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laulipop

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today I went to see the community Psychiatric Nurse. We had an hours appointment and we were only 10 minutes in and she said she thought I was Bipolar. She has a meeting with the psychiatrist tomorrow so she is going to get an appointment for me with him for a definite diagnosis and to discuss meds etc etc
Im scared but pleased I am now in the system and having some level of support/help.
hope youre all well
:hug:
 
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keepsafe

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Hope all goes well for you
 
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grace68

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good to hear that you've finally seen someone and that you're now getting some support.
hope the psychiatrist appointment comes through quickly for you, and that he/she is a good doctor! :hug:
 
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schizolanza

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CPN's say all sorts.A CPN is not qualified to make a diagnosis at all never mind after just 10 minutes.
 
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Gee, 10 minutes is an awful short time to make any type of mental health diagnosis. Especially since this was the first meeting. It is good she going to speak to the Psychiatrist about it. Oh I just saw the replies and notice that Olanza said something similar. I just find it incredible that a a diagnosis that a diagnosis is made in such a short time.
Jacqui
 
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laulipop

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olanza and jax. thanks 4 your replies. she didn't say that's what I definitely had but she had all my gp notes from when I've been seeing him about it etc and I had written loads of stuff down too but i doappreciate what you are both saying.
yesterday my appointment came through for the consultant psychiatrist a week tomorrow. they've put to the top of the list apparently .
i an a bit worried about it being bipolar.
this week has been a nightmare and I've had a kidney infection too and on second lot of antibiotics . I think they are starting to work now :) thank you all 4 your replies. I appreciate then all. how ru all?
 
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