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  1. Thenotsorealnurse

    New here Anxiety

    Hey everyone. New here. I joined because I have anxiety and am looking to network with other people going through the struggle as well. I know were not supposed to give personal info on here so I'll keep it vague. Im a registered nurse from Los Angeles. I would love to hear from any others that...
  2. I

    Feeling lonely and upset

    Hi I have a emotionaly unstable personality disorder. I find it very hard to cope with my emotions I feel up and down all the time and it feels like everyone hates me . The Mental health team in my area has faced huge cuts as a result When I get referred to the mental health team by my Doctor...
  3. S

    Total Rookie! Hey! welcome to my amazing introduction

    Hey everybody! I am very new to this site and don't really know how it works yet. I am also a recent diagnosis bipolar and generalised anxiety disorder. Although I am "almost" 30 and have been dealing with these issues all my life, I never saw any Doctor until this summer. This was because in...
  4. 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
  5. N

    I told my named nurse that I'm worried about losing my disability benefits if I'm seen as well.

    I told my named nurse that I'm worried about losing my disability benefits if I'm seen as well. He told me thats a genuine worry for lots of people on disability benefits but I needn't worry because I have years and years of written proof that I've been unwell in the past. He said I have lots...
  6. Poopy Doll

    Nurse Practitioner

    Today I met the nurse practitioner who has been assigned to take over from my psychiatrist, whom I did NOT wish to leave but the clinic has given him other work. So I have to listen to stupid questions like do you hear things, do you see things, do you sleep, do you eat. And stupid advice like...
  7. A

    How do I manage my anxiety when I get my blood pressure taken?

    I get really nervous around girls so whenever I go to the doctors office usually a very attractive nurse girl takes my blood pressure, my blood pressure is always higher the more attractive the nurse. I don't have high blood pressure, when a male nurse or older female nurse takes my blood...
  8. S

    Stigma at it's worse TRIGGER Warning

    I just want to share my experience at A General Hospital today when confronted with assumptive and untrained staff. I hate hospitals at the best of time yet due to my self harming I visited the hospital to get my injuries looked after. I got to the front desk and started with, "I suffer from...
  9. C

    Advice, help?

    I don’t know where I’m really going to go with this but I feel so down and need to vent to someone. Maybe some advice or something? I don’t know... Anyways... I’m 31 years old and I have always felt “depressed and anxious”. It’s always comes in waves throughout my entire life. From the age of...
  10. Zardos

    My Nurse Has Made Me Paranoid !

    Well I say 'paranoid'... Is it still paranoia if its really happening ? Once a fortnight my nurse comes in to give me my injection.. Anyway about a month ago she said that instead of her coming to see me.. Wouldn't it be a 'better' idea if I showed up at the clinic like everybody else... So she...
  11. S

    Hayone moved from mirtazapine to sertraline?

    Hi I've been on mirtazapine and quetiapine for a long time but my anxious is far from under control. My GP said that sertraline works well for anxiety but she didn't want to swap me without the OK from the complex care team. After leaving a message a day for 10 days, I've finally got to talk to...
  12. Kirbyhazard

    How can things be good but bad

    To most people my life seems pretty perfect and sorted for my age. I'm 22 just out university, found myself a full time job straight away working as a nurse which pretty much has me set for life, I get a decent income, just bought a new car, just moved back home into my familiar area (although...
  13. L

    Guilt: Family

    I brokedown on Saturday. To be frank, I OD'd and I'm full of guilt with what I'm putting my family through. They took me to A&E but the snow was so bad they had to call the ambulance half way there to take me. They were expecting to come with me but the ambulance drivers were not short of...
  14. H

    House assistants

    Hi everyone. Just a disclaimer I don't know if this is in the right forum space so apologies if it is. Anyway, my mental health nurse said it could be likely that I'll get a house assistant to aid me with my anxiety, but I'm not sure why I would need one as I live with my mother and sister...
  15. H

    Tips on how to fight tremors?

    Hello! Within the past 2 weeks my anxiety has progressively worsened and has now given me constant tremors which make it difficult to function properly. The tremors are in my arms (biceps downwards) and throughout my legs. The tremors are always there but I don't really bother about it, however...
  16. M

    Hospital Care workers attitude to SH

    I was recently in Hospital with a bad asthma attack ,and the staff noiced my SH scars on my forearms ,I heard on nurse say you never see [moderated] marks on a proud vain ,always just skin ,the whole experience felt very negative to me ,some staff treated me ok some were acting differently some...
  17. SBRicketts

    Who gets the bus.

    I have been imprisoned, for drinking a bottle of rum in front of a female nurse& lacking, insight, for over 10 weeks, now. I aint talkin bout no private repiout garbage either. They said that. I have, well. Anyway, 10 weeks, for lacking insight, and drinking a bottle of rum in front of a female...
  18. cpuusage

    10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse and Patient

    Thought this was pretty good - 10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse – and Patient - 10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse – and Patient | Wake Up World
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    Asperger's and schizotypal personality disorder

    Do you think they can co-exist ie it is possible to have both diagnoses? I have heard conflicting info about this. When I broached the subject of Aspergers with my nurse practitioner and described things she was quick to say schizotypal could also fit. Then she gave me a printout to an ASD...
  20. I

    Sigh, time for a new doctor

    So I should have listened to my gut instinct about seeing a psychiatric nurse practitioner instead of a real psychiatrist. While I am very reactive to medicine and can live a near normal life while medicated, I also require very high doses. I have maxed out the FDA limits or blood level limits...