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    BED - Managing the gap between diagnosis and treatment

    Hi, all. After a long period of trial/denial/fear, I spoke with my GP on Thursday and he agrees that I am deep into BED territory. I have a fasting blood test on Wednesday of next week with an appointment the Wednesday after for the results so we can eliminate any underlying conditions or...
  2. valleygirl

    Hypomania?

    Two weeks ago I was super high energy - not really hypomanic, I don't think. But I was bubbling over with ideas to implement with the toddlers I work with. I felt great, motivated, excited about my work. A week later I started my period and came down with an insanely sore throat, and I...
  3. M

    can't fully recover from existential crisis

    Hello everyone. Earlier this year I had an existential crisis that lasted a few months. I don't think it was caused by depression - I had no physical symptoms. I was just continually wondering: Why are we here? What are we supposed to do? etc. When I was in that state I begun doubting...
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    does this sound like bipolar disorder

    I'm a 20 year old male and I already have a diagnosis of psychosis anyway I think I've got bipolar because I go for a period ranging from a few days to a couple of months where I'm really low I can't be bothered with life and I feel suicidal other times again ranging from a few days to a...
  5. T

    Abilyfy

    Has anyone ever experienced abilyfy after the libido disappeared completely but returned after the end of the period? So that with abilyfyn had sexual abilities?
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    Caretaker questions

    Would someone with mental illness and on S.S.I. be able to care for a loved one long term? Or would that person have to get a job first? You see, I really love my father and want to be able to take care of him when he can't. But I am in no condition right now as I can barely take care of myself...
  7. C

    Complex PTSD and getting better?

    Hi everyone, It is a long time since I posted here. I am sure my symptoms are CPTSD and they are a result of prolonged workplace harassment. I see a psychiatrist to this end in about 12 weeks.....nhs waiting times. Is there anyone else here dealing with the same thing or has dealt with it...
  8. N

    Not sure where to start

    So basically I'm on here because I've come to realise there maybe something up with me.. short story I won't go in to detail.. basically o go through periods of happiness ok with life etc then I'll go through a period of being pissed off constantly not happy in life no motovation, I'll then go...
  9. crescent_moon82

    Need some advice

    I’m having this dilemma, I want to work a part-time job to supplement my SSDI. However, I used up all of my trial work period and extended work period which lasted 3 years. Needing advice on how to approach a potential employer. I don’t want to go over the substantial gainful activity or I...
  10. K

    My inner world...Please help me...

    I want to share my personal experience with u people.My language is not English so excuse my mistakes in this post.I am 21 years old.In a period of my life, 5 years before I became very much religious and got too much involved in religious activities.All the time I used to think about religion...
  11. N

    the monster is back

    I beat the anxiety once. It came back like 3 months later even worse than before. I wanted to die. Every day was filled with panic attacks, tight chest, heart palps...there are no words to describe how terrible it was. I beat it again for a longer period of time. And now in the last few weeks...
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    scared

    Went to Dr who said they don't see any point of me going back and have signed me off complete notice period just so scared of telling work.
  13. I

    so scared

    Hi I've got doctors this morning and I'm feeling really scared the thought off having to work notice period makes me genuinely sick ,I can't cope
  14. B

    Holding on to a job with bipolar!

    Can anybody help me. I started a new job back in July 2016 and didn't get off to a good start. I was bullied and intimidated by the manager. He walked out leaving me to run the place until they got a new manager. Because of what happened they extended my probationary period by 2 months. This...
  15. valleygirl

    Pre-Menopause and Mental Health

    I think I might be experiencing the beginning of pre-menopause. I had what felt like 2 hot flashes yesterday. They just came on all of a sudden and felt like I had to get my cardigan off IMMEDIATELY. Even that wasn't enough, and I went outside to cool off. I've also been having much worse...
  16. A

    Hello

    Hello all I have had depression for a number of years. I have been put on venaflaxin 75mg evening and 37.5mg morning but I have a little bit of a problem I haven't come onto my period done a test it was negative, but the question I have is this normal?????? Someone pls help
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    MAD WOMEN of the mental health forum, HOW IS YOUR CYCLE?

    A little while before I lost the plot I had (accidentally) unprotected sex with a friend with whom I had a fucked up and very intense relationship with. It was a terrible idea for a multitude of reasons that I will spare you the boredom of. I think I became pregnant and then miscarried after 2...
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    New person - diagnosed schizophrenia

    hi, i am new to this forum...I was told that am having schzophernia in 2012 ...since then I was on and off medicines till today.....during this period when i am not on medicines i have dillusions and hulucinations .....I feel like women love me and want to have sex with me.during this period i...
  19. Electric

    Why do we love someone?

    I wonder: why do we love someone? Is it a feeling without any reason, or is it a state of being we are in in a certain period of our lifetime? What do you think?
  20. A

    risperidone

    I am on 6 mg of risperidone . My period has completely gone for the last year. My psychiatrist says since we quit increasing it should come back. Has anyone else experienced this? When will my period come back? I would like to start ovulating and get everything running normally.
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