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Cocoa

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so I saw my care coordinator this morning and he told me he wants to discharge me by May, that there's nothing more that they can do for me and that I've just got to use the coping skills I've supposedly got. He says I'm doing well, going to work and looking after myself but all that is on a knife edge.

It scares me being without support - what happens if things go wrong again. Also, because they say there's nothing more they can do for me I can only assume that this is as good as it's going to get for me, which is shit because I struggle on a daily basis

what can I do? :cry:
 
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Of, you’ll be fine, take it day by day rather than overthink about the future.
You could trust yourself the same way those guys trust that you are doing better.
 
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so I saw my care coordinator this morning and he told me he wants to discharge me by May, that there's nothing more that they can do for me and that I've just got to use the coping skills I've supposedly got. He says I'm doing well, going to work and looking after myself but all that is on a knife edge.

It scares me being without support - what happens if things go wrong again. Also, because they say there's nothing more they can do for me I can only assume that this is as good as it's going to get for me, which is shit because I struggle on a daily basis

what can I do? :cry:
It's so scary, isn't it! I was scared for the first whole year out of the hospital whether I would be able to support myself and I had the back up of my parents there. I did gradually feel better and gain confidence, which has been a big deal, but feeling awful (if that's how you feel -- mine was meds, depression, and hypothyroidism) makes everything more difficult. Are you on meds right now? What makes each day hard? I found finding support from others big and creating a weekly routine so I didn't have to think about what I was going to do each day was helpful too.
 
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I'm on loads of meds have asked for a medication review but haven't heard anything. It's just hard work getting through the day with everything going on in my head, so low and so anxious it's horrible
 
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I'm on loads of meds have asked for a medication review but haven't heard anything. It's just hard work getting through the day with everything going on in my head, so low and so anxious it's horrible
Yes, getting through the days for me is easier now but it's still a struggle. I used to almost yell at my mother that I didn't want to live anymore and the only reason I was staying alive was for everyone else. I would tell her that I didn't want to live and that I was angry that I had to. It did get better. I'm still not at 100% but better.

That combo of feeling low and anxious is the worst! It's like not wanting to do anything but feeling keyed up like I should do something. I hope you get your med review soon, that might really helped. I'm glad you're posting here. :)
 
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Yes anxiety and depression together sucks I’m not due to see the psychiatrist until may hope I don’t have to wait that long!
 
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Yes anxiety and depression together sucks I’m not due to see the psychiatrist until may hope I don’t have to wait that long!
I hope you don't either! Where you're at do you have case managers? I had a case manager that helped me with scheduling and I could actually call the clinic and ask for an earlier appointment. Also, I could show up early morning and wait to see the psychiatrist, if there were any openings.
 
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I hope you don't either! Where you're at do you have case managers? I had a case manager that helped me with scheduling and I could actually call the clinic and ask for an earlier appointment. Also, I could show up early morning and wait to see the psychiatrist, if there were any openings.
I have a care coordinator - in the past I've had a cc who is really proactive and would get me earlier appointments if I needed them. This one seems less inclined to do so, and he's the one who's discharging me not much use really!
 
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I have a care coordinator - in the past I've had a cc who is really proactive and would get me earlier appointments if I needed them. This one seems less inclined to do so, and he's the one who's discharging me not much use really!
oh that's too bad. Are you able to ask for a different care coordinator or get your old one back?
 
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don't think so, they're not much help really
 
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