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Tjm86

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #255 on: 29 May, 2017, 12:13:33 pm »
cheers pal.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #256 on: 29 May, 2017, 02:02:21 pm »
Strength and love to you, Tjm. Don't feel too lonely in your difficulties, silence doesn't necessarily mean all is well. That can be the worst part, sometimes, imagining that everyone else is okay and it's only me in this damnable black fog. I'm not suggesting that other people being in a similar place should cheer you up, of course, but that plenty of us know and understand.

And never, ever apologise for being down - certainly not on this thread.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #257 on: 05 June, 2017, 06:39:32 am »
My wife pointed out something that I hadn't realised, the timing of the anxiety increase.  As bad as it has been this year, the last few weeks have been an order of magnitude greater than I have experienced in a long time.  Up to and including full blown anxiety attacks that have come out of the blue for no discernible reason.  Except it appears that there may be a reason; the new medication and the dosage increase.  Going with an adjustment back down reduced the effect and left things manageable.  The anxiety is still there but at a far lower level.  Superb!

On the plus side at least now I've some idea of why I went so completely off the rails.  Just wish I'd twigged sooner.  Granted there is an underlying reason for the anxiety but not at the levels I was experiencing.  So, back to the docs again.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #259 on: 11 February, 2018, 11:30:10 am »
At the risk of sounding glib in response to the author of this article; no s*** Sherlock!

Or perhaps it's just the case that if you've spent the best part of thirty odd years dealing with that then it just seems obvious.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #260 on: 11 February, 2018, 11:36:44 am »
I agree. Obvious to sufferers but maybe not so much to partners, doctors and the wider public - many of whom still believe in the "broken brain" myth.


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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #261 on: 11 February, 2018, 12:23:13 pm »
Or in the case of a hell of a lot of employers, the 'just bloody awkward' myth.  In regards to partners, I must have been particularly blessed in that regard.  I don't know that I'd still be here if it wasn't for my wife. 


As an aside:  Never, ever, ever, ever, ever disclose to your line manager that you have a mental health problem.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #262 on: 11 February, 2018, 10:12:48 pm »
Hang on in there, good people. It will get better.
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