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Mental illness and running

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:52

Hey Solb,

I don't know, maybe its because the team is so dysfunctional etc etc., just lost interest in socialising with colleagues.

Never heard of the Parkrun thing some of you have been doing, I should look into it


Mental illness and running

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:04

Hey Lincoln Runner, its funny because although I have improved in many ways, I seem to have developed social phobia and hate WORK social gatherings.

Ah well, at some point this area of life will improve, and something else will fall by the wayside.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:26

Sorry Hillheader, misread your post.....I thought you said medication as opposed to meditation.

I would still talk to your Doctor and/or a counsellor and see how they can help with the anxiety/panic attacks.  I was getting panic attacks on a daily basis middle of the night, any time in fact -  it was out of control.

After 3 months of counselling with a variety of 'professionals' I have managed to get back on an even keel. 

To help me sleep I take MELATONIN, which is a natural sleep remedy.  I specifically asked my doctor to prescribe something naturally occuring.  This is really good stuff.

Hope this helps.


Pubic bone area

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:53

Just got over a similar injury/pain in this area which was as a result of tight hip flexors. I had pain in the lower abdomen, lower back and pelvic areas.

Cause? Rigorous speed work, hill training in the lead up to half marathon with the added challenge of running in very cold and icy conditions (I live in Canada).

I had thought it was something more serious, went to my GP, all tests came back negative.

Hope this helps.

Upset stomach when running

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:36

Go easy on the fibre...I have a small portion of fruit with probiotic yoghurt and a couple of slices of toast.  

Also you need to allow enough time to digest or as I have found I have to stop for a loo break on runs.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 01:21

The best person to talk to you re: meds is your doctor.  Also talk to a counsellor about what's causing your anxiety etc., I was prescribed Cipralex.  I also have a very mild sedative for really bad times.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 22:54

Thanks Grimfoot....the kitchen table now looks like a pharmacy!

I am actively resting for a change, and have decided to take the weekend off from running etc., and RELAX.  

Will resume next week, and it should be a good race.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:04

I have just been prescribed anti-depressants due to anxiety disorder and will be testing them out for a couple of weeks.

Hubby and I emigrated to Canada from the UK 3.5yrs ago and due to having to deal with a lot of doo doo, my nerves have been well and truly jangled.  My weight has dropped and I have a high stress job.  The doctor told me to eat more - first time I have ever heard that one.

Am doing a half marathon next weekend and then start training for a full marathon a couple of weeks after.

ADP Highclere 10K

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 22:36

Yes, I ran this race quite a few years ago now in road shoes which worked out fine.  Of course if there has been a lot of rain, then trail shoes might help.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 22:28

Resignation in, and in 3 weeks time I start my new job...... good bye you w*****s!

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