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    I wonder if Fido might help a bit too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    I wonder if Fido might help a bit too?
    I'm sure it won't do any harm!

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    He'll be a distraction and something positive to focus on. I know when I'm down then having a mutt curled up with me or disappearing out into the fields with her improves me.....my black and tan dog helping with the 'Black dog'...
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    If left unchecked, ignored, or blocked out for too long then meds is often the best answer. Sporadic low moods will pass. We all suffer ups and downs in life. Sometimes counselling is a good vent. Sharing horror is sometimes not feasible in your protected space, at home with close family. Especially if you're the person that they look to for strength and guidance.

    Formulating your own strategies to dissipate stress, anxiety, depressed states, is a good solution, prevention and contributory to your cure. Triggers are subjective. If it's important enough to make you ill, then it's important enough to do something about it. Ultimately, you're only human and when your jug's full it needs emptying. Recognising that fact is a good start on the road to wellness.

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    PI I hope it works out for you. Shouldn't be a taboo subject and glad you posted sir.

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    Well I'm just over a month in and having seen the Doctor this morning we've decided to up the dose from 20mg to 30mg daily.Everything is much better than it was,much better but I'm still finding it hard to get motivated.
    Having the dog has also helped as he keeps me(and everyone else) on their toes.We can finally take him out for proper walks on Friday and that will also give me the incentive to get out of the house!I've been going to the Track and Gym but as I really need to get out and do 40 or 50miles(not leaving the dog on his own shouldn't be an excuse).
    I should get the OK to return to work soon and getting back into my "normal" routine should help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PI View Post
    Well I'm just over a month in and having seen the Doctor this morning we've decided to up the dose from 20mg to 30mg daily.Everything is much better than it was,much better but I'm still finding it hard to get motivated.
    Having the dog has also helped as he keeps me(and everyone else) on their toes.We can finally take him out for proper walks on Friday and that will also give me the incentive to get out of the house!I've been going to the Track and Gym but as I really need to get out and do 40 or 50miles(not leaving the dog on his own shouldn't be an excuse).
    I should get the OK to return to work soon and getting back into my "normal" routine should help.
    Dogs (especially ice breaking puppies), and people, can be very therapeutic activities. You may benefit more by getting out there and doing some canicross walking with your young dog, and to experience the subsequent inevitable interactions with people. More than you might do on a 50 mile bike ride anyhow. Most doggy folks are sociable animals. It'll also benefit your young dog to be part of that social function too.

    As for 'canicross' running.. Humans jog at an average of 6 mph (fast enough for me nowadays). Dogs go somewhat faster. Mine trots at 12 mph. Don't think that you'll be out there swanning it for too long with your young pup. They can shift at 4 months old.

    Here's how you do it.. and don't forget to stop and chat to people that pet your pup. There's a real world forum with like minded people out there you know. Have fun and get well soon.

    Last edited by LeighPing; 09-Nov-2017 at 05:25 AM. Reason: Canicross video added.

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    The extra 10mg daily seems to be doing the trick.Been out on the CX bike this morning(only 10 miles) then went to the Gym(Rowing/Wattbike)!Feel quite normal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PI View Post
    .........Feel quite normal!
    Normal for PI!
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    Had my "disciplinary" hearing regarding the accident this morning.Sorted now but it's been almost 5 months!Big weight off my mind so now we can work on getting back to normality.Why it's such a slow process is beyond me.In the old days we'd have had the same outcome but 10 minutes after it happened

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