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meds and doctors

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by hornbeam, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. hornbeam

    hornbeam Well-Known Member

    ok i was wondering if people in the uk are mostly under NHS doctors and if they have to pay for their prescriptions and if you think that a private doctor who you have to pay will more readily give you medication and diagnosis.

    My most recent doctor who I been with for 2 years will prescribe meds for ocd for me no problem but I mentioned (well someone did mention) that my moods go up and down- which is common and doesnt mean bipolar. do you think if i paid for treatment i would get a diagnosis of bipolar and medecine effective for it- or do what i always done and just get on with it. sorry its so long.
  2. In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place Well-Known Member

    I'd like to think that an NHS doctor will arrive at the same diagnosis as a private doctor but maybe I'm naive. I guess you must get better care privately tho or people wouldnt do it but I've never been in the privalidged position to get private care. Be a good experiment for someone who could afford it tho.
  3. hornbeam

    hornbeam Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mark for your reply.
  4. Kaos General

    Kaos General Well-Known Member

    Most private doctors will give their patients what they ask for. If they didnt then they wouldnt be in business for very long.
  5. Tealc

    Tealc Banned Member

    i just went back to my GP about my depression, i mentioned Bipolar and i was reffered to the local mental health dept.

    within a week i was put on better meds by my gp and i have had my first assessment and now waiting to see a shrink, so i doubt going private will do anything more than cost you more.

    go back and ask about Bipolar, you have nothing to lose by asking outright.
  6. hornbeam

    hornbeam Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your replies. I feel supported so thank you.
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