depression the silent one

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I wonder how many people have been left to suffer like me.I have been unwell for 6 years. Panic attacks walking and no balance. Having fits sezuires , unable to put one foot in front of the other mermory lost.

Every time I went to see my GP they said we do not know what is wrong with you.Its quite clear to me now I was suffering with ACUTE depression

Some days I would walk in to the surgury on two sticks holding on to walls as I could not stand  up.They just thought I was a joke.

Because of all the sick leave I even lost my job. Did the GPS care no they did not.

In july I went to see a RE hab GP who told me that you have acute deppression the silent type.

All the GPS  would say your mystery your odd your strange.we do know what is wrong with you.

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    The right doctor makes a huge difference. What medicine have you tried? I see a Psychatrist for my care. A regular M.D. is not schooled in depression treatment. I have major clinical depression. This was under control until my thyroid stopped working correctly. Fatigue is unreal and sleep to much. When first diagnosed was sleeping 18hrs. A day. It is better but hard to get just right. If you decide to be tested for thyroid problems, be sure they test you correctly. Blood test are T3, T4, Tsh and check for antibodies. Really hope you get answers soon.
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    By the way. Never heard any refrence to silent type. ??
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    By the way. What is silent type? New one on me.
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      Hi Barbara

      The re hab GP called it silent because I did not show any signs of depression,I never felt fed up with life I slept well I went to work.

      Also I never thought I was a depress person. 

      But I had all these other problems with balance and walking and having sezuires.The Truth is my GPS did not believe ME.

      All they said to me you have VERTIGO It will only last 2 WEEKS.

      But my Symtoms got worst and worst. Some times I could not stand up.

      I could always drive. I did think many times to change GPS surgurys

      But you always get a LABEL on your records.The GPS that I saw just did not understand what I Was going through. It was easy to give me more tablets. With a promise these will work.

      I also notice they found that because I was undiagnose  thought it was funny. I could not go out could not play any sport could not go for walks.As much as I tried to explain to the GPS they never thought I may be suffering from Acute Depression.

       

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      Hello Lynne

      Has your GP discussed the possability that your problem was phsycosimatic. If that is the case they need to do more tests and understand what has caused your problem.

      I am not trying to say it is in the mind, just sometimes your GP may consider different problems if they can not find a cause

      Let us know how you get on

      BOB

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      Hi Bob

      Thanks for your message.My GPS just gave up on me. I had a MRI head scan in 2010 which showed a bleed to the brain. Which was a Stroke.

      I was given no treatment for it. I was told go home and not to worry.

      As time went on my walking and balance got worse and I started to have fits and sezuires while at work. I had no warning when I would have a fit.

      I knew along there was somthing wrong with my brain.Some days I did not know how to walk. Because my brain was not sending any messages to my legs. I could not make them understand .The GPS kept saying to me this cannot be the case. They would not believe me.

      If you saw me trying  to walk I would look like I was drunk 24/7

      Every body stopped me and ask me what was wrong. They could see I found it hard to walk. I could not walk up a hill. I could not walk at any speed. I just had to struggle on trying to find out what was wrong. I never thought I would be suffering from depression because I was always a very postive person on life work and home.

      But it can happen to any one.

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      Sorry I did not understand what your condition was caused by

      With regards your condition can you find another GP and Specialist to look into your condition.

      Like you I have a problem with my Short term memory, mine has been caused by taking Opiates over the last thirty years. I have just finished a five/six week of tests for dementia and had my scans as well. They have been trying to check my medications in case they are causing any problems, last week I was told to continue with my drugs including the Opiates. My condition is conjenital  and is not related to Dementia. I have problems thinking on my feet although I am able to type well as my brain is able to keep up with that speed. I also suffer a condition that blocks the fine viens in the brain that has a name to to with a spiders web.

      With regards to your problem I have distracted myself, sorry.

      You need further scans, may I ask how old you are, I am 66 next monday. Do you feel it is age or other that is stopping your further tests ?. If it is talk to your GP and pressure your Surgery for further tests. It is not fair on you if your small viens are still leaking, did they not find the area that is causing the problem ??. If your regular GP is holding back can you see another GP at your same practice.

      In my surgery they generally pass patients down the line to another GP in practice who has that speciality

      Sorry for your problem, we are here for support

      BOB

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    "We do not know what is wrong with you". Tsk, tsk, tsk. Very sorry to hear this lynne71295. Makes me angry, to be honest. You'd think any old quack yawning away in his office would be able to find an accurate diagnosis for you but they couldn't. Because they weren't trying hard enough as far as I'm concerned. And dismissing you like that - I mean you can hardly walk! - that's terrible.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say I'm glad you found a doctor who might finally be getting somewhere, and I hope things will start to improve very soon, all the best. You're a battler lynne71295. Hang in there. 

     

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      Hi

      Thanks for your kind message. I asked one of the GPS at the  surgury.

      Why is it I cannot walk. Why is it I do not know how to put one foot in front of the other. Her reply I just do not know. I said I thought that was your job to find she said NO As I said before They told me I was complicated  and my symtoms had so many triggers.

      Having Vertigo in the first place would indicate that I had the early signs of STRESS. I agree they did not try hard enough because I was not Straight forward,They did not want to listen to me then gave up.

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