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  1. Keep trying meds until you find what works for YOU. Don't let them make you feel like you're not worth helping or that your feelings and side effects don't matter. On the same token don't be afraid to change meds when the efficacy stops or changes. Keep up with yourself, use a journal or just put faces on a calendar. Track your moods!
  2. Scars in a retail job

    Honestly I just wear whatever and if people have the nerve to ask me about it I just tell them flat out. The older I get the less I care and the more I lean on the old adage that if you're brave enough to ask then you're strong enough to handle the answer. I've also laughed it off like I have burn scars on my left fore arm and I often tell people I got them while saving kittens from a burning battleship. They laugh, I laugh, I change the subject. I've also found that working retail people aren't really looking as closely as you feel like they are. It all comes down to what you feel comfortable with.
  3. Lord I need a drink.

  4. In my experience I was just honest. Sometimes the reaction was good and sometimes it wasn't so much. I kinda had to tell my mom when I had a wound that became infected. But other people have just found out over the years. I think if you'd like to talk about it that it might be a good idea to open up to some of the people around you. Just be prepared that not everyone may understand and a lot of the time the first reaction to something we don't understand is fear and anger. Don't put yourself in a mentally dangerous place and maybe start with "Can we talk about something and be calm" or something of the like?
  5. Oh my head hurts.

  6. I think I need help...

  7. Any other adult cutters out there?

    I started when I was 19 and have been off and on the wagon. I just turned 27 and I'm 2 years clean and I've been trying not to relapse for a few weeks now. I burn and cut.
  8. what was the last straw?

    I've been clean for 2 years and I still struggle. A lot. But the deal breaker for me was a severe burn and a trip to the ward where I had a very bad reaction to some meds and was sure I was going to die. After that I swore I would never go back there. But it's hard.
  9. Burns worse than cuts?

    I think burns tend to be more prone to infection. But anytime you break the skin you are at risk. Myself I've had more issues with burns than cuts.
  10. This all the way. The best thing to do is be cool with your friendship and give it time. I've been there a few times myself and ended up making alot of stupid choices based around my feelings for a straight girl. Do your own thing and in time it'll get better. You were you before her and you'll be you after and sometimes you is enough. You'll find someone and it'll be great you just have to get there.
  11. Just be here right now. Just like everyone else said one moment at a time. Anymore than that and anyone would get overwhelmed it's not a race and it's not a test. Do the best you can when you can and take it as it comes. If you do get overwhelmed or slip you got people around here they seem to be alright
  12. I started drinking as a way to escape. It's easier to crawl into a bottle than to deal with all the emotions,feelings,flashbacks,ect.... I started drinking heavy when I was 14 and stopped for three years between 18 and 20. I've never been big into drugs I've tried a few but never anything serious.
  13. They gave my friend geodon for ocd and she did really good with it as well. I think it works for a broad range of issues. I'm not sure if they can diagnose you without telling you or not. I'm pretty sure if you ask they have to disclose though..I think.. Unless maybe it isn't on paper then it's just an opinion but I'm not sure that they can medicate you based on opinion without actually diagnosing you
  14. Help Me

    I used to hold ice cubes for a bit it's kind of a shock from the cold and a tingle sometimes that was enough to curb the need. Just hang in there.
  15. I was on lexapro for about a year and it did nothing for me but cause hives, I was on effexor for 2 years and it worked well. I think it all depends on the person I know people who do great on lexapro and others who can't take it at all.