GP visit was a waste of space..

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by TheWr0ngChild, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. TheWr0ngChild

    TheWr0ngChild Well-Known Member

    I don't have anything physicaly wrong with me. This is dispite the fact they have NOT reffered me to any kind of specialist, even though I tried my absolute best to explain that this was only happening around the time of my period. The only thing they had was some stupid anti depressant that has side effects exactly the same as my PMDD symptoms. The main ones being nausea and tiredness, my most prominant physical PMDD symptoms. I say PMDD because I'm 99% sure that is what is wrong with me.

    Why would I want to take a drug that will make me feel more sick and tired? My life is on hold right now because of this. I'm unable to do much in the way of leaving the house as I can be very aggressive to people I don't even know, have huge crying outbursts at the flick of a switch. I no longer trust myself in public as I have no memory of what I have done. When I am in my 'two weeks' before my period, I have to make sure I lock all the doors & put the keys somewhere hard to get to, as I wonder off in a daze.

    I feel like a senile old person, last month my hair fell out so much I was terrified to wash it, and when I did huge clumps fell out. I am NOT pregnant but a lot of my symptoms, such as feeling very sick in the mornings and hair loss, are very simlar to pregnancy symptoms. I've had this type of thing coming up to 5 years now.

    PMDD fits exactly with the symptoms I'm getting. I'm waiting on some inheritance money (hopefully if it can be worked out so I get it without losing my incapacity benefit) and I will use some of that to get a private oppinion, maybe from that John Studd guy in London. I don't know, I'm lost.
     
  2. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that you GP is being so unhelpful. It must be horrible to be ill but not be receiving any form of useful support from doctors. If you can, i definately think that going private would be a wise idea. You deserve to get this sorted out so that you can get on with your life. :hug: Good luck hun.
     
  3. TheWr0ngChild

    TheWr0ngChild Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I can last that long though, it'll be some time before I come into the sort of money that would allow me to do that. I really don't think these GP's know what they're doing half the time, the med he wanted to give me can even cause menstrual problems & pain.

    I don't think anyone par a psychiatrist should be able to dish out these drugs. I told him I'm addicted to Nurofen Plus, which is Ibuprofen & Codeine, and this particular med, citalopram, says it must be used in caution in anyone taking those drugs!

    I refused to go on it, more as damage control apart from anything else. I have to consider my partner, who I live with too. I can't go behaving like anti depressants made me behave once before. Lets just say I took about £10,000 off the value of mum's house.

    My PMDD causes me to have manic mood changes along with about 20 physical symptoms, all of which are listed as side effects of citalopram, right down to sinus problems, which I get each month. It makes me wonder if something is not right in my brain, because if a drug can cause those things, then maybe I have something going on in my brain that that particular drug effects? Actualy thats something I can look into.

    It's a fact people with Asperger Syndrome are lacking in serotonin and have 'differently wired' brains, these drugs effect serotonin so?? Maybe.

    I asked to be reffered to an endocrinologist or a gynecologist, but being as I refused pills and they don't think anything's physically wrong, they refused, as usual.

    I have no backup, I have no place to go if I have a bad reaction to anything & start losing control of my actions, my poor boyfriend would no doubt get in the way. It would be like pouring petrol on a fire already out of control & adding some tyres for good measure.
     
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