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Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Specific emotional or mental health problems, like anxiety, depression, insomnia, confidence etc. Along with bodily health, exercise, nutrition.
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by SoberBoots » 19 Nov 2019 18:40

That's good to hear Moira <:)>
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 19 Nov 2019 18:42

Thanks Sally.
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Jjjj of Old » 19 Nov 2019 19:03

Yes, that is good to hear, Ruby - I hope you have a good evening and that the visit to the GP goes well tomorrow ;)? <:)>
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 19 Nov 2019 19:13

Thanks jjjj, still sitting in my bed and planning on an early night.

Ruby xx
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 19 Nov 2019 19:16

Ruby&Tilly wrote:
19 Nov 2019 19:13
Thanks jjjj, still sitting in my bed and planning on an early night.

Ruby xx
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Post by Trojan » 19 Nov 2019 19:24

Ruby, it's really good to hear that you're getting support. Hope you have a restful night <:)>
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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 19 Nov 2019 19:35

Thanks Trojan and pork, would love to cuddle those 🐈 🐈

Ruby xx
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by martha » 19 Nov 2019 21:41

I'm pleased to see you're getting some support, Ruby. Take care of yourself. You're important xx
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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 20 Nov 2019 20:39

Thanks Martha, I saw my GP again today, I'm not sure but I think I've been having a mixed bipolar episode, I'm just left with the depression now, but I'm going to get 1 to 1 counselling from a mental health worker soon. And my GP said he would probably refer me to the private psychiatrist if I can't see the one here.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by SoberBoots » 20 Nov 2019 21:04

That all sounds good Moira - well not the depression, obviously, that's probably the aftermath and should pass with self care.
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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 20 Nov 2019 21:17

Thanks Sally, think I'm still coming in and out of the mixed episode, hopefully I'll sleep tonight but I've got sleeping tablets if not.

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Post by Trojan » 20 Nov 2019 21:22

Ruby, the episode sounds pretty severe, but it's good to hear that you've taken the initiative and arranged practical supports.

Hats off to you for pulling through it, and I hope you have a restful night.
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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 20 Nov 2019 21:57

Thanks Trojan, need to take it 1 day at a time

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 23 Nov 2019 02:13

Decided to see a private psychiatrist, £320 for the assessment, don't want to wait for at least a month to see a NHS quack which might not happen anyway. Struggling to find one that you can self refer but fingers crossed.

Been quite normal all day but feeling very drained, hopefully that's the end of the mixed episode.

Turned my alarms off, going to stay in bed till lunchtime, what a rebel. ;)

Thanks to everyone who helped me get through this horrible episode, you all rock. (::)

Ruby xx
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 02:32

I’m up ruby. All be it I’ve had a nap.
A mate been threatening me. I don’t take that lightly but am miles away.
Going to be having words with him when he’s sober.
Putting in pogues now.
Then hopefully go bed.
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 09:29

Okay.
I’m a. Alcoholic & need to stop.
Going shop now for beer.
Can’t believe a. Old friend threatened me over the phone for no f ing reason.
Nobody will give me his number either.

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 23 Nov 2019 11:41

I'm so glad you've come to that decision pork chops, how's your mood?

Think I slept about 9 hours, keep getting sore heads but drinking like a fish, AF of course.

Ruby xx
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 19:30

Ruby&Tilly wrote:
23 Nov 2019 11:41
I'm so glad you've come to that decision pork chops, how's your mood?

Think I slept about 9 hours, keep getting sore heads but drinking like a fish, AF of course.

Ruby xx
My mood is bad at the mo R&T
Think I need someone to talk to.
But not family.
Friends have their own issues & don’t answer.
Thinking about calling the Samaritans but really don’t know what to say.
My brain is wired wrong I think.
Thanks for replying though.
Appreciated.
Might just go lie down. Or walk around the village. Get cold.
I’ve hit bottom today.
Not good.
Feel like such a burden on people.
Need to change that.

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 23 Nov 2019 20:06

I'm so sorry Pork, pm me if you want to talk, I may be a novice when it comes to alcohol problems but I'm an expert on depression. You're not a burden, bad, or any one of those horrible things depression/alcohol tells you. You've been a great help to me and many other people on here, you certainly lift my mood when you post some of your funnies/photos.

If you don't want to phone samaritans, breathing space are good, I've phoned them a few times this week. I know it's a lot harder for men to talk, they're meant to be the strong silent type, that's why many more men end everything. The numbers are:

Samaritans - 116 123

Breathing space - 0800 83 85 87

Please let me know how you get on.

Moira xx
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 21:02

Yeah Moira.
I want to get back to funny things.
Maybe a pm would be good.
Bob Hoskins says it’s good to talk.
I want to get mentally better.
Just so many things.
I don’t think the Samaritans could help.
I need to sort this.

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