just want to talk to someone.

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Not written anything for a long time, but I just feel the need to talk to someone. I have been quite stable for a couple of months now but today I feel really low struggling not to cry. I am thinking I am back on that downward spiral again. Even thinking of phoning mental health team, but there is nothing they can do because I am on the list for CBT

I have been waiting for a second course of CBT for nearly 4 months since I was actually put on the list the referral was 6 months ago. I have been using the skills I obtained from the first time I had CBT quite successfully to keep me going, but at the moment I feel no one really cares..

About 3 weeks ago I found I was very anaemic and had to be admitted for a blood transfusion. This has helped with a lot of physical symptoms which I had put down to depression and being very unfit. I now have to have at least 2 investigations which I have had in the past and one of the test is not very pleasent at all. I am going into hospital for that on Monday. The other test will be done the following week.

I have a long history of depression and i have been on Venlafaxine 150 mgs since Nov last year.

some reassurance this is normal would great fully be received.

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear you're finding it hard right now. Sometimes we just need to let ourselves cry it out. It doesn't mean you're heading down that spiral again it's just a bad day, or few days, and that's perfectly okay. The fact that you have been using your CBT skills so effectively is a really good sign of how far you've already come. Hopefully you get another session of CBT soon, but keep it up, you're doing great

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    Hi

    i think perhaps it is just a blip not a downward spiral.  Are you anxious about you upcoming tests?

    lynda

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      Not really I know what is going to happen as I have had the same test 7 years ago although one test is not at all pleasent so I am going to ask for sedation., plus I was a nurse  upto 2012. 
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    Hi, sorry to hear that you are struggling again, i know how tough it is, especially if your having health problems a well. At least by having the tests you will know what is wrong and you can then hopefully get it sorted. Dont be afraid to cry, it is a release, i really hope you feel better and remember, you are not alone, i may be a stranger to you but i still share your pain and frustrations, keep going
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    Hi

    I've done CBT and you're feeling considerably low due to physical problems also. Please relax and practice your CBT. You're not alone and keep your chin up.

    I will be thinking of you please let me know how you get on.

    Take care Xx

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    Thanks guys feeling better today.
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