Second opinion service - Contact details please

Hi all

Could you possibly give me the details of the second opinion service as I would like to be referred as my care team don't seem to have any idea of what is happening and I don't feel confident in their abilities to handle my illness appropriately.

I have been prescribed ECT through my consultant but he still doesn't believe I have/had PPP even though I was diagnosed with it and on a MBU for 6 months.

Many thanks

Beth

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  • Hello bethanylj

    I'm sorry you don't feel confident in your care team and the Consultant is being difficult despite your diagnosis in the MBU.

    The link to the Second Opinion Service is app-network.org/what-is-pp/... A referral can be made by your GP or Psychiatrist. I know a few mums here have found the support of Prof Ian Jones invaluable and I also had the privilege of meeting him and some of his team a few years ago. They were all very understanding and it was a great relief to have their support.

    Stay positive and take good care of yourself. xx

  • Hi bethanylj that sounds like a good idea. Emphasise to whoever refers you that it is a free service, so no cost to you or your health authority.

    I really hope it helps you get the support you need.

    Take care

  • Dear bethanylj,

    sometimes it is good to have a second opinion. Confidence and trust in your medical team is of great importance. I have been fortunate on many occasions in my after-care.

    A wonderful Spanish Psychiatrist, who helped me to wean off anti-depressants & my care coordinator, who fully understands my choices and path of alternative therapy, despite ongoing phobias and fears when struggling with ups and downs throughout my menstrual cycle.

    Good luck with everything,

    Sabine

  • Bethanylj where in the world are you?

  • Hi bethanylj

    I hope you are feeling ok and have managed to have (or make) a Drs appointment to talk about being referred to Prof Ian Jones. In my experience my GP was really grateful to have someone else to consult with as so many Drs aren't specialists. PP can be hard to understand I think and it was such a breakthrough to have someone who truly understood, that "expert opinion ". I also found it helpful that my GP went on the website during the appointment to look at the details, which reassured me. I hope you can get the referral soon, we are all thinking of you and wishing you the very best. Tough times can be just that, really tough, but hang in there, it can get better and you will get to where you want to be. Thinking of you, xx

  • Hello bethanylj

    Just wondering whether your Dr has agreed to refer you to Prof Ian Jones' second opinion service? I hope so as I think it would give you peace of mind and a way forward.

    Take good care of yourself.

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