Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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by Rocsteady » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:25 pm

If he's depressed it can be difficult to make those adjustments though. When I was really down I used to sail through 21 units most nights, even though I knew it would mentally strawberry float me up the following day.

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by Hime » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:55 pm

To the people that suffer with anxiety; do you find when something is coming up that makes you anxious it acts as am amplifier to other things in your life?

I'm coming to the end of a holiday and have had very poor sleep the past 3 nights which I put down to getting closer to the flight (bit of a nervous flyer). Yesterday I almost lost my mind as I read a news article that reminded me of something that could have ended terribly...about 10 bloody years ago. Also, I almost clattered a young girl while snowboarding yesterday and I can't stop thinking about what the consequences would have been. Anxiety generally makes me overly cautious and I'm kicking myself for even getting in that position.

Just wondered if this kind of thing is normal? I don't talk to anyone other than my doctor and sometimes my girlfriend about this stuff. A bit gutted really as I thought I'd gotten a handle on this. I can force myself to get through situations that I'm anxious about but the lack of sleep really runs me down.

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by Banjo » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:09 pm

Oh absolutely. I find that a lot of my life feels like a precarious house of cards, where one thing going wrong can cause the whole thing to come tumbling down. Problems in work? It will bleed into personal life, relationships, hobbies and more.

One of the things to try and work in is your coping mechanisms, having strong enough foundations so that when you get shook it doesn't reverberate through other areas of your life. For some people this takes the form of hobbies, others dig meditation etc. It's a rough ride unfortunately, and the answer isn't actually as straightforward as what I just wrote. Talking about it is a good start though.

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by jawafour » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:16 pm

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PostRe: Depression
by Hime » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:20 pm

Thanks guys, I'm trying hard not to just deal with this by chucking tablets down my neck but I am finding that when it gets bad my decision making can become poor and I can make a situation dangerous. Driving and work are where this happens most. Alternatively, I end up fixating on something that happened hours, days, year ago and I guess it must be like a panic attack as I beat myself up over what could have happened.

Do you guys still get affected by things that happened years ago if something reminds you of it? Drives me mad getting wound up about situations that nothing bad actually happened.

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by Banjo » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:56 pm

Yuuuuuuuup. Some things will linger for a long time, and if they do flare up I think you should take that as a sign that it needs addressing. Everybody thinks about some things long after the fact, but if it still has an effect on you then it's likely a sign that you haven't properly moved on. It's not easy though, and the fact is some people will never get past some issues if they're that deeply rooted. But you can at least manage it, not let it have complete control over you.

When you find yourself getting wound up, don't try and ignore it and push it away. Really take the time to acknowledge it and work out why it still gets to you. It's not a guarantee that you will ever truly be rid of it, but at least you'll have a better understanding, and from there can work on how to minimise and combat it. Me personally, I'll always negatively compare myself to others. I honestly don't believe that I will be truly able to stop myself from doing it, but by being aware of that I can at least rationalise the thought process and minimise the damage. For example, seeing dudes that are either musical, artistic (in the sense of drawing/painting), peformative, just plain handsome or combinations of the above: What I tell myself is that those are all things I could pursue myself, but deep down I don't actually want to. I got into the gym a couple years ago and could have properly dedicated my time there to getting bigger, but instead my interest went towards yoga and dance. Perspective, taking the time to analyse why I feel that way and calm myself down in the process.

You'll likely never stop beating yourself up over things, but you don't have to be dominated by it.

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:28 pm

Got a letter in the post today offering to electrocute my brain. :lol: :dread:

I mean, having checked out the website (if you're curious it's here) it seems like it's legit but strawberry floating hell, the idea of that just fills me with dread. Anyone tried anything like that at all?

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PostRe: Depression
by Banjo » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:37 pm

Man I am totally down for mad gooseberry fool like that. My bad spells get increasingly more vicious and in those states I would be more than willing to have some crazy stuff done.

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:47 pm

Yeah, I think it's just the hypochondria kicking in. I know it's safe but I'd be shit-scared of something going wrong, and if something goes wrong with your brain, well, you get the idea.

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by Trelliz » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:09 pm

more heat than light wrote:Got a letter in the post today offering to electrocute my brain. :lol: :dread:

I mean, having checked out the website (if you're curious it's here) it seems like it's legit but strawberry floating hell, the idea of that just fills me with dread. Anyone tried anything like that at all?


That looks and sounds like snake oil - any medical "cure" which has to advertise through the post is looking to take your money first and foremost.

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PostRe: Depression
by Chestnut Snowleaves » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:37 pm

Trelliz wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Got a letter in the post today offering to electrocute my brain. :lol: :dread:

I mean, having checked out the website (if you're curious it's here) it seems like it's legit but strawberry floating hell, the idea of that just fills me with dread. Anyone tried anything like that at all?


That looks and sounds like snake oil - any medical "cure" which has to advertise through the post is looking to take your money first and foremost.


Sorry, I should have mentioned this was sent to me through my counselling group and would be funded by the NHS.

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PostRe: Depression
by False » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:04 pm

Trelliz wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Got a letter in the post today offering to electrocute my brain. :lol: :dread:

I mean, having checked out the website (if you're curious it's here) it seems like it's legit but strawberry floating hell, the idea of that just fills me with dread. Anyone tried anything like that at all?


That looks and sounds like snake oil - any medical "cure" which has to advertise through the post is looking to take your money first and foremost.


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