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Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#21 13 years ago
'Aurora-[NZ']Hey man, thanks for the advice. Yeah smoking I heard drains energy levels and everything. Do you think that it could be not having a regular sleep pattern causing all these things? It's hard for me to go out because i'm a barman. When you put all your energy into people socialising, you can't be bothered going out and doing it yourself later on :uhm:

I'm a barman and I disagree. :p But then I work (two evenings a week) in a restaurant and not some dancing.

As far as your problem goes, the others might be right about trying to get a more regular sleep pattern. Mine isn't perfect at the moment either I admit but try to force yourself to go to bed at a reasonable time and to get out in time (get in at 0:00-1:00 and out at 8:00-9:00). This could potentially do a lot. If you are still worried about your symptoms while after managing a more regular and stable sleep pattern (humans need about 8 hours of sleep a day, some need more some need less but it's a nice guidelines) you better contact a proffesional. If your GP can't help you there should be other proffesionals out there who can help you, perhaps your GP can redirect you or you could even try to do some inquiries at a hospital.

I hope that helps, as you know yourself we aren't really experts. If you are really worried about your health then don't talk to us but look for a proffesional.




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#22 13 years ago
'Aurora-[NZ']Hey guys, first off, i'd like to say two things. (1) I'm not some emo idiot, I have real problems and real worries here. (2) I realise this is a gaming forum, but I've been to doctors and they can't give me answers, so I figured why not ask on a board which has hundreds of people viewing, most of which are intellegent people - that may have experienced the same thing somewhere along the track. Alrighty, i'll keep this as brief as possible so no one gets bored. April 2005 (A year ago) I got a bad concussion during a paintball game when I got shot in the head. About a week later I started experiencing some fairly traumatic symptoms such as headaches, sensitivity to light, poor vision and concentration, anxiety and depression, dizzyness and a lot lot more. It's a year down the track now, and while most of the physical symptoms have gone (Bar sensitivity to light and blurred vision) I seem to have a lot of mental symptoms which are much worse. I don't know if they have anything to do with the paintball accident or if they are a defect of worry about the concussion - I just dont know. These "Mental symptoms" include... *Bad concentration *Poor memory/forgetful *Worry/anxiety *Depression (Maybe) *Clouded thought process or clouded thinking *Mood swings *Thinking about death a bit or thinking about what will happen after I die. *Time seems to be going really fast *Things sometimes feel... "Unreal" *I get fidgity sometimes *I don't really think about much anymore except for my health problems, which is very drilling and worrying *I don't really feel like doing much *I get nervous a lot which is unusual for me *I can't be bothered socialising anymore. *I'm very unmotivated and feel lazy. I I do need to do something it feels like a burden or it's hard to do. *I kind of feel locked in my own head or something. Hard to explain. There's a lot more symptoms but these are the main ones. The reason i'm posting is because i'm really tired of it all and just want to return to normal. I feel that i'm never going to get better - I would just like some direction or some possible ideas as to why i'm feeling like this? Could it be stress? Post traumatic stress? Depression? I don't get it, I just need some help. Sorry if I sound like an idiot, but I have been through the whole doctor thing many times and they don't really know whats going on. I have had head scans which came up clear. TO give you guys some more background info, here's a bit of my daily life. I work a part time job. I spend a lot of time on the computer (4 or 5 hours a day) I smoke (Although I gave up three days ago) I have a VERY irregular sleep/wake cycle (EG I'll go to bed one night at 4am, get up at 12pm, another night I may go to bed at 2am and get up at 11am) I have better days, and I have bad days. But just remember I have been like this for a year now, and showing no signs of improvement. Ideas guys? -Aurora.

Get off the bloody computer, get to a psychiatrist. Period.

Donuts is a bar tender? That's cute, you aren't even old enough to legally by a drink in the US. Lucky bastard...




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#23 13 years ago

^ Both are correct. Getting off the computer is the best thing you can do, especially now (if you're in the northern hemisphere that is) that it's spring. Go to the park, hang out, smell the fresh air. LoL, I've been doing this for a week (getting outside instead of staying on the PC) and I tell ya, you and those around you will feel much better. So find a nice chick, go to the park or take a drive somewhere, and w00t! If ya don't have that, still always good to get out.

I've been going to bed by 10 PM every night lately, getting up at the latest 8 AM. I had to force myself at first, but the mind is less depressed, more clear, and more focused if you not only get 7 to 9 hours of sleep, but if you get going early on that. 12 AM ain't a bad start. A lot of the most depressed people in the world go to sleep early in the morning (like 5 AM, etc). That's a habit I had to break myself. All along I was depressed because of my sleeping habits and my wife had the same exact problem.

Some people would quickly execute the decision of going to the doctor to straighten everything out. I don't have much faith in prescription medications. Sometimes they are necessary, but if insomnia is one of your problems, it all comes down to workin yourself tired, taking a nap at like 9 PM, and then falling asleep and forcing yourself to stay in bed and not get up to check to see if someone posted on a forum. But you just may require medical advice and you should try your doctor's advice before any of us.

A lot of the toughest things in the world (such as getting rid of insomnia) require, for a lack of better advice, forcing yourself to do something about it. Accepting the fact you have insomnia and doing nothing about it will just make you continue to have insomnia, sort of like how smokers will accept the fact they smoke and do nothing about it. I smoked in my sophomore and junior years of college. Even after a year and a half of doing so, the urge to continue smoking was very strong. Basically the only thing any of us have between conforming to these habits and quitting them is simply forcing yourself to quit them, at any cost.

Better sleep = a clearer mind.

Get off the computer once in a while...people used to tell me that and I didn't listen for so long...when I finally did, I knew how right they were...

Donitz and USMA2010 got it right there dude.




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#24 13 years ago

Well of course I got it right. I'm bloody amazing.




Elrond1982

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#25 13 years ago
USMA2010Well of course I got it right. I'm bloody amazing.

^ LoL. Where else did you get that excellent rep amount from? ;)




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#26 13 years ago

hax, what do you think?!

No, but seriously.. I once fucked up school for a few months and spent all my time behind the computer, forum, games, ps, etc.. went to bed at 4am, got out at 1pm.. after 2-3 weeks, you feel like shit, and empty.. Now im working every day, 6am is hell, but I feel a lot better with a good rithm, and feel like I accomplished somethings when I get back home from work.




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#27 13 years ago

I would have to agree with the majority of people here. I went through something like this when I was around 18 or so. As much as I know people like their computers, a bit of time away will help. A good exercise routine and starting a regular sleep pattern will help a lot. Don't forget that getting out and talking to people instead of forums helps your confidence. A lot of the problems you mentioned sound like a bout of depression. When someone gets depressed, they tend to have a lot of the symptoms you described. If you have a good friend that you can talk to, I would take an evening and just get out somewhere and chat with them. Start talking about your life and let them know. When I start to feel depressed, I call my friend on the other side of the country and talk. I start to feel better after a while. Anyway, good luck. It may seem like a lot, but things always get better.




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#28 13 years ago

USMA2010Get off the bloody computer, get to a psychiatrist. Period.

Donuts is a bar tender? That's cute, you aren't even old enough to legally by a drink in the US. Lucky bastard...

Only two evenings a week on avarage and it's in a restaurant not a dancing so not many hot chicks or cool mix drinks I'm afraid.

Anyway time for me to run (cycle) to work (I don't want to!).




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#29 13 years ago

The frustration, anxiety and depression mind problems are problem because of the lack of things that you are used to or should be doing like socialising, sleeping, exercise. And you posted this cry for help 3 days after you quit smoking so I guess it has gotten even worse since then. I think your mind and body are needing things to you need to supply it with exercise, a decent amount of rest and lots of fun and laughter. Relaxing to see if you feel better won't help. As for the vision problems I'm guessing it could be to do with your sleeping hours and/or you may have photophobia which is simply a condition where you eyes are sensitve to light (not when you're afraid of photographs.) Oh yea, well done for quitting smoking and if you want more help you better have a PayPal account 'cause I don't come cheap :lol:




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#30 13 years ago

And when you get angry, simple solution: punching bag, or a younger sibling (LoL) or just a punching bag. Yep.:)