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    Do I need to increase fluoxetine dose?

    Hi, I’ve been on 20mg Fluoxetine for my HOCD/POCD/ROCD for 3 months now, and the intensiveness of thoughts went down after the first 4 weeks and I had around 6-8 weeks where it wasn’t too bad... now I feel like it’s wearing off and I’m starting to struggle quite badly again. Should I increase...
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    Struggling with a relapse

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but just need a little bit of advise/support. I've struggled with my mental health since I was about 13. Anxiety, depression, eating disorder, self harm and suicide attempts. I fought it for about 5/6 before really getting anywhere with my recovery. I've been...
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    Is this my anxiety or do I have a illness developing ??

    Hi, I think I'm having a relapse of health anxiety which I suffered from the age 17-21 which I overcame but is now back with vengeance. All started this August when I noticed I was feeling the need to urinate alot which included discomfort. Didn't fell any anxiety at the time went to gp and...
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    Has anyone tried RediCalm for anxiety?

    Hi, I have seen so many adverts and websites promoting the brand RediCalm which is a natural stress relief capsule it's GMP certified. I am very keen on buying it and see if it makes a difference to my life. Please state below if you have tried it, or you know someone that has and been on...
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    Did anyone experience anxiety out of nowhere?

    The first time even I had anxiety attack I was 23. I was studying at university and was doing my work placement, was in a good relationship I generally had no stress at that time. And boom anxiety hit out of no where on day. Imagine the shock of feeling all this unfamiliar anxiety, I never felt...
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    Running out of ideas.

    Hi, I’ve been struggling with my mental health since I was very young but over the last 5 years it’s gotten really bad. I moved to London to live with someone I had been with for 5 years and I think I finally felt safe enough but it unfortunately meant all my upset, hurt and anger came out and...
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    Should I go on antidepressants again? Really Need advise, old friend anxiety is back..

    Here is my experience with antidepressants... I have been on citalopram for almost 3 years as I had my first panic attack that spiraled into constant anxiety where I was not able to eat or function properly in general, Lost 10 Kg. I was reluctant and embarrassed to take antidepressants...
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    Schizoaffective in denial of medication

    Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder with bipolar and obsessive features with PTSD (ahhhh mouthful and a half). Had a psychotic episode in 2017 and I’m 23 now. Whoever reads this will be the first to know I’m not taking my medication as prescribed as I just really don’t...
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    What's wrong with me?

    I think that I have some sort of mental oddity. I go to therapy for arachnophobia, and my therapist included me when she was talked about people with social anxiety a few times, so I guess I have that?? i think that I might need medication for anxiety, my friend takes meds for their anxiety, and...
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    Continuous thoughts about life

    Hi everyone, I’ve posted here a few times during my struggling with depersonalization, which is finally calming down for me now. But I have another uncomfortable feeling in the process of recovery and wondering if anyone experienced this too. I am feeling more connected to the world again but...
  11. T

    A rant about my mental health, I guess

    The problem with depression, eating disorders and anxiety is that is nothing like an 'ordinary illness'. It's not like a cold where you drip snot for a week, get a headache, have a cup of tea and it goes away. No. Chance would be a fine thing. Instead, these mental demons are far more cunning...
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    Anxiety when woken by others, then going back to bed

    I'm looking to find out if anyone else has gone through something similar, what they do for it (if any) and if there is a term or name for this other than anxiety. I don't ask others to wake me up unless I feel that I might hit the snooze button 50 times. I will clearly ask "Hey, can you check...
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    Giving up or making life easier

    "Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort." -Theodore Roosevelt So I know facing things can in time cause the difficulty of them to ease... well, that's the goal of exposure therapy, right? But, there are times I face things over and over and decide I cannot anymore, so I choose...
  14. K

    Scared.

    I feel sad that the way I hide due to my fears, anxiety and sensitivity causes me to feel invisible, lonely and purposeless. I wish I could do more, be more of a part of the world, but it feels so chaotic when I leave home, that I stay inside where it's safe a lot of the time (80 to 90 percent...
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    Introducing myself

    Hello I am new to the forum, as I hope someone will be able to resonate with me. For the past two years I have been experiencing several issues with my mental health. It started when I had a panic attack on a plane over two years ago, the point where I think changed me. After this I have become...
  16. K

    I feel like..i'm not strong enough

    Hi who ever stumbles upon this... I'm new to this forum but i've been an active reader. I think it is about time I post myself rather than constantly trying to find someone struggling like me. It all started about two years ago and I attended counselling last year but I didn't open up and I...
  17. K

    Employment

    So I am working on hopefully working again, soon. It's been a few years since I have worked. I'm not even sure how long it's been. The last few jobs I worked at, I only worked a week at most, one just a day. I'm currently applying for help. I never wanted to. It doesn't feel real. I always...
  18. Blindliness

    Dissociation? Need advice or someone to relate to

    Hello I'm Hailey I'm new here, I'm still not sure how to describe what I'm going through or if I do/don't have derealization...? I feel completely disconnected from myself, the world, and everyone around me, it feels like my brains been shut off? and I cant turn it back on It always looks like...
  19. K

    Hi

    Hi, My name is Kim. I'm here to hopefully help others and to reach out when I feel lost. I have anxiety and depression. I'm currently going to counseling for help. I will never give up working on myself to be the best person I can be, for myself and for others. It's been a journey, and I want...
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    When can a patient have a personal relationship with their therapist?

    My psychiatric nurse was cut out of my care due to the fact that i contacted him on social media and it apparently breached the ethical code. He isn’t allowed contact currently when will we be legally allowed to speak again without repercussions? When I get discharged from their services? When...
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