23 days inpatient, no end in sight.

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So far it's been one nightmare after another while being in the mental health ward.

Physically I have migraines, a couple of infections (drs refused to treat for 9 days), stomach issues including vomiting and extremely low blood pressure.

I tried to kill myself 27 of June because my emergency room visit the night previous got me nowhere. Night dr admitted me, day dr sent me home. I didn't get the help I needed.

Now here for 23 days, my meds have been changed, one stopped, one decreased and one increased. Nothing is working.

Doesn't help that I've only seen the inpatient psychiatrist twice in that time. Its probably why I'm still here.

I have not socialized with others, eat meals in my room, and am allowed out on escorted passes only.

I feel like a black sheep, a social outcast.

4th time inpatient, does it ever get better?

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    Hi Kristina are you UK, it's unusual in UK to hospitalise mental health patients nowadays but I suppose it all depends on the criteria they use at individual hospital's and obviously if you were and are likely to try and harm yourself then for your own safety they do what's nescassarry.

    I'm really sorry your feeling so poorly and obviously not feeling like you are getting the right treatment.

    Swapping and changing Meds is normal practice until hopefully they will find the correct treatment for you.

    Are you able to speak with your family, do you have anyone who has been active in your care, say a therapist or mental health practitioner.

    Yes things will improve I'm sure it just takes time and most of all it needs you to also realize that although it is a mental illness we do have to try our best to help ourselves, have you had a definitive diagnosis yet so that you can at least understand why you are feeling this way.

    Is their a date been given yet as to when you will be released and do you live with someone who understands your health problems

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      I'm actually in Canada. I have no family to help, and I live alone.

      I have my own psychiatrist in the hospital but she will not see me until I'm discharged. And I don't know when that will be.

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    Hi i read your story and it was so close to my heart you are not alone, there are so many people who feel like you and i was one of them, i am 54 and there is nothing that i have not gone through and i do not want to scare you but i am still going through it, the only thing is years ago there was not the help they have now, you only have to get the right medication and the right help , it took me a long time to find out what was wrong with me but i am getting there, i will be seeing a counsellor in a few weeks and i have a help line i can talk to them anytime, my doctor is sorting out my medication, and i have a great family , and partner and a few close friends that know, i hope you have this forum helps , you can talk us, if you have trouble talking to your family, then samaritians are brilliant, please get the help you need i did and you will realise life is worth living
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    I got home on Friday and it's been stressful to say the least. But I'm getting used to it.

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      Hi Kristina I'm glad your home and I apologize for not getting back to you especially as you were in a bad place but family has taken all my time this weekend, please try to get some therapy to help you cope with everything that's going on in your life, you need proper help to make sure you get the best out of life that you can.

      A good way to start the first day of the rest of your life is to make sure you not only look after your mind but looking after your body is just as important, eating well and a good exercise regime is just as important if not more so.

      See your Dr or look on line for a good diet and exercise thats free to follow

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