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My Mental Health In Lockdown

I have been living with mental health issues for too many years to remember. A few years ago I was put on anti depressants at a low dose, which helped. Back in March last year when the whole UK was thrown in to lockdown it felt like the end for me. I was cut off from all my friends I had relied on for support, both mental and physical. With various measures in place in Wales, things started to play on my mind. With a stubborn Father, who kept going out for long drives to goodness knows where, my mental anguish and state of mind really took a wallop.  I was on the verge of a mental meltdown. I found myself crying on the phone to my sister. She phoned our Father, who then phoned me. I pleaded with him to stay close to home, and travel no further than 5 miles away, which when I told him about my mental state of mind, he was happy to do. Shortly after this, my medication us increased, which was something I didn't really want, but knew it was needed. Living with mental health is one thi
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Wales in lockdown

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It's 1st December 2020, pinch punch first of the month no return and all that, 24 days to go until Christmas. I have put my lights up in my hall way.  Have a great day and remember, there is a light at the end of this tunnel called Covid, its called a vaccine, be patient, think of others and stay safe, always wear a mask, social distance and keep your hands clean... together we will get through this Check me out the socials.... NEW! My Websites...

A video blog in two parts

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Bad times in November

On the night of Friday 6th in to the early hours of Saturday 7th November , started a nasty period for me, this is how it unfolded in real time of then.... Friday , had a really bad night, was woken up at 3am, not by my cat, but chronic pain still got some now but it is easing ( at time of typing this on Saturday ), I hate it when it hits, really stops me dead, Its like tingling through my nerves, get sounds in my head, throbbing in my back, skin goes uggy and itchy. A little better today ( at time of typing this on Sunday ) thank goodness. Bit flushed but i'm improving, will never be 100% ever, but far better than yesterday. Was hardly 2% on Saturday, Sunday however about 40% so still a long way to go. Will push myself to step out side later for a bit. (Today - Monday ) feel about 70% which is almost normal. I have been down to about 30% I guess before, never down to where I was in the early hours on Saturday morning. I tried to keep it all together and managed it. Dark room, kee

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Here is my latest video blog for your enjoyment Tune in to me Saturday mornings between 7am and 10am (UK time) at  For lots more videos visit my YouTube Channel main page Also check me out on social media Skype @philengland1 Instagram @england_phil and online at: #covid, #videoblog, #Swansea, #Abertawe, #MoorlandsGold, #radio, #BlueHeelers, #AmazonPrime, #CHiPs, #ForcesTV