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Sad news regarding my mental illness can’t really deal with it

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Hi every one as I mentioned before I had a huge relapse and was put back under the crisis team as well as still being under my community team . My actual mental health nurse came out to see me from the community team she’s known me now since last April . When I was referred to the mental health services I was diagnosed with anxiety , ocd ptsd  with episodes of pychosis due to trauma.

My nurse told me that she’s had a meeting with the senior  nurse And pychiatrist And they have said that pychosis   is the main mental illness I have now I still have the anxiety and ocd and ptsd but the pychosis has taken over they have said it’s unlikely this will get better with therapy and medication as they originally thought they have said I’ll be on anti pychotic meds from the rest of my life . 

And that I need to understand how I’ll iam and make sure I interact with the Mental health services and make sure I’m taking all my meds one of the meds will be given to be in a injection form which my nurse will come out and give to me . 

They have said I can do therapy at some point but not for another year or so as there saying I have got worst since last year so Meds are going up . 

She said There’s a chance I could return to work in the near future but only a part time low  
in stress job she said people with pyschosis  do struggle to work or hold a job down . 

It makes me so sad to hear that that my illness is mainly pyschosis now I don’t even like the word . I’m feeling so down and hopeless after my nurses visit . Feeling really down I struggle to accept my illness as it to now hear this news is hard I’m not feeling good at all . 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,801 Disability Gamechanger
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    @cupcake88 I am really sorry you are feeling so low and I hope you know that everybody here will have you in their thoughts, if you feel you need to talk to somebody at any time day or night can I suggest you consider the samaritans tele 116 123 (its a free call).
    Take care
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm also sorry things haven't been improving @cupcake88, but it does sound as though there are hopeful options out there for you such as increasing the dosage of your medication, potentially being able to get a job in the future if you want to, and being able to access some more talking therapy. 

    I found this series of posts on Time to Change, which you might find interesting. They're all written by people with personal experiences of psychosis, caused by a range of different mental illnesses. 

    We're all here for you, so please feel free to vent whenever you need to.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @cupcake88 sorry about your news and how you are feeling.  We are here to help you when we can 

    There are lots of members here who care about you and your in our thoughts 
  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,293 Pioneering
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    Hi every one thank you so much for your kind words I’m feeling ok today . It means so much to me that you are all so nice and caring towards me I feel less alone x 
  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,293 Pioneering
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    I woke up late today due to all my medication I feel ok this morning xxx
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    Sorry to read you've been feeling down @cupcake88
    It's hard to deal but good you're getting the help you need.
    Hope things improve for you.
    Take care :)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    So glad you are feeling a bit better today the sleep must have done you some good 

    Take care have a nice weekend 
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