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What are you thinking about right now? (mental health related)

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Did some admin replace even more characters of my thread title with asterisks?
 
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Did some admin replace even more characters of my thread title with asterisks?
Yes, that would have been done by a moderator. As a forum we have a policy of no swearing in thread titles. We are though very relaxed about swearing in actual posts.
 
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I feel distincly bad tempered right now, think it's the shit coming out of my system, just taken some more PRN meds and some Orphenadrine to counter the side effects.
 
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i've been turning to alcohol due to anxiety which just makes the anxiety worse the next day, maybe i'll go to aa again but i feel they're extremists out to radicalise me
 
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i've been turning to alcohol due to anxiety which just makes the anxiety worse the next day, maybe i'll go to aa again but i feel they're extremists out to radicalise me
Hi Rambo AA is not out to radicalize you. Although I know AA is all or nothing-which for us with mental health disorders does not work. I drink alcohol myself as a way of self medicating whilst on all my mental health meds. I know this is not good. I just had a horrific episode and I am drinking as much as usual but it is making me drunk instead of okay. My son told me yesterday he would not go out to computer store due to me being drunk. I was indeed drunk. I feel numb inside. It is better today however. Has anything bad happened to you recently? I can most times handle my alcohol but if something sets me off I am crazy as shit when drinking.

Today hopefully my son and I will make it to computer store he needs his computer. Lots of love and hugs No fears no worries Jules
 
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Hi Rambo AA is not out to radicalize you. Although I know AA is all or nothing-which for us with mental health disorders does not work. I drink alcohol myself as a way of self medicating whilst on all my mental health meds. I know this is not good. I just had a horrific episode and I am drinking as much as usual but it is making me drunk instead of okay. My son told me yesterday he would not go out to computer store due to me being drunk. I was indeed drunk. I feel numb inside. It is better today however. Has anything bad happened to you recently? I can most times handle my alcohol but if something sets me off I am crazy as shit when drinking.

Today hopefully my son and I will make it to computer store he needs his computer. Lots of love and hugs No fears no worries Jules
aa are born again ex alkys, they are extreme, a lot of things have set me off, the people banging on the door at night waking me up, my neighbour said some strange man rang her bell wed night, maybe as someones challenged them it may reduce,she's some old age pensioner those police bigots will take the side off if necessary

maybe i'll ask for sleepers though whats the difference sleeper addiction or alcohol addiction

and even if i came off alcohol i'd still have limited fitness on these drugs though it could be enough to cause a benefit cut, one women said i don't want to get bettter, it's just i don't beleive the on med bettter and they're not offering offf med
 
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I think any success in life starts with yourself. If you struggle with yourself, you will struggle with the outside world as well. Having a functional self is fundamental to being successful in life.
 
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I'm thinking it doesn't feel like the weekend.
 
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I'm realizing how nice it is to live alone. Right now my parents are away, living in their camper on a nearby island connected to this county. To just have all this quiet and freedom and not have people walking back and forth in your house or asking you questions is just so comfortable. This is how I want to live.
 
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There's a significant lack of acknowledgment of mental illnesses. There's also the lack of admission that "Something is wrong, we need to get yourself right". Nobody tells you what is normal. All perception of normalcy is a product of society.

People are overly dismissive towards mental illness. They may say "Nothing's wrong with you, you just need to accept that the brain and body are a living organ and sometimes you will feel things".

People show an unfair amount of sympathy towards non-mental-health sufferers who present with physical problems, while we mental health sufferers are being looked down at. It's not fair. Mental illness can be really serious without physical tests coming up with anything.
Physical tests are also very limited in what they can see. Some of those I have had have struck me as absurdly inadequate - all they often do is take single momentary snapshot of one possibly relevant body-system at one instant in one situation - which shows nothing about what it is doing long term, day-by-day, minute-by-minute. Many parts of the body they can't even look at properly (e.g. most notably they can't really tell where pain signals originate).

Honestly I've had so many tests and come away exasperated at the way medics will decide if that didn't see the problem then the problem can't exist. Their theory and their limited tests does not override reality. My direct sensory experience of what I'm experiencing in my own body, i.e. of reality, says more than their limited tests do.

We don't have Dr McCoy and his all-seeing medical tricorder (I so wish we did - he'd see what we do now and just mutter 'medieval!' or 'this isn't medicine, it's butchery!' or possibly 'he's dead, Jim'...OK hopefully not that last one).

We just have very crude tests, most of which are quite clumsy and a huge kerfuffle to administer, and each of which usually only detects one condition among a zillion possibilities, including the unknown unknowns.

The human body is unbelievably complicated and they are constantly discovering that what they previously thought was in fact wrong.

It annoys me how over-rated medical science is, in the sense that people seem to imagine that they currently know 99% of everything there is to know. In my experience it's more like 10%. There's no limit to how many bodily dysfunctions you can develop and still get no diagnosis.

Any problem they can't explain gets explained-away as 'psychological', that magic catch-all term that means they never have to admit they don't know something. Or they patronisingly insist you can't be experiencing what you are in fact experiencing, because it doesn't fit what they read in their textbooks.

And then they will tell you that 'just because it's psychological doens't mean it's not real', disengenously ignoring the fact the whole world, including most medics and psychologists, do not, in practice, treat psychological conditions as 'real'.

There's one major difference in how psychological and physical conditions (at least diagnosable physical conditions) are treated. In the latter, if the treatment doesn't work, it's taken as a sign of the incompleteness of the treatment, in the former it's always seen as a failure by the patient.
 
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