So I applied.

I applied for a master’s. I am still worried they might not accept me. They wanted two pieces of written work and I didn’t know whether to send in two pieces that were relevant or whether one piece that was more recent and better reflected my current ability was more appropriate. I went with the more recent one, and one piece that was older but more relevant, because the more recent one showed how my critical thinking has grown into a more mature style. I hope that’s what they’re looking for.

I don’t know when I’ll hear back but now I need to fill in an application for this postgraduate student loan. Whee, I get to deal with the abundantly incompetent Student Loans Company again!

In other news, I now also need to find out whether I can research/write an essay on my meds, and whether “avoid alcohol” really applies to the quantity of my prescription or if I should take it as a suggestion (like “don’t walk” or “fire exit”)…

Hopefully normal updates to my blog will resume soon, around the same time I hope to start reading all yours again.


Author: MsAdventure

I am a twentysomething travel, photography and beauty blogger who occasionally writes about other topics. Within travel, I tend to write mostly about Europe because all the other travel bloggers seem to write about South East Asia. As a writer, I have written articles that are published in Offbeat Bride and on Buzzfeed, and as a photographer, I have taken photographs that are published in local and national news outlets in the UK. I have a blog at

6 thoughts on “So I applied.”

  1. I think avoiding alcohol with psych meds is a given simply because of possible interactions, increased reactions,and of course, it’s a depressant so why on earth would anyone want to risk a depressive episode?
    What is discounted is how often we are besieged with anxiety and insomnia, much of which can be alleviated with a drink or two. A former doctor prescribed wine with xanax at bedtime rather than give me a sleeping pill. The new regime says no, that’s bad.
    Research, follow what works for you. We are so different, it’s more trial and error than hard science.

    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, I just wonder where they get their information from. I’m still on a piteously low dose of Seroquel and they act like it has an across-the-board effect whereas I just don’t think it does, since they acknowledge freely that at this dose it shouldn’t even be causing anxiety/agitation/migraines/dizziness yet (but it blatantly is).

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      1. I couldn’t stay lucid even on 25 mg Seroquel, let alone anything above. Literally put me to sleep every time. Yet some people take 600mg daily, stay fully alert, and sleep at night on it. Everyone is different.

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      2. That’s sort of where I’m at with it. It takes forever to work when I take it near bedtime or it works stupidly fast if I take it early. Someone tried to break into our house very loudly last night and I didn’t wake up til my husband started shouting. Now I have to wonder how safe Seroquel is if that can happen.

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      3. I had instances of driving to my mom’s to visit while taking seroquel…only to have no memory of it the next day and they accused me of being drunk. Ha, I wish, that’d have made more sense.
        I won’t take strong meds anymore because of this shit. If you sleep through a break in attempt, you’re kind of making yourself defenseless just to get some sleep. How are we all not so frustrated we’re jumping off bridges?

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      4. Yep, I agree. I stopped taking it after that and just spent 60 hours with vomit migraine(s) for my trouble. I was supposed to be applying for my backup master’s degree on Monday, week’s been a complete write off now. Love my life.


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