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    #Psychiatrist #dreams #MajorDepressiveDisorder #PTSD #AnxietyAttack #SleepDisorders #MentalHealth #Marriage

    Hi all! Hope everyone is well and safe 🙂 And taking good care of themselves.

    I really dont know who I can talk too except you all awesome people over here.

    I seen my doctor last week. He missed out a medication when I over to see him. When its the night, at around 8+pm, I was about to take my night medication and retire for the night, I found out one of the medication was missing and thats was my sleeping aid.

    There is no way I could get to him, expect writing to him. I thought he wanted to stop me for that medication as I am starting work next Monday.

    So, I just wrote to him and I went to have my shower.

    He wrote to me and called me from his clinic.

    He send the medication down personally to my home. He asked me whether my husband will throw a tantrum or get upsets if he does so. I said no ( this is as I have shared alot of my issues between me and husband with him. My age gap with my husband is 17 years. I am his 2nd wife)

    He bumped into my husband at the carpark. As he asked which block is mine located at. My husband then asked him is he my doctor. My husband said is okay, he can take it from there and he will bring the medication up to me.

    But my doctor insisted on walking my husband up to my unit and passed it personally to me.

    To be honest, I’m really touched by his gesture as it was coming to midnight then.

    I dont like and have the habit of troubling people when I can pick it up tomorrow from the clinic as I will be near.

    I told the doctor that I can picked it up tomorrow from the clinic. He said its alright and its not right for me to pick it up as its his fault.

    I have this dream of going through a very long and dimmed tunnel, with just a torch in hand. I had to crawl, for what I remember for around 10-15 minutes to the end. The one receiveing me at the end is a new doctor at his practise ( which is a female doctor ) she then helped me out from the tunnel and handed me to my doctor.

    My doctor then asked me can i hold your hand? I said yes of course. And we started chatting while we are spinning? ( sounds dramatic) and it ended up with me hugging him with a arm at his waist. He kept talking about all my problems which I am facing and he said he will take good care of me. While at the other end, his nurses all are staring at me with envy.

    I have issues with my husband, we are not intimate for around a year. He has problems lasting or rather getting it up. It really turns me off. I told him to seek professional help. He scolds me and said it is a shame to speak to a doctor and seeking help for that issue. I no longer feel close to him. I no longer hold or hug him. He disgusts me. I no longer wear my wedding ring on my finger- the reason i gave him, my fingers are bloated. I know i am not attracted as compared to me in my 20s. But at least i make an effort to dress and look good when i go out. He doesnt.

    I dont bring him and hang out with my friends. As most of my friends spouses are around my age range. My husband temper is getting from bad to worst and i dont know why.

    Only a few of my best friends have met him. As for the rest of my friends. They know that I am married, as for who is is my husband, still remains a mystery.

    Thank you for hearing me out ❤️ stay safe!

    #Psychiatrist #PTSD #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #PanicAttacks #PanicDisorder #SleepDisorders

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    Lost

    I just started going to a new psychiatrist for the first time since I was 18. Over the past couple years, I learned that I am diagnosed with mixed depression (depression with mixed features). Now with my new psychiatrist he believes I have bipolar disorder. I’ve never had a manic/hypomanic episode, but I’ve experienced mixed episodes over the past decade, especially during spring & fall.

    But I feel lost because I agree with my depression w/mixed features. Now I feel like I’m doubting myself all over again and I don’t know what to do or how to feel.
    My new medications are working well which is great, but I’m still struggling. I’m keeping busy because if I slow down I’m just going to
    Be sad. Just ugh.

    #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #ChronicDepression #Depression #MixedFeatures #Psychiatrist

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    Psychiatrist no-show #frustrated #Waiting

    I waited eight months for a referral appointment with this psychiatrist. I took the morning off work today and stared at my phone for an hour while I waited for his call. Nothing.
    I called his office and left a message. Nothing.
    What am I supposed to do? I am so tired of trying to get medical help with my depression, anxiety, and ptsd symptoms. I am just so tired.
    I called in sick to work and I'm just staying at home and letting the tears fall. I guess I'll count that as my win today - putting my needs ahead of what is happening at work.

    #CheckInWithMe #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #MentalHealth #Psychiatrist #Medication #tired

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    Hanging On the Edge: One Man's Perspective on Rock Climbing & the Therapeutic Relationship

    Rock climbing saved my life. When I am on the side of that mountain, I feel more grounded, more alive, and more connected to the Universe. For me, it’s a holy place. This is my church. In my 32 short years on this planet, I have found climbing to be a beautiful metaphor for overcoming the difficulties life throws our way, sometimes.

    In the rock climbing community as in everyday life, we refer to the obstacles we’re working through as “problems”. Although I am tired, hurting, and feel I can’t go on...I don’t give up. I continue pushing through the pain, doubt, and exhaustion until I finally reach the summit. At which point, I can reflect back on all the problems I overcame, the path I took, and what technique I used to get through it. Then, I can feel an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment for all my hard work. The next time I encounter a similar problem, I'll know what to do to get past it.

    No one pushed or pulled me up the mountain. All that hard work was mine. The person on the ground belaying me is merely there to provide me with safety, support, and ensure I do not fall, should I stumble. Everything else is up to me. The more I work through my problems, with my friend supporting me on the ground, the stronger I become.

    You see, therapy is a lot like rock climbing. In this allegory or metaphor, you (the climber) are the patient, the mountain is your crisis, the "problems" are all the obstacles that stand between you and overcoming the crisis such as the loss of a job or the death of a loved one or an illness, the summit is mental wellness, and the person belaying you is the therapist.

    While your therapist doesn't tell you how to feel, what to think, or what conclusions to come to, they are there as a constant support to figuratively catch you should you have any setbacks during your journey. They keep you safe and secure by "holding the rope" so that you do not plummet, and so you can resume where you left off whenever you are ready.

    You can absolutely achieve wellness on your own, or "free climb", but the trek will be significantly more difficult, and there will be no one "on the ground" to spot an easier path or remind you of different techniques you can implement to overcome those problem areas. So even though you are the one doing all the work, your therapist is an integral part of your team, who spots the problem areas ahead of time and assists in identifying the various tools you can use to get past them. In essence, they help you work through the problems in this way, without actually pulling or pushing you up the side of the "mountain". This is how you gain the strength and coping tools needed to persevere toward this summit and all future summits. Thus, rock climbing has taught me that when you replace "I" with "we", mental illness truly does become mental wellness❤

    #MentalHealth #CollegeMentalHealth #wellness #CollegeSports #Sports #Therapist #Psychiatrist #ChronicIllnessStigma #EndTheStigma #MentalHealthStigma #BipolarDisorder #Agoraphobia #BrainInjury #Medication #Inspiration #Depression #Addiction #MentalHealthHero

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    Round 6 #Antidepressant #Medication

    I had my telephone appointment with the psychiatrist today. I didn't realize how much I just didn't expect any health professional to actually listen to me or understand me until I heard this doctor respond with "Yes, that must be really difficult" and other similar things. It threw me off!
    So I am moving on to round 6 with a new antidepressant medication. I'm nervous about new potential side effects, but I'm ok with trying something new. I'm most nervous about my GP doctor being the one who will manage this new medication, but I can't do anything about that.
    Here's to everyone out there who keeps trying even when it feels pointless. Reading your stories every day really does help me. #MightyTogether

    #MentalHealth #Depression #TreatmentresistantDepression #Anxiety #Trauma #Psychiatrist

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    #triggered by psychiatrist intake call

    I thought this intake call would be a quick med history review, but it ended up being a full hour including being asked to state the method of $uicide I had been thinking of. I had never said that out loud to anyone and now it is just more real in my mind. This call was on Thursday and seriously affected my performance at work as well as my sleep patterns.

    If you saw my last post, you know that I was already feeling super stressed at work because my boss was away sick again. I feel like I made some poor decisions and I couldn't retain information that clients told me. I am not looking forward to going into work today and having my boss bring up some of those decisions. Unfortunately, I can't take a day off this week, though, because it is a super busy all-hands-on deck kind of week.

    This psychiatrist appointment (mid-July) sure better be worth all of this...

    #CheckInWithMe #triggered #Psychiatrist #Work #SuicidalThoughts #Depression #Anxiety #Trauma #MentalHealth

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    I need help.

    Hello, everyone. I hope you all are doing good.
    This is a long post but please read it if you can.
    I've been inactive here for more than a year now. Due to my mental illness, I was not able to keep up with things. Personally, and Socially. I need some advice and if anyone could help, that woul be great.
    I have completed my graduation and I'm about to complete B.Ed (Bachelor of Education), this is a degree that you need to have in order to go into the academic field. I want to become a professor. On fourth of July I'll complete my B.Ed and then I'll be eligible to teach in school upto class 8th as I have done only undergraduation and not postgraduation. After completing undergraduation and B.Ed, one is eligible to teach in schools upto class 8th in India, and if you have completed your postgraduation, then you're eligible to teach upto class 12th.
    But the thing is I want to be a college teacher (a professor) and for that I have to do M.A. (postgraduation) and then clear NET (National Eligibility Test) and after that I'll be eligible to teach in colleges. But I have to give an entrance exam to study M.A. and I was not able to prepare for it at all due to my increasing mental health issues. And now I've my entrance exam some time in August, most probably. And I can't prepare all of it in such a short duration of time. If I'm not able to clear the entrance exam this time, I want to take a drop year and study for the entrance and then give it again. But my parents are not supporting this decision. They are saying that if I clear my entrance exam this time, then I can study from Delhi. Otherwise, I can study from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. I've done my undergraduation from University of Delhi, and now I want to do my postgraduation from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). Both these universities are the top most universities of India and after having the experience of University of Delhi, I want to get an experience of JNU. I've set my level according to that. And studying from Raipur, Chhattisgarh (where I live currently) is not appealing to me at all. The level of education over here is not as good as Delhi not is the environment.
    But my parents want me to get a job as well and their suggestion is that I apply for a job at a school and then do my M.A. simultaneously. But I don't want this. I want to do my M.A. properly, clear NET and then become a professor. My school teachers are also suggesting me to apply for a job at a school.
    All this is very confusing. My aim was fixed but due to all this I'm having multiple doubts. This is increasing my mental health issues a lot. I have depression and anxiety disorder and my self-esteem is becoming low day by day. It's getting worse with time and with so much pressure and confusion. If anyone of you can suggest as to what I should do, then please suggest, it would be of great help.
    Please tell me from the options below:
    1.) I should take a drop year if I don't clear my entrance exam this time. And then give it again next year. (The entrance exam is for University of Delhi and JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
    2.) I should apply for a job at a school and then do my M.A. from Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
    3.) I should do my M.A. from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Then clear NET and then apply for a job at a college.
    Or any other suggestion that you want to give apart from the ones mentioned above.
    Please help me.

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #ClinicalDepression #Addiction #GettingHelp #MentalHealthAwareness #Selfharm #InsideTheMighty #ChronicDepression #ChronicAnxiety #ChronicIllness #CognitiveBehaviorTherapy #Therapy #Therapist #Psychiatrist #PTSD #Suicide #Depression #SuicidalThoughts

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    This is Ridiculous!

    My psychiatrist retired a few days ago. I have been trying to find a new one for several weeks, as well as a therapist and other kinds of doctors. I wanted a female. Nope! I looked at ratings and reviews, looked for someone who seemed to be a good match, and had to find someone who took Medicare and the fee would be as cheap as possible. Well under $100. And I want telepsychiatry. Call after call, I'm told they don't take Medicare, aren't taking new patients, cost too much, and/or some other reason I can't use them. I even called psychiatrists with bad reviews! I called the freakin' clinic I used to go to that was utter crap, and, as one reviewer said, you get a long poop load of ads for all their connected services! Then they tell you they have a longer than usual wait because of a high call volume! I was at 20% battery power, and calls are skipping (bad wifi at this motel), so I hung up. I have one psychiatrist I left a message for, so I hope he calls me back and can take me. However, my phone will soon be on the wireless charger because I don't have much battery power, and I won't be able to use my phone. I need my meds refilled soon! And I still have to deal with the ticket I got for the car accident (see previous post on my profile), and a ridiculous number of other things to do. Why does it have to be so hard? #Psychiatrist #meds #Anxiety #OCD #Depression #Medicare