Is this ever going to end?

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gigglegirl
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   Posted 11/5/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what to do or say anymore.  I'm on Pristiq and Resperidone, also Zopiclone to sleep.  I've been trying to call my GP to make an appointment, can never get through.  I called the mental health office, they told me to contact my GP and that there is a six month to a year waiting list to see a physchiatrist.  What do I do in the meantime?  I hate living like this.  Do I leave my family to be alone or do I end everything?  I can't stand this crying one minute,hating the world the next, then hating myself.  HELP!!!

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   Posted 11/5/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I take pristiq and abilify. It is a lot like risperdol. I had weight gain on the risperdol. So I switched. But maybe you could try the abilify and see if it helps with your moods. How long have you been on risperdone? Sometimes it takes a little while, but I noticed improvement right away. Same with the abilify.

I am sorry that you have to wait so long for a pyshchiatrist. That seems rediculous. Are you in US? Maybe you should try a different one. One with a shorter waiting list. Keep letting the gp know that you are not satisfied with the meds. Pristiq is rather new, it is like effexor. I hope that you feel better soon.

Remember that the pristiq could take four to six weeks for full effect. How long have you been on that? Do you go to counseling? That really does help.

Hugs, Karen
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gigglegirl
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   Posted 11/5/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen,  I've been on all meds for over a year.  Have never had real counselling.  I'm in Canada, so with medicare and all there are really long waiting lists.  I think the emergency room is my next step.  Maybe tell them I want to hurt myself and then I can see someone right away.  I've just had enough.  I'm suffering, my family is suffering, everyone is suffering.  I scream and yell at my children all the time.  I don't want to be intimate with my husband.  My father calls me and the first thing he says is "is this a good day or bad day".  I'm just tired.  I want to go to sleep and never wake up.

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   Posted 11/5/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
That feeling sounds so familiar. You are right, an emergency visit might be in order. I am sorry that waiting list is so long. That really is a shame. When people need help, they need it now, not a month from now. Will this be the first time that you have seen this psychiatrist. If not, maybe you could give them a call and let them know that you feel in crisis. I just want to see you happy again. It does get better, so have faith. Go easy on yourself, do some things that you would normally enjoy, the feeling of happiness might come back. Or take a nice relaxing bath. Be good to yourself until you can get help. Maybe explain that you are in a rough place right now and that you don't mean to yell at the children. You are trying, that is for sure. You care about your situation. I only see it getting better, not worse. As long as we try and are aware of our situation things tend to work out.

Best wishes for a better day.

Hugs, Karen
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