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I have just got an appointment at the doc's tomorrow to tell about how low and suicidal i'm feeling. I just don't know what to say to him tho when I get there. I'm going to feel like such an idiot.
Hello chyla - You will not feel like an idiot, they are trained professionals who deal with this - they will drew out of you how you are feeling! Have you thought about what you want to express to your dr? Have you said it out loud yet how you are feeling?
I know what I want to tell him. I just want to let everything thats bothering me out in the open but I know I wont be able to do that. I will just freeze and clam up, i know I will
Hi - write it down and take that with you so you can check you don't miss anything out - or if you really can't say all the things you want give the doctor the notes with what you wanted to say. I'm sure that will help both of you to understand the problems. Good luck.
try writing some things down. maybe do a list of good/bad days/events and look through your diary to work out when you started feeling like this, and whether you feel worse in the morning/at night. and say when you go in "I've written a few things down so I don't forget them". depression is incredibly common so they will be well used to drawing info out of people about themselves and their state of mind. xx
i felt liek you when i was pg with jess... i had weekly appointments with my doc, the first time i saw her, i just cried.... couldnt get anything out. From then on, i had weekly homework of writing down what was bothering me and when and at the appointment we would go through each issue together - was fantastic and didnt need ad's!
Don't know if you've read my other thread (going to have a good week), but I couldn't make the appointment - had to write a letter to the dr and the dr then rang me to go in. Now you've made a really brave move by making the appointment - you should be proud of yourself - but perhaps scribble down what you want to say beforehand so if you clam up you can refer to it. I am a fine one to talk, I clammed up immediately but becasue she had read the letter she knew a foundation to get me to talk (well she tried) but I do know how the stress and anxiety makes you freeze. You've got time to make a few notes, being honest with yourself and you can say what you like if its only you going to read it and just refer to it if you need to.
Chyla - It is daunting and writing it down is a great idea. With my first appointment I wanted the GP to realise how bad I felt, but then I didn't want her to think I was a lunatic. Thankfully I didn't have to say much at all.... I just opened with the line:
"I feel like a fraud as I'm not feeling down at the moment.... but I think, no I KNOW I have PND". She nodded and asked questions, from then on I just answered her questions. It was so nice to be taken seriously and not be treated like a fool.
Well done for making the appointment.... thats the first step to NOT feeling like anymore.
I've been there and its so frightening to have those thoughts in your head. But, thankfully, I recovered. And you will too.
Chyla - how did it go, how are you feeling???? Only if you want to say that is,up to you but thinking of you! ((((hugs))))
Hi, It ended up being cancelled as doctor was off ill, so I was thinking of going to the Brook Centre but not sure if they are the type of ppl who can help me deal with this?
Oh dear Chyla, thats really tough for you - got all psyched up and now cancelled. What is the Brook Centre???? Did you not reschedule with your GP?
tbh i dont know what the brook deals with but it might be worth checking if they have a website or giving them a call?
make another doctors appointment and dont give up!
youve made the first steps and that shows alot of strengh inside you, you can do it!
give them a call first thing on monday and ask for an emergency appointment.
how are things today?
just had a look at the brook website, they deal with sex and contraception for people under the age of 25
Confidential counselling for young people and adults in crisis. Phone: 020 8514 1177 (Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, 7pm - 10pm).
* Youth Access
Provides information to young people under 25 about their nearest free advice, info and counselling service. Phone: 020 8772 9900 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).
* The SamaritansThe Samaritans
Walk in 9am - 9pm, seven days a week at Marshall Street, Soho. Phone: Central London Branch 0207 734 2800 or the national number 08457 90 90 90.The Samaritans are an excellent source of all contact numbers for specialist advice for most issues that you can think of. They have a directory on these.
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.Freephone: 0800 018 2138 http://www.youngminds.org.uk. Booklets for young people available from YoungMinds, 102 - 108 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5SA (phone: 020 7336 8445).
* Depression AllianceDepression Alliance
Self help groups around the country. Phone: 0207 633 0557 ext 202. For their postnatal depression helpline, phone 0208 768 0123.
Mind is a mental health charity. They have local branches and can offer advice and information on a range of issues.
Phone: 0208 340 2474.
SaneLine is a national, out-of-hours telephone help-line for anyone coping with mental illness. Their lines are open from 12 noon to 2am every day of the year. Phone: 0845 767 8000 (local call rate).
Get Connected looks like a good organisation too.
0808 808 4994
UK-wide helpline for young people
Free telephone and email service
Open 1pm - 11pm every day
What Get Connected Does
Get Connected is a free, UK wide, email and telephone helpline that finds young people the best help whatever the problem.
The helpline workers listen to what you need to sort out, explain the options you have, and then make suggestions of services where you can get the best help. Get Connected has access to information on thousands of services, both locally and nationally.
If you have contacted Get Connected by phone, the helpline worker can then provide a free connection to the service you have chosen, or can text important information to your mobile.
The helpline workers all come from different backgrounds and about two-thirds are under thirty. All of them have been trained to make sure they are in the best possible position to help. None of them will tell you what to do or judge you.
Outside of opening hours, check out The Site (www.thesite.org.uk) for more information. If you're in a life-threatening situation, call the emergency services on 999.
"Get Connected helps thousands of young people every year - we can help you too."
Get Connected Youth Committee
Miscarriage Association helpline
Available Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm (answerphone all other times)
The miscarriage association helpline offers support and information to those who have lost a baby during pregnancy.
aww thanks you guys for all that information! I will phone to reschedule on Monday. I could have seen an agency doc on Friday but would rather talk to my own doctor as I like her, but as I have 3 interviews next week (yes 3!!!) I will have to reschedule inbetween them. I am feeling positive today but my mood could change at any point. Thanks again for all your help! Very much appreciated xxx
All the best for the appointment and come back and tell us how you went if you want to. Good luck and remember to scribble some notes before you go and you will be fine in there.
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