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Article Moving Forward

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Well everyone it's been an extremely intense time for me, my medication change is still having a massive repercussion in my life. The change from Mitezapine to Trazadone has been a stormy one. Mitezapine was an excellent drug for me apart for one problem, it increased weight gain, in the ten twelve years I've been taking it I have put on a stone a year leaving me at twenty stone. I can carry...
Emerging from the mist
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Today has been one of those days.

Every little thing grates on me, every little thing annoys me.

I feel like I’ve been trapped in the mist, lost and alone. Such a lonely place to be.

But as I lay in bed trying to relax, I can feel myself emerging from the mist.

Im trying to be glass half full for a change, but it’s so draining.

New days

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Well it's been a while. My last entry was a very personal poem written for a woman I have known and loved for for many years, I wrote it not intending it to be seen by anyone but her, however, events led to me publishing it and now it's gone a bit viral. Poetry groups in different areas of the country have embraced it and even my daughters teenage friends have asked to read it and on reading...

How I explain anxiety to those who do not understand....

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I have a sliding scale of anxiety which I use to describe to people who don't understand what it is like to live with. Starts at one and ends at five. Gradually increasing in severity and comparing to something relatable. Sometimes it helps to point people to the scale, rather than try and tell people why I feel how I am feeling, at least they can appreciate what it is like.

1 - Imagine...

Lemon drizzle cake

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225g unsalted butter, softened
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
finely grated zest 1 lemon
225g self-raising flour
For the drizzle topping

juice 1½ lemons
85g caster sugar

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in 225g flour, then add the...

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