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Hyperbunny

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I feel like they never help you with mental health issues and even with physical health issues like chronic pain they never take it seriously
I just wish i never got sick in first place now im dependent on timeshort and sometimes unempathetic gps.
Argjh
Anyone else suffers from chronic pain here?
Do u take meds for it. Which ones? Xo
 
Life_and_Death

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im not sure if its chronic but i know my back hurts more often then not. what i find to help best was using a vape pen with CBD juice everyday. however i cant get it locally anymore
 
SHThrowAway213

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My experience with the NHS has been abysmal.
I was told I wasn't in the right mindset for therapy.
Told them I tried to hang myself twice (actual number around 5) and was just told to do the techniques that we talked about before. Said to them they didn't work, she turned around and said I obviously wasn't texting hard enough.
She also made me watch a Ted Talk on suicide and told me it was selfish.
On the phone call where they discharged me, they asked me did I still have a plan and I said yes, and they didn't offer me any more help.
And according to my GP, my neuropathy is caused by stress but looking up online and talking to a few members here, that is improbable but not impossible.
 
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I feel you. Whenever I see a doctor they seem to be in a big rush and trying to get me out the door as fast as possible. They rarely take the time to fully understand the issue, and they don't give me much time to talk, they cut me off.
 
Desdemona

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Anything beyond a broken bone or a simple cold gets labeled as an anxiety disorder or psychosomatic. I have a few invisible disorders and my doctors could care less.

If it’s not something visible, you have two options: an endless rabbit hole of testing to rule stuff out, or anti-depressants.
 
BPD Barbie

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I feel you. Whenever I see a doctor they seem to be in a big rush and trying to get me out the door as fast as possible. They rarely take the time to fully understand the issue, and they don't give me much time to talk, they cut me off.
They have an alloted time of like 5 or 10 minutes per patient usually, that's why they rush through it. Mental health is so misunderstood by most doctors because they quite simply don't know what to do other than give medication. As for chronic pain, waiting lists for investigations are so long it's easier for them to dismiss it as muscular for example or just give some pain meds and be done.
 
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I went to the doctors twice to try and get help for my depression and they didn’t take me seriously at all. It felt like they didn’t care and wanted me out of their office as soon as possible because they needed to stick to the 5-10min slot.
 
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My experience with the NHS has been abysmal.
I was told I wasn't in the right mindset for therapy.
Told them I tried to hang myself twice (actual number around 5) and was just told to do the techniques that we talked about before. Said to them they didn't work, she turned around and said I obviously wasn't texting hard enough.
She also made me watch a Ted Talk on suicide and told me it was selfish.
On the phone call where they discharged me, they asked me did I still have a plan and I said yes, and they didn't offer me any more help.
And according to my GP, my neuropathy is caused by stress but looking up online and talking to a few members here, that is improbable but not impossible.


Hi - There are a lot of neuropathy forums online - not much in the way of cures though, but it will be good for you to look through them if you haven't already. Caused by stress? That's a new one. More like neuropathy/pain causes stress. In many cases they just don't know what causes it or how to cure it. Have you tried kratom? It helps a lot of peoples' pain, and addiction problems too, but it doesn't seem to agree with me. If u need links to kratom forums pm me. It's illegal in some places though, but it's legal in most states. Just an idea for you.
 
Jumper Geo

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I found my doctor OK for prescribing pills I had two male doctors who owned the GP since I was a child but both retired and there are about 5 female doctors, I spoke with a French doctor and I like her so I never roasted her as she's giving me drugs, man, lol but she sent me for a blood test and checked all my hormone levels and I constantly told her my problems was because of Risperidone and she wouldn't have any of it. I said I have insomnia and she said I will give you Mirtazapine it will help you sleep but sod all about the side effects it causes, she prescribe me Viagra as well, :blarg: so I never complained.

But what is the root of the problem is it lack of training or are they overstretched so don't read the facts or just don't believe them, she never believed me, if they are prescribing these drugs they should know all about them, I think Risperidone and other dangerous medication should be prescribed for 3 months then stopped to see if the patient has recovered, keep in regular contact and then if they relapse continue treatment.

Cheers

Geo
 
SHThrowAway213

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Hi - There are a lot of neuropathy forums online - not much in the way of cures though, but it will be good for you to look through them if you haven't already. Caused by stress? That's a new one. More like neuropathy/pain causes stress. In many cases they just don't know what causes it or how to cure it. Have you tried kratom? It helps a lot of peoples' pain, and addiction problems too, but it doesn't seem to agree with me. If u need links to kratom forums pm me. It's illegal in some places though, but it's legal in most states. Just an idea for you.
Thank you for your advice, but unfortunately my parents would not let me smoke it.
I found my doctor OK for prescribing pills I had two male doctors who owned the GP since I was a child but both retired and there are about 5 female doctors, I spoke with a French doctor and I like her so I never roasted her as she's giving me drugs, man, lol but she sent me for a blood test and checked all my hormone levels and I constantly told her my problems was because of Risperidone and she wouldn't have any of it. I said I have insomnia and she said I will give you Mirtazapine it will help you sleep but sod all about the side effects it causes, she prescribe me Viagra as well, :blarg: so I never complained.

But what is the root of the problem is it lack of training or are they overstretched so don't read the facts or just don't believe them, she never believed me, if they are prescribing these drugs they should know all about them, I think Risperidone and other dangerous medication should be prescribed for 3 months then stopped to see if the patient has recovered, keep in regular contact and then if they relapse continue treatment.

Cheers

Geo
I actually have a very good experience with Risperdone, it is the only medication that helps with my hallucinations.
I have to take it, I've been taking it for over a year and I took it for around 3 years with a 2 year break between this time and last time I had to take it.
I did stop taking it a few weeks ago, and my hallucinations are very severe again.
 
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I feel like they never help you with mental health issues and even with physical health issues like chronic pain they never take it seriously
I just wish i never got sick in first place now im dependent on timeshort and sometimes unempathetic gps.
Argjh
Anyone else suffers from chronic pain here?
Do u take meds for it. Which ones? Xo
The trouble with the NHS is that it has become the UK's national religion and basically can't be criticised.

You have Labour Party members campaigning for higher pay for doctors even though they are largely paid over £100k and not directly employed by the NHS: they are largely self employed via their own limited company which in itself carries tax saving advantages.

It has also become impossible to criticise the NHS.
If you do you'll be labelled a "trouble maker" that doesn't appreciate the "free" health service.
Due to this, poor standards and fob-offs have become accepted practice.
 
NightmareTour

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Nearly died of medical negligence, got dropped from all treatment once I was just about able to walk (aided) and received no help since. Apparently they knew that I had serious brain damage from the beginning, but I never received any help for it, nor was I even properly told about it until 10 years later. Any attempt to bring up chronic pain or symptoms was met with being treated like I was faking, or having random painkillers thrown at me. Eventually they stopped even prescribing me painkillers. It took about 8 years for them to realise that the antiepileptic meds they gave me were causing me harm and switched me to new ones. I'm currently having horrible side effects from one of them, and their advice is to "just put up with it and see if it goes away." I'm not even on my full dose yet. During my stays in hospital, nearly all of the doctors and nurses have been totally unempathetic and some even spoke to me in a way that you wouldn't even talk to a child, or any human being.

As for mental health, almost all attempts to seek help have either been brushed off or treated with more meds. When I'd tried 3 different antidepressants and none of them worked, they told me "medication just isn't right for you." I've received a total of 8 counselling sessions throughout my life (2 sets of 4) which didn't work because I wasn't even given enough time to trust the therapist. I've also had 2 sessions of CBT, which was cancelled because I refused to be spoken down to by the narccistic "therapist", who was clearly only in the job to stroke her own ego, and ignored or brushed off everything I had to say. I've been in hospital for suicide attempts 3 times, 2 of which resulted in no help and just being given a couple of phone numbers I could call (the other got me given some more meds and getting a few phone calls from the crisis team) and one of those times, I told the mental health "professional" that I fully intended to try again once I left, and she sent me home with a leaflet.

So yeah, the level of help available is honestly disgusting. People with mental health issues or chronic illnesses are completely brushed under the rug and ignored. I don't think I'll ever trust another health "professional" of any kind again.
 
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Nearly died of medical negligence, got dropped from all treatment once I was just about able to walk (aided) and received no help since. Apparently they knew that I had serious brain damage from the beginning, but I never received any help for it, nor was I even properly told about it until 10 years later. Any attempt to bring up chronic pain or symptoms was met with being treated like I was faking, or having random painkillers thrown at me. Eventually they stopped even prescribing me painkillers. It took about 8 years for them to realise that the antiepileptic meds they gave me were causing me harm and switched me to new ones. I'm currently having horrible side effects from one of them, and their advice is to "just put up with it and see if it goes away." I'm not even on my full dose yet. During my stays in hospital, nearly all of the doctors and nurses have been totally unempathetic and some even spoke to me in a way that you wouldn't even talk to a child, or any human being.

As for mental health, almost all attempts to seek help have either been brushed off or treated with more meds. When I'd tried 3 different antidepressants and none of them worked, they told me "medication just isn't right for you." I've received a total of 8 counselling sessions throughout my life (2 sets of 4) which didn't work because I wasn't even given enough time to trust the therapist. I've also had 2 sessions of CBT, which was cancelled because I refused to be spoken down to by the narccistic "therapist", who was clearly only in the job to stroke her own ego, and ignored or brushed off everything I had to say. I've been in hospital for suicide attempts 3 times, 2 of which resulted in no help and just being given a couple of phone numbers I could call (the other got me given some more meds and getting a few phone calls from the crisis team) and one of those times, I told the mental health "professional" that I fully intended to try again once I left, and she sent me home with a leaflet.

So yeah, the level of help available is honestly disgusting. People with mental health issues or chronic illnesses are completely brushed under the rug and ignored. I don't think I'll ever trust another health "professional" of any kind again.
I am sorry you've been through all this. Medicine is a gruelling field, apart from the few idealists, it attracts psycopaths and other disordered people. Average joe does not want to sew guts together for a living, after all.

Doctors need to be recorded like the police and dragged by the ear to the court for any patronising shit, let alone gross misconduct.
 
NightmareTour

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I am sorry you've been through all this. Medicine is a gruelling field, apart from the few idealists, it attracts psycopaths and other disordered people. Average joe does not want to sew guts together for a living, after all.

Doctors need to be recorded like the police and dragged by the ear to the court for any patronising shit, let alone gross misconduct.
I considered going to court over medical negligence and I think I still can, but I'd feel too guilty taking more money out of the already dying NHS. Definitely lots of sociopathic and/or narccistic people in the medical field though, they seriously need more checks before being allowed to work with patients.
 
LastFlowers

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Anything beyond a broken bone or a simple cold gets labeled as an anxiety disorder or psychosomatic. I have a few invisible disorders and my doctors could care less.

If it’s not something visible, you have two options: an endless rabbit hole of testing to rule stuff out, or anti-depressants.
Even visible things get dismissed and turned into “psychological issues” these days. It’s like if we care more than the doctor does, then we are crazy people.
 
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