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Cant cope/PD inpatient units

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indie_cindy

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I'm finding it increasingly difficult to cope at the moment and feel myself going lower and lower. My moods are just so unstable and i simply cant bare being alive. I've thought about seeing if i can get referred to a specialist personality disorder unit. When i read my medical records last week (this also threw me into depression) my old psych on the ward had written down about exploring personality disorder units. There was a continuation asterix but the page was missing so i dont know what else was said. I was certainly never told that that was an option they were looking into. Maybe it could help? Right now i just feel too unstable to be in the community, but i know i dont want to go back to that hospital - not after reading what they wrote about me. And it didnt help being there, i would need to be somewhere that specialises in my illness and has intensive therapies. But would being an inpatient again just put off the inevitable - real life? Has anyone else been in a specialist unit or theraputic community?

I feel so alone right now. I have so much medication that i could top myself with, and i cant stop thinking about it.
 
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Twylight

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Hi Indie, there's times when I need to be in Hospital, just for a rest

It recharges my batteries and sometimes I make new friends
 
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Twylight

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Sometimes, I just need to sleep.

So i have a couple of hours and start the day again
 
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trainwreck

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my stay was not good , but there are many people who go on a regular basis its like a club , you make friends get some well earned rest,you would be suprised at the amout of people who dont want to leave , talk over your fears .it sounds like the place you need for a while . i liked the people i met it was the wrong time thats all , but you would benifit once settled ,stay safe me friend
 
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My take on being in hospital is that first and foremost it's a safe place to be for when you are at your most vulnerable (there are few ways to do harm to yourself while you're in there.) It can then act as a place to try and sort meds out so that they are more effective at heloing you to manage your feelings / illness. So while thay can at times be a little grotty and worn around the edges they truly can be a life saver (saved me three times and counting!).

Take care!, xx
 
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when i have felt very vulnerable on 2 occasions i have been admitted to the ward and have felt a lot safer while on the ward rather than just being sent home where i would not of felt safe @ all and my mood has lifted overnite while on the ward and have been ok to go home the next day on both occasions. sometimes being admitted is the best and safest option available if they have a bed of course

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I think the problem with going into hospital is that you can get very dependent on it. When I came out of hospital after 7 months it felt so wierd to be back in the community, obviously it takes time to get back to normal, but I found myself doing dangerous things in the hope that I might get sent back because I just couldn't cope on my own.
I didn't know there were such wards that just specialised in PD's, but I think that you should look into it if it's the right thing. A couple of months back when I asked to go back in hospital because I just couldn't cope my doc said to me "are you SURE this is the right desision?" and I think that's helpful to think about when making this desicsion.

I know it's so easy for me to sit here in front of a computer, not knowing you, and tell you not to take your meds, but I truly mean it. It's not worth it, it's really not. Please try to distract yourself, take a nice long bath, lock the door and make sure your meds aren't in the same room. Put some music on, have some chocolate and relax, cliche I know, but it does sometimes work!

Take lots of care

Sam
 
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trainwreck

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you a right a lot of people ,are cool about hospital, an find it hard to break the ties,they go home an 4 days later there back , something triggers them an the run to safety, but that in it self becomes another crutch like are meds.if you have no friends an you are lonley it seems a santuary.you have more than you have at home ie friends no meals to make nice bed all the meds you want.no one goes in a mental hospital if you dont take meds you dont get instant thearpy ,they have more chance of finding a med for you. but you dont go a expect to lie on a bed med free an get well.me personally i cart wait to get out , i love the pationts, but some of the staff an docs are total nobs.:unsure::unsure:
 
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