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  1. J

    For the first time I was sent home from work

    I am 25 years old and have worked since I was 15/16. Last Friday I was sent home from work for the very first time. They think I'm depressed and urged me to reach out...so here I am. I don't really know how to go about this...so I'll just start from the beginning. I've always thought there...
  2. N

    GP appointment - today

    Hi Folks, I attended my appointment via the GP services. I reported that i thouight the Fluxoetine caused me tiredness the following day. He reckoned that it is most likely the Abilify to cause the tiredness. He thought about Sleep Agnea, reckoned, I didn't have that. I can...
  3. C

    Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia?

    Does anyone have any experience with this? My GP refuses to settle on a diagnosis as I've been referred to the "pain team" - only I've got two months to wait until I see anyone there. They keep cancelling, moving appointments... GP also refuses to give me any medication because "we've tried...
  4. unspoken-words

    Developing psychosis alongside PTSD & depression

    Hello. I am concerned about my continued loss of reality and voices in my head which have been troubling me since October, I have been suffering PTSD and depression since February 2018 which I have been prescribed anti-depressants for but now I have random sounds (hearing things like a phone...
  5. N

    GP Surgery Appointment - Arranged

    Hi Morning Folks, I'm very well trialing me on 20m. I phoned the GP Surgery this morning and spoke with Reception/Admin, now, they know, I can't always get through for being answered, on a same day booking - don't like them anyhow, and I have a 10am appointment, on Friday morning, for the...
  6. N

    CMHT Referrals, Preparation

    Hi Evening Folks, I have always been a firm believer, in preparation, before an actual live session of which ever sort of activty. In time for my last flying visit to cmht back in 2015, I prepared a debrief, of my daily management for coping with mental health and stratergies/activities on a...
  7. B

    3rd work Capability Assessment

    I had my 2nd WCA in December 2017 after filling in and returning my 2nd ESA50 form. The assessment went well and in February 2018 I received a letter from the dwp saying I was in the work related group and I would have an appointment with my advisor soon. I received a letter with an appointment...
  8. I


    Hi, I have a list of ailments most of which I am taking medication. I have suffered from depression on and off for most of my life. My most recent bout of depression was brought about by illnesses one after another and a general feeling that something wasn't right. I sought help for depression...
  9. M

    Rock-bottom fatigue

    My fatigue has hit rock-bottom. I can't even get out of bed. I can't get anything done at school. I wish my parents understood me and supported me more through my suffering. But there's not much I can do in the meantime. I have a scheduled doctor's appointment in three weeks and a mental health...
  10. G

    How to switch therapists

    Hi there to all. I'm really embarrassed by this situation and I guess that's why I'm posting it here rather than telling someone but here goes. I want to switch therapists because I stopped going to my therapist with little warning for 6 months. I feel really bad and guilty and I feel like this...
  11. M

    What should I do? Healthcare not taking me seriously

    I'm fed up with Swedish healthcare. A few years ago I was given a psychiatrist who essentially did nothing but tell me that I'm making up my concerns and I should just get over them. Three weeks ago I was driven to an acute psychiatric hospital in Stockholm after contacting a local healthcare...
  12. Artmuzz

    The Dentist

    If anyone has read my posts they will know that I suffer from depression, severe anxiety and panic disorder. The panic disorder came about in 2015 after experiencing a full blown panic attack that also left me like a zombie. I registered with a dentist a few years ago not long after my panic...
  13. L

    First mental health appointment

    Hi can anyone relate to there first mental health appointment ? I was confused as when it was over my mental health nurse said he will call next week regarding medications
  14. 1

    Care coordinator?

    Hi ive not posted here in a while and things have been ok. Not brilliant but ive been ok, I managed to get a new cpn about 7 months ago and its been good with him. But more recently its been a bit of a crap time for me. Ive had a few incidents again after a good solid 6-months of no a and e...
  15. mami5

    Sick and tired

    Cc told me last week that he had booked a room for an appointment for this afternoon and that he would send me a letter about it. Since last Thursday though I truly believe that he, psychiatrist, and rest of CMHT are out to kill me. Since then I've wanted nothing to do with them.....and...
  16. mami5

    Scared and don't know where to turn

    I'm sorry. I haven't been on here for a while now. Didn't think I belonged. But I'm so scared and I don't know where to turn for help. Thing is I'm not that well....quite suicidal to be honest. Told my cc last Friday that I'd started writing letters so he's arranged an emergency...
  17. J

    Need advice please, partner sliding to the dark side

    Evening everyone. My partner was diagnosed with bipolar II a few months back. Not sure how it manifested itself, her father is bipolar and so was her late mother who passed away when she was young. She has been getting worse recently, was prescribed lamictal but sadly, was too scared to take it...
  18. S


    Exactly that :mad: I did call my GP this morning and I have appointment at 3:30 this afternoon. Not felt like this in months.
  19. T

    Talking to my GP

    I've finally booked an appointment with my GP to try and get some help. I've always struggled with my mental health and when things got bad a few years ago, where I went through months of feeling low/worthless, no energy or motivation, unable to concentrate and always wound up/irritable I went...
  20. E

    Worst experience with mental health services ever

    Hi everyone, Well I dont have a clue where to begin but I really need some advice atm. So after waiting about six months for an appointment with a psychiatrist I finally got one last week. Long story short, my problems are self harm, thinking about suicide everyday, massive mood swings...