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    Okay thank you very much. Well I am a very private person and I don't talk about stuff to anyone so I don't think I will ever take anyone with me. People scare me plus I don't think anyone cares anyway.
    Tbh sometimes taking people with you doesn't really help, I took my mum with me (even though she waited in the waiting room) but I still struggled.

    Maybe you could write everything you feel on a piece of paper and hand it too the doctor, that will probably be much more helpful that struggling with words, y'know?

    I'm sure they do care, sometimes we aren't very good at showing people that we're struggling and just assume that they don't care if about you and it;s mostly because we don't care about ourselves enough. Honestly, things will be alright. Try to talk to someone in your personal life if you can, if not that is fine, go to your new GP and look at all the options available to you.

    I know things will get better, you already took the first step in getting the help you felt like you needed, sadly an A-hole of a doctor didn't reciprocate, but they aren't all like that. Everything will be okay :hugs:
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    My dads GP did something similar, my dad has schizophrenia and I went with him to his appointment once and his GP at one point said 'yes I really did say that, it wasn't in your head'. I just stared at him with a WTF expression on my face. What a d**k!
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Tbh sometimes taking people with you doesn't really help, I took my mum with me (even though she waited in the waiting room) but I still struggled.

    Maybe you could write everything you feel on a piece of paper and hand it too the doctor, that will probably be much more helpful that struggling with words, y'know?

    I'm sure they do care, sometimes we aren't very good at showing people that we're struggling and just assume that they don't care if about you and it;s mostly because we don't care about ourselves enough. Honestly, things will be alright. Try to talk to someone in your personal life if you can, if not that is fine, go to your new GP and look at all the options available to you.

    I know things will get better, you already took the first step in getting the help you felt like you needed, sadly an A-hole of a doctor didn't reciprocate, but they aren't all like that. Everything will be okay :hugs:
    Hopefully. Thank you
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    (Original post by Allie4)
    My dads GP did something similar, my dad has schizophrenia and I went with him to his appointment once and his GP at one point said 'yes I really did say that, it wasn't in your head'. I just stared at him with a WTF expression on my face. What a d**k!
    Doctors are the last people I'd expect something like this from but I am kinda disapponted
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    And if the practice manager is awful *(just talking from experience I regret to say), register with a different surgery. It shouldn't be this complex but I'm sad to say that it can be.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    After a long long time of living miserably I finally decided to go and speak to my gp. SO i told him how I've been feeling scared and hopeless and everything else that's wrong. I also told him that I am hearing stuff (sometimes I hear a group of people shouting at me and it seems very real when it's happening but when I think later on about this I realise I hear just stuff). But he didn't do anything to make me feel better instead he laughed at me. I am very upset
    When you say he laughed at you, was it a sympathetic cheer up its gonna be okay laugh or a omg hahahah @ you laugh?
    If I were you I would simply book another appointment but request with the receptionist that you'd like to see another GP. At my practice, each GP has their own special interest as well, for example one of the GPs special interest is adolescence mental health and child disease. See if any of your GPs have interest in mental health and request to be seen by them as they may be more knowledgable/ sympathetic in this area. What that GP did though wasn't right and no patient should leave the consultation room feeling upset or laughed at
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    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    When you say he laughed at you, was it a sympathetic cheer up its gonna be okay laugh or a omg hahahah @ you laugh?
    If I were you I would simply book another appointment but request with the receptionist that you'd like to see another GP. At my practice, each GP has their own special interest as well, for example one of the GPs special interest is adolescence mental health and child disease. See if any of your GPs have interest in mental health and request to be seen by them as they may be more knowledgable/ sympathetic in this area. What that GP did though wasn't right and no patient should leave the consultation room feeling upset or laughed at
    Well it wasn't omg hahaha but it certainly wasn't sympathetic one either. And yeah i'll try and make another appointment. Thank you
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    Unfortunately some people in the medical profession have little understanding of mental health and how to respond. When I was 19 I took an overdose and had to spend two days in hospital, one of the ambulance men said in a very patronising way 'aww, have you had a little squabble with your boyfriend?' I felt so patronised and very upset, he spoke to me like a 10 year old.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Unfortunately some people in the medical profession have little understanding of mental health and how to respond. When I was 19 I took an overdose and had to spend two days in hospital, one of the ambulance men said in a very patronising way 'aww, have you had a little squabble with your boyfriend?' I felt so patronised and very upset, he spoke to me like a 10 year old.
    Well that guy was clearly a ****...
    But tbh though, I think what happens is they're under a lot of stress and they're constantly witnessing these extreme situations and for some it ends up being the case that the only way they can get through the day is by making light of things... The patients being the ones who often get the brunt of this which defeats the objective of their role in a medical/care profession :/ smh
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Well that guy was clearly a ****...
    But tbh though, I think what happens is they're under a lot of stress and they're constantly witnessing these extreme situations and for some it ends up being the case that the only way they can get through the day is by making light of things... The patients being the ones who often get the brunt of this which defeats the objective of their role in a medical/care profession :/ smh
    This is true and I get that they must see some terrible things but they don't understand that their actions/comments may have very dire effects on mentally ill people
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    When you hear things, just ignore it. You don't want to be diagnosed with a mental condition and on pills for the rest of your life.

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    (Original post by samzy21)
    When you hear things, just ignore it. You don't want to be diagnosed with a mental condition and on pills for the rest of your life.

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    Fair enough but when it happens it's very real I just cannot differentiate
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    After a long long time of living miserably I finally decided to go and speak to my gp. SO i told him how I've been feeling scared and hopeless and everything else that's wrong. I also told him that I am hearing stuff (sometimes I hear a group of people shouting at me and it seems very real when it's happening but when I think later on about this I realise I hear just stuff). But he didn't do anything to make me feel better instead he laughed at me. I am very upset
    He didnt tho did he
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    I'm sure he wouldn't be laughing when facing a GMC fitness to practice hearing.
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    (Original post by samzy21)
    When you hear things, just ignore it. You don't want to be diagnosed with a mental condition and on pills for the rest of your life.

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    Very helpful advice on a mental health thread :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This is true and I get that they must see some terrible things but they don't understand that their actions/comments may have very dire effects on mentally ill people
    I agree, there have been a few times I've felt like saying... so I heard they pay you £100 grand to be a ****. It's not on! And I agree that they definitely need to be more careful they can't always pull a 'sorry this is what stress does to you' at their convinience.
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    Firstly sorry to hear that things are not good for your mental health.
    Secondly did you mention to him her about any physical symptoms such as increased appetite, decreased appetite, feeling tired



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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    After a long long time of living miserably I finally decided to go and speak to my gp. SO i told him how I've been feeling scared and hopeless and everything else that's wrong. I also told him that I am hearing stuff (sometimes I hear a group of people shouting at me and it seems very real when it's happening but when I think later on about this I realise I hear just stuff). But he didn't do anything to make me feel better instead he laughed at me. I am very upset
    Get a new GP and express to them how dissapointed you are. Ask for a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Even if the voices are a result of health anxiety, something causing you grief must be treated!

    Psychologists are wonderful, talk therapy can do miracles.

    I'm sorry you're feeling bad about it. Try and not think of anything to do with your health, and not research it. Tell your GP. And then hopefully a specialist. Try and keep your anxiety if there is any about your issues down, as anxiety itself can cause all sorts of symptoms.
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    (Original post by TeddyBear86)
    Firstly sorry to hear that things are not good for your mental health.
    Secondly did you mention to him her about any physical symptoms such as increased appetite, decreased appetite, feeling tired



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    Hello. Thank you. Yes I did tell him I was really tired, decreased appetite, constant headache and a very high heart rate
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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    Get a new GP and express to them how dissapointed you are. Ask for a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Even if the voices are a result of health anxiety, something causing you grief must be treated!

    Psychologists are wonderful, talk therapy can do miracles.

    I'm sorry you're feeling bad about it. Try and not think of anything to do with your health, and not research it. Tell your GP. And then hopefully a specialist. Try and keep your anxiety if there is any about your issues down, as anxiety itself can cause all sorts of symptoms.
    Hi. Thank you I will try and get a new gp
 
 
 
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