and things are going well, you tend to simply ignore the deeper problems.

    However, when things aren't going so well, they can rise to the surface.

    I just think that this time, they've all rushed up at once and left me shaken. And I do know that now is the time for action, as it's probably the hardest time I've went through so far.

    There will of course be more ups and downs, as that is what life is, ultimately. But now I need to find ways of riding the storms out when they do come, and find more peace within myself in order to be happier.

    I have another appointment with my counsellor this evening, and funnily enough, I'm more apprehensive about it than last week because I've been feeling pretty good today, and I know that there will be demons to face.

    It is part of the process, though, and I am under no illusions about that.
     
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    Does your councilor know about posting on here. Maybe they will see that as a positive step and will be able to help yo make a plan to help you.
     
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    She doesn't, though I'm pretty sure she'd see it as a positive thing, given that talking about one's problems is to be encouraged.

    At the end of last night's session she suggested that we start Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) next week, and this is something I'm pleased about. It will help me train my brain in ways of dealing with problems when they arise and hopefully help me have a more contented life.
     
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    Does anybody have any idea what a constant twitch around the elbow could be? Hoping it's related to tennis elbow or some sort of repetitive strain injury from work.