I managed to accomplish out of going to bed early, waking up at one am.. great.
Anywho, ill be on skype!
If you need to chat about something, feel free to add me, tristramwybou
But please remember that i do not take calls unless its from a bigger group of people that all want advice at once, that way its the most fair to everyone! :)
Hey it’s Carlee, I know how you feel I felt dead on the inside as well and couldn’t find me calling in life and I still haven’t but I’ve found things that have made me happy, and made my life worth waking up for.
You need to explore, get out there a try things you think you may like, only then will you find out your life plans. I know it’s hard to find the motivation to go out and do something but once you’ve done it, you’ll feel ten times better. Don’t ever give up because I know there are periods where you life feels like you’ve hit a wall, and that wall will never move but it does. You’ll climb over the top of it and come out the other side victorious, it just takes time. I know the friend situation doesn’t help but use that as motivation to change your life xo
Well people usually do one of three things when it can’t fit into an ask limit, they either send it in parts (type out the message, and then send multiple messages with (Part 1) at the beginning and then (cont) at the end until you’re finished), send it in a fanmail, or send a text submission http://our-angel-olivia.tumblr.com/submit
you could also add me on skype: tristramwybou , if you have one. I’ll be on for a little bit before bed.
I am delighted to become one of the new admins for the our-angel-Olivia blog, below I have written a little about me so you guys can get to know me :)
I’m 18 and from Rugby in the UK. I’ve faced some hard times in my life with my own mental health. I suffer from PTSD, OCD and anorexia. I have managed to start my recovery processes this year. I’m a support worker for adults with mental health illnesses and learning disabilities so I have plenty of knowledge surrounding mental health!
I’m always up for a chat and happy to give advice surrounding any problems, if I’m not here you can chat to me on my main blog: the-silence.tumblr.com
Love always, Carlee x
I DONT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY BODY AND FACE RIGHT NOW BUT ITS LIKE I WANT TO CRY BUT IM SO OVERWHELMED WITH THIS
THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS GIVES ME SO MUCH EXTRA TIME TO FIGURE THINGS OUT. NOW I DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT RENT FOR A BIT AND CAN RELAX A LITTLE WHILE I SORT OUT POSSIBLE GRANT MONEY THROUGH THE DISABILITIES PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL
I SPENT THE WHOLE DAY WORRYING OVER BEING LAID OFF BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH AND HOW I WAS GOING TO MAKE EVEN JUST NEXT MONTHS RENT AND HAD TO BORROW MONEY TONIGHT TO BUY MYSELF FOOD AND THIS IS SO GREAT
My faith in humanity has been restored i love you all
(cont) I changed therapists about 5 months ago and it really helped! My doctors recommended me I should see get a second opinion since I seem to be getting better (I haven’t had a crises in almost a year, my mood swings and suicidal thoughts are in control) and yet my sleep pattern (sleeping 14 to 18 hours almost every day and still feeling very tired and sleepy all the time) hasn’t improved that much.
(cont 2) so, I’ll be sure to mention my new symptoms to all my doctors and I will definitely start doing some of the things you suggested! Thank you sooo much for your help, you’ve given me a new perspective on things and also a little bit of hope that it will all be ok :D xx
Woaaaaaaaaah, that’s some exceSSIve fatigue. I would definitely look into getting a second opinion, aha. Fatigue that intense is pretty often from something else, or is at least being increased by something else. Maybe ask to get all your vitamin and mineral levels checked out just in case, that’s a pretty routine kind of check up to do anyway. I have severe fatigue like that and they’re looking into me having an immune disease and/or seizures these days. Not that you necessarily have either of those things, but it’s just some of the stuff that excessive fatigue can be associated with.
I’m glad I could help! And remember, if you’re ever feeling like recovery isn’t possible, just remember Elyn Saks.
(Cont) When I started treatment my prognosis was good, 3 years of medication and I would be able to start reducing it. But I had lots of relapses and other symptoms associated with it, so now my doctors don’t know if I’ll ever be able to stop the meds. I see a counselor 2x week, but other than that I don’t do any type of therapy. What would you suggest I do? Thank you again so much for your help! xx
Yeah, second puberty I’m pretty sure is definitely not a medical term haha. It’s just something my counselors would always talk about. Two of your hardest transitioning periods are between the ages of 11-15, and then again from about 18-24, taking into account all sexes. When you’re in puberty in your young adolescent years your hormones are going off the wall as you reach your reproductive age. A lesser, similar thing kind of happens when you’re older. A lot of it has to do with brain chemistry, but (if I remember correctly) your body also uses its estrogen differently at this age as well.
I’m so tired right now, haha, I’m probably not making a lot of sense. In a nutshell, it’s just another stressful time on your body.
Personally, I’d say get new doctors and get a second opinion. If you were having a high multitude of relapses and other symptoms associated with that, it almost sounds like you maybe don’t have major depressive disorder. But, I’m not yet a doctor, so I’d say go see a new one and ask for a second opinion on it.
It’s kind of strange that your counselor is seeing you twice weekly but isn’t keeping you up on some kind of therapy. Try doing CBT and even choice theory to help you out. Here’s a wiki page on choice theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasser%27s_choice_theory and as for the CBT, just make sure you cut out refined fats and sugars from your diet, get 15-30 minutes of cardio exercise in every day, practice self care by doing things that are solely for your benefit that make you feel relaxed like warm baths, reading, what have you, meditation/yoga daily, and venting whether it’s journal writing/mood cataloging or chatting. Maintaining a good social structure is also important, make sure that you try and stick to somewhat of a routine throughout the week (eg. going to school or work, seeing friends or family, doing chores, etc.).
I really don’t think saying to anyone that they may never get to go off their medication helps anything. I know so many people that have had “grave” diagnoses and still eventually recovered. You may be on medication for a little longer, but I don’t think forever really fits the bill. Especially given that you all ready speak really fluidly and show a good level of emotional and logical cognition. I’d say your prognosis is definitely still good, something’s just being missed or overlooked in terms of your treatment. You may, however, end up doing therapy for the rest or most of your life. But seriously, therapy becomes way more of a lifestyle than anything else. It’s just about being and feeling healthy and can be helpful to everyone, illness or not.
A girl who was my supervisor in victim services was diagnosed with bipolar and treated for bipolar for a long time, had big episodes of depression and “relapses” but wasn’t really seeing any marked improvement eventually found out that what she had was a vitamin B12 deficiency. So she started getting a shot in the butt once a month and boom, no more bipolar symptoms. She still had anxiety but that was easily managed just through doing yoga and eating well. Getting a second opinion I think is always wise to do, especially if you’re still struggling despite getting treatment.
hey guys, so, typically it takes a lot for me to actually ask people for help, let alone donations.
I was hoping I could avoid having to actually ask as much as possible, but at this point, I really need some help.
I’m trying to put…
So, ive been laid off my job now because i cant work reliably with how suddenly my symptoms come on. As much as Im glad to not have the extra stress of work, Im also really nervous since this means I now have NO INCOME and i still need to cover paying for rent and any medical treatment i can get.
PLEASE PLEASE reblog this just in case anyone has the ability to donate to me. Ive been trying to get a hold of accessibility at the college to look into disability funding but i still havent heard from them.
If any of you have any ideas of ways to help me get more donations please let me know!!