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by Avalon
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: really struggling life and cant face the future if its going
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: really struggling life and cant face the future if its g

Maybe you could ask for some counselling, you seem to feel this way quite often so it may help for you to have someone there for you who will just listen and hopefully make some helpful suggestions. The thing is with depression is finding the right medication, have you tried different ones? If not m...
by Avalon
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Feeling pretty bad
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Feeling pretty bad

How about looking into changing your meds? Maybe tell you GP that you are feeling no better. When I was on risperidone my anxiety went sky high and I lived in a constant state of fear. I came off that and went on quetiapine which suited me much better. I'm not saying that the meds are causing your a...
by Avalon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Intrusive thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Intrusive thoughts

No, I think they're very different. I think that you may well benefit from CBT or some other kind of therapy such as ACT.
by Avalon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Intrusive thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Intrusive thoughts

CBT was the thing that really helped me. if you can afford it go private if not really push your GP for it.
Intrusive thoughts are just that, thoughts, they don't have to rule your life. They are just some weird part of us that likes to freak us out :D
by Avalon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Intrusive thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Intrusive thoughts

Maybe try to just notice them, let them be, when the shock response happens go with it. Maybe the shock will lessen with time. Have you had any therapy?
by Avalon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Intrusive thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Intrusive thoughts

I was told just to accept them, just to notice them as you would any other thought. they can only gain power if you act on them like trying to block them etc. You can't block them, we can't block any thoughts they just happen. Just try noticing that they are there and telling yourself they're only t...
by Avalon
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: see in things pos trig
Replies: 250
Views: 16631

Re: see in things pos trig

Well you make a good job of both on here. x
by Avalon
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: see in things pos trig
Replies: 250
Views: 16631

Re: see in things pos trig

Hey Lou, reading's great. A bit of an escape from reality. I wonder if they have your reading age wrong though, you have a great vocabulary and are really good at writing too ;)
by Avalon
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: belle
Replies: 43
Views: 5761

Re: belle

Great news about the therapy Belle. Let's hope it's the turning point for you x
by Avalon
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: In need of help
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: In need of help

I've never been able to get through to Saneline. How about the Samaritans?

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