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Can't be bothered to namechange, am quite deeply depressed, but gp doesn't think I am. Also an sp-will they make dd live with her father?

(6 Posts)
Pawslikepaddington Tue 23-Sep-08 13:20:54

I have been depressed for around a year, I know the signs as I had very severe depression as a teenager, to the point of nearly being hospitalized. I have been to my gp three times over the course of 6 months, and each time she says I have too much on and am not depressed I am anxious or over tired etc. Am now getting to the point where I am having suicidal wishes daily, i.e., I wish I could, but have dd to think of. Am worried if I tell this to gp she will contact ss, but I really need help-am bursting into tears continuously, am unable to do anything-I can't even concentrate long enough to clean the bathroom-I have to do it in three stages, and am struggling now to even make meals. How do I convince this woman I need help?

jesuswhatnext Tue 23-Sep-08 14:59:56

poor you - please go and ask to see a differant gp - change practices if you get no joy at your present one - you know how you feel, if possible could your dp of friend go with you for moral support?

curlywurlycremeegg Tue 23-Sep-08 15:03:33

Try MIND's helpline, they may know off an easier way for to you obtain a referal than through your very unhelpfuk GP


Pawslikepaddington Tue 23-Sep-08 15:30:13

Thank you both-I can normally handle it by cutting out the things I can't emotionally manage from my day (i.e. not ringing friends back and saying I forgot blush!) and just leaving a lot of stuff until "tomorrow", but I have a pile of stuff that NEEDS doing this week-we are moving house on a week's notice and it is not going to plan and the previous landlord is being painful about it, I have work to get in for Friday but dd's been at school on half days so nothing is done etc, so I've been getting in a big tizz and feel like I'm walking a tightrope between coping and flipping out! Thank you both so much xx

jesuswhatnext Tue 23-Sep-08 16:52:18

tbh, with all thats going on in your life i'm not surprised you are feeling low - ime (i'm an old bag smile) i think you do need to seen a decent gp, BUT, try and do something to help yourself relax and at least sleep properly. ie, take half an hour tonight to have a warm bath before bed (that half hour will not make the slightest differance to your work load/pile of 'to do'stuff, but a good nights sleep can make a world of difference to how you cope with each day iyswim.

good luck, and remember you are a very normal, hardworking, multitasking genius who is just a bit overloaded at present grin

silverwater Fri 03-Oct-08 00:11:15

Totally understand unsympathetic gp can be like a brick wall and put you off going again. Have suffered depression for years and the last couple of gp's i had were so useless did'nt go for ages. Then i plucked up the courage to change again this time on a reccommendation and he really listened and took me seriously so it is so worth trying to get a more sympathetic one. Depression is such a blight on a persons life and requires and deserves compassionate treatment. Afterall we deserve a quality of life don't we?

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