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yewotc90

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Someone on another forum said the following:

Have you discussed with your GP your feelings about receiving support from him & whether it's "acceptable"? It sounds like you have a lot of anxiety about that and I think discussing it with him directly might help to put your mind to rest :)

What do people think? I wouldn't want to ask my GP and then he says actually it's not acceptable and I can't support any longer etc.

I have been seeing him weekly at the moment and when CBT finishes, I think he is going to see me weekly for a bit afterwards. Then drop down to fortnightly and then monthly when I am ready

I just worry it's not normal and stuff to see GP so often through depression, as some people have commented on it. But then others have said totally normally as GP is main contact point and they are there for everything, not just physical health
 
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Don't say anything. Your GP seems to be supporting you very much and he happy to carry on doing it.

Don't listen to the doubters.

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Hi
Sorry to hear you have been struggling.
I saw my GP monthly for a year. I guess it depends on the person and what your GP feels is necessary.

It seems a good thing to me to have a gp who is making sure you are ok..
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It's helpful hearing that someone else has seen their GP monthly for a year - helps me feel a bit better that what I'm asking isn't out of the ordinary. Not discussed anxiety surrounding it with GP, too scared what to say really haha

I think my main worry is being left on my own after CBT - would find it helpful to continue the weekly appts for a month or two after CBT to see how I go on and make sure I'm doing better as has been tough the last few months, then drop down gradually after that to fortnightly for a bit then monthly

Would you say there is anything wrong with asking the above? Considering I've been on a limited supply of tablets, had police called out due to mental health episode and the other night dog got so scared he bit me, in my head I think it shows I need the support. But then I imagine every reason under the sun and my head tells me I will get in trouble saying that will help me or they will be annoyed or something terrible

There is an online message thing on the website so I guess I could use that to try and condense my worry and hopefully the response in writing will alay fears as can then refer back to that - but how do I condense the above into a short message?
 
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I would say there is nothing wrong with asking the above at all. Your GP will possibly wish to see you anyway like you say.

You could always print out your post here and show him/her what you have written, explain you find it difficult to ask. Just a thought.

If you write it on the online message.
You could just write;

Once your CBT ends, you feel you would benefit and it would help from seeing your Dr each week for a couple /few weeks, so that you feel you have support from him /her so that support is not suddenly taken away all at once, and taken away gradually.

Your GP seems to be making sure you are ok, so I don't think you have a problem.
Wish you well
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Thank you, so if I wrote the following:

Once my CBT ends, I feel I would benefit from the weekly appointments carrying on for a couple of months, then reduce to fortnightly and then monthly so the support is not suddenly taken away all at once and taken away gradually

Or is it too much too ask for the weekly to carry on for two months while we make sure I am ok after CBT - another reason I'm wanting this is because the CBT hasn't had much of an effect on the depression, but hoping if I give it time and put into practice what I have learnt from CBT that the depression will subside

Yeah, one thing I wasn't aware of which a friend told me yesterday is that GP I'm seeing actually had depression themselves so has been where I am
 
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That looks good. I hope you can have the answer from them that agrees with us :)

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yewotc90

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Thank you, now to find the courage to send the message haha. I mean I did use the online message function to send a message about smear appointment and admin staff replied and said Dr said it was fine, but for some reason I expect this message to get a bad reply and get told not to message or something. Its easier with the social anxiety for me to ask via message
 
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Hello.

Yes all ok :)
Try not to worry when you send your message.

Lots of people message each day, with lots of different problems and queries, that's why they have that service :)

I do understand your worries though..

Your not doing anything wrong. Your asking for clarification on something.

Take care.
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Hello.

Yes all ok :)
Try not to worry when you send your message.

Lots of people message each day, with lots of different problems and queries, that's why they have that service :)

I do understand your worries though..

Your not doing anything wrong. Your asking for clarification on something.

Take care.
Unique1 xx
Thank you - would you say that's what the message function on SystmOnline is for? I don't really know what its for - just that it says messages are dealt with on a non-urgent bases. Urgent queries requiring an immediate response should be telephoned through to the surgery

My brother says he has asked them, but then he has been known to make stuff up so the other worry is if he has asked them will I be annoying them haha
 
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Hi.

It's seems to be a message system for non urgent messages, therefore you can ask.
Maybe start your message off by saying you wondered if they could clarify with Dr W..... That the following is acceptable.......

Then continue with your request..

I'm sure it will be ok, they will get lots of messages each day they are used to all sorts of requests.
Wish you well
Unique1 x
 
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