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Faitful79 Psychiatrist
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Today I got told by the 4th psychiatrist that I have been referred to that they are not taking on new patients and that they don’t have a waiting list so I have to try someone else. I’m so over this. I have paid my GP 4 times now for theses referrals... View more

Today I got told by the 4th psychiatrist that I have been referred to that they are not taking on new patients and that they don’t have a waiting list so I have to try someone else. I’m so over this. I have paid my GP 4 times now for theses referrals and got no where and she won’t put me on medication because of my long mental health history. I’m at a loss for what to do. I’m ready to give up.

Unexplained-Nausea-Fatigue Unexplained Constant Nausea and Fatigue
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Hello everyone, First of all thankyou for creating such a place for people in need to reach out for help and to offer support to one another. I have been suffering on and off from stomach nausea and fatigue for almost 2 years without an identified ca... View more

Hello everyone, First of all thankyou for creating such a place for people in need to reach out for help and to offer support to one another. I have been suffering on and off from stomach nausea and fatigue for almost 2 years without an identified cause. I have seen many GP's and Gastro's, I have had Ultrasounds, Scans, Blood Tests, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. I have tried different medications for relief to no success. My results show mild Eosophagitis and mild Gastritis of the body. Which to my understanding should not explain my symptoms. 9/10 Mornings I wake up early in the morning feeling sick in my stomach, it worsens when I eat breakfast and some days it is so bad that I cannot get out of bed. It also comes with fatigue and very low energy. I am also rapidly losing weight due to lack of appetite. And often have Diarrhea The reason I am writing today is to gather people's thoughts on what I should explore next.Is it possible that this is anxiety related? Is it possible to have anxiety related illness without realising that you have anxiety at all? I am generally a worry wort and always thinking. But I don't have panick attacks.I am running out of ideas and this is one area that I am yet to explore. I am 28 years old, i live a very healthy and active lifestyle, i am concerned for my future.What advice do you have for me? Thanks, Rob.

AzaleaThorn Looking for a start
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Hi all, I’m not sure if I’m posting in the right section or not. I’m currently struggling with my mental health and have been overseas for about a year and am set to return to Aus in a couple of weeks. When I get back I need to start looking at deali... View more

Hi all, I’m not sure if I’m posting in the right section or not. I’m currently struggling with my mental health and have been overseas for about a year and am set to return to Aus in a couple of weeks. When I get back I need to start looking at dealing with my mental health. I’ve been putting it to the side for years because I’ve been scared to talk about it, but I’m finding that I’m having a harder time dealing with it. I’m not really sure where to start looking when I get back. I’m from a country town so there isn’t much around. Do I start by making an appointment with a doctor? Or do I look for a psychologist? I’m hoping someone may be able to show me where I need to start. Thanks.

Jackbrown Jack
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Hi I’m pretty confident I can say the exact same thing happened to me in the space of a month on meds daily and i knew somthing was different with my muscle tone a week ago but it took reading this post to be sure. I’ve lost 3 kg I’m now 70 kg and al... View more

Hi I’m pretty confident I can say the exact same thing happened to me in the space of a month on meds daily and i knew somthing was different with my muscle tone a week ago but it took reading this post to be sure. I’ve lost 3 kg I’m now 70 kg and all my tone is gone my watch is loose my chest is jelly now. I saw your other post that said your not back to normal a year later I stopped immediately which is a shame as I also felt reduced anxiety for my gad but I aldo had terribly bad hair follicle acne in this time which I haven’t had for a while. I’m concerned I will never get my muscle tone back

BPDgirl88 Got BPD, need some advice…
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I got BPD and is unsure of what to do, where to get help and what kind of help do one need to cope with this problem., I think distraction is the one of the best way in getting thru that aweful wave… I do feel that mine lasts longer than it should by... View more

I got BPD and is unsure of what to do, where to get help and what kind of help do one need to cope with this problem., I think distraction is the one of the best way in getting thru that aweful wave… I do feel that mine lasts longer than it should by the time it’s about to pass a new one starts… just don’t know how to distract myself when I’m too caught up with the idea of SH and/or suicide… I think I’ve said it before that I’m currently doing DBT group in the community and we’re on the last part of it which is interpersonal relationships… so far I’ve tried doing the skills I’ve learned but I think if I give it time I will get better in using them for when I need it… just haven’t worked out when exactly I should start using these tools., was just wondering if anyone has tried the schema therapy and the mentalisation therapy? Are they both helpful? And will it beneficial for someone who has BPD to do these other therapy? Also, is anyone taking some medications to help alleviate the symptoms? If so, what are they?

Caite Serotonin Syndrome & Histamine Intolerance
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Hey All, Just wondering if anyone has ever had to detox serotonin and histamine before and what has been your experience? I recently came off my anxiety medication after 5 years and have been flooded with too much of both, I’m just over a week into t... View more

Hey All, Just wondering if anyone has ever had to detox serotonin and histamine before and what has been your experience? I recently came off my anxiety medication after 5 years and have been flooded with too much of both, I’m just over a week into the detox and Im trying very hard to stick to it but it’s been a real struggle Thanks in advance

Losttwentysomething_ Do I need to continue going to therapy? Or am I just being selfish and over focused on myself?
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I am questioning whether I need to continue on with therapy, I have just finished 10 sessions with a psychologist that specializes in EMDR therapy and unfortunately that is the only therapy that she offers, I am unsure if it really helped looking bac... View more

I am questioning whether I need to continue on with therapy, I have just finished 10 sessions with a psychologist that specializes in EMDR therapy and unfortunately that is the only therapy that she offers, I am unsure if it really helped looking back, I ended up feeling worse after my sessions and found it hard to feel better about myself afterwards I would like someone to talk to about my worries or concerns without having to go my family and friends about them all the time. I have been told in the past by a previous counselor that I am being too hard on myself and that I put too much pressure on myself, when I questioned on how do I stop doing that I never really got an answer, just constant cycle of being told to do breathing, grounding techniques and to 'do something you enjoy', journalling, etc I recently had a good few months where I was keeping busy with work and social events that my need to panic and cry all the time kinda subsided which was a surprise, I haven't really had a good period of my life where this happened or when I did it was only ever a few days or so before being sucked back into my usual panicking, excessive worrying,'not trying hard enough' self. I constantly question if I am 'doing enough in life' I see job adverts for positions that sound more appealing than my current job/s and question if I should apply for it, or suck it up and be grateful for what I have, even if the job bores me, I question if I am doing enough in my social life and if I should be doing more hobbies as that is the advice I am given if I want to make more friends ('put yourself out there'), make myself do stuff for the sake of it. On my hand I should be grateful for what I have in life but that nagging voice and other peoples comments make me question if I am doing enough and what else I could be doing to better myself

1totallylost1 Daughters psychologist pushing personal opinions and ignoring severity of condition
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First time, first post. Apologies if this has been discussed before.My 18yr old daughter has severe social anxiety. Diagnosed, and treatment for over 5 years. Her condition has had profound effect on her life already, including the necessity of home ... View more

First time, first post. Apologies if this has been discussed before.My 18yr old daughter has severe social anxiety. Diagnosed, and treatment for over 5 years. Her condition has had profound effect on her life already, including the necessity of home schooling. This has all been documented by her G.P. As she is now 18 there is the pressure of finding and maintaining a job. The very thought of this puts her in a spiral and causes physical reactions, vomiting being just one. She is very keen to get a job and gain some control over her anxiety. To help relieve the stress and anxiety surrounding the process we would like to try to apply for the DSP. We understand this would be temporary, the decision is reviewed by c/link every two years. Compounding the issue further is our location. We live in a very small rural town, the job opportunities are extremely limited and the added anxiety of needing to interact with people she knows is a stress she isn't handling well.She regularly sees a psychologist, and takes her medication every day. She does not want to hide under her blankets for the rest of her life. Unfortunately her psychologist is more interested in pushing their own personal experiences and opinions than looking at the issue as a whole. The psychologist was out of home at 18, so according to them, so should my daughter. I understand confidentiality to a point, but I don't know if I can state the things my daughter has told me this "young persons health professional" has said to her. One thing I feel is important to share is, apparently, based on my daughters "looks" she should be out in the world. The psychologist has flat out refused to support an application for DSP. I don't know if this is the end of the road as far as that goes, or is there something/somewhere else I can go to try and advocate for my daughter. I am extremely concerned about repercussions if we are to pursue a second opinion. If anyone is able to help point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it beyond words.I suffer with mental health issues as well. Sadly this makes the whole thing so much more difficult. What may seem like the most obvious answer, won't occur to me. My brain works like a formula 1 car attacking mount panorama, it will go round and round and round until it crashes or wins the race. Right now, I see the obstacles coming at me at full speed and I can't, won't let my daughter down.

guy-95 Porn ruining our relationship
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I’m struggling big time, all my fault I know. I’ve watched porn for many years relatively frequently (3-4 times/week). I’m now in a relationship of almost 2 years and after about a year I mentioned to my girlfriend that I watched it (thinking it was ... View more

I’m struggling big time, all my fault I know. I’ve watched porn for many years relatively frequently (3-4 times/week). I’m now in a relationship of almost 2 years and after about a year I mentioned to my girlfriend that I watched it (thinking it was normal). Understandably she was very upset at this so I said that I wouldn’t watch anymore, fast forward five months and she asked how I was going with it and I admitted I had been watching it (less frequently) and again she was understandably very upset I thought that was it for us so I stupidly lied and told her I only looked once in that time, but then got caught out that it was actually more. About 3 weeks after that talk I watched a raunchy YouTube video which led to nude pictures, and now 3 months later she had found out and I stupidly again lied about it (not knowing she had found it). I know I am not good enough for her but I have damaged her so much. I’ve since created a heap of website and internet blocking schemes and I know in myself that I can stop, given the reduction in frequency of consumption (and I had in the past when it was taking over me as a tennager), but it’s the lies that I continue to spit expecting that will make things sound a bit better. Im 90% sure she will have left me by the time I get home from work today. I haven’t been able to eat or to sleep longer than 2 hours in the last 2 days. I don’t really know what im asking for maybe just an outside perspective. I feel this is the massive wake up call I need but I also feel it’s just too late. Advice or similar accounts or anything would be welcomed and appreciated.

Idkme EMDR.... what’s your views/opinions/experiences.....
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I’ve read a bit about EMDR lately and wondered if others have used it or heard about it with dealing with complex trauma? My issue I’d be worried about is focusing on one key moment because there were lots of ‘moments’ for me... curious to know peopl... View more

I’ve read a bit about EMDR lately and wondered if others have used it or heard about it with dealing with complex trauma? My issue I’d be worried about is focusing on one key moment because there were lots of ‘moments’ for me... curious to know peoples experiences....