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i've booked a trip to birmingham next week but i'm wondering if i can handle a crowded train for hours, my sulpiride they don't produce the tablets in britain any more so the gp has given me liquid though it's supposed to be the same it doesn't feel that way, the gp didn't say much when i spoke to her on the phone mon

i could get a taxi but that would be expensive as it is i'm trying to economise on the heating because of cost, a taxi i could just ask for quiet and meditate all the way, though i've booked the quiet carriage very few keep quiet, some see it as a place they can talk into their mobiles the entire journey

if the mobile signal is there maybe i can stream music over headphones though i suspect they'll give me a hard time but won't give the people making noise forcing me to do that, a hard time
 
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wondering if it's worth going to brum my family i'm never welcome, they're never there for me at the best of times, unfortunate to say the least as this goverment and it's institutions expect family to care, handleing a crowded train with social anxiety to be stuck at my sisters, it's too cold to go anywhere, hardly sleeping to come back and be in a state for a week
 
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wondering if it's worth going to brum my family i'm never welcome, they're never there for me at the best of times, unfortunate to say the least as this goverment and it's institutions expect family to care, handleing a crowded train with social anxiety to be stuck at my sisters, it's too cold to go anywhere, hardly sleeping to come back and be in a state for a week
I'm sure they'll be thrilled to see you, honestly.

It's great that you've booked a trip! It might be hard but it'll be worth it.
 
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Got any good books?
i could recommend laing theres enough material for a conference in my family, as rethink says whether or not the family cause it, the family have to cope with it, and my family, not they're fault there was a flurry of rediagnosing when i came to london which allowed them to cut the ties
 
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my sisters coming up from malta with her family so the house will be overcrowded we'll be on top of one another and my sister is not talking to me been that way for 40yrs now

still feeling bad after xmas, rationing the heating doesn't help as it is savings are dropping, the dwp have noticed a drop and have reduced the amount they take off benefits
 
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When I have been from Birmingham to London I go Chiltern railways to moor Street from Marylebone. Folks usually respect the quiet coach but not always. I put my headphones on and stream Spotify it's better and cheaper than Virgin trains to New Street.
 
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yes i used chiltern. last time my sister suggested late evening there were people drinking against railway rules and on the way back it was full of west bromwich albion fans had to stand the first half then for a bit i had to sit next to these 2 women gossiping, i felt about me then i went to the end were this guy gave up the disabled seat without asking, he could obviously tell something, then it was officially the quiet carriage but this indian family were talking the whole journey could be tourists i guess

i don't know how youy stremed spotify i couldn't get a signal
 
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Good luck with the journey!

Travelling via train can sometimes be stressful. So do what you can to remain calm & enjoy the journey.

Music is a great idea--something calm, soothing.. Perhaps an artist you haven't listened to before. Not too sure about streaming etc... Perhaps if you're worried you can download them before?

& reading material really helps pass the time! Perhaps a newspaper, e book or novel? I often like to take a good Stephen King novel on a journey with me!

I hope you have a lovely time with your family.

Safe travels!
 
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i can't read on the train with people talking around me maybe it's a symptom, i don't know much about downloading music, i've only just learnt about bluetooth on my mobile

i probably won't be going my sister us coming from malta with her family my other sisters house will be crowded and i can't face it

and since they've prescribed this liquid because the pills aren't manufactured in britain i've felt uncomfortable
 
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I understand--I'm the same & can only have a good time reading in a quiet place.

& Bluetooth is a start! If you want to learn how to download music, there may be videos online to help? You could try a 'YouTube to mp3 converter' & get music that way? I'm using Amazon music. I'm on a 4 month free trial & I can search any artist, download their music & listen to it offline.

Awh, are you sure you definitely dont want to go? It can be very nervous before you get there, but once you're there everything will be fine & you may have a good time. I bet your family would love to see you too. Give it some proper thought.

I'm sorry about the meds. So they swapped from tablets to liquid? Is it not as good?
 
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i think they say for the price of making those trains accessable it'd be cheaper to fly everyone in a wheelchair who uses them by personal helicopter, but when i phone the train companys and say i have a disability and need the quiet carriage and is ther one they automatically transfer me to disabled rail enquiries who tell me they don't know and all they can help with is getting on and off trains

and tell all those employers who discriminated against me when i was young that i haven't a serious disability, it's a bit late now
 
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haben't gone feeling a falure well i am a failure thats why i get the benefits
 
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