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You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

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    I really need to get to sleep now ASAP as I need to be left the house at 10:15 for my first session of face2face counselling but I am lying awake with the thought right now that I am scared of walking out the house in the morning and being out for so long that I might walk to the train tracks or somewhere dangerous.

    I have taken my sleepy meds so hopefully I will forcefully full asleep very soon so (if) I get any replies tonight sorry if I don't reply. I just wanted to write that out I suppose incase I do.

    And that's why I don't go out far or much only to the shop or swimming which are both are on the same road as I live on.
    Last edited by Lostsense; 15-02-2017, 11:04 PM.
    Your difficulties are vaild

  • #2
    Hi Lostsense it's normal to be anxious about tomorrow. I remember getting to the centre walking in, walking out, walking in and back out for a few minutes because I was scared.

    I know you're saying you're scared about leaving the house. Is anyone coming with you? Prehaps they could go to the counselling with you but wait outside the room?

    Hope it all goes well tomorrow will be thinking of you tomorrow
    I'm at work tomorrow bit feel free to pm afterwards if you need/want a chat.
    Last edited by One-in-a-million; 16-02-2017, 12:02 AM.


    • #3
      Hey LostSense,
      It's totally normal to be worried about counselling! But most of the time it's easier than it seems. Normally first appointments are more of a get to know you session, so you'll probably do some paper work and be asked a few questions.
      If you're feeling at risk please try and avoid dangerous places or reach out for help.
      Let us know how it goes
      You're a ghost at most
      A set of empty bones
      Searching for anything and everything to make you feel whole


      • #4
        I'm awake and I've had a wee, splashed my face and put my TV on so I don't fall back asleep. Got to set off at 10:15. I'm a bit scared about being out for so long😢

        Thanks both

        No-one is coming with me as I know where it is I'm going and they'll only have to wait around for me for 50minutes (time I'm in my session)

        I don't think it will be paperwork we done that when I had my assesment.
        Your difficulties are vaild


        • #5
          Where's my support worker I need my lorazepam before I go out 😩
          Your difficulties are vaild


          • #6
            Best of luck Lostsense.
            'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'

            'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.

            'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'


            • #7
              Thanks Mike.

              I'm back home now safe.

              I just went straight there and straight back.

              My counsellor that I'm going to be working with over the next few months seems nice. I had a little cry. There was a bit of paperwork but not much then we just had a chat. 50 minutes go so quick!

              I'm looking forward to the same next week now just need to keep myself safe and away from heights or train tracks when I go every week. I know I'm going to be so scared of going into town now every week though to see my counsellor as I will have on my shoulder can I keep myself safe and I don't know wether I will be able to every week.
              Last edited by Lostsense; 16-02-2017, 01:50 PM.
              Your difficulties are vaild


              • #8
                Hi lostsense glad your counsellor was nice. I know everyone has their different opinions but sometimes it helps to have a little cry.

                It might be good if you can go straight there and straight back so you can keep focused.

                Glad it went ok



                • #9
                  Hey this is my second session tomorrow!

                  Left my 400mg of queitapine for tonight so hopefully that will make me sleep!
                  Your difficulties are vaild


                  • #10
                    Now this is my third session tomorrow.

                    I can't believe for a week I've been taking my 400mg of queitapine at night see if it makes a difference as I know someone who is on the same dose as me and she takes her 400mg at night and it gave her a high in the day so thought I'de try it out for a week but unfortunately it hasent gave me a high for evan one of the 7days.

                    I'm logging off now get into bed early.
                    Your difficulties are vaild


                    • #11
                      hey my 4th session tomorrow!

                      Ive still been taking all my queitapine at night.

                      Im logging off now too for an early night.
                      Your difficulties are vaild


                      • #12
                        Many people find that taking medication that makes them drowsy will help them sleep, but will also mean that they're drowsy for hours after they wake.


                        • #13
                          It is like that on lower doses of quetiapine but higher doses dosent make me feel drowsy the next day.
                          Your difficulties are vaild


                          • #14
                            Last edited by Lostsense; 15-03-2017, 09:51 PM.
                            Your difficulties are vaild


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lostsense View Post
                              You ok?
                              The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are


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