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roll up for the village fete! move to our village if your 'fete' is to be happy!

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ThatVikRinA22 Sat 20-Jul-13 22:17:06

6th thread folks....

keep talking/posting.

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 20-Oct-13 23:25:52

ive started a new thread


hope to see you all over there.....the village has been quiet of late but you are all my security blanket and im not ready to let you all go just yet!


ColouringInQueen Sun 20-Oct-13 22:12:45

Oh that sounds rubbish. Glad the coil is working for you. I know what you mean about homicidal maniac (wink] I would have moments of pure rage...

Now my main symptoms are bloating and carb cravings which aren't fun, but better...

Really should get an early night tonight as haven't slept too well last couple nights which never helps... but can't quite face it now dp has gone up. Should have gone up when I could have had the place to myself for a bit...

Really nice to chat tho. Like you say the thread's been a lot quieter recently, but I would really miss it if it wasn't here.

LEMisdisappointed Sun 20-Oct-13 21:59:34

My PMT was scary bad when i wasn't depressed and struggling wth anxiety - i am not sure i would survive it now if im honest. sad With this coil i don't hvae periods, i do notice some slight pms symptoms from time to time but nothing lke the homicidal maniac i am sure i would become wthout it.

ColouringInQueen Sun 20-Oct-13 21:07:42

Glad that does the trick. Any sort of hormonal contraception just does not agree with the women in my family sadly. I have pretty bad pms usually. Didnt realise til this year that fluoxetine is sometimes used to treat severe pms. Will bear that in mind as I've had months where I've been very depressed for 8 days of the month. ..

LEMisdisappointed Sun 20-Oct-13 20:43:47

I have a mirena coil so i don't get PMS, i'm not entirely happy about the coil but it is the fear of PMS returning that makes me keep it.

ColouringInQueen Sun 20-Oct-13 20:41:28

lem big hug emoticom. I too find this thread a real comfort and like you now am very fond of everyone.

Can imagine finishing with your counsellor is tough. Do you have anything in mind to do instead?

I am def better than I was at the beginning of the year. Tho days like today are very demoralising. I am hoping some of my anxiety is actually fluoxetine related. But having said that am still having some pms break through which does make me apprehensive about coming off it!

LEMisdisappointed Sun 20-Oct-13 20:32:12

Oh and i forgot to say, snowy, thinking of you and i hope you are doing ok xxx

LEMisdisappointed Sun 20-Oct-13 20:30:36

Hi CiQ good to hear from you. Sorry you have had a bad day, but like you say, tomorrow is a new one. I am ok, i had my last counselling session, my counsellor left to work in a prison grin I do feel a bit shakey about it really as the friday counselling session sort of gave a full stop to the week, so something to work towards and a line drawn if the week was pants. I can see that i am getting better and i certainly don't feel so hopeless as i did. My anxiety is still there - its like a friend who is a pain in the arse but you don't have the heart to dump so you sort of put up wth them. I think i'll always have anxiety in some form or another and maybe i'll have to be on medication more than i am not. I keep forgetting to take my meds and as a consequence wonder if maybe i should try wihtout them. I don't want to slip backwards though.

This thread is quiet these days, i look in on it every day even if i don't have time or have nothing to post. It is still such a comfort to me. I know that others are lurking and not posting so i wish you all well and really hope that you don't feel you cannot post because you haven't posted for a while. I consider folk on this thread as my friends (soft cow emoticon) and friends can be away for ages and just slip back into our lives like they were never gone.

ColouringInQueen Sun 20-Oct-13 19:58:33

Hi all,

(((Hugs))) snowy really hope you are being well looked after and manage to get some rest. Thinking of you.

dumdum and silvery hope you're both feeling better this eve and next week is a healthier one.

ed massive congrats on starting back at work

lem how's things has your anxiety calmed down?

vicar hi any chance of an autumn type thread - falling leaves in the village...?

I think week and weekend has caught up with me, not good today. But tomorrow should be better.

Take care all

very busy week and weekend

TheSilveryPussycat Sun 20-Oct-13 15:38:17

I'm OK but have lots of catching up with ordinary jobs (--and the Irishman--) as my stomach bug went on all last week sad Time and a large pot of yoghurt seems to have done the trick, though.

Doubt and uncertainty are a real pain, especially with regards to health. So thinking particularly of vicar and snowy, with waves to all.

DumDum32 Sun 20-Oct-13 15:34:37

hi vicar & lem & snowy & all smile

I've done something to my left knee y'day so have been in excruciating pain. started my new meds y'day aswell which knocked me out thankfully. knee is a little better today - will be going to my G.P tomorrow about it so hopefully he can give me something for it.

Snowy - I like ur suggestion

hope all r well smile

SnowyMouse Sun 20-Oct-13 14:28:54

From the bazaar to the bizarre?

LEMisdisappointed Sun 20-Oct-13 13:52:47

Hi vicar - yep it certainly has been quiet, hope thats a good thing and folk are ok. In terms of names, Maybe its time we organsed the village christmas fayre? Bazzar? I can't actually think of a name though.

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 20-Oct-13 13:42:20

hows everyone?

we need a new thread i think.....any suggestions? its been a bit quiet so i hope everyone is doing ok.

snowy i know you cant post at min, hope you can read - still thinking of you. x

im a little in limbo waiting for my surgery date - im worried its going to be right before working nights xmas eve but have xmas day off so it would be nice to enjoy it.

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 18-Oct-13 02:34:04

snowy - i know you didnt want that, but i hope you feel better very soon.

TheSilveryPussycat Thu 17-Oct-13 21:10:44

snowy hope things go OK with you, lovely.

Mantella Thu 17-Oct-13 20:00:41

DumDum, I'm on fluoxetine so any weight gain is my own doing unfortunately. I like the sound of your consultants grin

Mantella Thu 17-Oct-13 19:51:05

SnowyMouse, I don't know you but thanks. I sincerely hope this is the beginning of recovery for you. xxx

TheSilvery, I can't actually give you a rational reason why I take myself off them but it's something I've stupidly done repeatedly throughout my life. If I'm tempted to do it again I'm going to come back and read this.

LEMisdisappointed Thu 17-Oct-13 18:47:54

Snowy i was worried that you would be in hospital, although if that is where you need to be then it is what is best for you - I hope you see this message and know that i think about you often, you are a kind and lovely person who can reach out to others despite being in such a difficult place yourself - you have made a difference to me for one! I hope you feel better soon xx

DumDum32 Thu 17-Oct-13 16:39:02

snowy will be thinking of u thanks & big hugs.

Mantella - welcome to the thread. we all hope to support each other as much as we can & great advise from sometimes even from me thlgrin

so I met my new consultant today. my italian stallion is gone & replaced with a Spanish hunk thlblush well according to my voices in the head anyway. I personally didn't but how can I argue with my one head thlhmm pleasant enough guy & listened to what I had to say. changed my meds as he agreed the current anti-psychotic not really working as it should plug I explained the weight gain problem. he has thankfully put me on a weight neutral anti psychotic. I'll no longest be able to blame my over eating on my meds thlhmm but on a serious note I can now concentrate on eating better & hopefully loose a few lbs in the process.

anyone taking aripripazole/duloxtine? any weight gain. I only ask as this is my combo of meds from today.

SnowyMouse Thu 17-Oct-13 13:34:28

I'm in hospital. No computer access. Hugs to alll

TheSilverySoothsayer Thu 17-Oct-13 12:33:03

Der... I see you do have repeat scrips. Is it the reviews you put off then?

TheSilverySoothsayer Thu 17-Oct-13 12:31:45

I'm on long-term ADs too mantella just to keep me right - low dose (20mg) paraxatine. (Divorce cured most of my depression, though, but that's another story). Even when I was still married, they did work some of the time - so well that I would forget to take them. Nowadays I notice after a few days if I've forgotten to take them, just a slight dipping, nothing too bad.

I'm on a repeat prescription though, is there some reason your GP won't do this?

Mantella Thu 17-Oct-13 12:09:54

That's awful having a counsellor who looks at their watch when you're speaking. Way to make a depressed person feel better hmm.

Mantella Thu 17-Oct-13 12:05:35

Thanks for being so kind and welcoming LEM. I'm resigned to long term ad use too. The strange thing is I don't even mind. I just seem to go through several repeat prescriptions and then after a while, when I'm running low, I put off going back to the GP. I convince myself that I'm fine which is easy to do because I feel fine. Deep down I don't want to go through the explanations and discussions with the GP so that I can have more ADs. Then I leave it for so long that I'm embarrased to go back again. Sooner or later the big D comes back to get me and I'm back to square one sad

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