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PostRe: Depression
by Fade » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Car insurance is such a strawberry floating rip off it's insane.
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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Did you not add any of the nicer folk on Facebook and could just invite them out for a drink?

Sadly not, and I regret it. I've taken down some names, so can probably find them, but that's also something I don't really do with work types. It's a strange situation. I don't even know half of their names.

Half the point of doing this is just so you maintain normal social interactions that are healthy when you "leave" the normal world of work, eg just having someone to say hello and goodbye to everyday and people to go and have drinks with that aren't your BFF/partner. It was part of my coping strategy. Just once a week. Although half the time I was too nervous to even go in / leave the house.

Co working spaces are hotdesking/wifi/social spaces where freelancers and self employed can work and hire desks, without having to hire an actual office which is insanely expensive. This means you actually go outside.

There is a pretty good chance however that I'll bump into some of them at other free events. For example there's another group that goes out twice a month just to talk about what people are doing and swap strategies for dealing with shitty customers. :lol:

Also think I'm going to pretty much stop drinking all alcohol at these events. Its quite scary how easily anxiety can turn to anger when nobody gives a gooseberry fool / understands what is happening to you. Yelling at you doesn't help. Isn't that just flat out abusive and the twat deserved it?
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PostRe: Depression
by Lotus » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:52 pm

more heat than light wrote:Having a gooseberry fool day. Was in a car accident which totally wasn't my fault, but in my shook up state I forgot to get any details so it looks like I'll be paying for it then. Took all my energy and willpower to manage to phone the insurance company and then my missus is like 'that'll end up costing you more, why did you do that?'. Everything I do is always wrong.

Hope you're okay MHTL. Were there any witnesses/anywhere with CCTV that you could go and get a number plate from? Did the other driver(s) not try and exchange details?
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PostRe: Depression
by more heat than light » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:23 pm

Lotus wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Having a gooseberry fool day. Was in a car accident which totally wasn't my fault, but in my shook up state I forgot to get any details so it looks like I'll be paying for it then. Took all my energy and willpower to manage to phone the insurance company and then my missus is like 'that'll end up costing you more, why did you do that?'. Everything I do is always wrong.

Hope you're okay MHTL. Were there any witnesses/anywhere with CCTV that you could go and get a number plate from? Did the other driver(s) not try and exchange details?


Thanks for the reply man. I'm fine, the accident was pretty minor really, I was slowing to turn at a junction and this guy just pulled out in front of me. I'm just annoyed at myself for not thinking clearly and getting details properly, I didn't even get the other car registration number. All I remember thinking was that I didn't want to seem racist as the guy driving was Indian, which is just ridiculous really. :lol:

It's the aftermath that's really getting me down though, I just find organising things really difficult. Calling the insurance guys and just genuinely not having a clue what I'm talking about, mumbling and rambling like a prize idiot. And then obviously going over that phone call in great detail in my head remembering the little things that i should have said instead. And that process taking up time that would be better spent cleaning or tidying or something like that. Urgh.
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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Building up the will to speak to some knob like insurance/bank/council is really something when you feel low. It's taken me literal days to do it before, I've been summoned to court before for not contacting the council, and end up literally sweating out my clothes. strawberry floating horrible, and yes, hardly anyone on the other end of the line can possibly understand.
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PostRe: Depression
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:52 am

Living up north!
Why does it feel depressing every time I'm leaving London after a short break there? Getting on the train at Euston just sucks...I always feel like staying in the great smoke. But after a week or two I adjust back to the quiet life.

My New Years resolution for 2017 is to move down to London. Just need to get a job there first!

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Liverpool doesn't look that bad though but it just feels too small for me
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PostRe: Depression
by gamerforever » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:42 am

Anyone on citalopram? Just makes my legs sweat, but i do feel more positive generally these days.
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PostRe: Depression
by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:07 pm

Hope it works for you, I'm on fluoxitine. Makes me feel better, if you consider suppressing feelings 'better'. I do

I do feel though that the wall between contentment and depression is paper strawberry floating thin though. I don't think it would take much to send me spiralling. Hell, the music on minecraft gets me really down. It's got to the stage where I turn it down when the kids are playing it and put on something on my stereo

At least I've finally managed to get out the Carrie Fisher depression that I was in. Hit me surprisingly hard did that. Right up there with Kurt Cobain and Norrie McCathie for me.
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PostRe: Depression
by paperbag » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:58 pm

[quote="gamerforever"]Anyone on citalopram? Just makes my legs sweat, but i do feel more positive generally these days.[/quote]

Yep, been on it for 6 weeks and feel so much better - though a number of positive factors play a part in that.

Find it's much easier to "fuzz out" things I was obsessing over. Have dodged the sweats too, thankfully.
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PostRe: Depression
by Fade » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:30 am

Green Gecko wrote:Building up the will to speak to some knob like insurance/bank/council is really something when you feel low. It's taken me literal days to do it before, I've been summoned to court before for not contacting the council, and end up literally sweating out my clothes. strawberry floating horrible, and yes, hardly anyone on the other end of the line can possibly understand.

When I was applying to Uni 8 odd years ago and ended up not going because I was depressed, I couldn't muster up the will to call them up and tell them i didn't want the place.

They ended up calling me up a few weeks after term started asking why I hadn't shown up for classes so I just lied and said I had e-mailed them but it must have got lost somehow.

That was dumb of me :fp: :dread:
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PostRe: Depression
by Zaichik » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:08 pm

I have been on a succession of antidepressants since just after my Mum died in 2013 and went on a particularly bad downward ride for no particular reason just before Christmas and had to have my dosage increased. However, I recently had some blood tests for something else, as a result of which they discovered I had a vitamin B12 deficiency, one of the symptoms of which is..... depression.

I've now completed a course of booster injections and feel so much better mentally, I just can't tell you. Whereas the pills were just keeping me in a state of level-headed indifference, I now feel positive and have actually had some days where I would describe myself as happy.

I'm now determined to get off the pills and get on with my life - so much precious time in my son's life wasted.
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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:25 pm

That's both sad and great to hear. I had a blood test 6 years ago and the results never showed up. I don't think I've ever had my nutrition looked at but I think this is really important.

Re B vitamins I try to eat a lot of 100% pure peanut butter and marmite, which contain a high level of Niacin and vitamin B complex. I also recommend bananas due to high amount of 6 different B vitamins.

Another deficit is Vitamin D3 which you'll get if you spend more time outdoors. Depressives are vulnerable to this because tend to be shut in a lot of the time.
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PostRe: Depression
by Zaichik » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Thanks for the kind words.

The B12 deficiency wasn't down to poor diet but something stopping my body breaking it down from my food. I have to have some more tests and it could be that I will have to have the injections every few months for life. But even that would be so much better than sinking back into the hopeless depression I've been feeling for nigh on three and a half years and which has come close to destroying my marriage.
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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:30 am

I'll need to check this out..

At the moment I'm trying to declutter and take better care of simple things and others and my pets. I don't really care about work at the moment, I just want to see things with some clarity for just a few days.
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PostRe: Depression
by Banjo » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 am

I've been working on my nutrition lately. I take a standard multivitamin + iron tablet each day as well as a vitamin B complex, and I'm upping the level of fruit, grains and seeds I eat. I'm a porridge man in the morning and I fill that full of various seeds and berries. Super filling too, lasts hours.

I'm currently on 30mg of Mirtazapine too. I don't particularly feel the drowsiness effect any more, but I am getting more sleep than I used to which is nice.
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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:50 pm

Smoothies are awesome. I do banana and peanut butter and yoghurt (which is good for the digestion) pretty much every day now, have one of those magic bullet things (it's not a vibrator) so you blend it straight into the mug, which is great when faffing is the last thing you generally want when you're anxious.
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PostRe: Depression
by Karl » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:01 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I have one of those magic bullet things (it's not a vibrator)


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PostRe: Depression
by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:40 pm

First thing I thought when my partner got it for Christmas from her parents. :lol:
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PostRe: Depression
by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:17 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Smoothies are awesome. I do banana and peanut butter and yoghurt (which is good for the digestion) pretty much every day now, have one of those magic bullet things (it's not a vibrator) so you blend it straight into the mug, which is great when faffing is the last thing you generally want when you're anxious.

Yeah that sounds like the gooseberry fool.

Nutrition's crazy important when it comes to mental health, I feel awful when I've been neglecting healthy eating.
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PostRe: Depression
by Kezzer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:22 pm

I wish my brother would understand that. I mean he knows - he just doesn't do anything about it.

Rather he drinks 21 units worth of alcohol - which is handily the recommended maximum. (problem is he does that every week)
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