Clairabel's forum posts

#1 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

@HatKing: Oh no, you're totally right. I'm waiting on an appointment, because I want to be able to cope with my depression after I'm off the meds - it's the best way to go really. Thank you!

#2 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

@falserelic: Thanks :)

@TaliciaDragonsong: I hope so! Thank you for talking to me and being really cool :)

@MikeGosot: That was my late dad's most hated song - there's a story behind it, basically it was a time where everything had gone to shit and that song came on the radio and he went into a mini-rage. Always makes me smile!

#3 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

I wrote a thread last week about mental health, and I was surprised to see the reactions of the people who replied - so many of you have suffered from mental illness, or you've recovered, or you're looking at getting diagnosed. Yeah, there were some negative stuff in there - I love being told that medication is an easy way out, or that I should embrace my illness as part of me, or even that depression isn't real. But I was glad to see so many like-minded GB users with a story to tell, and it made me feel good to know that I'm really not alone.

I've been on my new dosage of medication for over a week now, and I finally feel like it's making a difference. I feel stronger day by day, I feel like the old me is surfacing somehow and it feels good. Better, actually. I still have times when I feel low, but nothing like I did back in April. I have some more time off work, but I hope to be back after this time, and I can't wait to get back to my normal life.

Don't know what I'd have done without the support of my boyfriend and my mom during this time, and I love them both for it.

So yeah, things are starting to look up for me. Thanks to everyone from the thread for your support too, for the kind words and for telling me your story.

On another subject, I've been playing the hell out of Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, and I got Pokemon Conquest on Friday (which I haven't touched yet, but I will be dedicating some time to it tomorrow). I hope we get some more DLC for Theatrhythm from FFX, I think we're meant to get either Contest of Aeons and Otherworld - both great songs - I'd just like some more songs to play!

I'm hoping Conquest is an awesome game too, I've been really looking forward to it and I've heard great things. I also managed to get my hands on a Nintendo 3DS XL yesterday at HMV and it is such an awkward console. I have really small hands anyway which didn't help, but it didn't feel good to hold. And the 3D? Not good for my dodgy eyes. My boyfriend had a go too - and even his spade-like hands apparently couldn't hold it properly.

I'll stick with my Zelda 3DS, thanks.

(Also, I'm bored of the Olympics already - thank god I don't live in London!)

#4 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

Dead Space - because I only have the balls to play it when I'm drunk apparently.

#5 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

I'm honestly disgusted by people who don't wash their hands after going to the toilet, it's not a huge ask, just basic hygiene.

#6 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis, after my boyfriend finished reading it again.

#7 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

I find it very disconcerting when someone becomes so obsessed with something like this - it shows that either they have a very obsessive personality or nothing going on for them outside their fandom.

#8 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

@High_Nunez said:

Fallout 3. I'd be like the fiend on the streets that everyone knows is one of those "gamers", and everyone just chuckles as I pass. I don't care because they don't get it! I needs my games man! I'll suck your dick for some DLC!!

Best answer so far!

#9 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

I have a Kindle and love having so many books at my immediate disposal - but I still can't help wandering into a book store and picking up something new to physically hold and read.

#10 Posted by Clairabel (160 posts) -

Signed without hesitation, I'm sure your friend would be proud that so many people want justice for him and others who have been screwed over by things like this.