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Forums / Depression / Needing thoughts or advice on anti depressant to go with mood stabiliser and sharing

Topic: Needing thoughts or advice on anti depressant to go with mood stabiliser and sharing

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  1. Surreal canvas
    Surreal canvas avatar
    6 posts
    1 November 2021
    Quite depressed going to see gp tommorow. To ask for a anti depressant. I’m pretty low. Last episode was mania physchosis. Been stable for a while but after being crook with flu. Suddenly it’s hit me slow at first signs to now quite full on. All the thoughts that come with it. Energy and lack of joy in things etc. without getting into it really. I wonder how much to say. As I’m not thinking about doing my thoughts but they are increasing in how I feel. I have good things around me. But also a lot of difficult stuff but I have networks and support just wanted peer and other advice. And really a place where I know Others relate. I don’t have much of that. Actually not much social par support now. Trying to work on that but now I’m like this I’m struggling to even want to go out with a worker. Which is counter active. It’s hard when you know stuff but your depression is at war with you. If you get me. Anyway that’s me.
  2. Here2Talk
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    276 posts
    1 November 2021 in reply to Surreal canvas

    Hi Surreal canvas,

    Sorry to hear that things are tough for you.

    What advice were you after?

    You mention mania and depression and being on mood stabilising medication for this. Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia? Or are you describing a manic episode with you say mania psychosis?

    I guess you could say to your GP that you've still been experiencing manic episodes and have also been quite depressed as well, and is there anything he/she could do... Also you could ask for a referral to a psychiatrist that would be affordable for you - they are medical doctors that specialise in mental health problems.

    Let me know if there's anything I didn't understand or got wrong, or any other advice I could help with..

  3. Petal22
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    1 November 2021 in reply to Surreal canvas

    Hi Surreal canvas,

    Sorry you are feeling this way.

    Thats great you are going to see a gp tomorrow…. I hope all goes well for you.

    I had severe anxiety when I first saw my gp regarding my symptoms…. My gp put me on a antidepressant to help me to manage my anxiety…. they can take up to 6 weeks before they work completely so hang in there if you go on them.

    Have you thought about therapy? I also did therapy I believe medication and therapy go hand in hand so maybe you could do a mental health plan with your gp so you can see a psychologist.

    Ive now recovered after professional help.

    I understand the horrible dark intrusive thoughts that accompany anxiety and depression they can really impact you ….. maybe discuss with your gp how these thoughts make you feel…

    Your not alone

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