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    (Original post by M14B)
    Education and Health are NOT free in this country, in my opinion, to the standard they are telling us.

    If they were why do rich people send their kids to private schools and have private health insurance?
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    Our Nhs is in the brink of calapse and all people can think of is why wont they cover me for this or that! There's no dam staff to even look after seriously ill people properly let on added extras like this. Unbelievable


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    I hardly ever go and visit my GP the only time I'll go is when I'm in serious pain. Even though I had severe anxiety and panic attacks for years, I still avoid going to my GP because they can't really help me with my issues they'll just hand me some more meds and it's so difficult to see a specialist about my problems
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    I'm sorry for what you're going through, to others it may seem like nothing but I imagine it's uncomfortable and embarrassing for you. People on here are so black and white - just because it's not life threatening doesn't mean you should 'get over it', and just because we're lucky to have free healthcare doesn't mean we aren't allowed to point out the NHS's shortcomings.

    For the meantime, have you tried wearing a binder? My friend is FTM transgender so prefers to flatten his chest to have a more masculine appearance and it means he can wear t-shirts or vests in the summer and go swimming.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Well today after wasting year and a half I got told I can't get the treatment i need. After an appointment with a psychologist, they found that I am not insane enough so the consultant basically asked me to f off and get the treatment privately. I am aware there is better things, than gynecomastia, that NHS should be spending money on but just because I am not gonna self harm or I am not depressed or have anxiety doesn't mean I shouldn't get the treatment.
    The government since 2010 have destroyed the NHS, I fail to see how you can budget for health
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    The NHS are a joke when it comes to mental illness

    I could list you many personal insistence's of people close to me getting let down but it's not the point. Wait 3-4 weeks for a GP appointment and they just shell out SSRI's like sweeties, all other treatment is left to charities or not offered at all. The result is people coming to harm, it needs to change.
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    I completely agree with you. The NHS is a f*****g joke! It's funny that the main people defending it either work in it, want to work in it, or have family/friends who work in it, or were among the lucky few to win the NHS lottery and actually get a half-decent service.

    And no, the NHS is NOT free, it is paid for through taxes, and recently I've become more aware (I guess since I'm now paying taxes), that for what I'm putting in, every time I ring up the GP or are lucky enough to get an appointment, I basically get a - 'Unlucky! Now f off and stop wasting our precious time!' How dare they! We're paying your salaries you f***ing tw*ts! Do your job, or quit and find another one if you're not happy!

    Thankfully, I now go private, but of course, still forced to pay in to that crapfest called the NHS. It needs to be scrapped. Lower our taxes, and let people pay that saved money for prompt (actually good) healthcare when and as they need it, rather than being made to feel like a burden on a crap NHS that WE are paying for!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Well today after wasting year and a half I got told I can't get the treatment i need. After an appointment with a psychologist, they found that I am not insane enough so the consultant basically asked me to f off and get the treatment privately. I am aware there is better things, than gynecomastia, that NHS should be spending money on but just because I am not gonna self harm or I am not depressed or have anxiety doesn't mean I shouldn't get the treatment.
    What treatment were you being assessed for? Unfortunately, this is the way with mental health in the NHS, there are is a lot of demand and they do have to prioritise. At the moment we are having moments were there are literally no mental health beds in the entire country, and those who need immediate care and control under the mental health act are left waiting.

    I understand your frustration, and you should definitely get treatment, however, this is the issue with the NHS at the moment, I have had to pay privately to get therapy as I just cannot get it in the NHS.

    It depends on what treatment you are looking at, you may be able to get it somewhere else than with a CMHT (I presume that is where you saw the psychologist and consultant).
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    (Original post by redbluedex)
    I'm sorry for what you're going through, to others it may seem like nothing but I imagine it's uncomfortable and embarrassing for you. People on here are so black and white - just because it's not life threatening doesn't mean you should 'get over it', and just because we're lucky to have free healthcare doesn't mean we aren't allowed to point out the NHS's shortcomings.

    For the meantime, have you tried wearing a binder? My friend is FTM transgender so prefers to flatten his chest to have a more masculine appearance and it means he can wear t-shirts or vests in the summer and go swimming.
    Thanks you. I've never tried a binder though i do wear vests and stuff but it shows. I'll give binder a try. Thank you
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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    What treatment were you being assessed for? Unfortunately, this is the way with mental health in the NHS, there are is a lot of demand and they do have to prioritise. At the moment we are having moments were there are literally no mental health beds in the entire country, and those who need immediate care and control under the mental health act are left waiting.

    I understand your frustration, and you should definitely get treatment, however, this is the issue with the NHS at the moment, I have had to pay privately to get therapy as I just cannot get it in the NHS.

    It depends on what treatment you are looking at, you may be able to get it somewhere else than with a CMHT (I presume that is where you saw the psychologist and consultant).
    Well the consultant told me the nhs doesn't cover the surgery so I believe I was put forward for surgery(lipo with gland removal I think). But they also say its because of hormone inbalance but never said anything about some kind of hormone therapy. The funny thing is the consultant didn't even check it (though my gp did). As soon as walked in the consultants room he asked me to get it privately and said nhs doesn't cover it
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I hardly ever go and visit my GP the only time I'll go is when I'm in serious pain. Even though I had severe anxiety and panic attacks for years, I still avoid going to my GP because they can't really help me with my issues they'll just hand me some more meds and it's so difficult to see a specialist about my problems
    bless you hope you get it sorted soon
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    I have always had man boobs even when a little bit underweight, I was always just told it was just puppy fat did destroy my self esteem though.

    I am fat now though and they haven't really gone up in size, in fact I remember female friends joking with me that they wish they had ones as big as mine (and that was when I was slim)

    But support on the NHS is a joke, my mental health has deteriorated over the years from bullying at school giving me self esteem issues and blocking human contact of any kind but loving life to a family member being murdered and me feeling miserable all the time but never getting any support.

    If the support was put in place originally It would cost less than it would do now to start support! but they never care about long term costs just the initial cost.
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    (Original post by drbluebox)
    I have always had man boobs even when a little bit underweight, I was always just told it was just puppy fat did destroy my self esteem though.

    I am fat now though and they haven't really gone up in size, in fact I remember female friends joking with me that they wish they had ones as big as mine (and that was when I was slim)

    But support on the NHS is a joke, my mental health has deteriorated over the years from bullying at school giving me self esteem issues and blocking human contact of any kind but loving life to a family member being murdered and me feeling miserable all the time but never getting any support.

    If the support was put in place originally It would cost less than it would do now to start support! but they never care about long term costs just the initial cost.
    Sorry to hear that mate. And yeah they don't seem to care long term. And the way they deal with mental health issues is an absolute joke.
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