Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: How to talk to Doctor about mental health issues, need help, appt tomorrow!

  1. #1
    mags_7531
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    78
    Gender
    Female

    How to talk to Doctor about mental health issues, need help, appt tomorrow!

    Hi everyone!

    I have a doc appointment to finally talk to my doctor about the way i have been feeling. Basically i feel horrible 95% of the time. I have moment where im on a serious high and feel happy and that i can take anything on. But that only last for up to 30mins and then i crash hard and feel angry, upset, sad, etc.... I also have suicidal thought as well. I have never plotted it out or attempted anything but that fact that those thoughts are even there is disturbing to me. THere are points when i absolutely cant calm myself down. I will be crying and pacing around the house and cant do anything until eventually the feeling subsides, but this can go on for hours.

    ANyways im excited to have this appt tomorrow but dont know what to expect. ANyone been there before? Talking about this stuff for the first time with your doc? How might he react? I scared if i say i have suicidal thoguht from time to time that he will blow it out of proportion and have me admitted to the hospital or something.

    thanks for anyone help

  2. #2
    SapphireNoir10
    Super Moderator SapphireNoir10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    11,960
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    112
    Tell him exactly what you just told us, he's probably seen many cases the same. No he wont blow it out of proportion. Suicidal thoughts are associated with severe depression so Im sure he'd try meds first.

  3. #3
    mags_7531
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    78
    Gender
    Female
    "severe depression"? really? i didnt think i might have that. I kinda thought it was somewhat normal to have suicidal thoughts...

  4. #4
    SapphireNoir10
    Super Moderator SapphireNoir10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    11,960
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    112
    A doctors going to take thoughts of suicide fairly serious. It could be milder depression, Im no expert. Just tell your doctor everything you feel and let him go from there. He's the only person who'll know what it is thats up with you.

  5. #5
    Catdancer

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4,124
    Gender
    Female
    I would tell him everysingle thing you just told us, but I would omit the suicidal thoughts. Suicide is very serious and he may recommend a week stay on a psych ward. There is nothing wrong with this and you may need the help. When I spoke to my doc about depression, I told him everything. And he asked if I have had suicidal thoughts. I said no. I've maybe had one or two in my life. I do not have a problem with suicide. We discussed therapy and meds. And that was the course of treatment. I am 7 and a half months pregnant now and I still take my antidepressant. My doc and OB decided that it was better if I stayed on it through the pregnancy.

  6. #6
    Miss Firecracker
    Platinum Member Miss Firecracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    8,527
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    34
    I would definitely tell him about suicidal thoughts. If you don't then you will not get the help you desperately need.

  7. #7
    penelope13
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,964
    Thanked
    16
    I would tell him exactly what you have written her3 (just print it out) including the suicidal thoughts. He/ She is NOT going to have you committed just because you tell him this. But the more honest you are, the easier it will be to get you the right kind of help. Most likely he/she will recommend you for a psychiatric evaluation. Don't be freaked out about it. Just be as honest as possible. The more you leave out, the more difficult it will be to pinpoint the underlying issue may it be circumstancial or clinical.

    There are so many possibilities and so many diagnosis possibilities often with overlapping symptoms that only revealing everything will make it possible to diagnose you correctly.

    the correct diagnosis will be absolutely necessary in order for you to get the appropriate help be it either therapy and/or some drug. giving you the wrong drug because you were diagnosed wrongly would be really in your disinterest.
    Last edited by penelope13; 01-21-2009 at 03:54 PM. Reason: typo

  8. #8
    IphigeniaSaysHi

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,561
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    2
    You will almost definitely be referred to a psychiatrist. Unless you express that you are still thinking about suicide or have attempted suicide, further action won't be taken.

    Medical doctors usually just push these issues over to psychiatrists. They are more hesitant to give meds when you express severe depression.

    But if you can see a therapist, DO. I have been trying like crazy. It has to be better than nothing.

    I wish you the best.

  9. #9
    HeartGoesOn
    Super Moderator HeartGoesOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    14,320
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    2352
    Tell him exactly how you're feeling, along with any symptoms that you have. If you're having any suicidal thoughts, you need to communicate that also.

    There is no point in holding ANYTHING back, especially suicidal thoughts. The only way that they can hold you against your will is if you're an immediate danger to yourself or others, at the time that you're evaluated, and that is done legally for your own well being.

    Take care...

  10. #10
    mags_7531
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    78
    Gender
    Female
    thanks everyone, im feeling a little better about out.

    anyone from canada? I would be happy if i got referred to a psychiatrist or tharapist of some sort but does this happen often in canada? and is it covered or how much does it cost?

  11.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Top Threads
Religious organisation knocking on my door
Apologies if this is the wrong thread, I wasn't sure where to place this. I'm in the UK and for quite a while I've had people from a religious
What fears accompany fear of public speaking?
If someone has a big fear of public speaking, what other fears/dislikes is that person likely to have? For example, is it likely they are also
In over my head, abusive friend with mental illness.
I donít know what to do. I have a friend whom ive known for years now. We even dated for a very long time and while I have moved past that aspect
Overdose..opinions?
I was told that yesterday my ex overdosed in heroin. Apparently him, his cousin, and someone else sent with him to Indy and did stuff in the vehicle

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Don Juan President
I'm the president of Don Juans. I know all the top moves to make with females and I've had sex so many times. If a man needs advice ask right here.
Talk Dirty to Me!
OMGosh this is rampant. I have been serial dating in hopes of finding a long term relationship. BTW, nn the past two weeks I have been doing really
Is it wrong that I don't drive my parent's car to drive myself places as of now?
I am 20 and I have my driver's license but I don't have my own car yet so I have to rely on my parents and the bus to get me places but my parents
Friendship changes, how to deal?
Hello All, My friend and I are close. We consider our friendship like a brother & sister type. Lately, I've been noticing he has been treating me
Online Dating Descripton Sets Off Red Flags For Me, But Maybe Not for Others?
I have someone who has been giving me attention with Online Dating (yes, I thought I'd give it a gentle go. Dip my toe in the water even though I was
Help
Hi, I'm 37 and I have been with my partner for about 5 years and we have been married just under a year. About 5 months ago my now wife had an
Did you ever get over your first love? Post your stories!
Hello, I've been feeling kind of down lately because I always hear people saying that you never get over your first love, or you'll always compare
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •