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Topic: Need help coping between Psychiatrist sessions

  1. Guest_0345
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    7 February 2020 in reply to Happy Daz

    Hi Happy Daz.

    I would suggest making your own forum post about it, because I'm sorry but I don't have any advice or suggestions. I'm struggling a lot myself, & this post I made a while ago was about that, & still is.

    I'm sorry that I can't be of any more help. I'm going through my own stuff at the moment too. I apologise. I'm sorry that you're struggling & your GPs won't listen, I know that all too well.

    Tayla

  2. Hanna3
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    8 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla,

    Just thought I would come by and check if you are doing OK today... I hope you are all right. Furry hugs from Sam and take care dear girl xxx

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  3. Matchy69
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    8 February 2020

    Hi Tayla sending positive thoughts your way.

    Hugs,

    Mark.

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  4. Guest_0345
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    9 February 2020

    Hi Hanna & Mark. I'm sorry that I'm just replying to you both now.

    I'm OK, just still very depressed, scared & anxious & overthinking it all. I can't stop it.

    It's going to be so awkward for me when I see him next, I'll probably just break down & cry. I wonder if he'll try to calm me down, what do you think? I mean I guess he'd have to, as much as he can on Skype anyway.

    I hope you're both OK yourselves. Love & hugs to you both, & positive vibes to both of you also.

    Tayla

  5. Matchy69
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla, I can imagine how scared you are seeing your psychatris and especially after that letter your GP sent him.I noticed specialist dont usally take much notice of whats in those letters that the GP sends.I am sure he will make up his own mine about your progress and wont judge you harshly.

    It is ok to cry in front of him and i have done it in front of my psychologist.I am sure he will try and console you make you feel better best he can on skype.The anxiety of the wait to talk to him is the worst but once you are talking to him you will be ok.

    Have you started to find another GP yet.It would be good if you can find one your happy with.I travel two towns away to see mine,she is really nice and helpful.She comes back next month after being on leave so i cant wait to see her again.The other doctors arn't that helpful there but she is really good.

    Living in a small town is ok,i dont mind it but i do have to travel for medical things and to the shops.We have post office and a pub and that is it.The smaller country schools have been good for my kids with special needs as they get more one on one attention.

    You know your allways got people on here who care about you and will listen to you and give you advice if you need someone to talk to or pop into the cafe and grab some cake and put matchbox20 on the jukebox.

    Big hugs,

    Your friend,

    Mark.

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  6. Guest_0345
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hey Mark.

    I hope he doesn't hate me & judge me based off the letter from my GP. She just twisted my words in that letter & never admitted to what she's done wrong. My parents said tell my Psychiatrist then make a complaint about my GP, or see what he can do (if he can make a complaint, he just needs my consent which I'll say yes to). What do you think?

    I guess he can't hate me & be rude like yelling & being abrupt & drop me as a patient because he knows how much I suffer & how hard it's been for me to get help, let alone a good therapist. I guess that would also be unprofessional & Medical Negligence & Malpractice.

    I've been looking at new GPs yeah, there's a Doctors Clinic 20 mins away but they don't take new patients & they don't seem to specialise in Mental Health. There's only 1 Clinic where I live. However, there's one 30 mins away which is pretty big - a lot more Doctors, & a lot of them specialise in Mental Health. The fees are also cheaper, & they take new patients. It's 30 mins there & back but it's better than being treated like this. So I've been looking at that place, all the reviews there are great.

    Even the receptionists are rude in the clinic I go to now. They don't even seem to care or help if someone passes out which has happened a few times, & some Doctors just walk past.

    I'm glad you have a good GP & I hope she returns from leave soon & you can see her ASAP. At least you have a good one, I wish I did.

    My Psychiatrist is the only person I trust & feel comfortable with, in terms of a therapist. I was comfortable with him & trusted him in the 1st session & I thought he's great, he still is. It takes me ages to warm up to therapists & I was scared to see him but I'm glad I did, I don't want to lose that in any way because then I'll have nobody. I don't want to be a burden to him but I feel like I already am.

    Thank you for your kind words as usual, it means a lot & I'm glad you feel that way. I care about you & everyone else on the forums too. I'll do my best to support you & others here.

    & yep I love Matchbox Twenty as you can tell haha. Do you know them? & Rob Thomas, the singer & a solo singer? & Tabitha's Secret, the band before MB20? They're my world. I've loved them my whole life.

    Big hugs back,

    Tayla

  7. Sleepy21
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Matchy69
    Hi Talia, newbie here, just read over your posts. You sound like a great person.... and I admire that you can see what works and doesn't work for you. That is really hard to have to rely on the psychiatrist who is so far away. I once had skype sessions with a therapist in another country....I didn't feel i could find anyone as good in my area....you have a lot of challenges to getting help but man are you doing it, and that's amazing that you feel support from the psychiatrist. Will you see him next week? i hope it's a good session and would love to hear, only if you feel comfortable, how it goes. Good luck this week, hope it's managable and there's some good news
  8. Guest_0345
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hi Sleepy21, it's Tayla not Talia but that's OK.

    Welcome to the forums anyway, thanks for replying & for your kind words.

    Yes I see my Psychiatrist on the 18th. I hope it will be good news too. I'll let you & others know.

    Tayla

  9. Matchy69
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla i am sure your psychiatrist wont take much notice of your gp's letter and just explain it to him that you are not happy with her and that you are currently looking for a new one.If you feel confident in putting in a complaint about her or getting your psychiatrist to.That wasnt good what she did to you and whole practise dosnt sound nice.I hope you can get a new one soon that your happy with.I write down notes for when i have appointments so i remember everything i need to talk about.

    I have heard matchbox20.Cool band a bit different to what i listen to like 60's,70's and 80's music.

    I like talking to you and the others i talk to.It's the only people that talk to me.I don't know to many people especially in this small town i live in.And your all so nice and non judgemental.

    Big hugs,

    Your friend,

    Mark.

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  10. Guest_0345
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hey Mark, thanks for replying here again. I appreciate it.

    I really hope my Psychiatrist doesn't take notice of the letter like you said. I'll explain the situation to him as awkward as it will be, I'll probably just cry.

    Thanks for agreeing that's it's not nice what she did to me, it's nice that someone is on my side, means a lot. Yeah the whole practice is pretty bad, don't get me started, but its the only clinic in the town itself.

    Thanks, I hope I can find a GP I'm happy with too, although I'm scared because of all of this.

    I could give it a go writing stuff down that way I can put it next to me & remember, but I'm worried it might be triggering in some ways, but I guess I'll just force myself to write it down & discuss it with my psychiatrist.

    That's awesome that you know & love Matchbox Twenty, yay! I love 70s, 80s, 90s & 2000s rock & metal also. Grown up on it & found my own bands of course.

    I like talking to you & the others on the forum too, & I know how you feel, the people on the forums are the only people I talk to aswell other than my parents but that's different. I agree, the forums are non judgemental, I guess having them moderated helps in some ways.

    Thanks for your kind words as usual, it means a lot. I kind of wish the 18th would hurry up so I can hopefully stop this anxiety & get reassurance & get a positive outcome.

    Big hugs back, & love.

    Tayla

  11. monkey_magic
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345
    Hi Tayla and all,

    I'm loving the new profile pic, Matchys as well it's nice to see all these flowers.

    I just wanted to ask how your going with the side effects.

    I'm really struggling. It's too much.

    MM
  12. Guest_0345
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    10 February 2020 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hey MM, nice to hear from you. I was thinking about you actually.

    Thanks, I found the profile pic on Google, just searched Floral Pictures, so many nice photos there.

    I've been on new meds since then 1st or 2nd of Feb, only a low dosage for now. I don't seem to have any side effects that I've noticed. Thank you for asking though.

    i'm sorry that you're struggling, I'm here for you. I hope things get better.

    I wish the 18th would hurry up so I can get reassurance from my Psychiatrist that he wants to see me again. I really hope he doesn't hate me and drop me as a patient. My GP is making things worse for me.

    Anyway, love and hugs. I hope you're alright.

    Tayla

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  13. monkey_magic
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    10 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345
    Thankyou,
    And thanks for thinking about me. I just needed to reach out to someone that was going through the same. Having a really bad night.
    I'm the queen of people making things worse for me so I understand.
    I'm positive your psychiatrist will keep seeing you. Stay positive.
    X
  14. Guest_0345
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    11 February 2020 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hey MM.

    I'm sorry to hear that but you're welcome that I thought of you.

    I hope you're feeling better.

    Yeah I hope my Psychiatrist will see me too. I mean he's never said that he doesn't want to but the stuff with my so called GP is just making things worse. I'm so annoyed with her.

    Love and hugs,

    Tayla

  15. Birdy77
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    11 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345
    Dear Tayla (hi to all friends here) 😊

    I have seen you around the forums supporting others and i just thought I'd pop in to say hello and it's great you're here.

    I think coming here and having the support of others who "get it" between your sessions is terrific, and a way of taking good care of yourself.

    There are so many caring and understanding compassionate souls here.

    Be good to you.

    🌻birdy
  16. Guest_0345
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    11 February 2020 in reply to Birdy77

    Hi Birdy.

    Thank you for your kind words, but obviously it's not great that I'm here. Nobody wants me on these forums, as much as I try to put others before myself and support them.

    Thanks though.

    Tayla

  17. Birdy77
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    11 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345
    Hi again Tayla,

    I just read through a few posts to you by the wonderful monkey_magic and Matchy, just as a quick and recent example, and i can see people who care for you and appreciate your support right there.

    Maybe you could scroll through again and see that you are not alone in the world.

    BB forums are open to everyone - you are amongst people who understand and care.

    Don't give up!

    You are cared for.

    🌻birdy
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  18. monkey_magic
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    11 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345
    Hi Tayla and all,

    I for one want you on these forums. When you described what you were going through on the meds it really resignated with me which is why I thought of you last night and reached out because I too have the same problem.

    You are loving and caring and that really helps people.

    We all have problems which is why I believe most of us come to BB in the first place.

    Your presence is great.

    I honestly feel like you understand what I'm going through with the whole med thing.

    Please don't doubt yourself.

    MMx
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  19. Matchy69
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    11 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla you are are amazing caring person with such a lovely heart.These forums are a great place for you.You have many people on here who care about you and you are helping people by being on here.

    Big hugs,

    Your friend,

    Mark.

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  20. Guest_0345
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    11 February 2020

    Birdy77 - thank you Birdy, but it doesn't seem that way.

    monkey_magic - thanks for your kind words MM. I'm sorry to hear that what I was going through with the meds resonated with you though, I hope you feel better with the meds and everything else you're sadly struggling with. Thank you for reaching out to me and thinking of me. I've been thinking of you also.

    Matchy69 - thank you Mark, I try to be a kind person. I've been trying to put others before myself and support them, hence me joining the forums.

    Thank you all for your kind reassuring words, but I just can't bring myself to accept them. I appreciate them all and they do mean a lot to me though. Thanks again all. I'm sorry for venting and feeling this way and not accepting your compliments, I just can't bring myself to.

    Love and hugs to you 3.

    Tayla

  21. Matchy69
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    12 February 2020

    Hi Tayla,I can understand you feeling the way you do and feeling no one cares.Sounds a lot like me at times.I am genuinly mean it when i say i care.I always say what i mean.I struggle sometimes to express my self as i have Aspergers syndrome which gives ms poor social skills and makes me socially awkward.I find it much easier to communicate on here then in person.I wish you could believe in yourself and know what an amazing person you are.

    Big hugs,

    Your friend,

    Mark.

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  22. Matchy69
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    12 February 2020
    The report this week with my son isnt good.He hasnt been lasting to lunch time.The school rings up and says pick him up.
  23. Guest_0345
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    13 February 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hey Mark, sorry for just replying to you now. Thank you for responding again though.

    Thank you for your kind words as usual. I'm sorry that you feel the same way. I care about you and enjoy talking with you, and I'm here for you. I genuinely mean that also and I'm glad you mean your nice words too, thank you.

    i'm sorry to hear that you have Aspergers, but I admire that you don't let it worry you - to me you seem a lot stronger and you don't let it get you down (well not that I've noticed anyway, I'm sure you have your days unfortunately), but I think that's pretty brave so well done. I think your social skills are great and I'm sure they're good in person too, but I understand. I have social anxiety so I relate to you a little bit.

    Thank you again for being so nice to me, I feel the same way about you with the kind words. It all means a lot and I appreciate all of it. You're an amazing person though!

    And I'm sorry to hear about your son, i hope things improve for him, you and the rest of your family. I'm thinking of you and your family.

    Big hugs and love back,

    Tayla x

  24. Matchy69
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    14 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla,thanks again for your kind words that means a lot to me.It is so much easier talking on the internet for me then in person.In person my mine usually goes blank an find it very hard to communicate.

    Its not long now to your psychiatrist appointment and i hope its helps you.I know how important he is to you.

    My son had a bad week this week and last week he had a good week.He has Autism and ADHD and is pretty full on to look after.

    Big hugs & love,

    Take care,

    Mark.

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  25. Hanna3
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    14 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla,

    Looks like people here are giving you lots of support and help and good advice. I'm glad you've found a supportive place to talk with people here. Take care, xxx

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  26. Guest_0345
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    14 February 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hey Mark.

    Thanks for that and you're welcome. I'm sorry to hear about that, and your son.

    I hope things go well for me with the Psychiatrist too.

    I hope things improve for you also. Hugs back,

    Tayla

  27. Matchy69
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    14 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hi Tayla my son is a very unique person he is a lot of hard work bit a parents love for their child is so special,i cant even describe it.He has made me realise that everyone is unique and special and are all worth something and all have are own talents.I can see with you that you are very loving caring person despite what you are going through are there for people and trying to help them.You should be proud of yourself.

    Big hugs and love to you,

    Your friend,

    Mark.

  28. Guest_0345
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    14 February 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    That's beautiful Mark, sometimes I picture myself having my own family with my own kids and all of that one day. Hopefully it will somehow happen in the future.

    Thanks again for being so nice to me all the time, it truly means so much to me and I appreciate it greatly. You're a very loving caring person yourself, rather than me, but thank you.

    I've been thinking what to say to my Psychiatrist, haven't written anything down yet (I have trouble concentrating believe it or not, one of the reasons why I struggled at school although I tried my best). Things I'd like to ask are if he still wants to see me (I'll tell him I'd like to keep seeing him aswell), explain the stuff with the GP, that's all I can think of right now. I guess it depends on how the conversation goes.

    Big hugs and love back to you also.

    Tayla

  29. blondguy
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    14 February 2020 in reply to Guest_0345

    Hey Tayla!

    Its always great to have you post (and care for others) on the forums...You are stronger than you think :-)

    Just a note on psychiatrists if I can...Sure you can ask questions yet its our psych that is usually asking the questions about how we feel.....only so they can help us more effectively

    you are amazing Tayla

    my kindest thoughts

    Paul

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  30. Guest_0345
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    14 February 2020 in reply to blondguy

    Hey Paul, thanks for replying here and for your kind words. I appreciate it all and it all means a lot.

    I try to care about others yes, more than myself. I don't think I'm strong at all but thank you. You, Mark (Matchy69) and others are strong not me, but thanks either way.

    As for the Psychiatrist, yes you're right but the reason why I wanted to ask him (in a polite non pressurable way) if he can still see me as a patient and explain things about the GP stuff (which is bad, looking for a new GP, just have other stuff on my mind also) is because of me being paranoid for one thing, but just because of how my GP has been treating me, and how my Psychiatrist referred me to the local triage. It made me feel like he doesn't want to work with me anymore which I hope isn't the case and I'm scared, it'll be uncomfortable but I'll try to politely ask. I'll probably end up crying.

    Anyway about the triage, I exchanged phone calls with them, and by local I mean 30 mins away since that seems to be the closest triage, or a main one anyway, I don't know. Everyone I spoke to there was rude and they said all they do is admit people but they said i don't need to be admitted which yeah is a good thing. That's offputting anyway, plus when they're all rude, this one guy there on the phone inparticular.

    So my parents, GP and I said that they can delete the referral which they did, because I won't be going there and I shouldn't because it's a scary place and it could make me worse (without being harsh and stereotypical). So that was just a misunderstanding with my Psychiatrist because to be honest, I never thought he'd do a referral to there for me. I guess I appreciate it sort of because he's doing his job.

    So that's what has made me think he doesn't want to see me anymore, you know? So I won't be going to the triage at all. I don't see Psychologists anymore because I've always had bad experiences with them and none will take me in (some don't bulk bill, some aren't taking new patients, etc etc). So I'd just like my Psychiatrist and my parents and GP agree with this because I trust him and he's helped me.

    Perhaps he was just trying to get me help locally since nothing has worked, aswell as helping me himself?

    Hes never said to me that he doesn't want to see me again, never said that to my GP either. He did say word for word "I'd like to give you therapy myself rather than prescribe you medication" and he does give me therapy, and I've done the stuff he's suggested.

    Tayla

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