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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Cranky Old Man » June 30, 2016, 10:26 pm

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by greeneyed » June 30, 2016, 10:43 pm

Yes.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Raider Bell » June 30, 2016, 10:47 pm

I've got the wedding of a friend I've known since school this weekend, I'm deeply, deeply considering blowing it off to come and meet GE.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Dr Zaius » July 1, 2016, 5:56 am

Raider Bell wrote:I've got the wedding of a friend I've known since school this weekend, I'm deeply, deeply considering blowing it off to come and meet GE.
Your friend will understand
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by The Rickman » July 1, 2016, 6:10 am

Exactly. There'll be other weddings, and other childhood friends, but there's only ever one GE.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by reptar » July 1, 2016, 6:39 am

Besides, according to the ACL marriage might be worthless by Saturday night.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by bonehead » July 1, 2016, 7:04 am

reptar wrote:Besides, according to the ACL marriage might be worthless by Saturday night.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Professor » July 1, 2016, 7:16 am

greeneyed wrote:I'll be in the members lounge for first half of NYC for anyone who wants to meet up.
I'll try get out there earlier so I can meet you, mate.

Bone, if you've not bought tickets yet I'll flick you my memberships as I don't need them this weekend.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by bonehead » July 1, 2016, 2:41 pm

Raider 85 wrote:
greeneyed wrote:I'll be in the members lounge for first half of NYC for anyone who wants to meet up.
I'll try get out there earlier so I can meet you, mate.

Bone, if you've not bought tickets yet I'll flick you my memberships as I don't need them this weekend.
Mate that'd be gold!
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Professor » July 1, 2016, 2:50 pm

bonehead wrote:
Raider 85 wrote:
greeneyed wrote:I'll be in the members lounge for first half of NYC for anyone who wants to meet up.
I'll try get out there earlier so I can meet you, mate.

Bone, if you've not bought tickets yet I'll flick you my memberships as I don't need them this weekend.
Mate that'd be gold!
No worries - pm me your number and I'll buzz you tomorrow re arranging to get them to you.

Easiest would be at the gate but I usually don't get out there until half an hour to hour prior - given you're travelling you might like to make an arvo of it and go out much earlier.

Either way we'll sort something out - got at least two for you.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Green_Hammock » July 1, 2016, 3:44 pm

What is with this Canberra Raiders discussion the lime lounge? Mods!?
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by bonehead » July 1, 2016, 3:55 pm

Green_Hammock wrote:What is with this Canberra Raiders discussion the lime lounge? Mods!?
Apologies
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Professor » July 1, 2016, 4:43 pm

I think the boss actually kicked things off with an invitation for a drink on Sunday :lol:

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Thombre » July 12, 2016, 10:25 am

Been a while, how is everyone going?
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Raidersfan » July 12, 2016, 11:21 am

Hopefully the Raiders form of the past month has rejuvenated everyone's spirits.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by -PJ- » July 12, 2016, 11:27 am

It has mine, I'm grinning from ear to ear.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by dubby » July 12, 2016, 1:02 pm

Hbomb wrote:Been a while, how is everyone going?
Hey mate,

Having a winning Raiders team makes a big difference. :)

Started new meds today after being on one for a few months that didn't work. Coming down off them was frightening, I had these weird electric shock feelings, terrible sleep, and just feeling awful.

Off to the psychologist Thursday and then to the shrink straight after, for a review of these new meds. I'm still having trouble sleeping sadly. I'm tired of being tired. And to top it off I had a cold the past week, so yeah. Not as bad as it sounds.

I'm truly thankful to you and everyone else who has offered support. It really means a lot. I still have moments when I get really down, but hopefully things improve soon. Again, thank you lads for your time and support. It makes a big difference.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Green_Hammock » July 12, 2016, 1:13 pm

I have those weird electric shock feelings as well dubs! Whenever I miss my meds. Glad things are getting better!
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by rolhai » July 12, 2016, 3:09 pm

Yep I got those shocks on Cymbalta even if I missed a dose by one hour. And it took over a month after finishing it up for those shocks to go away.
The new ones I'm on don't give me any side effects and while it's good, I don't have that reminder that I've missed taking it.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by dubby » July 12, 2016, 4:55 pm

I was on mirtazapine, now cymbalta.
I'm feeling absolutely tired right now.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by reptar » July 12, 2016, 4:56 pm

Good luck with it, dubby - hope it makes a difference!
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by bonehead » July 12, 2016, 5:08 pm

Good luck Dubs
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Thombre » July 13, 2016, 5:58 am

Great to hear you are continuing with your medical follow ups dubs, Im glad at the very least things are progressing, this is not a forever thing but it may take time. As I have stated in other threads the next game I will be attending will be the sharks game in cronulla, so if anyone wants to have a few beers before the game have a chat and head in to sit on the hill sink piss and **** the sharks with me (hell Ill even give you some lessons so you dont look silly trying to blow the horn infront of everyone :D ) just give me a yell, pm if you dont have my phone number. Oh and sorry Im back on days so I wont be awake at night if anyone texts, but still please feel free to.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Green_Hammock » August 12, 2016, 12:21 pm

So I'm hoping someone can give me a bit of insight. I'm applying for the Army at the end of the month, hoping to get an office job with them. I'm increasingly unhappy at my current job, and it's something I've thought about for years because my oldest bro is in the Army and my Dad served 20 years. I think I'm fit enough, and I think I can handle it, my only concern is the psychological evaluation. Does anyone know if being on medication for depression is a big no no? I'm going just fine and I feel like I could come off it anyway but my doc recommended staying on medication for 12 months.

If I could determine soon enough that it would really hurt my chances,there's probably enough time for me to come off the medication.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Raidersfan » August 12, 2016, 1:21 pm

G_H I'm no doctor so I hesitate to give advice on what u are asking.

I can however give u my experiences. I was under medication and slowly weened myself off (against docs directions). It did me no harm at all.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Green_Hammock » August 28, 2016, 11:22 am

Okay so if anyone's interested, I started coming off Pristiq about 2 weeks ago. At first I was cutting the tablets in half, however I found out that this was a bad idea because it removes the slow release coating, meaning that my body consumed the drug right away instead of over the next 24 hours or so. The withdrawels were horrible.. I had everything on this list: http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2014/06/18 ... -duration/

I decided I had to go to the doctor cause I couldn't function even though I was trying to tough it out at work. The doc had nfi about Pristiq, but prescribed me 50mg Pristiq cause I asked for it. So I was on those tablets until last Saturday when I went "cold turkey". The withdrawels were just as bad as they were the week before, until Wednesday when they started wearing off. Now on Saturday, I think they are almost completely gone.. I have started eating pretty healthy as well and today went to the markets and bought a young coconut, coconut oil and some pineapples and made these awesome smoothies which gave me a tremendous amount of energy that I had to go outside and go for a run. I feel really good knowing that my behaviour and mental state isn't being altered by a pill anymore. All is going pretty sweetly atm, eating healthy makes a huge difference, possibly better than any drug I could take.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by gergreg » August 28, 2016, 11:43 am

Great to hear. Keep up with the exercise, good food, vitamin D and try to establish a good sleeping routine. I have a chamomile tea every night then read for about half an hour.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by dubby » August 28, 2016, 1:07 pm

Hey GH.

Mate, I have recently started on Fluvoxamine after being on Cymbalta. Before Cymbalta is was mirtazipine. Going on and off these anti-depressants is just the worst feeling. It really is an awful experience. The other night I accidently bit the fluvo and it gave me a hell of a stomach ache, I was close to calling an ambulance. Thankfully after drinking a lot of milk it calmed down.

I'm improving, and like you have started exercising more regularly and eating a whole lot better. It really makes a difference to your well being and attitude.

Keep going with the positive changes mate. Everyone's experience is different. I still have difficulty talking about this with anyone. My Dr and psychiatrist are not happy I do this. I can't seem to bring this up with anyone though.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Green_Hammock » August 29, 2016, 9:45 am

gergreg wrote:Great to hear. Keep up with the exercise, good food, vitamin D and try to establish a good sleeping routine. I have a chamomile tea every night then read for about half an hour.
That sounds like a good idea, my sleeping pattern is not great atm but it's been worse.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Green_Hammock » August 29, 2016, 9:50 am

I understand dubs, I have only told one friend at work, because I don't trust everyone else. I feel like people will think I'm full of ****.
Keep on exercising man. The constant changing of medication sounds terrible.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by The Rickman » August 29, 2016, 10:33 am

gergreg wrote:Great to hear. Keep up with the exercise, good food, vitamin D and try to establish a good sleeping routine. I have a chamomile tea every night then read for about half an hour.
Chamomile tea is the absolute best! When I was going through a tough time a few months ago I was having chamomile tea and reading in bed myself. Really helped settle me down.

I can't stress enough how good exercise is for your body and mind. Can't stress it enough.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by dubby » August 29, 2016, 1:19 pm

Chamomile is really effective, but it tastes like you're drinking a flower
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Raidersfan » August 29, 2016, 5:35 pm

Green_Hammock wrote:Okay so if anyone's interested, I started coming off Pristiq about 2 weeks ago. At first I was cutting the tablets in half, however I found out that this was a bad idea because it removes the slow release coating, meaning that my body consumed the drug right away instead of over the next 24 hours or so. The withdrawels were horrible.. I had everything on this list: http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2014/06/18 ... -duration/

I decided I had to go to the doctor cause I couldn't function even though I was trying to tough it out at work. The doc had nfi about Pristiq, but prescribed me 50mg Pristiq cause I asked for it. So I was on those tablets until last Saturday when I went "cold turkey". The withdrawels were just as bad as they were the week before, until Wednesday when they started wearing off. Now on Saturday, I think they are almost completely gone.. I have started eating pretty healthy as well and today went to the markets and bought a young coconut, coconut oil and some pineapples and made these awesome smoothies which gave me a tremendous amount of energy that I had to go outside and go for a run. I feel really good knowing that my behaviour and mental state isn't being altered by a pill anymore. All is going pretty sweetly atm, eating healthy makes a huge difference, possibly better than any drug I could take.
Great news mate !!! ... keep up the exercise ... make it a ritual to look forward to. I used to look forward to a walk with my wife after work ... soon as I got home off we went.
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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by Raidersfan » August 29, 2016, 5:38 pm

dubby wrote:Hey GH.

Mate, I have recently started on Fluvoxamine after being on Cymbalta. Before Cymbalta is was mirtazipine. Going on and off these anti-depressants is just the worst feeling. It really is an awful experience. The other night I accidently bit the fluvo and it gave me a hell of a stomach ache, I was close to calling an ambulance. Thankfully after drinking a lot of milk it calmed down.

I'm improving, and like you have started exercising more regularly and eating a whole lot better. It really makes a difference to your well being and attitude.

Keep going with the positive changes mate. Everyone's experience is different. I still have difficulty talking about this with anyone. My Dr and psychiatrist are not happy I do this. I can't seem to bring this up with anyone though.

Please don't make the same mistakes I do.
Keep it going Dubs ... there is an end to the tunnel mate.

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Re: Depression and mental health

Post by dubby » August 29, 2016, 6:04 pm

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