inpatient treatment advice needed

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I'm really sorry for cross posting this on the depression and anxiety forums but I suffer with both..

After one of the worst days I have had in such a long time I am seriously considering referring myself for short-term inpatient treatment.

I am just struggling too much, I need real help. I can't stop crying and hurting, I'm so stressed and feel like I am dying.. I need help to feel alive again sad

Can anyone offer any advice on the topic? I'm based in the UK, but open to any advice or suggestions..

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    Have you tried outpatient treatment? I dont know how things work in the UK but over here in united states its not something I recommend unless you have no other choice. I have admitted my self before and it was not a fun experiance. I was only there for a little over a 24 hr period and only seen a psychiatrist right before they discharged me and all he did was talk to me for a few minutes and perscribed me an antidepressent. so I spent the night in a place that made me have more anxiety and depression for nothing. But as I said I am in the United States so it may be different where you are

     

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      Thank you for replying Rachel. 

      I am currently being treated under outpatient care but I am set to be waiting another 8-12 months for a CBT referral, and another 4 months just to get a check-up with my psychiatrist (I've only had 2 appointments so far, one she changed my medication from Citalopram to Sertaline, and another with a psychologist present which resulted in the referral).. That's it. I really need more support and help than that, I am really struggling. I try to be strong, all the time, but i've ran out of strength. I just want to cry until my chest explodes.. I'm just at such a loss. I have no friends in the area, my family are miles away and don't care anyway..

      I just feel so alone

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      Wow I am so sorry to hear this, I too just went threw a similar situation and went almost went 2 months before I could even get into she a therapist or psychologist. I was also on citalopram. and when I finally got into the psychitrist she put me on lexapro I am starting to see some improvement now. I am very sorry that you dont have a very good support system, but just know that you are not alone. I know how your feeling and it does get better. you are welcome to private message me at anytime if you just want to talk. How long have you been taking the sertaline? and also if you ever feel like your in a place where you want to hurt yourself please do check your self in for in patient and exspeacialy sense you cant get a check up for 4 months you might want to think about itb also

       

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      Oh wow. I had to initially wait like this also, and boy I felt totally unglued. I made it with gods grace. Went off one and put on Zoloft. Feel safer than that crazy mean effexor or cymbalta. Oh I sure hope your doing better. I don't think I'll be volunteering to try the next new drug, as fetzima made me sick and landed in ER recently.😊
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    Have you tried outpatient treatment? I dont know how things work in the UK but over here in united states its not something I recommend unless you have no other choice. I have admitted my self before and it was not a fun experiance. I was only there for a little over a 24 hr period and only seen a psychiatrist right before they discharged me and all he did was talk to me for a few minutes and perscribed me an antidepressent. so I spent the night in a place that made me have more anxiety and depression for nothing. But as I said I am in the United States so it may be different where you are

     

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    Augh, my dear one I just went thru this personally. Your much stronger than you realize. As I fell hard only to see my Dr. And therapist, and Er visits. With assessments and I was sent home. As bad as I felt inside, the professionals at ER and my personal psychiatrist didn't see fit for me to stay or be admitted. As I felt inside destroyed with anxiety and crying etc. Contact your Dr. And therapist again. This happened to me once in past and that's how I pulled thru. But this was worse. Tomorrow will be a week on new med. You have my old saying. As how I wish I could have my old life back before anxiety ever happened and be the me I was years ago when life was normal, before out if know where it happened at work unexpected feeling. From that day on my life changed professionally and personally. I find myself asking how I would be if it never happened to me the anxiety thing. You didn't mention meds or Dr. Or if your having life style difficulties or med change. You have choices and one is to ask yourself if you really feel at wits end at the moment you can go to ER also, they'll assess your problem, meds etc. And won't admit you if not needed.😊
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      Thank you for replying Tiffy, I really don't feel strong at the moment..

      My fear is that they will say the same, that despite the pain and suffering I don't reach their criteria for full-time help, support and ultimately care.

      I see my GP regularly, but it's never a feeling of promise when I leave,just that I'm exagerrating things again.. I'm currently prescribed 150mg Sertraline (I was taking Citalopram about 2-3 months ago, the dose of which escapes me now) and 80-120mg Propranolol a day.. The change of medications was and probably still is difficult, I was also taking benzos at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately the withdrawals from the citalopram and the benzos overlapped and I really think there's some damage done.. I'm waiting potentially a year for any kind of talking therapy (referally for CBT).. I just don't know what to do sad

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      Oh that's Zoloft . Why do you want you want to wait for therapy? I go every week right now. I need it. I'll bet your body isn't quite adjusted yet. As from my own personal experiences it takes months for me. It throws your poor body out of wack. You'll be just fine. Don't think I'm crazy for suggesting this but if you can't see a therapist or ER isn't an option, gp can't help. A church pastor maybe?
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