Maybell Posted May 17, 2012 Share Posted May 17, 2012 ************TRIGGER: brief mention of suicidal thinking****************** * * * * * * * * * * * * This week my suicidal ideation has progressed to suicidal intent. I'm not in any immediate danger but have accepted the eventuality, with a timeline of 1-2 years (allowing myself time to get a solid chunk of therapy and if that doesn't work to try ECT). I have a doctors appt tomorrow and will be telling him this, along with requesting a referral to therapy. I suspect he may refer me to a psychiatrist as well given that he doesn't specialise in mental health. As I can recognise that I'm vulnerable at the moment (some days much worse than others), I think adding in an anti-psychotic or similar is probably a good idea. I am currently prescribed a small amount of lorazepam, but my doctor doesn't like to prescribe too much due to it's addictive qualities. I'd prefer something that I don't have to take regularly but can take on an as-needed basis to get me through this rough patch. The last psychiatrist I saw was pretty useless, and I don't expect much given that they are provided through the public health system...so if I have to see one, then I would like to go in prepared, and be able to have done a bit of my own research on different medications beforehand. So if anyone can suggest anything, maybe something that has worked for you in the past? then I would be really grateful. I'm not asking anyone to diagnose me....I just don't know much about these type of medications, except for zyprexa that I was on briefly a few years back. Again, I'm not an immediate threat to myself. If anything, I feel disturbingly calm and detached about the whole thing. edit: spelling Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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