Conditions with symptom: 'psychosis'
hi, i have OCD along with bipolar and psychosis. i just wanted to know - has anyone had any luck with *reducing* either the amount of times they have to do something or amount they have to check something? im on all the right medication and having therapy but i wondered if anyone had anything helpful that i could try myself? i dont mind terribly much having to check everything sixteen times but its when it gets to 16x16x16x16 (i like fours) that it becomes a problem.
Hey ladies, gosh I was just checking my hotmail account and the reply to my comment on pmmd from a lady called Mary. For some reason I thought her reply,as well as my comment on this page was only a few months ago. Would you believe reply dated 25 April 2015, yes almost 1 year ago. Where has this year been. Im still undiagnosed due to moving around, having some mental health illnesses I needed to stabilise first and I have to say I have. I definitely have PMDD but I am so scared of finally getting a diagnosis. Does this sound mad? I guess, just thinking out loud now, Im really scared Nick Panay or Professor Studd, whoever I go and see, wont diagnose me because for over 20years, no one has listened to me when Ive told them ie professionals, mental health professionals there's something really wrong with me, other than mentally. I just dont "feel right". Since finding out about PMDD , after thinking I had Bipolar, even giving my blood for research to Cardiff University, Professor Craddock, Bipolar research whom after filling a Bipolar length questionnaire out, said I had Bipolar, Psychiatrists looking at my paperwork said no, I was a "complex" patient and didnt know where to start. Well I did, finally, PMDD. Ive, now, almost 5yrs of paperwork, research on myself which clearly shows Im suffering from pmdd. However, Im going to be very honest here, Ive also been using cocaine for 25years. As said Ive some mental health illnesses from PTSD, self harming, anxiety disorder, now Drug Psychosis (Nov 2014) which I do believe is also slightly menstrual psychosis which Ive now read about but I emailed the professor, Ian Brockington from Action for Menstrual Psychosis who said after reading my paperwork I sent him in November 2015, he didnt think I had any form of menstrual psychosis but it definitely looked like "severe pms". However, he didnt clarify "severe pms" IS PMDD!! Anyhow, Ive his email stating this whihc I guess will help me gve to a new GP. My experience of GPs is bad, the last one, being my Dad's GP surgery, after I moved back home from sheffield to kingston, surrey after 15yrs in 2014. My, then new GP, after purely only asking for a new Mental Health referral from Sheffield Mental Health Team I was under to a new one, asI needed to get on a Psychiatrist waiting list to get diagnoised officially, as had been on a waiting list in Sheffield for over a year before moving and to get a referral to a Gynceologist. Would you believe his reply was.. and that day I was severely pms/pmdd'ing as well as had been self harming, which I showed him. His reply to my requests. Why did I want to see a Psychiatrist, just to be labelled and he said he could not do the two things I asked as he was only allowed to do 1 referral at a time. REALLY??! On that breath, I took a deep one, like my wonderful Sheffield Mental Health CPN and wonderfful Sheffield Mindfulness Kundalini Yoga Therapy teacher had taught me, I breasthed in, counted to 10 and walked out or god help him, my anger issues I had bad then, I would have thumbed him one. Not long after, I endedup in A&E and diagnosed with Drug Psychosis as had a very bad episode, myself actually calling the ambulance ! Anyway over a year on, Im doing real good but as said living here and there as Ive had to detach myself from my Father (another long story - adopted father may I add !) and Im settled now and ready to register with a new Gp in Kent. I live with a good friend whose Bipolar I and anger outbursts and recently now Osteoporosis. She said her mental healt team are wonderful and her GP so.. its time but also is it time to sort the cocaine issue but my sheffield CPN agreed with me I dont have a serious problem. I actualy have been using cocaine mainly on my ovulation days and pms days as it did/does control my mood and some physicaly symptoms. Sorry for the long waffle but any thoughts, anyone? I so need to get diagnosed but am scarred and scarred all a GP will see is the cocaine. Im going to startattending CA as there is one local.
I too have severe PMS and it is also destroying my life. On my ovulation days I feel so tired and depressed it's like I am a complete and utter depressive. This lasts for at least 4 days, I then have at least 7-10 days prior to my period that I am not myself. On my normal days I am such a happy and positive person, but on my bad days, family dont want to be anywhere near me. I hate myself so much and want to end my life. What grabbed me about your story was your use of cocaine, on my bad days, I actually think that cocaine would benefit me, give me energy make me feel normal. How sad is it that we have to put up with this? Why cant doctors help us with this condition? Ive spent fortunes on all sorts of treatments, none of which have worked :(
I went through puberty very early and grew very tall from age 4.my family life was of domestic violence and then I was bullied at school re having an unusually developed body and being tall and spotty! Im 40 now and have had depression and anxiety all my life, was diagnosed schizophrenic when i had a psychosis but now the docs want to test me for personality disorder.Do you know of any help to overcome my main problem which is persistent bad memories of bullying and witnessing violence? I want to get over this!
Therapy/support groups. I have PTSD, and it's helped me out so much.
I'm 42 yrs old & since i was 17 I've suffered periodically from psychosis and have been prescribed chlorpromazine, olanzapine, quetiapine, and am currently taking risperidone. my symptoms are hallucinations in my peripheral vision, paranoia, audio hallucinations, constant anxiety, fear & suspiscion. my moods are erratic and extreme. And at times I'm so manic that I'm climbing the walls & too hectic for people to deal with. my problem is i can't seem to find the right anti psychotic meds that work without causing Parkinsonism, muscle/joint stiffness & pain and my limb coordination is getting pretty poor now. i can be completely sober and will stagger like I'm drunk. I've spoken to gp's & psychiatric doctors & get nowhere. it feels like I'm being fobbed off, ignored & made to feel that my side effects are just imaginary. please can there be any alternative treatments that work without making me feel worse. thank you all. peace...
HI , ive had a similar problem with the same diagnosis , medication after medication appointment after appointment and all dead ends. no difference in my mental health and no explanation from any health professional , scary to think gp's and doctors don't have the slightest concern , any advice would be really great.
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