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Hi, my name is amro! I'm suffering from depression and anxiety because of my health condition

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amro
amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
edited February 2022 in Mental health and wellbeing
I am suffering from depression and anxiety disorder because of my health condition and the live style that I hate it 

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  • amro
    amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Hi teddybear12 thank you for your support and advice. Unfortunately is very very hard to get in touch with GP for the last year . I have long term disability I have 2 operation in my lower back the last operation was in April last year since then i give up in everything just living for medication and suffering on my own. Doctors doesn’t care anymore about patients anymore sadly. 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,517 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @amro nice to meet you on the forum. Might be worth trying gp again if you need to. Lots here have back problems, as you'll read when you look on topics of discussions. Join in with some other topics, coffee shop is a good place to start, you'll find it under categories.
  • amro
    amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Hi Sandy 
    nice to meet you to . Thank you for your advice. I will try 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @amro and welcome to the community, thanks so much for joining. I'm sorry to hear that you've be having a difficult time with your depression and anxiety lately. 

    The mental health charity Mind has some really helpful information and advice on how to get support and to how to practice self care as well.

    There's also Samaritans, who you can call if you want someone to talk to now on 116 123, or you can email jo@samaritans.org. 

    As our other members have suggested it might be worth chatting to your GP, so do let us know how you get on, and don't hesitate to ask if you feel we can help any further.

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  • amro
    amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Hi @Alex
    thank you for the information you provide. I will try to get in touch with them I hope they can help me.or do something to change my life because I have enough of anything and everything at the moment .

    regards 
    Amro 

  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @amro

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I always appreciate how much courage it must take to reach out. I hope you receive the support you need and deserve soon. Would you like to talk to us about anything? We are here for you and listening to you if you would like to talk to us about anything  :)
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,504 Disability Gamechanger
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    It can definitely feel really disheartening when you don't feel as though your concerns are being taken seriously @amro, and when it's difficult to get an appointment in the first place. Is your GP surgery offering telephone appointments?

    I'm wondering whether it may also be worth referring yourself for some talking therapy through the IAPT service while you wait to speak with your GP, if you live in England. Do you think accessing some talking therapy might help?

    You could also see if there are any charities offering support in your local area by searching on the Hub of Hope
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  • amro
    amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Dear I been trying to get appointment with my GB for 3 weeks trust me every day in the morning 8 clock in the phone by the time they answer is 9 clock what they say no appointment available with very nasty way . Feel like you have to suffer on your own.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi amro welcome to the site - sorry to hear things are not good for you at the moment - please look around the site - you might find it a distraction like i do, or you may find someone with the same condition, 

    We've been talking about the weather today - i don't know why ha ha 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,504 Disability Gamechanger
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    I've had some success booking telephone appointments with my GP through the NHS app @amro. Is that something you could try? 
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  • amro
    amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Hi dear I am trying every day day and night in the app  but unfortunately keep saying no appointments available very strange. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,504 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ah, that's really frustrating @amro :( I'm not sure what else to suggest on that front other than to keep trying!

    Did you check out the IAPT link I posted above? That doesn't require a referral from your GP. 

    You also mentioned in your original post that you're sick of your current lifestyle- is that right? Would you be able to tell us a little more about that?
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  • amro
    amro Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Hi @Tori_Scope yes I did use it I am trying all everything to register but keep giving error I don’t know why? Thank you very much I will keep trying x
  • Danielle_2022
    Danielle_2022 Community member Posts: 266 Pioneering
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    Hiya @amro,
    I’m just catching up with this post and was wondering if there have been any updates? Did you manage to get an appointment with your GP or refer yourself to therapy? Both of those things would be really helpful steps. If possible, perhaps you could physically go to the GP and ask at reception. Not ideal, I know, but sometimes technology isn’t the most reliable!

    I know from other posts that you have been feeling a little lonely, but I’m hopeful that you have managed to make some friends since joining here? Let me know <3
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