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Just need someone to listen :(

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LastingLight Tue 19-Aug-14 11:40:49

Good luck.

QueenMoo88 Mon 18-Aug-14 15:35:23

Got referred to a mental health specialist today after going back to drs but seeing a different gp that understood and listened. Feel like ive been put on the first stepping stone. Know there are alot more to come but its a start smile

QueenMoo88 Sat 16-Aug-14 22:38:35

I did Google private psychologists who specialise is adult adhd in my area and emailed someone but haven't heard anything back yet so am gonna make another appointment at my practice with another gp like u say.
Just hope this one listens to me and "gets" it as I know that even some health professionals dont "believe" in adhd speshly not in adults.

MouseandChops1 Sat 16-Aug-14 21:47:19

Have you thought of seeing someone privately? If your GP isn't helpful or willing to refer you then this may be the next option. Alternatively, see a different GP within the practice, ring and speak to the practice manager and see if there is a GP with a keen interest in mental health disorders who may be of more help.

QueenMoo88 Sat 16-Aug-14 21:35:48

Hi mouse, thank you for your reply.
when I last went to my gp thats what I did I gave him list of a few things that I do and struggle with and he basically just said hears some prozac off you pop.
Yes the prozac has slightly lifted my mood but it also keeps giving me these bursts of hyperness with doesn't normally happen I assumed if I were to get dx with adhd it would probably be more the innatentive type.

MouseandChops1 Sat 16-Aug-14 21:17:21

Hi Queen, you sound really stressed so just wanted to let you know I'm here to listen even if i can't be of much help with ADHD in adults.
What I can suggest and it's something I'm doing for an up coming appt so I don't back down and pretend all is well, is write a list of concerns/worries down. Even if I clam up or bottle it I plan to give the list to the therapist.
Do you feel like this would be of benefit with your GP?
As for your family, it's hard for parents/siblings to see loved ones in distress and struggling. I'm sure they would support you through this and be proud of you for pursuing your concerns and asking for help x

QueenMoo88 Sat 16-Aug-14 20:54:18

Hi just need to have a moan to people who might understand, hope u don't mind. The more I research and look into adhd the more I know this is whats going on with me, I found a fourm online for ppl with adhd and I relate to sooo many of them its unbelievable even things which I thought had nothing to do with adhd that I do are starting to all add up like I just read ppl with ad/hd have trouble having more than one friend at a time this is so me all the way back to my childhood to now. I mean it kinda makes sense when you think about it you can't focus on a lot so yeh it is hard to focus on more than one person. I am really determined now to get some awnsers so wanna go back to gp and say no listen its not depression there is definitely something else going on I want to be referred but I know as soon as im face to face with the gp I will end up all stuttery and not able to get my points across :/ Just really want someone to understand why im like this and get some awnsers my hubby has completely got fed up with me going on about it and friends just say what u wanna hear and well my parents they can't get there head around their grandson having adhd never mind there daughter. Just needing someone to listen and tell me im not crazy sad

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