Mental illness and running



  • Nah, soupy. Mr by eck is a Southerner and scared of anywhere north of the m4 so we live in Hampshire.

    Bear, moo got there before you. 5:42is only technically morning.
  • aAh come on Bear, you know some of us are having trouble sleeping!  I'd just got off then.

  • Morning

  • Sorry I went AWOL, had an asthma attack after attempting a run yesterday image have got an appointment booked with the doc next Monday though and I've turned the heating up a bit which should help with the damp and mould. 

    Really weird horrible session with Vicky, am all a bit upside down and freaked out. Vicky asked me to do something which accidentally tripped a blank off 

    Oh and she recommended this book 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery she said it's really brilliant and read out a passage. She wants me to work on those principles once I've discharged myself. Has anyone else come across it?  

    That was my last session image  though I'll see her again next week as I'm having a meeting with her and Sally - Vicky let slip that Sally isn't allowed to do any more OCD work with me anyway because of the issue with catchment areas so I'll have to keep doing that bit on my own. 

  • Solb you don't have to do it on your own cos we are here
  • I've not come across it but it's now on my shopping list. Do you think it would help me
  • Vicky was adament that I need to get it, She has never recommended a book before and I really, really trust her judgement.(She's head of profession and has been specialising in treating people with severe trauma reactions for 37 years) I've just ordered a copy, I could scan a few pages in for you to have a look at when it arrives if you like 

  • Aw bad news on the asthma Solb. If its really cold outside when I run I wear a buff and start off with it covering my mouth to warm the air a bit till I get warmed up or I end up wheezing. Warmth is certainly a good option.

    The book looks interesting and no you are not on your own. image

    Im on my second course of CBT. The first was stopped because of funding being withdrawn on the NHS (grrrrrrrr) so now I'm doing a computerised one Beating the Blues. Got the 7th out of 8 sessions to do tonight and its been really good. It comes with 24/7 telephone support which I find really useful cos instead of waiting for the next session I just pick up the phone when I'm struggling with something. 

    Have a lovely evening everyone.


  • I got given a Buff for my birthday cos I wanted to try that then stupidly forgot it image

    Aww I like the not being on my own bit image 

    Oh that must have been tough Soupy, stopping a course of treatment half way through is difficult to adjust to. It must be a bit like taking your goggles off after you've been stirring up the mud underwater. 

    Beating the Blues looks interesting, who answers the phone. Is it like a duty number or do you have key people who will call you back? 

    So glad the course is going well image 

  • Hi SOLB - big hugs - ((((SOLB))) - with you all the way.  Hope you can keep warm - it's going to be a chilly few days.

    I did my old 'sleep better, feel worse' trick.  OK - I was lying to Bear for - hopefully -witty response effect - when I said I'd only just nodded off earlier.  Felt really rough in the morning so it's been a struggle at work.  As usual though, felt a bit better as the day's gone on.  Glad to be back home though.  Got to get ready for having friends round tomorrow night though.  Could just do with crashing out - musn't though.  Must stop ending sentances with though.  Oh, I've done it again!

  • I'm warmer now ... going to bed in a minute, am very short of sleep and everything I touch is going wrong today. 

    I'm glad that you've felt better as the day has progressed though image 

  • Mornings are worse for me LR. Whether I've slept or not. I've started singing to myself on my way into work to block all the negative thoughts that chatter to me. This moring was Its a Wonderful World.  Are you having a meal with friends tomorrow?

    Solb - I have my own caseworker who phones me every couple of sessions and she tells me the times that she works if I want to phone her at other times. But to be honest I've found everyone really helpful, in fact one girl is more help than my allocated support worker so I tend to phone her. But yes, stopping the therapy half way through was hard because I'd got a really good rapport with my therapist. But its all working out okay thankfully.

    I say but too much .image

  • I love the thought of singing to yourself to block that negative chatter. 

    It sounds really helpful, I think it's amazing when everything just starts to come together. Long old fight mental illness it looks so bleak and hopeless for so long then suddenly something just shifts beneath you 

    I'm so sleepy I can't think. Am going to bed with a book and some tea 

    Night night all x

  • Great idea SD.  I always listen to music on the way to work - but I need to follow your example in terms of my choice of tunes - singing along with The Damned's 'I just can't be happy today' is not really going about it the right way.  Really ought to get the Joey Ramone version of 'What a wonderful world' downloaded as a better choice.

    I also find mornings worse regardless of how well I've slept - just that having slept well seems to be worse for some reason.

  • Morning all.  How is everyone?

    Time to get my act together and drag myself in again.  Can I find some cheerful music on CD though - I reckon the Saw Doctors will do the trick.

    Feeling a bit rough again - but slight improvement on yesterday.

  • Sorry - got to dash.  I'll leave the kettle on though.

  • Morning. Day off work for me today, I only do 4 days. So this morning is a happy one. image 

    My problems are mostly work related and I recently put in a tribunal claim for disability discrimination. That gave them a kick up the whatsit and yesterday they were sudddenly much more conciliatory which strangely coincided with a letter from their solicitors requesting an extention of time. I'm feeling empowered. image



  • Good Morning

    Big presentation for me this morning in work and a fairly hectic day. not feeling too great after the last few days even if United did win the Derby.

    Stay strong everyone.

  • Good luck on the presentation Bricki. 

    Can I ask how other people cope at work? Do your colleagues and employers know about your difficulties and does it impact on your work? When I'm down I get brain freeze and its like my head is full of treacle so I work really slowly. But they don't understand. And my colleagues just think I'm pathetic and lazy, When I'm well I can work as normal, its just in the dips but by then I have a backlog which is really stressful to catch up on. And that causes another crash and so it goes on. How does everyone else cope? 

  • My 3 things have gone out of the window. I'm bot even dressed nd miss by eck did own packed lunch ( under supervision). Moo is waking so early that I'm not thinking straight.
  • Todays cheesy earworm
  • I don't know that one soupy
  • Its an old one hilly - even before my time. 

  • Phew, I thought I was being dense
  • ...and mine!


    Yesterday went great and I had loads of fun image


    For those who don't know, I went back to uni to do some teaching, my first bit of proper work for ages.  I'm pretty pooped though today

  • Woohoo bear. Mini party
  • Great news Bear. Well done. image

  • I have nearly reached my 3 things for today. They are only small tho image
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