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Hi, I am recovering from a stay at mental health hospital

popoplopl9popoplopl9 Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited February 16 in Mental health issues
Hello my name is Tabitha. I am recovering from a stay at mental health hospital and withdrawing from medications. Please can I have suggestions on how to heal from withdrawal?

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,083

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    Hello @popoplopl9

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    I'm sure our users will gladly provide any advice they have for your situation, but have you received full support and advice from the hospital about how to go about doing this?

    Again, wishing you a very warm welcome, I hope you enjoy it here :) 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,066 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I don't have any words of wisdom for you I just hope you were given some advice from hospital and referred for some support 

    I would say your gp should be able to advise or plint you to someone 

    Just wanted to welcome you 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @popoplopl9, welcome to the community and I hope and trust you were welcomed home after your stay. it must be nice to be home now. 🙂
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,776 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi sorry your haveing theses problems  withdrawal is a hard process to go go through as it causes pain depression not being able to eat or drink properly and not being able to concentrate or do things properly 

    How far into your withdrawal are you??

    Have you got help and support ?

    What you need to do is try and eat and drink as much as you possibly can 

    Avoid any risks of tskeing the medication again 

    Try and keep yourself occupied its hard in the middle of a pandemic 

    Try and walk outside if you can  if you haven't got support in place you can always phone mind or the samaritins 

    Follow any advice the hospital  gave you on discharge 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 3,999

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @popoplopl9 :) How are you doing today?

    As the others have said, it's important that you keep in touch with your medical team and follow the guidance they've given you. Did they give you much information on possible withdrawals? 

    I hope that you're feeling a little better now, and are glad to be at home recovering. 
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,776 Disability Gamechanger
    @popoplopl9 hope your ok as we haven't heard from you since you first posted 😉

    Hope to hear from you 

    Take care 
  • popoplopl9popoplopl9 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hello @popoplopl9

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    I'm sure our users will gladly provide any advice they have for your situation, but have you received full support and advice from the hospital about how to go about doing this?

    Again, wishing you a very warm welcome, I hope you enjoy it here :) 
    Hi Ross_Scope I didn't receive any advice from the hospital about withdrawal. Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I am suffering with a tummy issue and still withdrawing from my tablets so anything else you can think of is much appreciated. 
  • popoplopl9popoplopl9 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi sorry your haveing theses problems  withdrawal is a hard process to go go through as it causes pain depression not being able to eat or drink properly and not being able to concentrate or do things properly 

    How far into your withdrawal are you??

    Have you got help and support ?

    What you need to do is try and eat and drink as much as you possibly can 

    Avoid any risks of tskeing the medication again 

    Try and keep yourself occupied its hard in the middle of a pandemic 

    Try and walk outside if you can  if you haven't got support in place you can always phone mind or the samaritins 

    Follow any advice the hospital  gave you on discharge 
    Hi lisathomas50, you have described the experience perfectly.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,776 Disability Gamechanger
    @popoplopl9 I have helped people before  with withdrawal  

    If you have got stomach cramps  try drinking water through out the day 

    Do you drink coffee ?? 

    Are you feeling OK in yourself are you copeing with the withdrawal  symptoms  hopefuly your comeing out of it  and things will start getting better 

    If you drink coffee  have half a cup of sweet black coffee  because of the caffeine it should give you some relief  if it doesn't work for you the first time no good trying again 

    Also try breathing exercises try not to tense up that only makes it worse 

    I am sorry thst they have left you to do this on your own and they haven't weaned you off 

    Make sure you eat and drink the withdrawal is going to take its toll on your body and make you weak you need to keep your strength up  to get through it 

    I am normaly around  if you need a distraction  hope you start feeling better soon 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 3,999

    Scope community team

    Is there anyone from the hospital that you can contact @popoplopl9? I'd hope they'd be able to give you some information and advice on dealing with the withdrawals, or help you manage this in some way. 
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    Hi there are you still on medication ? Or did you decide to come off them ? Usually when you come out of hospital you have the crisis team or a community team look after you depending on your area . 

    When I have had mental health crisis I go back under the crisis team instead of going into hospital I also have a mental health nurse . 

    I decided to stop taking my medication quite a lot when I wasn’t suppose to and I remember feeling really really ill pychiatrict medication is so strong usually depending what your on so when you stop taking it it’s horrible makes you feel so poorly . 

    Is there some one you can call did the hospital give you a  crisis team number ? Or home based treatment number . I know every areas different but usually when your discharged they reffer you to a community team to help you in the community and help with medication . 

    I personally have been told that My  medication If I was to come off it should be lessened over time never just stopped . I hope your ok tho how you feeling ? 
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