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Oscarpants

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Hi everyone,
I'm 21 years old and have been suffering with anxiety and depression for quite a few years, I didn't seek help untill about a month ago when things got really bad and I got sent to a crisis team. I improved under their care so they discharged me at the end of last week. Unfortunately I feel very very low again and I'm not sure what to do now, I phoned the crisis team but they said if I want to see them again I have to be referred from my gp again. I just feel very stuck as I do not want to keep going to the doctors, that itself causes me to have a massive panic attack, just wondering if anyone had any advice? Thankyou x
 
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Hi Oscarpants,
WELCOME to the Forum. Did they give you any medication ?? Also, with anxiety and depression it can help to have a therapist to see what you are thinking or what are your core beliefs that have brought up this anxiety and depression at this point in your life. Did you recently in the past few years go off and live on your own ?? I hope to talk/write with you some more. :)
 
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Hi there, thanks for your reply! They gave me sertraline, I was on 50mg for two weeks and they today upped my dose to 100mg so hopefully that will help, I think it's quite a short period of time to increase the dose though? I'm not sure if it's normal though. Several people have been recommended to me but whenever I've tried to book an appointment with them they have said that their care would not be enough for me as my case is more sever. So the only thing left to do would be to go back to the crisis team which I really do not want to do! I did move out three years ago but had to move back home two years ago, around this time I had a lot of depression too but managed to treat it myself. Thanks again for your help!
 
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Yes, that's Zoloft. I really would keep trying for a therapist because severe depression and anxiety are treatable with talking therapy. I wish I could do more for you.
 
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Hi there, thanks for your reply! They gave me sertraline, I was on 50mg for two weeks and they today upped my dose to 100mg so hopefully that will help, I think it's quite a short period of time to increase the dose though? I'm not sure if it's normal though. Several people have been recommended to me but whenever I've tried to book an appointment with them they have said that their care would not be enough for me as my case is more sever. So the only thing left to do would be to go back to the crisis team which I really do not want to do! I did move out three years ago but had to move back home two years ago, around this time I had a lot of depression too but managed to treat it myself. Thanks again for your help!
Hi,
It's still early days with your medication, meds can take a few weeks to work. I hope the dose increase helps. Do go back to your GP if things don't improve after a while, sorry you have panic attacks. Does taking someone with you help. I hope your feeling better very soon.
Take care
 
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Thankyou both for your comments, I guess I will just keep carrying on with medication and trying to go to see someone. The help I had with the crisis team was very intense every day for two weeks and now that's stopped I just feel lost. It's so much worse seeing how my loved ones are being affected by it too
 
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Thankyou both for your comments, I guess I will just keep carrying on with medication and trying to go to see someone. The help I had with the crisis team was very intense every day for two weeks and now that's stopped I just feel lost. It's so much worse seeing how my loved ones are being affected by it too
Hi,
The crisis team shouldn't have discharged you so early, it's not your fault your poorly. I'm sure your loved ones understand.
If you feel you need the crisis team again, it's okay to need help. Visit your GP and ask for a referral.
Take care
 
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It was partly my fault I made it seem I was doing a lot better than I was because I didn't want to keep upsetting everyone, I now see that was a mistake! Thankyou very much for your help
 
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