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    I think Iím doing quite well for support - Iím getting a visit once a day from a Crisis Team assessor and I had a visit yesterday from one of the teamís psychiatrists to assess me for medication. The daily meetings have resulted in referrals for other support (occupational health etc.) and my brother calls me regularly for a catch up.

    The one thing that concerns me is what happens when the initial hubbub dies down and I have to start facing up to things. All I can do is manage problems as they arise and call for help if it becomes too much.

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    Moderator of Awesomeness magie06's Avatar
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    If your service is anything like what we have here (I live in Ireland), they won't cut back or discharge you until you are good and ready.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    That's great support atm! What did the psych suggest?
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    He decided I needed Sertraline and Zopiclone for the next three weeks followed by a review. My daily assessment will continue (I guess until theyíre happy I wonít self harm).

    Iíve self referred for therapy but will have to wait for a few weeks until I get a telephone Ďtriageí interview to decide the therapy best suited for me.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    When do you start the meds?
    Glad you've still got support in place..
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    Iím so glad youíre being looked after so well
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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    Iíve only been on the antidepressant for two days and Iím aware it will take some time to see the benefit. I havenít started the sleeping pills becauseI need to check whether there are any issues with recently diagnosed sleep apnoea.

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    The anti d will take anywhere from 4 - 8 weeks to be fully in your system, but you should be free of any horrible side effects by the end of 2 weeks. Definitely double check the sleeping medication and the apnoea - always better to be safe rather than sorry..
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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