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    Reducing Citalopram from 20mg to 10mg after 1 year

    Hi there. I've never actually posted on a forum before. I have spent hours of my life searching for people who feel similar to how I feel and reading other peoples advice and have always found that invaluable. It's strange that I'm feeling so nervous to write on this but could really use...
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    Reducing Sertraline

    Hi All, I've been on Sertraline for depression and anxiety for just over four months and have seen noticeable improvement over the last couple of months. However, I've been experiencing severe diarrhoea and gastric discomfort and so my doctor suggested reducing the dose, which I did a week ago...
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    Has it burnt itself out, or is the medication working?

    Have you heard that mental illness burns itself out? I don't know if that has happened to me, or if it is my medication working well, or if i have less stress, or if i can cope with stress better? This makes it very hard to know what to do next with my life. Reducing medication may be the...
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    Reducing Stress

    Evening Folks, I recently received an email, from an outfit, and they highlighted a topic on Reducing Stress which I felt, which I'll cover here. Rather than for people and me included as well, to focus on i'll call it, unwell s tress, I wished to highlight on reducing stress which is very...
  5. cpuusage

    Decluttering: How it Boosts Mental Health

    Decluttering: How it Boosts Mental Health - The Blurt Foundation "Our environment undoubtedly affects our mood. If our surroundings stress us out, take up headspace, or make day-to-day living harder than it needs to be, we feel the impact. Reducing the ‘clutter’ in our lives – be it physical...
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    Psychiatric drugs & finding support in reducing.

    i think that people should be supported if they feel they want to try reducing the amount of psychiatric drugs that they are on & be supported fully in whatever their wishes are. Far better to give people access to better support/help & a harm minimisation approach. i don't agree with filling...
  7. Inter Vivos

    I can't think.

    I can't think. 15mg of Olanzapine each day is too much. I drink Scotch as a gesture of abandonment. I fail to eat because I reject myself and this imposed project of a compliant patient. I give it until October when Dr. D has told me he will be open to reducing my dosage to 10mg. Long months...
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    Going to reduce my dose this Tuesday

    Something my pdoc will disagree with but its time to start reducing my dose. I'll be reducing depixol injection from 40mg to 30mg, it's every 2 weeks.
  9. RainbowHeartz

    Reducing Food Bill ideas

    in a few weeks im going to be looking at reducing food bill costs, i wondered if anyone had any ideas? i have pepsi and energy drinks and so i may have to switch to squash, and perhaps coffee instead but with food any ideas? thanks everyone
  10. pepecat

    Research request: Guided imagery for reducing anxiety

    Participate in research: Guided imagery for reducing anxiety Please note this has been approved by the moderators / admin Hello, my name is Jedda Crabtree and I am currently undertaking a research project with Jessica Nguyen at the Queensland University of Technology, School of Psychology and...
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    Antipsychotic drugs are really getting me down

    I'm spending my whole time depressed and unable to do anything. I've seen some great ideas for making money but i just don't have the drive to get out of bed in the morning and make things happen. Well I have another 8 months of taking my injections (which will be 2 years total) until the pdoc...
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    Bedfordshire Your Way 07867 459339 [email protected] Peer support Social networking Volunteering Individually tailored support Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we...
  14. anouska

    MH Services aren't supporting me at all

    They say because I'm not complying with my medication I'm not entitled to join any support groups. For years I've been battling this alone and for years I've felt over-medicated (by 'so' much I wasn't able to function) and so I've had to try and find a balance myself to be able to live a life...
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    How long will it take to regain my emotions fully after taking antipsychotics?

    How long will it take to regain my emotions fully after taking antipsychotics? I have been taking Risperdal for about a year because of the irrational beliefs I developed after I got sick with PANDAS. I've been reading about antipsychotics does to the brain basicly turn it down a bit and I miss...
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    Are psychiatrists the least effective of mental health professionals?

    Psychiatrists the least effective of mental health professionals, says consultant psychologist Psychiatrists are the least effective of all mental health professionals, a consultant clinical psychologist has claimed. In a stinging criticism of the psychiatric profession, Dr Henck van Bilsen...
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    Pre meal plan

    Because I've been eating either nothing or very little for some time , my care team have got in touch with the eating disorders team and I've been put on a "pre meal plan" which basically works out at a certain amount of calories including fluids (mainly milk) . I'm already trying to cheat my...
  18. Fuscia

    do we need med breaks?

    Im struggling with painful boredom. The meds sedate me. Put a barrier between me and the world. Ive been stable on meds for seven months. Its been blissful. The steadiness. Ive not missed the swings much. But today i miss my emotiond. Not suicidal depression though. Shit i dont miss that. Its...
  19. prairiechick

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to you all! Here in Canada it's still 2013, but for you all in the UK and other parts of the world it's already 2014. Hope 2014 is better than 2013. I started Abilify today, and reducing Quetiapine tonight. Hoping for the best.:cheers:
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    changing medication

    Well my doctors are changing my meds from 60mg of fluoxetine to venlafexine (think spelt wrong) I am having to reduce my dose down over two weeks and on 40mg at the min and I sure feel like rubbish. Dreading when I get onto just 20mg for a week before can then start my new meds. Since reducing...