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What's the point?

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Well I was restrained to a physical hospital for rehydration this week. I got restrained for many hours they pulled down my pants under restraint of ten staff and took blood out of my groin. I was injured. They tried 15 times to get a line in. They laughed and shouted at me and then refused to put any of the fluid in I needed and sent me back to the psychiatric ward unwell. What was the point? Why would any body put someone through that and then do nothing? I cannot see what the point is any more.
 
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that sounds like a horrendous experience?
did they get the line in in the end?
 
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No line and no fluid given they sent me away with no hydration
 
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Hi.

That's sounds really horrible. I'm really sorry for you.
You say they tried lots of times, so maybe they just couldn't do it that day for some reason, couldn't find your veins or something?
The laughing and shouting at you is not acceptable, and it sounds really scary and wrong. You don't deserve that. I hope that you are feeling a little better for telling someone, it's good to share. Maybe tell your ward's patient liaison representative if you have one?

Best wishes.
 
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Oh speckles I am so sorry you had such a terrible time and they laughed at you as well? Can you not drink at all? YOu really do suffer with your condition don't you? Is there anything we can do - apart from listen which is I am more than happy to do.
 
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Sometimes I can drink a little bit of diet Pop but not so much recently. They can't get the lines in because I am too ill and the veins collapse and medics are fairly inpatient with mental health sufferers. It wouldn't be as bad if they were actively treating me on the EDU but they do not want to. I think its been a bit of a shock to the EDU that the physical hospital has said they won't take me back till my sodium are such that I would be unconscious rather than merely critical. The physical hospital always try to withold the treatment they are asked to do and then just willy nilly think they can do what they want cos I am sectioned. No point telling any one though as no one does anything about it
 
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This is appalling speckles, am so so sad and sorry that you are treated like this, how can they do this to you? Am wordless, no use to you. This is so wrong xx
 
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Oh gosh. I am so sorry. It sounds very traumatic. Is there anyone there providing you with emotional support? Sending you a virtual hug.
 
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Not much emotional support really. I have a therapist but he hasn't been able to do much with me since they stopped active treatment I missed seeing him last week because I was taken to the physical hospital. Therapy is being cut here very shortly then I won't have anyone. There has been very little effort for anyone to help me drink this weekend considering the situation. I am dreading tomorrow
 
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What happens tomorrow? You mention dreading it. I don't understand why the physical hospital won't treat you. You may have a MH condition but you are physically ill so that needs addressing surely? I don't know what to say really, its just an horrendous situation for you.

May I ask why you struggle with liquids? Is it just that it makes you feel too full? I'm interested but don't want to sound nosy.
 
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I suppose the physical hospital don't want to treat cos they don't understand psychological probs and they think the edu should do more. Also they couldn't get the line in because of me being so ill so it is hassle. The admission Ward consultants are always difficult with me they always want to do different treatment to what they are asked and if they can't do that they refuse to do anything.

I guess drinking is difficult for multifaceted reasons. I think food and fluid make the badness inside me grow thus I shouldn't have it so that I am not so bad the more pure the fluid the worse the effect. If I have been contaminated to make me bad in some other way like a blood transfusion or food etc then I will need to decontaminate myself so then I will stop any fluid. I guess too it is a form of suicide as when in heart failure it is more dangerous to ulter your fluid levels and you can die and I think I should die. I also worry about the calories in it and the effect it has on my weight fluid has bigger effects when you retain it due to heart failure. I find it hard to have anything inside me too particularly things that are healthy and good for you or very unhealthy. So I would never have water
 
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