Maybe I just would have been better gambling
Phoned crisis team 4 hours ago as having suicidal thought..it just goes to a voicemail and u have to leave a message theyve still not got back..
Saneline I tried for the first time but their not offering immediate crisis support atm
Theres a reason I dont phone samaritans.
111/999 what's the point u end up waiting for the same crisis team
Feeling hopeless ..been trying to cope all day but it's getting harder and harder...everytime I get this bad I reach out for support but it's not there
Crisis team finally rang told me to take my night sedation to get through the feeling.
Here we go again just trying to sleep away the feelings
I need this new antidepressant to kick in I've tried so hard this year got my job .. I've stopped gambling . But the pain of depression and dark thoughts is still there
I never normally watch tv and have been struggling to find anything I can focus on as well as I did when gambling. However I tried watching I'm a celebrity and actually is something I've liked watching.
However I couldn't believe how many gambling adverts there is in between..obviously I can just ignore them but I just cant believe how many adverts there is out there. It's sad that one advert could potential end up ruining someones life as I dont see how anyone can go on these casino sites and gamble responsibly
Great post Lou Lou and what you wrote is perfectly true.
I don't have a television but feel sure I would be very annoyed to see gambling adverts appearing. There should be a warning that gambling can seriously damage your health.
Hope you have had a good weekend and wishing you a good week ahead.
Love and best wishes
Thanks Stephen I appreciate your reply
I couldn't believe how many gambling adverts there is. Just shows their made of money to be able to keep promoting on ITV. You dont see adverts for help around these addictions apart from their small warnings when they promote the gambling.
Just sad people end up in situations like we did to make them rich.
Glad I am able to join chatroom tomorrow lunchtime
Someone wrote a lovely forum post..about the importance of being kind in the chatroom..I wrote one the other week and it was deleted and I was emailed saying you should not discuss on the forum. This really distressed me that they made an exception or their post.
I dont know why I get so stressed and agitated when their post is actually so kind and true and what is as trying to express last week
Such a stresshead,why do I get so wound up :'(
Lou Lou you have nothing to be apologetic about.
You state your points of view clearly and stand up for your beliefs. That has got to be a good thing.
You also make intelligent contributions and thoughtful suggestions. There is nothing wrong with that whatsoever.
If ever something is troubling you, me or anyone else, than it is best to get it out in the open and gamcare can decide upon the best way to resolve anything that is causing confusion.
You are a highly valued and well respected member of the gamcare community and please don't ever forget that.
Thankyou stephen I always really appreciate your reply. You are such a thoughtful and caring person. I hope your doing well
I Havent stayed up this late since I used to gamble.45 days gamble free
I've started a new antidepressant which hasnt had time to work yet which meant I had to stop my old ones so the transition is hard it's making me so low irritable and anxious.
Just would be so easy to give in and gamble but no matter how unbearably low I feel I know it's not the answer
I just hope this pain eases soon
Had a phone call with the gambling clinic they was just reflecting on what she got from the assessment with me which it's quite upsetting reflecting on everything that's happened.
Hopefully it's going be the start of some support I just hate having to remember everything that's happened
Will be popping on chat at 1 so that's good
Good to see you in the chatroom earlier Lou Lou.
I have been smiling ever since you remarked on your sibling's dogs opening their Christmas presents. That did make me laugh 😂🤣😂.
Looking forward to helping you celebrate 50 days gamble free at the end of the week. You are doing well and I am proud of you.
Thanks i always call the dogs my fur siblings ! They do love getting a present.
Yeah just gew days and should hit the 50 mark thanks for all your support Stephen..your the only one popping by lately.
Tried to go to bed early as I'm knackered was at work this morning. But ended up having to take prescribed meds to settle me hopefully get some sleep soon and 2 days off.. I hate being up in the middle of the night I used to stay up to gamble ..makes you feel I'll x
Night loulou x