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Diagnosed with CPTSD

Nats11Nats11 Posts: 3Member Listener
edited December 2018 in Mental health issues
 Hi im sorry for the story book but I need to get some of this off ma chest. been going to the docs for years to no avail for headaches sore stomachs feeling down and many more things even had 1 doc tell me that I had to start caring about ma self ma answer was y theirs nothing to care about he showed me out his door. I asked for another doc and that I was never letting him near me again he's had horrible bed side manners that if I was ill and even if he was the on call doc and I had an emergency that I would rather walk the 3 miles to hospital than have him near me😂. Now finally after all these years I had a doc who referred me to mental health and got diagnosed with cptsd I'm still waiting for a psychologist appointment I also have something else to do with my emotions ma psychiatrist said it's cause it was to do with ma trauma happing at a young age that I don't trust folks I don't even trust ma family so I keep them at arms length so I don't get hurt again and again it's easier for me to keep folks away from me than trust them i have a few folks that have clamedc that they broke ma wall down with no hassle but I don't tell them that they never even made a dent in it its a brick wall hiding the metal wall inside it. I'm tired of feeling like this I I'm tired all time I either sleep too much or don't sleep I wish ma headaches would go and never come back and the flash backs but so far still here and controlling ma life I want to start living it 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,331Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2018
    Hello @Nats11 ; Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    The community understands what you are going through. So sorry to hear this. I am sure there are many members of the community who can identify what you are going through.

    Glad to hear that you getting some support with your problems and issues.

    You have come to the right place for support, advice and information.

    We are a friendly community. Care and share.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything. Some one will know.

    Please take care.

  • Nats11Nats11 Posts: 3Member Listener
    Thanks thespiceman  I'm getting their I'm just at the start of this prosses i finally after years of told to go for a walk I got a doc that actually listened and refered me to metal heath where I got officially diagnosed a month ago 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,331Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2018
    Hello @Nats11 ; Thank you for reply.  Understand this situation with Doctors as do the community.

    I myself have been there so many times.

    I forgot to add in my introduction to the forum. Ever you have problems with Doctors consider using an advocate .

    Some one who represents you. Speaks on behalf. In my area where I live charity called Rethink.  Has advocate service.  Look on line in your area something to look at. Works for me.

    I have mental health as well.  Anxiety, depression use mental health charities.  Plus disability.

    One I can recommend is Richmond Fellowship .

    https:// wwwrichmondfellowship.org.uk.  

    They have a recovery programme use coping methods, strategies to deal with mental health. Have a look. Hope that helps.

    I used them as I was getting no where lots of knockbacks.  Need to address what is going on.

    Remember you are part of our community now and we are here to help, guide you. Also try to help yourself. That is part of the forum.

    The main reason I joined is find help, support with my mental health, new friends and makes my day better.

    Always here for a chat . Take care.

  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,668Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nats11

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you!!!!!

    I’m very very sorry 😐 in reading your post.

    Please please contact me straightaway if you need any “help/support??????
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,493Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community and it's great to meet you. I'm sorry to read that you have had to deal with less than perfect experiences with your G.P. If there is anything we can help with please let me know.

    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • Nats11Nats11 Posts: 3Member Listener
     Thanks Richard_Scope I finally got a doctor that helped I told him is he says for me to go for a walk I would scream I told him that I needed help and he listened I'm still waiting to see a psychologist but that's the name of game

  • Elsey66Elsey66 Posts: 60Member Courageous
    I'm glad originally getting the rightful. I was diagnosed with Cptsd and severe anxiety last year. I've been unable to attend psychology s still overwhelmed with anxiety. My cpn has tried to do a stabilisation course at home to get me ready for this. It may be worth asking them about this and whether it would be suitable for you. I have found some of it helpful, especially mindfulness. My confidence however has remained very low. With support at home and medication im hoping to be strong enough for psycology soon. So if you hae a long wit maybe its worth asking yourmenta helth team about stabalistaion. I hope your feeling better soon 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,858Member Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Elsey66, and thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I'm sure others will find this really helpful!
  • Elsey66Elsey66 Posts: 60Member Courageous
    Thank you, i havent been confident enough to comment on posts until now so I'm thinking that the help I'm getting is working.
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