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anybody else got a black dog?

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universallyhated Sun 17-Jan-16 08:16:11

I don't know where to start, I can't cope with this dog any longer.

CrazyDuchess Sun 17-Jan-16 08:27:55

Mine is huge - but at this precise moment in time I feel I have managed to muzzle him with a thin cotton sting and in a cage made of marshmallow. It's so incredibly fragile.

Before Christmas I was suicidal, I just did not want to be here. Over 15 years the beast has been with me. I have tried nearly everything- anti Ds, therapy, cut, mindfulness blah blah blah.

The only reason I have a tiny bit of control (and I do not recommend this for you, it's what is currently working for me) is no more anti Ds. I am trying to employ the techniques I have learnt from mindfulness to be more aware of my feelings. When I feel myself spiralling I go and do something. I write a blog to empty my brain. I have a learn French app to keep my brain occupied when I feel a bit down.

I am no longer abusing my body with food/ alcohol/ self harming.

I got my nails done sI I couldn't pull my hair and skin any more.

I am exercising. And cutting down on sugar.

Lol basically I am trying everything because I don't ever want to feel so low ever again.

It might work? It might not. But I am taking everything a day at a time, literally hour by hour just to get through and be OK.

My advice- learn to understand your feelings and speak to a counsellor to address them. And then get busy learning needs ways to manage your feelings.

I really hope this helps! Xxxxx

universallyhated Sun 17-Jan-16 13:40:56

Firstly, sorry you are going through this too. It's a pain isn't it?
I need the anti ds, that and loud music and long country walks.

NanaNina Sun 17-Jan-16 14:27:49

I have big black dog too - had him for almost 7 years. Sometimes he stays in his kennel and sometimes trots nicely by my side but SO often he is snapping at my heels and biting me.

Tried so many ADs. So many months of therapy. Thinking of ECT but scared of it.

universallyhated Sun 17-Jan-16 18:12:23

Mine tends to sit nicely in his kennel and then come out and cause mayhem whenever a lot of people are around, he hates crowds.

universallyhated Sun 17-Jan-16 18:14:32

Mine tends to sit nicely in his kennel and then come out and cause mayhem whenever a lot of people are around, he hates crowds.

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