Help from doctors? What next I’d like a diagnosis!

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Lorlakay

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Hi all!

Just a little introduction... I have been hearing voices since the age of 13 and also see people/ lights/ colours/ orbs that no one else can see.

Last week at the age of 25 I hit rock bottom I had been put on sertraline for depression and had a bad reaction to the medication and tried to take my own life due to voices telling me to harm myself and I was unable to simply ignore this and I went ahead and did what they told me too and at the time I was also seeing things.

The doctor advised to stop all medication and see me in a week (today)

I tried talking about the hallucinations and I have good days and have really bad days. Today was a good day she said the last time I was there I was a little spaced out and seemed okay today if not slightly distracted

I told her the electric plug socket next to my bed was probably radiating into my thoughts and somehow putting thoughts in my head which It does not make a difference I’ve been switching it off completely at night and I’m yet to figure out the problem either that or I’m psychic and seriously considering this even tho I don’t want it to be

I find it hard to get my words out or say what I mean. She offered me councilling and more antidepressants which I don’t think I’m depressed I do get down and find it hard to deal with hallucinations. I declined the medication as I previously had sertraline which made me hallucinate more than ever and councilling I don’t feel able to do.
I guess my question is has anyone had counselling and did this help? I’ve not actually had a diagnosis other than from a previous doctor who I never told about the hallucinations voices etc and she said I’m depressed. This doctor seems to be going with the depression diagnosis and I can safely say I haven’t had depression since 13 when all this started!

I have no idea what is going on or what to do next
 
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Hi,
Have you been assessed by a community mental health care team? You need to be assessed by a specialist pyschiatrist.
Hope you get answers soon.
Take care
 
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Lorlakay

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Hi, thanks for your reply, no I have not been assessed I was offered councilling I’m not sure how I would go about getting an assessment
 
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Hi, thanks for your reply, no I have not been assessed I was offered councilling I’m not sure how I would go about getting an assessment
Hi,
You need to ask your GP for an referral for an assessment.
Take care