Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 783179

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My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 1:02:53

I was at work on Friday when I got this overwhelming urge to message my sister. She has been in a bad place lately, not being able to go to work etc....
Anyway I get a message back from her say I'm really bad I think I need to go to hospital. I asked her what had happened and she said she has starting cutting again on wed and today she had beaten herself up and slashed her legs with a knife. I raced straight home from work to find her arm blown up to the size of her leg. She said she tried to break it by punching it but it looked like she had taken a baseball bat to it and she had punched herself so hard in the face that she had bruised her jaw bone and I didn't want to see the cuts. So I took her straight to the hospital where it took 4 hours for a psych assessment, which lasted 20 mins. Not by a pdoc mind you but a T and a psych nurse, who said she was fine then put her back into emergency for and x-ray of her arm to see if it was broken. Another 2 hours later they sent her on her merry way. I WAS FURIOUS!!!! If she has been on lexapro 20mg and 150mg of seroquel for 4 months this should never have happened. Mind you her personal pdoc thinks she is Bipolar II so why the hell is she on lexapro in the first place. By this stage it was too late to do anything else except take her home. I rang my pdoc the next day who is in charge of psychiatry at a major hospital right near us (which I didn't know, because I see him privately) and he was disgusted and said you should have bought her here. So I rang them, they got her assessment sent over and said the only thing they could do was get the emergency numbers for her clinic because her pdoc is away on holidays, and he never left her emergency numbers for a crisis. I finally got her to call one of them by about 5pm Saturday arvo and she is going to see him this week and want's her off the lexapro ASAP. Why the f*ck wouldn't anyone let her see a pdoc. VENT OVER!!!!! I have just finally stablised on 150mg of zoloft and 2mg of clonazepam for the first time in my life. I'm sooooo stressed out

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by muffled on September 16, 2007, at 1:52:58

In reply to My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 1:02:53

sadly, this is not unsusual....
Its great that your able to advocate for your sis.
Glad your stabilized.
I am in Canada, I had a similar prob years ago with a friend.
Its sad,
Take care,
Glad you were able to vent.
Welcome to babble if your not already a regualr.
Muffled

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on September 16, 2007, at 9:39:40

In reply to Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by muffled on September 16, 2007, at 1:52:58

Cactus,
you are such a wonderful person for being there for your sis. She owes her life to you. Even though you're in the midst of her crisis, don't forget that you have probably saved her life by intervening.

Funny how you got that 6th sense that she was in bad trouble, huh?

Well, I hope her physical injuries heal quickly. And I also hope that her mental injuries get the care and treatment that she deserves.

Take good care of yourself, okay?

yours,
-Ll

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 17:55:11

In reply to Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on September 16, 2007, at 9:39:40

thanks guys, for taking the time to respond

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 22:54:15

In reply to Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 17:55:11

I can't believe it's taken 3 days to get her in to see a pdoc. I'm so relieved

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger*** cactus

Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on September 17, 2007, at 9:31:32

In reply to Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 22:54:15

Wow Cactus,
that IS a relief. Take extra good care of yourself right now, okay? Don't neglect your own sanity and your positive trajectory towards well-being. Be extra gentle with yourself in the next few days.

-Ll

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by Deneb on September 18, 2007, at 0:12:38

In reply to My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 1:02:53

Hmmm...maybe they don't let you see a pdoc if they don't think you're really suicidal.

The second time I OD'd I was treated and released after spending the night in the ER. They were right though, I wasn't suicidal. In my case they did the right thing.

Sorry about what happened to your sister. Do you think she was suicidal?

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger*** Deneb

Posted by cactus on September 18, 2007, at 1:14:19

In reply to Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***, posted by Deneb on September 18, 2007, at 0:12:38

no she wasn't suicidal, it was just a shocking self mutilation session. I'm so exhausted I wouldn't leave her side. She saw a new pdoc yesterday and he changed her meds straight away. That's why I was so angry with the hospital staff. It never would have happened if she was on the right meds and they wouldn't do anything about it. She got put on lithium yesterday and had her seroquel raised, woke up bright as a button and went off to work. I now have 3 days to relax and calm down. All I wanted was someone to reassess her mental condition and meds, she should never have been on lexapro in the first place. Her new pdoc thinks she has BPD. I didn't think she was bipolar in the first place, she never had the highs and lows, just severe mood swings which the lexapro aggravated. She's being weened off that now thank god.

 

Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger*** LlurpsieNoodle

Posted by cactus on September 18, 2007, at 1:19:20

In reply to Re: My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger*** cactus, posted by LlurpsieNoodle on September 17, 2007, at 9:31:32

Thankyou sooooo much Li, I really appreciate your kind words. I have no one to talk to about this because she doesn't want anyone to know. I'll share more of it with my pdoc of course but I don't see him for another month. I'll try and get in earlier so I can chat to someone. Thank god I have loads of clonazepam at the moment, I think I would have lost my mind if I didn't.


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