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Depression is something I’ve suffered with for many years because I was always unsure and was scared about reaching out about, it’s something that has crushed my life and confidence over recent years and has become unbearable lately with suicidal thoughts, tiredness and just constantly feeling stressed and numb.
I decided I’d go to the doctors regarding this because it’s something that’s getting worse by the day and I feel I don’t know what else to do, I told my doctor about everything and he didn’t really say much, I told him I struggle to leave the house, have suicidal thoughts and just constantly feel stressed and tired with the demands of working.
He pretty much said almost nothing other than I have anxiety and depression, he prescribed me some medication however did not sign me off although I feel like work is currently really hindering my thoughts and mind, it feels like no one is taking it seriously at work and they just want me to work stupid hours regardless, I had to ask for a self sick note however I’m worried that I’ll get the sack if I hand that in because I’ve had quite a few sick days regarding illness etc the past year.
It almost feels like he didn’t take it seriously enough and although I’m happy about finally having medication I just feel hopeless overall.
How can a doctor be told that I’m suicidal and at the lowest point in my life, constantly tired, constantly battling with myself, struggling to leave the house and give me medication and a form for counselling yet not deem me mentally ill enough for a signed note?
Very concerned basically.
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