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Supposed to be seeing a Pyschiatrist., any advice?

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Janos Thu 30-Jun-05 08:53:54

Please bear with me, sorry if this sounds a bit muddled and odd that is how I feel right now. It is a genuine question.

I feel very odd and went to the doctor...who has arranged an emergency appointment with I think a psychiatrist? have not been sleeping and am hearing voices. Just wondered has this happened to anyone else and how you managed.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 09:18:20

just be honest hun I have been seeing psychatrist for a while now and see him 3 monthly but in meantime i have a cpn weekly and a psychologist weekely...they are there to help. I was having weird thoughts and paranoia, self harming and was suicidal and they have helped a lot. Just try to be open and they will get u appropriate help
good luck

eemie Thu 30-Jun-05 09:36:02

Just tell him/her everything that is troubling you even if it's embarrassing. Answer their questions, don't worry if the questions seem odd, just say so if you like.

They may ask things that seem off the point, but try to bear with them.

Don't try to be brave or make out that you're coping better than you really are. When you feel better you'll be able to see the point of it all.

This is easy to say, but try not to worry about losing control - you are taking control by getting help. Losing sleep is the worst - it's hard to think straight about your priorities when you're exhausted - let someone else help.

Hope you'll feel better soon

Janos Thu 30-Jun-05 09:49:14

Thank you both for your replies, that is reassuring to know. I was worried I might be put in hospital

This all seems so silly because my little DS is the happiest, sunniest natured little boy you could hope to meet. I love him to bits.MY DP asks why is it happening and I don't know!

Nemo1977 what you describe is how I feel, its horrible.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 09:51:20

janos same here i was scared of being sectioned etc but they could see no need. I was managing to care for my ds and told them that it was him who kept me going...He is also a happy confident little boy which is great considering i dont take him out as much as i 'should'

Janos Thu 30-Jun-05 10:08:43

Nemo do you mind me asking how old is your DS? My DS is just coming up for 8 months. I did have an episode of PND starting before when he was about 10 weeks but thought I had recovered OK. Long boring story but the docs prescribed Fluoextine, today it for a month then stopped taking it cos I felt so much better - stupid I know!

This is much worse tho. Listen to me - sorry for going on.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 10:10:44

janos dont worry about ds is now 20mths and my depression kicked in when he was 6wks. I am off meds now but only because i am pregnant again.

Janos Thu 30-Jun-05 10:17:00

Ooopss.I mean took it for a month. Tired and not typing properly!!! I am supposed to be in work today and DS is in nursery, thats another thing I feel bad about too. Can't do my job or look after my baby right what a great mum I am! Think I might have gone back to work too soon.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 10:18:43

hun can understand that i went back to work when ds was 2mths old although had couple of training days from when he was 3wks..It was worst thing i did and ended up being signed off after 2 mths then medically retired

Janos Thu 30-Jun-05 10:22:44

OMG training at 3 weeks, that must have been so hard on you. Think I was still in my pjs all day at 3 weeks.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 10:45:24

i was soft thought i was super home came home from hospital had a shower changed and went to 80th bday party with 3 day old baby in tow and used first weeks like that...this time i will be soooooooooo much more for staying in

Janos Thu 30-Jun-05 10:59:12

I was still in hospital after 5 days - my DS was 1 month early and I had a C section. I am amazed you managed to do any of that. I did go out (I think) but was a complete zombie.

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