"My family have to deal with my illness alone"
About: Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health M25 3BL
Posted by Patient Woman (as ),
Several months ago my daughter phoned an ambulance for me because I was apparently talking unusually. The ambulance came and I said I was fine but clearly I wasn't. I went on to have three months of psychosis which I have never experienced to such a great extent before. I was taken off my antidepressants because this could apparently make me high and was given nothing else to help with the psychosis. After three months I hit absolute rock bottom.
Psychiatry is so hit and miss. The worst part about this is, is that my GP is now agreeing with them and saying that I have a 'vivid imagination'. So my family had to deal with my illness all alone which is hard enough and to be disbelieved by help professionals is worrying.
I appreciate that finance is a big part in all of this and there is no magic bullet. I feel there is no point complaining to anyone because you just get treated worse (not by everyone) and people close ranks. As a patient or a carer you are at their mercy and I feel you have to tread ever so carefully. It's a worry to say the least.