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whats the longest spell of what you would consider wellness? I been abit rubbish over the last 4 yeasrs but I have been well since early September 07which is a record for me.

I am looking for inspiration cos I am dead competitive !!!

go on set me a target to beat the best I have had yet is a BPD sufferer well for 6 years can anyone beat that?
 
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Hi Midnight - cool name - I've been well since around January. I actually had 10 completely clear weeks at one point which is a miracle for me since I've been sick since my late teens. I split up from my ex last new year's eve after nearly 13 years in what, on the surface, seemed to be a good relationship. Since we split up I've found out that it was destructive and partly because I was dependent on him in a small way and I hate dependency. Since I now live my own life and do what I need to do to keep well I'm much better at coping with major and minor incidents in my life. I do have some strong people in my support team - a few police officers (the youngest of whom is wonderful :D), a former GP who has become a really good friend, my sister and mum and both my GP and my psych let me email them or ring them as I need to between visits.

I'm glad for you that you've been well a little longer than me but a bit jealous too! :clap:
 
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Hi Dollit,

well done you for 10 weeks. Great that you are in a good 'place' right now I hope it continues for you. My GP is great too and has been there for me alot - he is an ex-psychatrist which is really helpful as he seems to understand the issues I am facing at times. if anyone has been my rock it has been him

I hope the new year brings health, wealth and happiness to you and to everyone out there too. I certainly plan not to go back to my 'holiday camp' at hospital - ever!

Take care
Midnight
 
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I kind of dont feel well.

Ha .
 
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I would say probably around the 6 months mark. That is the least frequent I have had swings, i.e - one noticeable period of mania and depression over a year. Usually more but that is a kinda pattern that seems to occur most often with me. I usually get the depression every april (still don't know why that is or what triggers it), this year has been better in a lot of ways. but after that low, I will either go high or somehow manage to maintain an ok level for maybe a few months. It depends what you reason as wellness tho, as even in my 'ok' spells, I can fluctuate, maybe rapid cycle for a bit, so it's hard to tell how long I go between every little thing. Probably no more than a week everything included!
doesn't make much sense really does it!
well done you that does sound good. Is this with meds? I am speaking med-free so who knows how that could help. we'll see.

xx
 
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Mmmm, this is a thought provoking question! It's hard because i've self medicated with alcohol for so long, i really don't know. Hopefully the next few month will be stable :)
 
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Well I'm complete pants because I would say never, maybe a few months but not many, and like someone said before I was probably self medication with binge drinking at the weekend when I was younger.
Interesting question x
 
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When I was in Fleetwood years ago, I managed a few years of relative normality. I got used to it, and thought I was cured. Really happy, but not high. Then an almighty depression hit and I was so unprepared, I was floored by it. However, I do feel for people like Apotheosis, and he can't be alone here, who have never been really well. I can't complain in comparison. xx
 
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When I was in Fleetwood years ago, I managed a few years of relative normality. I got used to it, and thought I was cured. Really happy, but not high. Then an almighty depression hit and I was so unprepared, I was floored by it. However, I do feel for people like Apotheosis, and he can't be alone here, who have never been really well. I can't complain in comparison. xx
You were in Fleetwood Mac - Awsome.
 
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:rofl2: That's like the 8th time i've laughed already this morning, i must be getting better.

I've suffered from poor mental health since i was 7 from one thing or another, not much i haven't had, anxiety, OCD, agoraphobia, alcohol dependency, psychosis, depression, self harm, hypochondria etc etc
 
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i was always different. all my life.
i was raised on the estate, everyone i lived with went off to do manual jobs and stuff, i had to pretend a lot to fit in.
 
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When I was in Fleetwood years ago, I managed a few years of relative normality. I got used to it, and thought I was cured. Really happy, but not high. Then an almighty depression hit and I was so unprepared, I was floored by it. However, I do feel for people like Apotheosis, and he can't be alone here, who have never been really well. I can't complain in comparison. xx
I've been un-well since I was 15. Had a few months where things were OK when I was 20. Now, I'm not great most of the time. But I can cope OK at the moment; that's the difference, I seem to go in 'episodes' of coping. As far as my health goes, it's more chronic than episodic.
 
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um midnight raised this in 2007, hasnt been on line since 2008.

ha ha, who started this.
 
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