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Banishing the winter blues, warming each other up in The Village

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LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Fri 20-Dec-13 21:52:55

Err, we need a new thread guys - I know this is Vicar's job so i hope you like the name.

This thread is a support group for those with mental health issues and generally feeling crap, some of us are on medication, some of us have help.

So come on in, grab a stool at the pub, the fires warm and the welcome is warmer - stay a while or move right on in!

All welcome

Ha! im not very good at this!

DumDum32 Sat 08-Feb-14 17:46:40

Been asleep most of the day feel so crap & out of energy!!!

Happy birthday NN smile

((( Hugs to all struggling & lurking like me today )))

LEMmingaround Sat 08-Feb-14 18:11:23

Super big hugs Nana - you don't have to reach out to us today, we can reach out to you flowers.

I finally made those biscuits i told you about nana (oh they are lovely hmmsmile) But it went from sunny and windy to torrential rain. So DP and DD not left the house and I only went out to take my mum's dog for a walk. So today has been a bit meh - although i have got an enquiry from the facebook page i set up this week for DP's business. I need to arrange a time for DP to do a pricing visit and now im fretting they wont get back to confirm, but at least there was some interest.

SnowyMouse Sat 08-Feb-14 20:30:14

(((( all ))))

I'm really struggling tonight, can't ring anyone sad Just waiting til the meds knock me out.

LollipopViolet Sat 08-Feb-14 21:15:44

Aaargh, now feeling really anxious sad

Didn't need this tonight, I was in a great mood, looking forward to tomorrow!

NanaNina Sat 08-Feb-14 22:29:21

Thank you everyone for hugs and stuff. Sorry I can't remember our new members but will scroll back when I feel more human. I have had a major panic attack tonight but managed the deep breathing stuff and 4mg diazepam but I don't think that did much good - I don't know. Am just beginning to feel semi-human. I have been so scared today and am scared of tomorrow. Snowy I know how you struggle - hope the meds have knocked you out now.

ColouringInQueen Sat 08-Feb-14 23:39:20

(((nananina))) so sorry you've been down on your birthday. Really hope tomorrow is better.

hoochy lovely to hear from you. Glad to hear work is getting.

lollipop thats really yood re yr volunteering.

Just in. Nice eve but dh took every opportunity to talk to other people. I am not winning with the paranoia. ..

Night snowy

DumDum32 Sun 09-Feb-14 08:43:12

Struggling with horrible thoughts & voices sad

SnowyMouse Sun 09-Feb-14 12:40:36

Sorry you're struggling (((( DD32 )))) (((( CIQ )))) (((( NN )))) (((( Lollipop ))))

SnowyMouse Sun 09-Feb-14 16:50:53

Anyone around for some hand holding? sad

wfrances Sun 09-Feb-14 17:02:53

hi all
I popped in briefly, during the summer holidays
but need some hand holding again
im under the weather and am suffering side effects from my anti biotics ,
I have a terrible time taking anything other than paracetemol due to my ocd.

hoochymama1 Sun 09-Feb-14 17:29:50

Yes, <<snowy >> and <<frances>> heres my hand...

smile Hope you feel better soon. I hate sunday evenings, they really drag.Just making a brew do you want one? I have
some flapjacks in the tin too xxx

ColouringInQueen Sun 09-Feb-14 17:36:02

Oooh flapjacks sound good hoochy. I've just had nutella on oat cakes yum.

snowy another hand here. Watching some snow-boatding - amazing!

Hi frances that doesn't sound fun. What are you up to now?

Just finished painting dds bedroom. Knackered but glad its finished.

SnowyMouse Sun 09-Feb-14 18:44:42

Thanks for the handholds smile
Flapjacks sound good.
Well done, CIQ

DumDum32 Sun 09-Feb-14 18:53:45

Another hand holding here smile

Well done ciq for the painting.

Flapjack sound yummy & brew will b great hoochy

Sorry ur feeling under weather frances

I'm distracting myself with cartoons DD is watching... Hopefully she will fall asleep soon then I can take my sleeping tablet & shut down too!

LEMmingaround Sun 09-Feb-14 19:08:51

Hugs to all that needs it - i cooked lasagne (so had to have some red wine to put in it grin) Been on edge all day today, but essentially an ok day. Well done on the painting ciq i need to do our hallway

SnowyMouse Sun 09-Feb-14 19:59:02

I hope you don't have to stay up too late, DD32

I hope you stop feeling on edge, LEM

NanaNina Mon 10-Feb-14 14:34:18

Ah well - it's Monday and my headmonster is on the rampage big time, making me feel defeated. Just had a cry which sometimes helps. I just wish he (I'm sure it's a He!) would go into a coma and die but I don't think that's likely to happen. Also have some worrying family problems so that might be making things worse.

Sorry I am so self absorbed.

DD are you still in hospital - I have a feeling you are due for discharge soon? sounds like you are having the pesky fluctuations - well that's the medical name but the name I have is too rude to put on here.

Hoochy yes glad you are enjoying the job. Are you in Children's Services - remember to look after yourself and remind yourself every day that you have "one head" and just like a computer it can get filled and will take in no more information! Someone contacted me recently from my old team and said they still used my expression (usually when we were being asked to find a foster home for 5 siblings or somesuch) "we can't pull rabbits out of hats." Made me smile and think back to the days when I had no MH problems and enjoyed my job so much.

Snowy how are you today. I think the psych has said to increase your anti-psychotics - will they take a while to kick in. Always thinking of you and wishing I could do more to help.

Hello Lem CIQ and wfrances and Lollipop and anyone else on the thread. I can only scroll back up the page I am on or I lose my post. Think this is because of my limited IT skills.

LEMmingaround Mon 10-Feb-14 15:06:07

I think my head monster is stirring. Mine is female and super critical I hate her. I have tried yo achieve something every day but today I stumbled trying to set up a website for dp and basically wasted the day. He is dragging his feet with work and I dont feel good.

TemperamentalAroundCorvids Mon 10-Feb-14 16:29:49

LEM you won't have wasted a day - you'll have learned a lot.
NN despite the HM you are giving good advice elsewhere...

I have noticed that I still bad-mouth myself - but instead of telling myself I am a failure sad these days I mutter 'clumsy oaf!' (or whatever is appropriate) but it is in such a nice accepting tone of voice these days smile

LollipopViolet Mon 10-Feb-14 16:48:11

Right, it's Monday again. I am virus-free and feeling fine. Off to college in a while.

I'm so nervous! I know I'll be OK, but it's just the idea of walking into a room full of people who already know each other...

I realize I did it with the children's centre, but that was easy - I got there early and met people one by one. There could be 30 or so people there tonight for all I know!

SnowyMouse Mon 10-Feb-14 17:37:48

You can do it, Violet! smile

SnowyMouse Mon 10-Feb-14 19:48:19

This time of day is so difficult sad Roll on 8 pm when I can take my nighttime tablets.

TemperamentalAroundCorvids Mon 10-Feb-14 19:57:27

snowy about now I am starting to wake up properly confused

I have spent most of yesterday and today napping and MNetting, recovering from a sustained and productive burst of work. (Well, sustained for me) I really must get some basic life routines in order, however I am not beating myself up about it as that is how I work best. I do need to find a way that fits in with the rest of the world though!

Hugs and waves to all.

SnowyMouse Mon 10-Feb-14 20:00:45

confused indeed, TAC

Hugs to you too, thanks.

ColouringInQueen Mon 10-Feb-14 20:09:28

Hi all

snowy meds in?
dh out this evening. Kind friend invited me round for coffee today - said she'd been thinking of me since I told her about situation with mums at school. It was nice to have her support but socialising still feels very difficult and unnatural.

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