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Old 03-11-17, 14:56
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Your experience of your Local Mental Health Team

Hi Everyone.... Has anyone else had a bad experience from an appointment seeing the Local Mental Health Team ?? ... Whatís your story ?? ... Unfortunately my meeting made my anxiety much worse and now Iím feeling pants 😞 ..... I had a meeting on the Friday the 27 October... Here is what happened

Had an appointment at 10:30 to see someone at The Mental Health Team .(Consultant Psychologist) Got there and they were late by half an hour , the table was dirty from the previous people ... Not sure if the guy was listening to me ... He mentioned if I had bad thoughts , I said yeah , I want to go to sleep and not wake up ... His answer is so you are not getting enough sleep... FFS , doesnít he listen so I had to try and explain again ... He was asking question I couldnít answer and things like what meds helped your depression?? .. Surely I would still be on them if they helped ... It carried on like this .

He asked about if I ever had severe depression, I said itís pretty severe at the moment , having suicidal thoughts everyday isnít normal ... He said , I mean depression a lot worse than this ... I am not hurting myself or going to take anything , but the thoughts are still there ... Now Iím thinking that he probably thinks my depression isnít serious...
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He asked what sort of things helps my depression... Surely if I knew that , I wouldíve doing it .... Then it came down to the meds ... He wanted me to stop Duloxetine 30mg just like that ... Go a week without anything and then take the new meds ... I mentioned about tapering slowly he said I didnít need to ... I have read on the forums about just stopping at 30mg and it didnít turn out well ... I have got 20mg in my bag ... So Iím going to take them ... Iím still anxious about the possible side effects of coming off just like that .... The person also stated that it would not get rid of my anxiety as I have Aspergers Syndrome and would always have some anxiety.... I dunno , brain is totally arghhhhh... Now Iím feeling terrible and a bit of a freak .. ó feeling depressed.
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Old 03-11-17, 17:01
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Re: Your experience of your Local Mental Health Team

Hi yes I had a terrible experience With the CMHT and to be honest they are probably one of the reasons I took so long to recover... he pulled me off of diazepam at 5mg per week after being in it for 2 years, I turned up with my wrists cut open and actively suicidal and they sent me home with script for 15mg mirtazapine and booked me in for 4 weeks time. Those 4 weeks were awful and I was contemplating ending it many times .

Anyway I have recovered but pushing for recovery and meds I want rather than the shit they wanted

Also is funding an issue for you as I I have downloaded the Babylon app and you can see a psychiatrist on there for 49.99 and they are Awesome! I mean it awesome much better service. They can also provide therapy have a look :-)


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Old 09-11-17, 11:21
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Hi yes I had a terrible experience With the CMHT and to be honest they are probably one of the reasons I took so long to recover... he pulled me off of diazepam at 5mg per week after being in it for 2 years, I turned up with my wrists cut open and actively suicidal and they sent me home with script for 15mg mirtazapine and booked me in for 4 weeks time. Those 4 weeks were awful and I was contemplating ending it many times .

Anyway I have recovered but pushing for recovery and meds I want rather than the shit they wanted

Also is funding an issue for you as I I have downloaded the Babylon app and you can see a psychiatrist on there for 49.99 and they are Awesome! I mean it awesome much better service. They can also provide therapy have a look :-)


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Sorry to hear that .... I donít know what I want to be honest ... I thought the people from CMHT was going to offer me some options, but no ... So much for the , you wonít get any side effects, well I feel totally crap ... They (CMHT) are only seemed to be bothered about people having psychosis or if they are a danger to other people ... The others seemed to get push aside , thatís why they referred me back to my drs ..
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Old 09-11-17, 13:05
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Re: Your experience of your Local Mental Health Team

I would have thought that you would need more of a specialised team as you have been diagnosed with Asperger's? The mainstream CMHT aren't very clued up as regards the complexities of ASD and particularly how females with ASD have a whole different set of issues. Is there any chance you could get a referral to a team who knew how to help people with Asperger's?
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Old 09-11-17, 14:59
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I’ve been feeling like I’ve been going down hill since about July, tried to cope myself but the thoughts of I need some help here would always come to the forefront of my thoughts.
So went Gp about 6 weeks ago she gave me Diazepam 2mg and I asked could I go back into secondary mh again.
Fast forward , they read what she put down at the meeting and psychiatrist decided(without seeing me) I didn’t need psych help and referred me to first point entry.
3 weeks later, after constant calling, I got call from Healthy Mind(first point entry) she went though form asking me questions of how I felt in the last 2 weeks. At the end of this I got told I could have counselling or cbt and to decide.
Waiting list 10/12 mths

Carrying on best I could, I was having better days for a few days then would crash
Again when crashing looking for help nhs, no movement.
Gp arranged at surgery to see mh worker from secondary mh team. Just started, wonderful I thought.
Next week couldn’t come quick even( that’s what we do, wish are life away)

So I got there6.30 pm, new surgery would be empty so great.
He called me in and said what can I do for you
I began telling him story asked if he could help me any sooner. NO
He then said, from what I’m reading on screen what Gp has written I’m not looking at the same person!!! Ffs
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Acrophobic
High anxiety
Panic

Well you got here!!
Your holding a conversation
You look well enough
Ffs, what it doesn’t mean I’ve not things going through my head constantly and feel like shit

I can up your meds like psych says
I don’t want that, I had a really bad experience going on them and really wish I’d never gone on venlafaxine
I felt he just totally shot me down and thought I was Making it up
Come back see me 2 weeks, I cried all the way home totally let down

Fast forward 2 weeks
Sat/Sun not to bad, come mon I could feel myself going down hill again but pushed on and took Diazepam. Went completely off food again
Tues morning heaving as soon as I woke, really pushed weetabix down me nearly brought it back
By 2pm I’d had enough, crying constantly.
So went to a&e, asked to see someone from RAID team (mh) told to sit down. I couldn’t sit with others so stood at door listening for my name. Saw triage nurse, who passed me onto doctor( another wait near door) finally doctor spoke to me, lots of questions etc, my story also so she rang RAID team, they wouldn’t come see me because I wasn’t Suicidal! (Well not yet)
I was by this time crying my eyes out, banging headache, empty stomach. She said she’d speak to team leader and come back
She ended referring me to psychiatrist outpatient clinic, faxed letter over and would get call tomorrow (today)
Lunch time nothing, so I ended up chasing around, turns out it’s gone to secondary mh my last psychiatrist. Spoke secretary they’ve got fax and she psychiatrist will look at it!!
The saga carry’s on,
I’m in Manchester, what part you peeps from

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God what a long post, sorry guys.

Yes it does Defo seem you have to be psychotic or fear of harming someone
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Old 09-11-17, 15:34
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I would have thought that you would need more of a specialised team as you have been diagnosed with Asperger's? The mainstream CMHT aren't very clued up as regards the complexities of ASD and particularly how females with ASD have a whole different set of issues. Is there any chance you could get a referral to a team who knew how to help people with Asperger's?
I donít think so , think Iím too high functioning or something.. It doesnít help , ok I have counselling (itís not an NHS thing) my counsellor told me that she is leaving :( , which has upset me .. As you have to start from the beginning again with the new person .. . I have already done that twice already ... meh ... My Dr did say the local council may help with something like a Support work , who will take me to place that may help me ... Unfortunately itís 12 weeks only ... I may try that when Iím feeling more human ... I am on no antidepressants at the moment and my head is all over , constantly crying, feeling extremely rough...

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Iíve been feeling like Iíve been going down hill since about July, tried to cope myself but the thoughts of I need some help here would always come to the forefront of my thoughts.
So went Gp about 6 weeks ago she gave me Diazepam 2mg and I asked could I go back into secondary mh again.
Fast forward , they read what she put down at the meeting and psychiatrist decided(without seeing me) I didnít need psych help and referred me to first point entry.
3 weeks later, after constant calling, I got call from Healthy Mind(first point entry) she went though form asking me questions of how I felt in the last 2 weeks. At the end of this I got told I could have counselling or cbt and to decide.
Waiting list 10/12 mths

Carrying on best I could, I was having better days for a few days then would crash
Again when crashing looking for help nhs, no movement.
Gp arranged at surgery to see mh worker from secondary mh team. Just started, wonderful I thought.
Next week couldnít come quick even( thatís what we do, wish are life away)

So I got there6.30 pm, new surgery would be empty so great.
He called me in and said what can I do for you
I began telling him story asked if he could help me any sooner. NO
He then said, from what Iím reading on screen what Gp has written Iím not looking at the same person!!! Ffs
Says
Acrophobic
High anxiety
Panic

Well you got here!!
Your holding a conversation
You look well enough
Ffs, what it doesnít mean Iíve not things going through my head constantly and feel like shit

I can up your meds like psych says
I donít want that, I had a really bad experience going on them and really wish Iíd never gone on venlafaxine
I felt he just totally shot me down and thought I was Making it up
Come back see me 2 weeks, I cried all the way home totally let down

Fast forward 2 weeks
Sat/Sun not to bad, come mon I could feel myself going down hill again but pushed on and took Diazepam. Went completely off food again
Tues morning heaving as soon as I woke, really pushed weetabix down me nearly brought it back
By 2pm Iíd had enough, crying constantly.
So went to a&e, asked to see someone from RAID team (mh) told to sit down. I couldnít sit with others so stood at door listening for my name. Saw triage nurse, who passed me onto doctor( another wait near door) finally doctor spoke to me, lots of questions etc, my story also so she rang RAID team, they wouldnít come see me because I wasnít Suicidal! (Well not yet)
I was by this time crying my eyes out, banging headache, empty stomach. She said sheíd speak to team leader and come back
She ended referring me to psychiatrist outpatient clinic, faxed letter over and would get call tomorrow (today)
Lunch time nothing, so I ended up chasing around, turns out itís gone to secondary mh my last psychiatrist. Spoke secretary theyíve got fax and she psychiatrist will look at it!!
The saga carryís on,
Iím in Manchester, what part you peeps from

---------- Post added at 14:59 ---------- Previous post was at 14:57 ----------

God what a long post, sorry guys.

Yes it does Defo seem you have to be psychotic or fear of harming someone
Sounds like you had an awful time ((hugs)) ... Itís awful when you tell professionals things and it seems like they are not taking you seriously...

Iím from Harrogate...
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Old 09-11-17, 17:04
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I have not had a good experience. I was referred to the CMHT last week from GP. Someone called me that night and the next day I went for an assessment at a psychiatric hospital to see if I needed to stay there or have home care. When I saw them they said I needed neither of those things and said to wait for my 'Healthy Minds' appointment. I had this a few days ago and they told me I won't get any help 'til February next year. I have told them about my suicidal thoughts/wanting to self harm and I feel like I am not believed or taken seriously. I don't need hospital or home care, I just need to talk to someone! I am in such a bad place at the moment. I love our NHS and it is a wonderful thing to have, but I feel really let down at the moment. I am just desperate to get better from this episode.
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Update
Psychiatrist secretary rang late afternoon, psychiatrist has to have referral from GP not a&e
Ffs
Speaking to Gp tomorrow, Just thought back now my Gp HAS SENT referral later and sHE psychiatrist said NO to secondary care mh and sent me to first point entry( healthy mind)
Ffs so peed off now. I’m getting the run around. Nobody know the right protocol

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Snowflake, your experience sounds bit like mine
There’s nothing out there for when your desperate even going to a&e in a desperate state doesn’t get you anywhere. Psychotic or suicidal. How long do you have to stand this illness before we get that bad to get help.
A year wtf
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Old 09-11-17, 17:36
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Update
Psychiatrist secretary rang late afternoon, psychiatrist has to have referral from GP not a&e
Ffs
Speaking to Gp tomorrow, Just thought back now my Gp HAS SENT referral later and sHE psychiatrist said NO to secondary care mh and sent me to first point entry( healthy mind)
Ffs so peed off now. Iím getting the run around. Nobody know the right protocol

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Snowflake, your experience sounds bit like mine
Thereís nothing out there for when your desperate even going to a&e in a desperate state doesnít get you anywhere. Psychotic or suicidal. How long do you have to stand this illness before we get that bad to get help.
A year wtf
I don't get why the CMHT sent me for a hospital assessment then just 'dropped' me. I clearly needed help, but cause I wasn't bad enough to need hospitalising or home care they just seemed to let me go.

I hope we can both find the help we need. If I could afford it, I would go private.
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Update
Psychiatrist secretary rang late afternoon, psychiatrist has to have referral from GP not a&e
Ffs
Speaking to Gp tomorrow, Just thought back now my Gp HAS SENT referral later and sHE psychiatrist said NO to secondary care mh and sent me to first point entry( healthy mind)
Ffs so peed off now. Iím getting the run around. Nobody know the right protocol

---------- Post added at 17:25 ---------- Previous post was at 17:20 ----------

Snowflake, your experience sounds bit like mine
Thereís nothing out there for when your desperate even going to a&e in a desperate state doesnít get you anywhere. Psychotic or suicidal. How long do you have to stand this illness before we get that bad to get help.
A year wtf
:( , so sorry .... ((hugs))

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I don't get why the CMHT sent me for a hospital assessment then just 'dropped' me. I clearly needed help, but cause I wasn't bad enough to need hospitalising or home care they just seemed to let me go.

I hope we can both find the help we need. If I could afford it, I would go private.
Some charities provide counselling... I suppose it depends on your area .. The counselling I have isnít restricted to so many sessions and I pay like a very small donation towards it ... As much as you can afford ... Have you looked yourself ?? I know there are waiting lists too :( ...
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