Tag Archives: PTSD

Loneliness, intrusive thoughts, insomnia and fatigue

I’m a poor sleeper and I’ve been that way for several years.  The problem got worse not long after my marriage to S broke up in 2013.  These days, I’m lucky if I get 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep.  When … Continue reading

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I wish there were childfree communities

You’ve probably guessed by now from many of my blog entries that I don’t like children;  in fact, I hate them.  Before you jump down my throat for it, it’s not the kind of hate that would ever lead me … Continue reading

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Falkirk to Glasgow bike ride

I cycled from Falkirk to Glasgow today, a total of almost 30 miles due to my detours and wrong turns.  I planned to cycle at least part of the way back to Falkirk too, but it started raining as I … Continue reading

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The ‘black dog’ barking at my door

I’m having a difficult time managing my depression.  I know what’s causing it and if you’re one of the 3 people that read my blog, you’ll know what’s causing it without me having to go into too much detail.  All … Continue reading

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Love and support are essential for recovery from mental illness, trauma and addiction

TRIGGER WARNING: suicide I hope this doesn’t come across as too ‘rant-y’ but it’s an issue I feel strongly about, based on my own experiences and from the experiences of others in similar situations, i.e. alone with a lack or … Continue reading

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The friends I’ve lost because of my mental illness

I came across this article on The Mighty earlier and it really resonated with me: Letter To the Friends I’ve Lost Because of my Depression – The Mighty Many of us have lost friends because of our depression / mental … Continue reading

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Unwell

They say that exposure to the things that cause you fear will toughen you, but this doesn’t seem to apply to me. When I go out, I’m in an almost continuous state of panic, unless I self-medicate, which I’ve been … Continue reading

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