Tungsten Aromatics

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  • Birthday 02/06/1990

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  1. What's On Your Mind Right Now? (2)

    Why is it, that I have to have dual interviews for a job in the NHS? Really annoying.
  2. What's On Your Mind Right Now? (2)

    Time for a new thread. :)
  3. Hi Psychocandy -- You may find Mind useful to gain information and support. However, I'm not sure what services are in Wales. You can also find useful information from your GP, and if your son feels ready or at a point where he can accept his issues and possible illness -- can take medication for anger outbursts. As he is under 18, I'm not sure if you can force meds on him but either way, I would suggest that conversing with him when you feel he may listen. Talk to him on a mature, mutual level and not as a parent. Of course, this may be hard to do but if you sense he is being reflective and non-aggressive, that may well be a time where you can talk to him on his level. I remember being aggressive in my teens and having severe hate towards my parents, but, they persisted and were more then happy to welcome me back from my illness. I was sectioned under the mental health act and detained in hospital. This was in my early 20's (I'm 27 now) and although I still had issues with family, they were there to welcome me back to normality. Don't give up feeling that he won't come back to you. Give him the time and support he needs, and he will be thankful that you were there and are there to welcome him back. Tungsten.
  4. Abilify + Prozac?

    Hi Luna -- I haven't tried this combo but had Aripiprazole in combo with Mirtazapine. Both meds, however, weren't effective for me so I pushed to get them changed. Tungsten.
  5. No GP where do I turn?

    Hi Skinnylovexx -- You have mentioned GP, so I am assuming you are in the UK. Advice can be found at local Mind centres and the CAB. You can also call NHS Direct on 111. I am unsure what help MIU can offer you, but check at your local community hospital for a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). From what I remember, they mainly deal with physical issues, but I have been treated there in the past for mental health issues. Tungsten.
  6. Hi Eunoia -- Welcome to Df. :) I would say that self-care would be a more practical thing, so getting into a routine of showering and eating etc and taking care physically of yourself even if you don't want to. Self-love, I would say to be in the moment, if your present in the moment and take the armour off, you will know what you want to do to fully love yourself. Tungsten.
  7. Just starting here

    Hi Kitchensink -- Welcome to Df. You will find many who understand here. Tungsten.
  8. After taking psych medication

    I have the same Gx. Olanzapine is suitable for me in combo with Chlorpromazine. I am stable and going back to college. Although my psychotic symptoms remain, I am able to function like I used to.
  9. A man tried to grab me

    Hi Sarah -- I'm really sorry to hear that you were assaulted. I train in Aikido and it's a defensive martial art. Like Cat has said, there is a big women's self defence aspect to aikido. As it's defensive, there is no kicking and punching in it. It bases it's self in movement, nerve holds and throws. Using the attackers momentum against them. I will PM you more details and a few links. I'm going for my black belt (finally!) as I took a few years off to go to uni. Tungsten.
  10. Hi Lizzy -- Welcome to Df. I'm sorry to hear about your partner. It's a tough call but all you can do, is to be there for him when he needs you. Support him through his journey and he will be glad when you welcome him back from that side. Tungsten.
  11. Tactile bugs

    Hi Teddy -- Tactile hallucinations are a little bit more difficult than auditory, however, one thing to focus on is your reactions to them. So for example, I tend to have "black" leather gloves on my hands and my voices will say "He's black" -- meaning I'm with those voices and not with the others. Although this is a simple example, it's useful to bear in mind how you react to any given stimulus. So, if fear is a reaction that's strong, think about why you’re fearful of them, and then test it out to see if what you are seeing, is in fact, a hallucination or real. If it’s real then it will be seen by other people and you will have their input, if it’s not real, then you can say that it’s a hallucination and can write it off as one. If the itching is severe to the point where you’re harming your body, speak with your GP about any cream you could take. It might also be a good idea to look into CBT to try and understand your thinking processes behind the itching. Tungsten.
  12. Hi Folks!

    Hi ShhPatrick -- Welcome to Df. Tungsten.
  13. There's no difference between generic and brand name meds. I have only ever seen one brand name here in the UK and that was for Aripiprazole. A good thing to check out would be the leaflet for your meds if your worried about some side effects being serious in nature. Side effects do level out and you will find a stable level, for some, a med isn't for them so if you feel that it isn't helping you after 8 weeks and your symptoms increase, ask about alternatives.
  14. Depression Haiku Thread

    To forgive is to breath Breath into the soul that of your and others
  15. Lets share jokes?

    My CPN took me to have an ECG as I was reporting side effects of my then new meds. we struggled to get into the room at first but managed it. He started hooking me up, he had wires and drawings and it's all cool. We took the first reading and it came out as abnormal. Odd, try again, so we did and it still came out as abnormal. I just turned to him and said, Ooo flat lined. :P