Whilst I fully understand not being able to recommend anyone, I would simply like to be able to find SOMEONE who can see me in less than 10 weeks.
My problems start with my GP. Even when urgent it is normally 2 weeks before I can see him. I can see someone else in the practice in a day, but they are useless. probably why there is such a long wait for my GP.
Then I get a referral to a psychiatrist. His office lost the fax they confirmed they had. it took 10 days to get them to admit this and get another copy sent. I've now been waiting 3 days to hear if he will even see me. I've already been told the first possible appointment will at least 8 weeks after that and possibly much longer.
I'm in a manic state right now that my medication is not getting on top of and the feeling is similar to the build up to my first hospitalisation. I'm sure that if I can get help now I can avoid hospital.
Until the last few weeks I have been stable for 7 years without daily medication - there is one I use when I start being manic that, until now, has resolved the episode overnight. I have used several close friends as an early warning system. They can spot the changes in me long before either my wife or I can. Sadly, they have only ever managed this face to face and this is now blocked due to COVID-19 restrictions. This removal of my critical support is now exacerbating my problems, hence my feeling that things are going to spiral out of control