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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    I don't understand why the GP won't prescribe you anti depressants. Some AD work for anxiety. Generally you should be able to get a script for a mild AD to stabilise you until you can see a specialist. Are you asking for a specified drug? Are you explaing your symptoms? GPs generally won't prescribe Xanax or Valium type drugs because they are highly addictive however ADs are pretty easy to get especially if you have seen a GP several times for your anxiety. I really find it odd that a GP would refuse ADs without a good reason. You can always go to your local hospital and tell them you can't cope you should be able to see someone and get some advice/meds.
    Some do not feel comfortable giving meds. For years GP's are in the bad books for giving out meds 'like lollies' so some do prefer not to give meds on a first visit. The OP was provided a MH plan which is a great step.

    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    I get 30 mins for lunch. I dont drive. Its a 15 minute walk each way to the closest psych from work & no buses. It would be much more than my lunch break
    Just take an hour. Its one day where you take a longer lunch. I am sure your work will be understanding.

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    I was given diazepam when my son died on an as needed basis. If I were you I'd get a referral to a psychiatrist. They can prescribe medication and are more able to differentiate people who really need it from people who don't. GPs aren't really properly qualified for this.

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    If you had a heart condition or MS you would have seen a dr to get it checked out by now right? Your mental health is just as important as your physical, in some ways moreso.

    Drive straight over the speed bumps. See other GP's. Take an afternoon off work to see a Psych. Borrow money or explain to the specialist how bad it has become but how broke you are and ask to be bulk billed or even a bill reduction. See a private Psych then get another referral to a public one and use the former until the appointment for the latter comes up. Use occasional child care for a few hours for your child.

    Ultimately it's you that has to make the decision to get the ball rolling.

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    Ok how do I find occasionally childcare or a babysitter who isnt some 17 year old?

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    You could start at your DS's DC Centre. Maybe 1 of the carer's there will know of someone or one of the assistants who are studying might want some extra $??

    Tech colleges where students are studying a Cert III/ Diploma in Childcare (TAFE up here they're called...can't see where you're from OP on my ph) have notice boards that you could put an advertisement on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Ok how do I find occasionally childcare or a babysitter who isnt some 17 year old?
    Are there occasional child care centres near you you can walk to? What about advertising on gumtree or findababysitter.com ? You don't have to get a17 yr old
    Surely there's a child care centre that your little one can go to when you have appts. I know when I was having weekly OB appts from week 14 my DS went to Childcare for that day only

    Just a suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Ok how do I find occasionally childcare or a babysitter who isnt some 17 year old?
    http://www.findababysitter.com.au

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    Everyone has already given heaps of useful advice, I'll just throw in kudos for getting to the doctor and hugs for it not going as successfully as it could have. I'm really surprised too that an SSRI/SNRI wasn't prescribed, definitely try again!
    True anxiolytics (such as benzodiazepines - Valium/Xanax/etc) are hard to get prescriptions for because of their addictive potential, but not regular antidepressants that are supposed to be effective for anxiety! (I tried a few before finding one that really worked for me, so have been through all this too)
    Don't give up!

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    I dont know what an occasional care center is but ill look around.

    I have a babysitter from ds 's daycare but only on weekends as she works at the centre during the week

    Ill look on findababysitter

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    I see a Medicare bulk bill psychologist. My GP referred me.. Worth asking your GP to refer you to one. I get 10 visits then can get 10 more if needed

    I'm on pristiq anti deps and they are amazing.


 
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