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nevaeh

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Feeling low today can't seem to shake off my past and my illness. I am 24 and I am tired of life already. I have been through alot most of which I can't say on here but it really has knocked the stuffing out of me. Now I just feel empty and broken. I don't really know what it will take to shift this feeling. everything seems so dull. Like there is this big gaping black hole in my life and I can't seem to fill the void even with things I used to do all of my life and enjoyed. ~Sorry if I am going on a bit but I really need to get this out. I worry about everything now things I used to take for granted, like just going outside, or what job I will end up in. finishing my education, everyday interactions with others etc.. I am a nervous wreck and again I don't know what it will take to change this feeling.

Some times I feel okay and stable but then I feel so low I cant bear to do anything ......... my past is constantly on my mind... I desperately want my life to be normal again.. I am taking prozac 20mg I thought the tablets were working but evidently not. Anyone any ideas?
 
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Roxy

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Hi Nevaeh,

Sorry to hear you're feeling quite low just now, we've all been there. You say that you're taking meds right now but with little effect, it maybe time to go back to the doc's for an assessment of you're condition and hopefully be offered talking therapy, if you're not already receiving it,

Those of us who are ill due to past trauma's or issues, often find it difficult to look forward to the future with hope and happiness. I understand exactly how you feel but also know that no matter how bleak things look now, life is worth living and you will come out the other end a much stronger and wiser person, take care.:hug:
 
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Hi Nevaeh

Sorry to hear that you're not having a good time, here are some hugs... :hug::hug::hug:.

I agree with Roxy and would suggest a trip back to your doctors. This will give you an opportunity to just talk about how you are feeling as well as letting him know that you feel the drugs aren't helping. This gives them an opportunity to try a different drug (and there are plenty of them) and also to consider referral to another more specialist service.

The other thing to do is to keep posting here as you will always get support!
 
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Dollit

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Do remember sweetie that even the best medicated and most stable among us have days when it's hard. Try not to give your self a hard time. Medication takes time to get right but it's worth trying to persevere and a trip to the GP for a review won't go amiss.
 
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jamesdean

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hi nevaeh keep going back 2 your doctor n mh service until they get it right we all deserve quality of life take care jd
 
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nevaeh

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Thanks guys for all the support and hugs I have a gp appointment coming up so I will definitely ask about new meds and talking therapy. I feel a bit better today and just went to the hairdressers was a bit anxious about traveling but it went ok! Think I may do a bit of reading now esp as uni is just around the corner! .x:unsure:
 
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Hi,

I know that things are difficult at the moment for you, but things will get better. I know it is a cliche but it takes time. I support what the others have said in response to your thread and hopefully a discussion with the doctor will hopefully put a new perspective on your situation and give you a chance to discuss how you are currently feeling.

I admire you for challenging your difficulties head on: you say you felt anxious about going to the hairdressers, but yet you still went -that takes real courage. If you need to talk about anything please get in touch.

Regards,

Companion
 
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nevaeh

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Thanks companion I appreciate it. :)
 
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Hi Navaeh did you get a review of your meds at the doctors and are you feeling any better?
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nevaeh

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Hey kp

Im still quite low unfortunately but I have got a doctors appointment on the 28th so hopefully things will get sorted for me then. I have uni soon which is quite exciting Im hoping to make some new friends there slowly but surely things will come together I hope. Thanks for asking hope your ok too. Nevaeh.:)
 
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reefa211

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Hi, I support everything said previously, having been there on a regular basis myself, when you go to the doctors ask if they operate the Expert Patient Program in your area, it doesn't cure you as it does not treat the illness but helps you to deal with the symptoms and is normally run by a medical professional who has been there too. You will share lots of common symptoms with people at the group although they have something different wrong with them.

It does get better but everything takes time, best of luck at the doctors and I wish you well

Reefa(y)
 
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jamesdean

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ih reefa211 i did expert patients n i thought i'd made some nice friends it was only in may n i'm not in touch with 1 person now n its not been 4 the want of trying, i dont think these people understand mh n they havent adapted the couse has yet, this forum is far superior n the da groups r best 4 support.jd
 
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nevaeh

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thanks for the advice and well wishing reefa im going bk to uni in sep so i will ask if they have that service up there. nevaeh:p
 
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