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  1. could you read my other thread please about my letter of complaint, can you give feedback, also any studies or statistics that back my points. or annotations.
  2. The lack of concern for psychological distress is apparent through being denied the surgery under "extraordinary cases". An investigation into NCL-PolCE-policy (June 2015-2016), made evident the contradicting nature of the policy. In a recent letter, it mentions "According to the CCG PoLCE criteria (June 2015), a patient must satisfy the BMI and smoking status criteria". These criteria have already been met and confirmed by a general physician. Additionally, "the patient must also have functional problems, which should include at least one of the following: severe difficulties with daily living" with an assessment. CCG PoLCE criteria specify, "getting dressed" as an example of a challenging problem with everyday life. Having qualified for the "Daily living - enhanced rate" component of PIP (formally known as Disability Living Allowance) by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), because of severe psychological distress, reinforces the gravity of mental health conditions. In fact, when "disability" involved public health measures, which had traditionally focused on mortality, it had a "Cinderella effect" on mental disorders. These disorders were never on public health priority lists. However, when "disability" was entered into the equation, as was the case with the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), mental disorders ranked as high as the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, surpassing all malignancies combined, or HIV. Using DALYs, the Global Burden of Disease study revealed the actual magnitude of the long underestimated impact of mental health problems. The word "disability" means "a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movement, sense, or activities"; this is equivalent to the description used in the CCG PoLCE criteria when mentioning examples of what severe difficulties with everyday life are "walking, dressing...". Likewise, the DWP refers to PIP as a benefit for people with a long-term illness or disability who may need help with daily activities or getting around. Therefore, to allege that "psychological distress" is an insufficient factor is inaccurate and prejudiced. What's more, to refuse consideration of torment and restrictions caused by mental health conditions is perpetuating injustice; ignoring and minimising psychological distress, demonstrates the PoLCE criteria as biased and not giving mental health the same recognition as physical health. Section 1.2 states "the policy focuses on those procedures which have evidence for limited/selective clinical effectiveness." despite numerous clinical studies portraying satisfying postoperative outcomes and patient satisfaction. Also, the intention of "The NCL PoLCE" (Section 1.3) says the policy seeks "to ensure... patients are provided with the best... clinical care and does not aim to stop a patient from having a procedure... if they meet the clinical criteria set out in this policy.". So according to this statement, the clinical criteria is fulfilled. The bearing of excess skin generated mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, (as well as the others listed on assessments carried out by psychiatrists and clinical psychologists) in turn, causing functional impairments in daily life; low self-esteem and the inability to socialise, study, work, and dress or have a sex-life.
  3. They both discharged me because I was a risk. looking for new one right now
  4. I've been on nearly every antidepressant and none help. I have terrible depression. Also, some of the meds such as Lisdexamfetamine and Lorazepam do help. I need to be on some combination because I have several disorders and don't think there is a single drug that would help all of those. I'm not against her changing my medications but I am against her suggesting for me to be on one drug.
  5. Whenever I "leave" a psychiatrist and explain why I made that choice, they see me as even MORE of a risk and liability, the company then simply refuses.
  6. She has already started writing her report, and one is in support of my surgery so I can't back out now but possibly after that session I will call the company and ask for a different psychiatrist. It's a postcode lottery with the NHS I live in a shitty council where psychiatrists and therapists have done more harm than good to my mental health and condition.
  7. I have already sadly paid for one session which cost me £520 ($649) and I'm seeing her one more time next Tuesday I will discuss this with her again and explain to her what I think about that idea and then listen to her response and then I'll make a decision if I want to see her again or not. They don't have this try before you buy and you never know what you're going to get. My last psychiatrist was good, but the problem with him is because he is a private doctor he distanced himself from me until discharging me because I was a huge risk on his career because of suicide attempts. I don't want to be selfish, so I believe it's half appropriate, but also it's a bit like medical neglect.
  8. My new psychiatrist said I was on so many medications and that I should only be on one. What can I say to her? I'm on Vyvanse, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Ativan and Trazodone I'm not addicted to medication; I just don't want to be in more pain; even with my current cocktail of medicines, I'm not getting any noticeable relief. I've been on monotherapy for two years, and it didn't do anything. I feel like she is scared, doesn't want to try new meds and new approaches to be "safe" and keep her reputation.
  9. I've never had a seizure and also the only reason I asked was because I woke up with a huge headache the next I took Trazodone 150mg Ambien (Zolpidem) 10mg and 4mg of Lorazepam.
  10. I was just thinking though Trazodone and Sertraline can cause serotonin syndrome plus increase the risk of seizure with Bupropion
  11. I'm already on Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Sertraline (Zoloft) and now I also take 150mg of Trazodone. Would this be dangerous?
  12. "I’d feel the horror, like some poisonous fog bank, roll in upon my mind... It is not an immediately identifiable pain, like that of a broken limb. It may be more accurate to say that despair… comes to resemble the diabolical discomfort of being imprisoned in a fiercely overheated room. And because no breeze stirs this cauldron... it is entirely natural that the victim begins to think ceaselessly of oblivion."
  13. Hey, recently I've been prescribed Ambien, I've been taking it for a few days not even a week yet, but I'm wondering can it worsen depression quickly or is this something that happens in long term use? I think I saw somewhere that depression was a side effect. I'm just feeling really low, although I don't think it's Ambien but I have health anxiety and I just want to make sure I'm not taking something that will worsen depression anyway because I can't afford to be more depressed... Really struggling right now to stay alive and I feel like I'm going to lose my mind which isn't a nice feeling
  14. I live in the UK and you have to get Wellbutrin as off-label treatment for depression, it's only approved for smoking cessation. I believe the only available version in the UK is the sr formula. I agree 8 weeks is a long time to add onto the 7 weeks I've given it, it seems like my psychiatrist probably doesn't know what to try next and he is always against prescribing a lot of medication. Nothing I can do about it, he's the professional, and I don't want to look for another psychiatrist anymore because I'm so tired of having to explain my situation over and over again. I need to build a relationship where the psychiatrist knows me and maybe this will help me get a better diagnosis and meds. Also my psychiatrist works closely with my therapist as they know each other so if I left him, I may certainly have to leave my therapist and I don't want to. I also didn't gain any weight on Prozac so I'm not worried about that or gaining weight on some SRRIs because I'm on a diet and exercising so I don't believe there is any way I could gain weight unless a side effect was an increase in appetite. I didn't stop Prozac, instead I was taken off Prozac because I was in hospital after overdosing on pills. A psychiatrist then decided to stop Prozac and try Effexor XR.
  15. He completely just threw lofepramine out of the window, that was months ago. He says he feels I'm not giving Wellbutrin a fair chance but it's been 7 weeks on it and now he wants me to stay on it for another 8 weeks. I don't know, I really hope it works but right now I'm not seeing any change maybe because I'm not taking my doses correctly because I wake up in the afternoon it says doses have to be 8 hours apart but I just 2 as soon as I wake up to avoid taking another at night (insomnia) I have to start getting up earlier but it's really hard when you can't get to sleep at night