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hey i was just wondering if anyone can give some much needed advice

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TaaliAlex

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Hi I need some advice as I have been diagnosed with bpd.
But my mood swings aren't getting better and I'm taking medication I recently got refered back to the secondary care team in mental health NHS but they refused to diagnose me until I have long term counseling but I'm finding it hard to find long term counseling on the NHS primary care as the secondary care providers don't provide these services the counseling that my doctor will have to refer me back to I've had a crappy experience with them before and only offer sixteen weeks I'm unsure what to do as my doctor feels like she's hitting a brick wall and so do I and I'm sick of being shoved from pillar to post its annoying the SPA team (secondary care team) I've sen them three times to be told same thing and they suspect i may have cyclothmia but I dont know what to do as my mood swings are becoming unbearable and my family are struggling to deal with me as well as my moods are becoming unpredictable and the meds don't feel like they are working but spa have told my doctor to keep me on them I just don't know what to do should I go for 16 weeks counseling and ask for a referral back?
Any advice welcomed
 
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What meds are you on ? Wht do they want u to have councelling for did some thing happen to trigger ur mood swings ?? its kinda strange that they keep sending you back to gp waiting lists are long and im pretty sure they could refere u !
 
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I'm on sertraline, they told me their waiting list is too long so they said the primary care route would be faster route to counselling they want to see if my past is the one causing the mood swings or if its medical but everytime I start counselling I feel I get worse not better as its too much to bring up the counsellors I seen through the doctors last time refused to go indepth as It was seen risky to bring up stuff as I just got worse and just wanted to teach me how to cope but the spa team say I need in depth counselling they did refer me to a personality disorder specialist who refused to diagnose me said it was the doctors job todo so and sent me to group therapy that I had to quit because it made really ill the Dr wrote back and they said theyre is nothing else they could offer me and dischard me from they're service anyway I feel as I'm at a dead end and its so frustrating but I find my moods trigger on theyre own and not down to thoughts or other triggers and I usually wake up in the mood I'm in that day wether high or low but I just dont know what to do anymore
 
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This just what I think perhaps you should do

1) I think (but could be wrong) sertraline is an anti depressant particularly used for people suffering with an anxiety component, I wonder whether this is the right type of med because if you have mood swings it would perhaps indicate a mood stabilizer.

2) I would ask for a referral to the general psychiatrist for your area for them to do an assessment, they can then decide what they think and then send you on to the appropriate services whether this is the PD services, or refer you to long term therapy (counsellors do not normally do in depth work but short term work more on the here and now) and they can suggest meds too. I think you need a bit of clarity.
 
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