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Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Spats » 23 Nov 2019 22:18

Know something about depression Mr P :| and it’s not very nice putting it mildly. As Ruby says you’ve been a great help to so many of us on here. As far as your friend is concerned he needs to butt out so you can get your head around stuff. You’re not on your own, there’s so many people on here who have got your back and we all want you to get yourself well enough. One step at a time man, keep on ;)? Keep talking to us on here ;)?

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by SoberBoots » 23 Nov 2019 23:50

I think the Samaritans are very used to people not knowing what to say. I've bent their ear a fair bit in the past, usually when drunk. It'd be a good thing to reach out I think.
(BTW the Breathing Space line Moira mentioned is only of you live in Scotland, the Sams are all over)
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 23 Nov 2019 23:55

SoberBoots wrote:
23 Nov 2019 23:50
I think the Samaritans are very used to people not knowing what to say. I've bent their ear a fair bit in the past, usually when drunk. It'd be a good thing to reach out I think.
(BTW the Breathing Space line Moira mentioned is only of you live in Scotland, the Sams are all over)
Thanks sally.
I had a good chat with L4L.
Was good to let her know my history.
Feel a bit better.
But have a headache so don’t think sleep is on the cards tonight.
Just watched a shit film so going to look for something more soothing before going to lay in bed.
Have some sleeping pills but haven’t eaten so not sure that’s a good idea. May not wake like heath ledger.
I appreciate the support.
Trying some water. Just need this headache to easy.
Banging.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 24 Nov 2019 11:28

I slept a little after headache subsided.
I really need to knock booze on the head.
Drinking what’s left today & going to eat plenty
Then I go sober.
Probably not going to do the challenges until I have a couple of months under my belt.

Thanks to all for listening.
I do feel like a child though.
Whining about my problems.
Just need to crack on one day at time.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 24 Nov 2019 12:06

That's what we're here for. If you think you've been whining read back some of my posts, both depression and alcoholism are life threatening illnesses.

Hope you feel a bit better soon, maybe even a trip to the doctor?

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

Post by SoberBoots » 24 Nov 2019 12:33

I second what Moira said Pork. I just lost one of my closest friends to alcohol and depression. It is no minor matter, it's illness and it's just as life threatening as cancer. I agree with you about stopping drinking, and I also think you should go and see your GP.
What's really noticeable about people on the threads who have some underlying mental health problems and drink sometimes, is how much better thye sound sober! Quitting drinking doesn't solve all your other problems, but it does put you in a much stronger place for being able to cope with them.
We're all with you in this Pork - just because we're online doesn't mean we're not real friends <:)>
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Pork » 24 Nov 2019 14:59

Thanks both as I’ve said find this site real good.
Lushforlife listening helping me. Going to have a nap now as only got about 3 hours or less overnight.
Have booked the day off tomorrow so napping should be okay.
Eaten half a big butchers pork pie & a large bag of spicy rib knickknacks.
Just need a little nap on sofa.
Thanks Again.
Talk when awake.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Spats » 26 Nov 2019 20:56

Hi Porky :\: hope you’ve had a bit of a better day today <:)> Looking out for you. We’ve always got your back ;)?

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 30 Nov 2019 22:48

Hi pork, not seen you around for a while, hope things have picked up for you. <:)>

Feeling a little low, not really sure why.

:(

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

Post by Wilson » 01 Dec 2019 09:14

Pork no more.
Wilson now pork

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by SoberBoots » 01 Dec 2019 09:44

Wilson wrote:
01 Dec 2019 09:14
Pork no more.
Wilson now pork
Aha! Good to see you old friend. New name, new start.
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Post by Wilson » 01 Dec 2019 10:17

😉👍😎

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 01 Dec 2019 13:20

Wilson wrote:
01 Dec 2019 09:14
Pork no more.
Wilson now pork
Nice to see you Wilson

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Post by Wilson » 01 Dec 2019 13:34

Hi Ruby 😎

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Post by Ruby&Tilly » 04 Dec 2019 23:48

Saw the private psychiatrist yesterday, she confirmed I have bipolar and pretty sure no borderline personality disorder (the opposite of what those arseholes diagnosed me with). Best £320 I've ever spent. Looking forward to getting it in writing so I can give it to my doctor and get on the right medication. Mood's still a little low but gotta get back to my volunteering/groups etc.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by SoberBoots » 05 Dec 2019 10:19

That's brilliant Moira! Well done you for sticking with it, it's been such a battle <:)>
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by martha » 05 Dec 2019 12:15

Very pleased to see this Ruby! 👍
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 05 Dec 2019 23:11

Thanks Sally and Martha, planning on complaining to the mental welfare commission, seriously effed off with the care I've received from the NHS.

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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Shadowlad » 07 Dec 2019 17:59

Ruby <:)> <:)>

Will the private psychiatrist start you off on a medication then write to your doctor ? xx
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Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 07 Dec 2019 19:08

Shadowlad wrote:
07 Dec 2019 17:59
Ruby <:)> <:)>

Will the private psychiatrist start you off on a medication then write to your doctor ? xx
Thanks for the hug shadowlad, I really need it, the private psychiatrist now says she needs to see my medical records to make a diagnosis, if they're anything like the records from my GP, they're full of inaccuracies (lies). She was going to put me on quietepine, see my GP on the 18th.

Hope you are doing well. <:)>

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