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Dyspraxia + anxiety + the ‘trans curse’ = embarrassment

I hate Friday nights and weekends, but at least the school holidays are coming to an end on Monday, so I can try to resume my usual ‘going out’ routine when it isn’t dark or extremely early in the morning. … Continue reading

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Medication problem (withdrawal symptoms, fear of weight gain)

My GP switched me from duloxetine to citalopram, without taking into consideration that duloxetine can’t just be stopped suddenly without withdrawal symptoms.  Back in Rochester, my psychiatrist was tapering me off duloxetine in order for me to try something else, … Continue reading

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28 Days Later

I have 28 days left here before I leave for England, which is exactly 4 weeks if you care to do the math.  I have a lot of shit to sort out and a few decisions to make regarding my … Continue reading

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Thrown a potential lifeline

I intended to go out for a long walk tonight, but I’ve been feeling agoraphobic and lethargic since I woke up this morning.   Feeling lethargic is a relatively recent phenomenon and I’m wondering if tapering off my psych medication … Continue reading

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Weekends and avoiding ‘weekend people’

Weekends are almost always the loneliest times for me.  I also tend to be more inclined not to go out, because weekends usually equate to there being more people out in public places.  If I have to go out during … Continue reading

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The drugs don’t work (they just made me worse)

I saw my psychiatrist earlier today. I told him I’d already quit Seroquel and I expressed my concern at the fact that he prescribed it to me in the first place, for a sleeping disorder. While he didn’t object to … Continue reading

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Stuck in a massive rut, unable to move forward

Even after seeing both my therapist and my care manager, I feel no more optimistic about my current situation than I did before. I expressed my concerns and frustrations, but there isn’t anything much they can do on a practical … Continue reading

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