Telling my GP was very helpful - I was referred to MH services and they gave me a choice in everything they’ve done. For me there was such relief in handing things over to people who care instead of struggling on like I had been. They didn’t impose anything - they gave me options and I chose. I was scared I would be hospitalised and that was one of the options but they gave me other options too. It was a relief to be listened to with understanding. I appreciate MH services vary from region to region but I’d say don’t be worried about approaching them.
It’s not an assessment, I’ve been seeing the team since late spring. It’s the ED nurse this week who I have seen most frequently. I always get very wound up before an appt, and they either go terribly ie I just can’t talk or I am able to feel comfortable and open up.
Not really better, but I’m not going to scoff at having a libido!
I already told the ED nurse in an email. I imagine she will raise the issue today. I don’t know if I will tell her I have stockpiled the meds. She does have a knack (professional experience I guess) of making me feel relaxed enough to be open and honest. Feel quite sick at the prospect of the appt - makes me face up to things rather than bury them.