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Could somebody please advise me :(

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anniebear71 Mon 15-Jun-15 13:52:16

whole story is too long, so....

Had 21 weeks of counselling, 2 weeks ago I went to the dr's and had my meds increased as I've been getting worse.

Didn't have counselling on Friday as she had a course, then just had a call to cancel the next few weeks, too,miso the next one is 3rd July.

I wanted to speak to her about my meds and if I need To go back to docs as I'm not doing well at all. I realise anti depressants take a while to work, but was hoping it would be quicker with just been an increase. So do I make a docs appointment? I don't even feel like I can sit with the doctor and tell how how bad things are .

Who on earth do I talk to for the next few weeks, it will have been 3 weeks. I feel so alone and so lonely and just feel like I have nobody to turn to.

Thank you so much to anyone who has read my waffle xx

MonstrousRatbag Mon 15-Jun-15 14:01:24

Oh my dear, you sound so sad.

Look, make a GP appointment. If you find talking about it to the GP hard, print out your OP or write down a list of things for the doctor to read. Email in advance if that makes you feel less self-conscious than handing something over.

Between now and the appointment, have a look on MIND's website here. They have got Peer Support Groups and helplines, amongst other things, that you might find really helpful. In fact, the support groups might be a good idea anyway, even when your counsellor is back. Going to group therapy is a scary idea to many people but it can be a really, really valuable thing.

Also, see if your counsellor can see you on a different day or give you a telephone consultation before 3 July. Write things down in a notebook as though you were talking to the counsellor.

And bottom line, try and keep busy. You aren't alone, you have got MN, so use it. Do anything else that helps you-crap TV, adult colouring books (my new stress reliever), mindfulness (I know it is trendy, but it is also pretty good), yoga, needlepoint, whatever.

Kepp talking, people here do listen.

anniebear71 Mon 15-Jun-15 14:13:40

Thanks so much for replying, problem is I've spent so long being there for others and supporting them,, I end up doing the same if I go to mind! End up listening to others.mwhich I don't always but sometimes you got to look after yourself,

My depression is really not good, I'm struggling even preparing tea for the kids. So all the things I should be doing to help myself I can't.

I'm incredibly lonely. Used to see so many people now none. I'm actually a really nice person,funny, friendly and caring, so. Why so alone. Obviously I'm not liked.
I've spent so long supporting others and recently come to realise that actually who cares for me , none of them obviously,methane you xxxx

anniebear71 Mon 15-Jun-15 14:25:54

Feel silly going to the dr as its only been about 2 weeks since my meds increase. I presume she won't put them up again after that amount of time?

MonstrousRatbag Mon 15-Jun-15 14:29:26

Why so alone. Obviously I'm not liked.

Ha! That's the depression talking. Obviously not coping, and probably withdrawing. Often people think you've gone off them, or want to be left alone.

Don't sweat it for now, give yourself permission to put socialising on one side if it seems like too much.

Maybe ring and ask to speak to a GP on the phone today? Put yourself first today. You're finding things really hard, you need help.

anniebear71 Mon 15-Jun-15 14:44:18

Thanks,the difference is and taking my counsellors advice, I've stepped back from all the listening and supporting I do. .says an awful not when I now rarely hear from anyone !

anniebear71 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:31:32

Sorry I thought I had replied but it mustn't have sent
Thanks so much monstrous ragbag, an awful day today

anniebear71 Mon 15-Jun-15 21:32:05

Oh I had replied! It had gone

MonstrousRatbag Wed 17-Jun-15 18:06:17

KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

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