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Raspberry

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  1. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    The only thing I can think of is that that both the sites are based in the UK and my intro would be pretty much the same on each. Now paranoid as to what sites I have used in the past and what ones I'm using now.
  2. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    The thing is I never use the same name. They've asked for me by a different name that I used on a different site. I only have a couple of posts on the second site and the information isn't that detailed to work out who I am. Odd thing is its happened before.
  3. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Really bloody freaked out. Had a message from someone asking if I was the person that use to go by a different name on a now dead site. Its not the first time this has happened. Wondering now if its the same woman.
  4. I've already taken a couple of these and had one ruled out. Topamax hasn't ever been suggested so I will ask about it. Thank you
  5. Lamictal is my main epilepsy med. The biggest problem I have is that my GP is reluctant to prescribe me meds for any psychiatric condition due to drug interactions increasing seizures and a previous overdose. My 10 minute appointments with a neuro every 6 months get me nowhere. I don't have much say in what is prescribed which I hate, I feel like I don't have any say or control in my mental and physical health conditions. I can't afford to see a neuro or psychiatrist privately either. I don't understand all the actually pharmacology stuff about the meds. I see a few people post here with how meds work and I google obsessively but I really don't get it. Feel lost about what to do. Also another fun little side effect of the gabapentin is it is making it really difficult to wee!
  6. So far its not helped at all. Just made me so sleepy. I've been trying to get hold of my neurologist but my next appointment is months away. He picked Gabapentin as he didn't want to prescribe an antidepressant and said this may help with my mood as well as the seizures. I know he retires this year so I'm not sure if I should just wait and see what the next neurologist is like and see if they are a bit more helpful. I'm not under any mental health service so kind of buggered when it comes to getting any help.
  7. I'm glad they lessened. I'm a zombie that hurts all over atm.
  8. Since starting Gabapentin I'm experiencing pain pretty much everywhere from really tight achey calfs to bone and joint pain. Absolutely everything aches. I rang my GP who just said that as its also used as a painkiller it wouldn't be the meds. A little googling and I've found that joint pain is possible but has anyone experienced bone pain? I know usually most side effects die down after you've been on a drug a while but so far I feel like they are increasing. For anyone taking Gabapentin did your side effects lesson after a while? I'm taking it for epilepsy and have now started to skip doses (stupid I know). I can't get hold of my neuro and my gp is less then helpful.
  9. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Wants to scream and scream and scream then maybe scream some more
  10. Raspberry

    Tattoos - my therapists hate them.

    Unfortunately in the UK the mental health services via the NHS are pretty poor in a lot of areas. You can't choose who you see. Seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist one on one for any period of time is actually kind of rare unless you are sectioned, even people that have attempted suicide are discharged in under a week often leaving a regular hospital and never entering a mental health facility. A few home visits from the community mental health team then you are on your own. Going privately to see a psychologist in a hospital is about £140 an hour last time I checked. Its why so many of us end up seeing random people who are trained 'therapists' rather than people who work for the mental health service. Doing this means half the time you're at risk of getting someone who took a CBT course they found on groupon but sometimes you get so desperate you don't care anymore. As for being judged for having tattoos, I was once judged for being to clean. Like I was actually told because I made it to an appointment washed and dressed I can't be that depressed.
  11. I could of written this. I don't want to do anything but sleep and lay in bed all day but at the same time I want to want to do things if that makes sense. Pretty much everyday is exactly the same for me and I hate myself for having zero motivation and such little desire to change things. I recently downloaded a free habit tracker onto my phone with a small list of things to do each day that I check off. I've gone with very simple things in the hope that eventually they may stick and become routine. Maybe that is something you can do. Start of with such small tasks like wash up and shower everyday then gradually add another thing to the list. Don't push yourself to hard and reward yourself for the little things you manage. I think sometimes its the less you do the less you want to do. Also a lot of the time these meds make us so bloody tired you're having to fight the physical issues as well as the mental ones and that can just be so overwhelming.
  12. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    What about getting a memory foam mattress topper? Not sure if this would be cheaper. Sleepy, fed up and struggling to think on the Gabapentin.
  13. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    Hmm the problem with using Marmite is it only works 50% of the time. Some bulls love it, others hate it. As for the tea vs Coffee issue I will be sure to bring it up next time I'm in the houses of parliament or maybe take it up with the queen. If I'm honest I'm not really sure who handles this kind of thing.
  14. Raspberry

    How Do You Feel THIS MOMENT in Time?

    I don't hate you, I often come here to see if you have posted so that I can gather tips on cattle farming. I offer you my love, but in a cold, distant, unemotional way and over tea in the proper British fashion. So very sleepy. I have the foggiest, dopiest, mushiest drugged up little brain.
  15. I know in the UK medications that have left the pharmacy can't be given to anyone else, only returned to be destroyed. Such a massive waste of NHS money.
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