Posted by Marie1 on August 26, 2001, at 8:50:23
In reply to Re: How to stop feeling so shit? » PaulB, posted by NikkiT2 on August 25, 2001, at 11:13:37
I'm always astonished at the waiting lists you guys in the UK have to deal with just to see a pdoc. What's the suicide rate there? I ask because I don't think I'd still be here if I hadn't gotten an appointment with a pdoc as soon as I did (in US).
I really hope you're feeling better soon. I don't mean to minimalize how you're feeling, but could maybe some of it be related to ending your wonderful trip to Thailand? I felt more depressed (than usual) after returning from a year spent in Australia, after all the coming home excitement went away.
> I'm on Zyprexa with Effexor... But I've been on SO many meds over the past 3 years its insane... My GP has given up on me... I wish there was more help available... You'd think being in London would help, but it just means HUGE waiting lists.. its a 4 week wait just to see a GP at my surgery, and I am on an 18 month waiting list for therapy :o( I have Borderline Personality discorder, but have heavy depression associated with it...
> Thanks for the replies guys... i feel better today at the moment... but its hot as hell here :o)
> Nikki x
> > > 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??
> > >
> > > Nikki
> > 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.
> > Take care
> > PaulB