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how do you ask for help?

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pookamoo Mon 19-Oct-15 01:04:44

Just that.

Once my gp signed me off for anxiety for a week. That was in 2007 .

I have never mentioned mental health again.

But I know I have health anxiety and I can't get past if I ask for help I will never be taken seriously by a doctor if me or one of my family is ill.

I think I have cod. Intrusive thoughts.

I think I am depressed.

I said to sh last week I think I am I'll but now I am lying awake thinking of all the bad things that can happen.

How do I ask for help and who do I ask?

Very heavy weight carrying it all around and pretending I am ok when I am not.
Thank you.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Mon 19-Oct-15 01:10:34

I felt as you feel. I was devastated admitting to it to my GP BUT they were nothing but helpful and professional and my life is immensely better because of it. I will come back to this thread tomorrow, as it is late and I am tired, but no one else need know. I didn't tell anyone initially, though I have now done so and, again, received nothing but support.

pookamoo Mon 19-Oct-15 01:17:16

Thank you.

I just don't know how I would get the words out .

Isn't it "just" my health anxiety (for me and others) making me think I am I'll? I sm going round in circles. sad

pookamoo Mon 19-Oct-15 01:18:43

It was not health anxiety i was signed off for. Just general not coping.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Mon 19-Oct-15 14:20:30

Oh, the dam burst and I ended-up saying everything that was on my mind, some relevant some not ... They seemed to do which bits to focus on.

pookamoo Wed 21-Oct-15 23:33:23

Thank you

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