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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

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Chatwee Update

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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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    I think I'm dependent on a over the counter drug. It's costing me a lot each week. Ive tried lowing the dose back to the actual amount - suppose to take but it's not working and feel like i need to live on them. And like i need to take them and my body isn't responding to the actual amount. ??? Is that even possible they are just over the counter? What do i do?
    I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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    What drugs are they? Some over the counter drugs are addictive, especially when taking more than suggested. It is normal for the usual amount to not be 'enough' anymore, that's how addiction/dependency works. I used to take a lot of painkillers each day, now I don't bother because I can't feel the difference anymore.
    Last edited by Mike; 04-05-2017, 01:54 PM. Reason: Just removed some specifics around medication
    No matter how hard it will get
    We will pull always through
    ​Because I'll never forget
    ​It's the human thing to do

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    • #3
      Thank you Adian. They are drugs i used as for weight loss don't want to be to specific and I also regret taking over the counter sleeping pills. Because probably a reason i barely can get to sleep.
      Mental health team tell me to go see my doctors but I find it quite awkward.
      I've tried everything on the internet about the drug abuse after eating disorder. But nothing seems to be working . And the side affects of not taking them aren't great so im not sure what else i can do at home expect keep taking them
      I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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      • #4
        Thank you Ella!!

        I've just been reading on Beats about laxative abuse and has really concerned me and how dangerous it actually is. So i hope you start lowing the dose each day - instead if upping. If that's what you're abusing.

        Not sure what to expect but Will take you're advice going to my GP once I find the courage
        I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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        • #5
          My support for my eating has literally just finished. But i have an hour check up with someone at the end of this month so maybe could say it then.
          I feel like it's something quite judgy thing to say to someone and my GP who probably are aware of it but aren't really specialised in it. May look at me like wtf have i been doing. I dont know but I'm so much better with my eatin and it's really not something i want to keep taking
          I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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          • #6
            I have the appointment today and I'm so scared. I dont even know why. I can't even not go cause they empathised how long it took to find a appoitntment with hardly any staff and to make the most out of it. But isnt even the therapist i had & someone ive never meet.
            I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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            • #7
              Ellaa thank you < 3

              I was completely honest. And i will be getting blood tests this week and general obs. & health check up with my gp -hopefully be okay. And to go hospital if I show signs of dehydration

              Went as well as it could off expect from crying infont of someone i dont know & I'm just annoyed they couldn't remove my diagnosis or change it to bulimia
              I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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              • #8
                Well done Shaunie and good on you for getting through it.

                I know crying in front of a stranger can be really difficult, but it's really brave to let yourself be vulnerable like that. It also shows them that you were being genuine and that can be really valuable. How're you feeling about things, having gotten the appointment out the way?
                Taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.

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                • #9
                  I thought i would feel better and i Did feel better But after reading my letter of discharge from them I feel a bit upset and scared. Even tho i knew but idk just reading it upset me.

                  I had my check up. They said my blood pressure was really low. And they did a squat test. Like Wtf I was not expecting that. So random and awkward. & depending on results of blood tests would be infrequent if they dont show anything
                  I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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                  • #10
                    How are you feeling today Shaunie?

                    Drea

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                    • #11
                      Very shit .
                      I'm walking to hosspital for abusing these way to far.
                      My family are going to be so disappointed when they find out
                      I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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                      • #12
                        Hey Shaunie,

                        So sorry to hear you're feeling like this - sounds like things are all getting a bit much?
                        Really well done for taking yourself to hospital though. That's a brave, positive step and is something to be proud of no matter how your family react

                        I hope they're able to help you when you get there and do let us know how you get on

                        Good luck!
                        James
                        Critics build nothing.

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                        • #13
                          Hey again Shaunie,

                          As you requested, I've taken down your last post. It's good to hear you're getting help - I hope things seem a little better soon.

                          Keep us posted

                          James
                          Critics build nothing.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you. All okay now
                            I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Shaunie View Post
                              Thank you. All okay now

                              Very good to hear .

                              Last edited by 25procent; 15-08-2017, 07:07 PM.

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