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

"Hey Abi,

Please don't be sorry. Have you ever heard of the phrase "You can't pour from an empty cup"? I feel like this applies here. You need to look after yourself before you can start caring for other people. I know you know all about self care so I won't go on, but try and practise it a little, the way you encourage others to. It's great that you have other skills too, I know music is one of your passions in life and hopefully by studying it that can help you get to where you want to be. Take all the time you need, you don't have to support people in SC all of the time - chat is there to support you too when you are going through difficult times.

Take care of yourself

Jelly x"
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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?
    "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

  • #2
    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
    Tough times never last, but tough people 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
      "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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
        "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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
          "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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.
            "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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
              "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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
                  "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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
                      "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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
                            "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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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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