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Modelaeroman

Modelaeroman

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Hi all,

I was recently diagnosed as Bipolar Depression type 2 and I have had to go back and forth to my local mental health unit and doctor who have asked on a few occasions to phone up about changes in medication etc etc but I have over the last few years developed a BIG phobia of using phones, even phoning family or friends who I have known for years fills me with dread. I would rather walk 10 miles to talk to someone face to face than speak on a phone. Does anyone else have this sort of problem as well. I spoke to my counselloe about it and she says it is a very common phobia, but I find it really stupid that I can't pick up a phone and dial a number and talk to someone.

Cheers

Kev
 
sallyG

sallyG

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Hi Kev....i have a p[roblem with phones too...my problem is that i think my landline has been bugged...im ok with my mobile..that doesnt bother me becasue i only use my mobile for text messages..but using the landline does me in...you have my full understanding of your problem.
 
iffybob

iffybob

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Ask

Ask if the mental health unit office has an email address you can send the information to,.. it may help....

... its not realy a phone thing with me, some days I dont want to speek to anyone , phone or not ... :unsure:
 
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suzy

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I used to hate making phonecalls, just practice and call someone up everyday so you are more confident, just like a family member
 
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