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i just thought I would update you following my last discussion about deleting a post, which i haven' done as yet. 

I went to see my GP this morning, I managed to tell hip about how unhappy and low I have been feeling this last couple of days despite being happy over Christmas. A few other issues came out along with some tears, which I won' bore you with but the upshot is he is referring me to a psychiatrist, as I was telling my GP if I felt like self harm which I do from time to time I told him exactly how I would do it, I don't think there is an awful lot the psychiatrist can do. As my GP said it may be a case of managing it and that I may never be cured as it has been problematic for years, and may always need to be on medication.

I have concerns about seeing the psychiatrist because I have difficulty opening up to people but my GP has been so good and really listened to what I have to say, and I can see he reads between the lines..

hope everyone else is having a good day.

 

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    Well done you have taken the first step by getting it out to your GP and that he listens to your concerns , i know where you are coming from re speaking to a Psychiatrist as i have trouble verbally but if he is a good psychiatrist then he will understand that and hopefully coax a little bit at a time - put you at ease . Most of my problems are because i cannot speak out openingly hence why CBT ended so badly for me last year . I shall shortly be trying my second attempt at ring the crisis number ( last time i ended it as i couldn't speak to a stranger on the phone - don't like phones anyway ) as i am struggling badly these past days that is why i haven't felt up to helping others on this site as i idn't feel that i would be any help . But as i said well done for getting to your GP and discussing your worries , low spirits etc with him now you know that he has ,will take your concerns seriously , take care , thinking of you
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      Thanks, couldn't believe it got a phone call tonight for telephone assessment, I now have an appointment for Saturday morning for a face to face assessment. Thought I was going to have to wait. Just finding it hard to believe everything has happened so quick, as it was a routine follow up appointment this morning and not a crisis management.
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    Hi Dianne, well done you have taken the first step,wishing you all the best.

    Elizabeth.

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    Hi Diane

    Thanks for the update.

    I think you are fortunate to be referred to a psychiatrist. They specialise in mental illness and therefore have the most expertise of all doctors when it comes to depression. Your GP will probably receive a report from your psychiatrist so you will still have your GP s support too. I think my psychiatrist was the best person for me when I was going to him. They don't make you talk they just allow you the opportunity to talk if you feel like it. A psychiatrist s role is usually about getting you diagnosed correctly and on the best medication for you, and to support you in your recovery.

    All the best.

    I think you will find your psychiatrist very helpful and supportive.

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      Thanks abella for reiterating to me the role of the psychiatrist, particularly around medication. I do know all this having been a nurse for over 30 years but when it comes to you it is very hard to accept. I do have a problem of dependency but my problem is on professionals trying to help me, I find is so hard when I have to break the ties.i am not dependent on others for day to day living, I have a good group of friends good husband great kids but I find it so hard to talk to them because I feel I am going on and on all the time about myself and how bad I feel.so I do not say anything. I was struggling last night to tell my husband about the referral, but fortunately he answered the phone to the assessment team, which opened the door to telling him.

      Anywat only got to wait 48 hours for the face to face appointment then see where I go from there.

      thanks again. 

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