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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Thank you :hugs: I just don't like how it is done at Dundee tbh, and now have to have a fight with people to get medical evidence because apparently according to the guidance notes from Dundee, I should have reasonable adjustments put in place for coursework. I don't because it's my School policy not to hand out extensions. So it is a bit blurry.
    Are you in contact with the disability team at uni? They might be able to help fight your case to get the medical evidence put in place. Best of luck :hugs:
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Are you in contact with the disability team at uni? They might be able to help fight your case to get the medical evidence put in place. Best of luck :hugs:
    I am. I emailed my advisor yesterday to ask could she write up a letter for me. She takes notes when she sees me, and she has seen me quite a bit in the past few weeks, so she knows definitely that I am not ********ting. Problem will be CPN/GP. Didn't see my CPN last week as he was busy, and this week he has been off, and those are the 2 weeks where I have definitely been the worst. I have seen my GP, but idk what the policy is on letters, might have to pay.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I am. I emailed my advisor yesterday to ask could she write up a letter for me. She takes notes when she sees me, and she has seen me quite a bit in the past few weeks, so she knows definitely that I am not ********ting. Problem will be CPN/GP. Didn't see my CPN last week as he was busy, and this week he has been off, and those are the 2 weeks where I have definitely been the worst. I have seen my GP, but idk what the policy is on letters, might have to pay.
    It should be worth paying if it gets you help, and it should be too much. Maybe call up your surgery on Monday and check? I'm sure the receptionist can tell you.
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    A huge thank you to everyone who took part in my OCD Awareness Week thread! It really meant a lot to me you guys are awesome :hugs:
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    Actually think there's been a thing about GPs not being allowed to charge for medical evidence letters any more. I dunno if it's mentioned for upcoming debate, because it's been debated or because new legislation has appeared. Might help if I look for you instead of speculating.

    If GP is going to charge I'd ring mental health team even if they get someone to print it off for you to collect or to post to you if your CPN is busy. They tend not to ask for payment.

    I had a letter accepted by PIP as evidenced of my illness but uni won't accept it for student support reasons..not even DSA. 🙄 So I'm waiting for a newer signed dated and letter headed version because apparently if I were going to fake a letter, I wouldn't take the time to do those things. Which I totally would..if going to fake it better be realistic and good 🙄


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    My mood has improved a bit. Was sent by dr to A and e on Thursday, have pneumonia. I seriously recommend getting all the vaccinations and boosters you can getting before starting uni. The giant melting pot of disease that it is. Anyway, on higher dose of antibiotics and it's starting to lift quite well I can feel emotions now and not jsut physical pain or sleep 😴

    Not sleeping well. Major nightmares. Woke myself up twice last night from having a panic attack in my sleep 😰 Still hard not to be mildly happy when you have more energy than you've been had for 2 weeks. I'm starving an no leftover pizza in house 😩 Technically I can't have because intolerant to gluten and lactose but..still craving. Want lots of comfort food. Well that's all im craving because my appetite is still low. Calorie bulking obv

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    Lost 2 stone now total feeling good and hoping illness contribution largely stays off too
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    (Original post by ~Tara~)
    Actually think there's been a thing about GPs not being allowed to charge for medical evidence letters any more. I dunno if it's mentioned for upcoming debate, because it's been debated or because new legislation has appeared. Might help if I look for you instead of speculating.

    If GP is going to charge I'd ring mental health team even if they get someone to print it off for you to collect or to post to you if your CPN is busy. They tend not to ask for payment.

    I had a letter accepted by PIP as evidenced of my illness but uni won't accept it for student support reasons..not even DSA. 🙄 So I'm waiting for a newer signed dated and letter headed version because apparently if I were going to fake a letter, I wouldn't take the time to do those things. Which I totally would..if going to fake it better be realistic and good 🙄


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    My mood has improved a bit. Was sent by dr to A and e on Thursday, have pneumonia. I seriously recommend getting all the vaccinations and boosters you can getting before starting uni. The giant melting pot of disease that it is. Anyway, on higher dose of antibiotics and it's starting to lift quite well I can feel emotions now and not jsut physical pain or sleep 😴

    Not sleeping well. Major nightmares. Woke myself up twice last night from having a panic attack in my sleep 😰 Still hard not to be mildly happy when you have more energy than you've been had for 2 weeks. I'm starving an no leftover pizza in house 😩 Technically I can't have because intolerant to gluten and lactose but..still craving. Want lots of comfort food. Well that's all im craving because my appetite is still low. Calorie bulking obv

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    Sorry to hear about sleep, I know the feeling :hugs:

    Could you please spoiler the weight loss mention? Sorry to be annoying, some others might find it trigger for EDs and stuff.*
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    Done x sorry if it triggered anyone
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    For a while, people have told me that certain things I do and feel aren't quite right. I always thought it's all perfectly fine, but recently I've just had that nagging thought in the back of my mind that I just can't shake that maybe they're right, and maybe they know more than I do. I'm so confused and I don't really know what to do. I thought about going to my GP, but what do I say? I can't just walk in and say 'other people think there's something wrong with me but I'm pretty sure I'm fine', you know?
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    For a while, people have told me that certain things I do and feel aren't quite right. I always thought it's all perfectly fine, but recently I've just had that nagging thought in the back of my mind that I just can't shake that maybe they're right, and maybe they know more than I do. I'm so confused and I don't really know what to do. I thought about going to my GP, but what do I say? I can't just walk in and say 'other people think there's something wrong with me but I'm pretty sure I'm fine', you know?
    I think saying that is perfectly fine, in fact, have done so myself.

    I went to the GP because people were telling me I was behaving and saying odd things but I thought I was fine.

    Spolier: I was releasing into a psychotic episode. But this doesn't mean at all that is the same thing for you, you may be right and there is nothing wrong.*
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    I think saying that is perfectly fine, in fact, have done so myself.

    I went to the GP because people were telling me I was behaving and saying odd things but I thought I was fine.

    Spolier: I was releasing into a psychotic episode. But this doesn't mean at all that is the same thing for you, you may be right and there is nothing wrong.*
    That's reassuring. I might give it a go next time I'm in. I think I'm due an appointment in just under 3 weeks anyway.
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    I find it so hard to answer their questions. I've been given papers with questions on them before where I have to answer yes or no and it's so impossible. Like, how can I fit into a yes or a no? There's so much more to it. I worry that they aren't accurate because the context can sometimes be taken in slightly different ways, and get quite weird about doing anything like that at all. I can't usually finish anything like that. I'm a bit worried they're going to give me some of these and I won't be able to do it right.
    I guess I'm just worried that they'll brush me off as well. I think it's all just coming up now because I'm having trouble getting things done at college for a number of reasons and I've kinda noticed one or two things as well that I don't see the people around me displaying or worrying about

    Sorry about the big rant there! I guess I have more on my mind than I thought
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    That's reassuring. I might give it a go next time I'm in. I think I'm due an appointment in just under 3 weeks anyway.
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    I find it so hard to answer their questions. I've been given papers with questions on them before where I have to answer yes or no and it's so impossible. Like, how can I fit into a yes or a no? There's so much more to it. I worry that they aren't accurate because the context can sometimes be taken in slightly different ways, and get quite weird about doing anything like that at all. I can't usually finish anything like that. I'm a bit worried they're going to give me some of these and I won't be able to do it right.
    I guess I'm just worried that they'll brush me off as well. I think it's all just coming up now because I'm having trouble getting things done at college for a number of reasons and I've kinda noticed one or two things as well that I don't see the people around me displaying or worrying about

    Sorry about the big rant there! I guess I have more on my mind than I thought
    Not a rant at all!

    1) They don't normally give you yes or no quizzes in GP appointments, or even psychiatrist ones. Normally they'll just ask you some questions
    2) They shouldn't brush you off if you mention how it's impacting your life as you've described above
    3) You could write down a few bullet points to hand over? It's helped me in the past when I've struggled with communication and I know a lot of people use it at GP appointments for other things like physical health as they can be forgetful or nervous in an appointment*
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Not a rant at all!

    1) They don't normally give you yes or no quizzes in GP appointments, or even psychiatrist ones. Normally they'll just ask you some questions
    2) They shouldn't brush you off if you mention how it's impacting your life as you've described above
    3) You could write down a few bullet points to hand over? It's helped me in the past when I've struggled with communication and I know a lot of people use it at GP appointments for other things like physical health as they can be forgetful or nervous in an appointment*
    Thank god! I hate those things so much. They gave me some before I went onto medication for anxiety/depression and it was an absolute mess. Hate the things.
    I hope not. I went to the doctor once because I was having a really bad time with stress and he just told me that I was too young to have anything to be stressed about.
    That's a good idea. I suggest it all the time, but always forget to actually put it into practice. I'll start working on something.

    Thanks for the help! Sometimes I just need to kinda voice something over with someone so it actually makes sense in my head and everything definitely makes a lot more sense now!
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    I didn't get the job I don't think. The apple workers have to be almost infectiously happy and smile and I just can't pretend to be that when deep down I'm so sad. Had a big breakdown yesterday to my parents and it's been rough.
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    I've taken 5 diazepam this morning and it's not helped my anxiety at all
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    Really worried my plan of being med free by 2017 is gonna bd scuppered :sadpanda:

    Keep getting images/thoughts/feelings im being followed and that im gonna be involved in an acciddnt somehow that will severly injure me
    But they are only like a few seconds each time

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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    Thanks man but I don't think I'll get it. The level of happiness they expect and like outright smiling I just can't fake. It's exhausting trying to pretend when you know deep down you aren't happy.*

    Really wish I'd sorted my life out
    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    There is nothing you can do about the past but there is always something you can do about the future. Try not to beat yourself up over it (I know how hard that is because I ****ing do it myself).

    Inbox is open any time btw.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    There is nothing you can do about the past but there is always something you can do about the future. Try not to beat yourself up over it (I know how hard that is because I ****ing do it myself).

    Inbox is open any time btw.
    Thanks Wilf, I've tried looking towards the future but I'm having real issues. I think my parents are going to discuss with my specialist about potentially admitting me to a psych ward. My mental well being has deteriorated really fast. I'm hallucinating and seeing myself dying everywhere I go.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    Thanks Wilf, I've tried looking towards the future but I'm having real issues. I think my parents are going to discuss with my specialist about potentially admitting me to a psych ward. My mental well being has deteriorated really fast. I'm hallucinating and seeing myself dying everywhere I go.
    Maybe getting more help, be that inpatient or not, sounds really helpful right now. It sounds like you're really struggling with some hard things.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Maybe getting more help, be that inpatient or not, sounds really helpful right now. It sounds like you're really struggling with some hard things.
    I am struggling big time. I haven't eaten for 4 days, I sleep like 2 hours. I need help soon but it feels a long way away.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    I am struggling big time. I haven't eaten for 4 days, I sleep like 2 hours. I need help soon but it feels a long way away.
    That sounds very serious.

    Please talk to a professional about all of this ASAP.*
 
 
 
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