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  1. H

    Do I need help?

    Hi I'm not quite sure how to word this, I'm a little embarrassed as I haven't admitted it to anyone. I'm a healthy size 12 but I hate my body, I absolutely loathe it. Self hatred is something I am dealing with throughout psychiatry and I also suffer from type 2 biploar. But for the past 2 years...
  2. C

    How to manage life with my girlfriend

    Hi all, I'm looking for advice as to how to manage my life with my girlfriend of 18 months. We moved in together after 16 months of seeing each other and I am struggling a lot. Though I had an abusive and violent childhood, and have suffered bouts of depression in the past, at 32 I've largely...
  3. S

    Looking for advice

    Hi guys, new to the forum so please be gentle. I'm hoping I can speak to someone who has been in a similar position to myself. I'm a 34 year old single male who lives alone. I have a lot of friends and a good family but I feel really alone and isolated a lot of the time. I've had a look at the...
  4. C

    Re starting fluoxatine after 9 months of them.

    Hi everyone, i started having panic attacks around 10 years ago, the attacks also gave me depression. I've been on and of meds for 10 years and was using Prozac for a couple of years. I'm 3 days back into my meds and my god it's hard, temperature, sickness, tiredness but not sleeping and low...
  5. B

    Getting out of bed. Witts end.

    Hi there... I'm totally frustrated with myself. This is such an issue I feel like it's never going to change. It's been an issue all through my teens and adult life. I do have issues with sleep & things, wide awake, sometimes a late night due on my own doing or horrible dreams etc, that's always...
  6. E

    Emergency Help! I'm out of paxil subscription, can't get a refill.

    Please help me dear people, I'm going thru bad paxil withdrawals right now and can't get a refill!! I've been on paxil 40mg for around 15years. I have pretty bad anxiety and depression. (Ran out of paxil over the weekend, today tried to get a refill at the pharmacy but was told they have...
  7. D

    Being hopeful

    I have been battling depression for 4 years now. At one point it was eating me alive. I couldn’t sleep, Couldn’t eat, Couldn’t concentrate, Couldn’t socialise, I Wanted to end it all. However to everyone out there it gets easier. Be hopeful, I’m not cured or even close but it is getting...
  8. F

    Clomipramine (Anafranil) Withdrawal

    Hi all, I've been on 150mg of Clomipramine for about 16 years for OCD and need to go off of it at least temporarily or I may find another drug this time in the SSRI family to go on. But the side effects over these years have been pretty bad and long story short, here is my situation: I went...
  9. simonr1978

    Hi all!

    I'm Simon from Kent in the UK, had some issues in the last year or so which included an overdose and putting myself into hospital for a few days, so I thought I'd join and see what was happening here.
  10. C

    Depression and Anxiety - new poster

    Hello all I found this place on Google. I'm not sure really where to start. I'm female 33 with some form of depression and/or anxiety. I've been on and off anti depressants since having my son 3 years ago and I didn't start seeing a psychologist via my GP bit I couldn't keep the appointments...
  11. E


    I'm so nervous to even be doing something like this. I feel like I shouldn't have to because I have a good support system.. good bf, friends. But lately I feel like it's just not going to get me anywhere. I have been on anti depressants for about 2 months and don't feel like it has brought any...
  12. N

    When you go for depot injection?

    What would happen if they inject a bubble from the syringe into your arm/bum? I have been having depot injections (against my will) for 5 years. I went 4 days go for my injection and I had a trainee injecting me under supervision. Not painful, the next day no pain but then over the next 3...
  13. B

    Helping a family member

    Hi everyone. I'm new here. I do not have schizophrenia, but my ex may have it. I know.... weird that I am reaching out on his behalf when we are no longer together. The fact that we have a 10 year old son, is why I am reaching out. So, it all started in March when he quit drinking cold turkey...
  14. qwerty1234

    I feel like I have no future.

    I feel like I peaked and have no life ahead of me because I don't really want to get married and I don't really value my job. Just staying alive and spinning my wheels. Nothing happens in my life these days and I feel like the future will be the same.
  15. Poopy Doll

    My sons visit

    I had two sons come visit. One was easy to connect with and lots of fun to be with. But the other one changed after the first few days. At first he gave me presents and was nice. Then he went to the Irish pub on the corner. He came back and was over bearing and domineering. He insisted that he...
  16. D

    10 days in mental hospital, feeling blue after release

    A little background: I'm a 25 year old male living in the midwest of the United States. Due to what I now know are delusions I have isolated myself since I was 15 years old. I haven't had a single friend since I was 14 and have only left my home 4 times in the last 8 years. I haven't spoken...
  17. J

    ROCD out of nowhere

    Hi, this is my first time posting at this forum. So, I have a girlfriend for some time now and I love her so much, you know how it goes. But recently, out of nowhere, thoughts started coming to my mind. I'm constantly asking myself do i love her, do i feel happy with her as I did some time ago...
  18. AllOfIt

    Inability to recall faces

    Hello, I'm new here and I have a question. So I have this thing which happens to me sometimes - I can't recall how my boyfriend looks like after I haven't seen him in several days. I mean, I know how he looks like, I'd be perfectly able to recognize him, but I just can't recall his face or...
  19. R

    Just sharing my experience

    Hi, I'm new here I just kinda wanted to share what sorta stuff I usually am dealing with. I'm depressed essentially all the time, I obviously have some days but usually, my happiness is really just me being distracted from my depression. I have an unsupportive family who I can not tell about any...
  20. T

    Just had enough of life!

    I've been off work since 29th October signed off with depression and stress, been a rather rubbish year, since the beginning of October my Nan has been in and out of hospital as she has been dealing with Cancer the past 4 years, went to see her on the 26th and the doctor basically advised there...