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itsjustmemyselfandi
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   Posted 10/25/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Well hello and thanks for taking the time to read this.

My name is John and I have been diagnosed with depression, I have had it for about 4 years now but diddnt actually go to get help till july 2008. I have decided to come on this site to talk to people because I'm starting to scare myself. I am on perscribed citalopram 20mg but for the past month or two they havent been working. My moods are getting worse and I am beginning to think I have Bipolar, but dont want to go to see my gp because he might think im crazy! Ive been waking up because I have been thinking my mam or brother has been shouting my name but really havent (Its happened about 20 times now.) I am either costantly in a low or high mood but have not stopped taking my medication. Every penny I get i spend it on alcohol or crap things I dont need. And I have been constantly argueing with my relatives. My mum and dad are low on money at the minute and they keep going on at me for not helping them out and thinking about myself but I just dont seem to care and blow it all on myself I couldnt care less if i get shot out of my home or die really.



A few nights ago i went out with friends and I was in an extreme hyper mood all night but when I arrived home I decided to ... so it never really worked.



I have carried on taking my medication but there not helping.



So I just thought id post this in the bipolar section to see what people think, if you think I should go and see my gp about it? And do you think i have it?



Thanks for reading

John

(I edited your post to bring it in line with forum rule #1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug use or exchange, threats of suicide or self-injury, or threatened or intended physical harm). Discussions of suicide or self-harm that are deemed negative and therefore potentially injurious to others are also not permitted. -- serafena)

Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 10/25/2009 7:13:31 PM (GMT-6)


serafena
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   Posted 10/25/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi John,

I'm so glad you found us. Yes, I definitely think you need to talk to your doctor. Whether or not you have bipolar is secondary to the fact that you are suicidal and hearing things. No one is going to think you're "crazy." That's an outdated notion that doesn't even apply to medical professionals. What your gp is most likely going to do is recommend that you be evaluated by a psychiatrist, and adjust your medications, which are clearly not working.

There's no way for me to say whether or not you have bipolar -- it's a complicated diagnosis and we can only communicate symptoms so well here. No one is a doctor. That's why it's really important that you get to a doc soon. You deserve to feel better. If you let me know where you are (UK?) I can provide you with some contact numbers for crisis lines. In the meantime, if you're feeling desperate, please check out www.suicidal.com/

With concern,
serafena
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"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


itsjustmemyselfandi
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   Posted 10/25/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Serafina, thanks for the reply. I'm thinking about going to see my gp now to see if I have it. Its driving me round the bend. If I have it will the doctor keep it confidential? I am 20 years old and live in the north east area of the uk. And thanks for the website.
John

serafena
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   Posted 10/25/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the doc HAS to keep it confidential. If you're still concerned, let them know you want them to keep it quiet. They'll reassure you.

Good luck, and remember, even if it is bipolar, it's not the end of the world. Bipolar can be managed. The only thing you should think about is feeling better.

And here are the numbers for the Befrienders International -- crisis lines in the UK:
0208 5414949 / 0208 5491544

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


itsjustmemyselfandi
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   Posted 10/26/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Serafena, took your advice and made an appointment today, I have an appointment for friday. I will let you know how I get on and thanks for the help :)
John

serafena
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   Posted 10/26/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you, John. I'm glad to hear it. Definitely let us know how it goes.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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