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

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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. (::)

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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.
Love pig

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

Feeling a little low, not really sure why.

:(

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Pork no more.
Wilson now pork

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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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