Good evening everyone,I hope u are all well!
Today hasn't been the greatest to b honest so looking for advice
So today my partner had an appointment with his GP to discuss a referral for possible counselling in relation to his TBI
Since joining here we have spoke more and he is now more aware of how he acts and wants to change badly as it's really getting him down!
He's not really one for talking especially about emotions as that's where he struggles!so when he made the appointment himself I was so proud of him!so last nite we made a list together of all the things he wanted to talk to his GP about as he often forgets or gets stressed so we thought a list would help!
Today he attended his appointment and they said he should try anti depressants
He was offered several different kinds to which he informed the Dr that he had already been on!so she checked his history and told him to try a certain brand again as he "probably never used them correctly last time"
Im annoyed at this as surely when he told her about his brain injury she should have looked at his records and not relied on him to remember
He explained about this forum and how others had the same symptoms as him and that it wasn't depression!he told her about the terrible fatigue he had daily which contributes to his moods and lack of motivation and in turn makes him miserable!he told her that regardless of how exhausted he gets he can never properly sleep at nite which only makes each following day worse for him!again she put it down to depression and told him to take the pills for the next 4 weeks n come back if there's no difference and then they can look into the possibility of a referral to a psychologist which will also take a long long time!
I'm gutted for him because it really took a lot for him to admit he was feeling like this then go and ask for help and discuss his feelings which makes him really uncomfortable!plus I think he has pinned his hopes on a better outcome!hes so keen to start making positive changes and has signed up to fitness classes to try motivate him more!im just wondering does anyone have any links or suggestions as to who he could maybe talk to for like counselling or just ways he can learn to manage his symptoms better!hes really trying and has already emailed headway to see if they can offer anything as he hates to talk on the phone!any input at all would be greatly appreciated xxx