Too many problems and too scared to talk about them.

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Hey,

A lot has happened over the past 2 years, family, friends, work and life in general. The start of this year was the worst of my life. And to be honest most of its a blur, I can't remember much between October 2017 - May 2018. Nothing to do with drugs, just my mind was that much of a mess, it's blocked it out.

I have been trying to self help a lot to prove I'm strong to my family. But it's not helping as much as I had hoped and I'm terrified of the doctors. I can't take tablets (don't bother suggesting ways to take them, trust me I've tried them) so one doctor just gave me a leaflet and said to read up about depression. So it's put me off talking about it to doctors. But I can feel myself getting really low again, and I'm worried.

I want to talk. I'm just too scared too.

Any suggestions on how to get over the fear would be welcomed! And was the doctor right to just give me a leaflet? Or is there more that they should do?

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    What feels so scary to talk about? No judgement here. The go to for Doctors is meds always. And there are so many other strategies to help our minds, when struggling with depression. I have struggled with clinical depression on and off for a long time. Seems that now I dont feel ok for more than a couple hours every week. Makes life quite difficult So, what is going on? Can you articulate it?

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      Hey,

      Just going to the doctors, most of the times I've been they've dismissed me or mocked me for not being able to take tablets.

      When growing up I had problems with my hips, the backs of my tendons in my legs didn't grow as quick as I did, so my knees pointed inwards causing knee and hip pain. It took many years for me to finally get sent to a physio.

      Then I needed some antibiotics and I explained I can't take tablets, and he laughed and called me a child.

      So talking to doctors isn't my favourite thing.

      I just want to know if I need to go or I can do it by myself.

      Thank you for your reply!

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    What about some kind of hypnotherapy for help with taking meds?

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      Hey,

      I've tried being hypnotised by a performer kind of thing, but it never works, yet it worked on other people around me. They said I have a very stubborn mind, I can't relax easily with strangers enough to try it.

      But thank you for your suggestion!

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    Hi there was nothing else the doctor could do if you refused meds and counselling was there? All s/he could do was give you a leaflet. What else did you expect? If you don't want/can't accept medical help then there is only the self help one available so google mindfulness, meditation, yoga etc. and read as many help yourself books as you can. x

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