- Jan 18, 2009
I'm looking for a bit of advice and considering making an appointment with my doctor. I'm feeling life in general is a complete struggle just now, i'm a working single mum although have a great boyfriend who treats me like a princess, however i'm struggling financially (as i'm sure a lot of people are), my dad was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and i just seem to spend a lot of time obsessing about death even though i'm only 35 and this can sometimes result in a tight chest and feelings of heat in my chest. I usually drink a bottle of wine every night as it seems to numb the feelings for a bit but then i feel rubbish the next day. I wouldn't say i'm an alcoholic but i am most definately alcohol dependant and usually at weekends if i over indulge i have sometimes seen me sitting with pills laid out on the table although too scared to take them but the thought is sometimes there. I want to know what a doctor is likely to do if i explain all this, will he prescribe medication, will he make me speak to a counsellor, will he sign me off work. Any advice appreciated...