Posted by PaulB on August 24, 2001, at 16:16:04
In reply to How to stop feeling so shit?, posted by NikkiT2 on August 24, 2001, at 13:17:57
> I feel lousy, and have no where to turn.
> I wqas part of a very close internet communitity that I am no longer part of. I was driven insane by one members inane pollyanna ramblings and felt I had no choice but to leave... I tried calling out for help there, to try and talk to them, but I got no replies... They were all too interested in the new member to worry about old hands that were falling off the edge of the cliff.
> Where do I go now. They were my life line.
> I just feel so darned lonely and yet again, I have had enough.
> I can't get any decent medical care (my pdoc can only fit me in every 3 months or so... and thats all the care I recive as I can't afford to go private.
> When will this all end. Will I ever get relief. I doubt it, so whats the damned point??
I rememeber you. Nikki from London. Right?. I feel as if I have been in a similar boat to yours. Although I was not so fortunate to be able to receive NHS treatment from the community psychiatrist every 3 months. Its a really difficult situation; the limitations of the NHS vs the cost of private health. One things I would mention though is that the NHS is limited in what medicines they will use. They have a budget too. Medications which are not licensed, as far as I am aware are not an option. i.e. the NHS pdoc I saw would not prescribe Zyprexa as an augmentor when I relapsed on Paroxetine.
This is PB not PSB so i better mention meds.
When I was in a similar boat to you I tried amino acids. I hope this doesnt sound pointless but they are cheap, require no prescription and can often work v-well. They are available in health food shops. Also is there no way you can raise the £££ to go private. Being in London gives you a great advantage. Also if you post what you have got-depression?, youve tried, what worked and
what didnt work then suggestions can be made.