I am new here, the result of a new year resolution to not try and cope on my own. I have just been diagnosed with Bi-polar type 2 with complex PTSD after 20 years of mental health problems. Also have an under active thyroid that has just stabilised. Due for a scan to see if I have gall stones. After four years of involvement from the local mental health team, and never seeing the same psychiatrist, I did something I never thought I would do, or need too, I went private. Diagnosis now made, new drug regimen, feeling a lot better and no longer labelled as borderline personality disorder. New psychiatrist actually returns phone calls, and changes medications when side effects become intolerable, result! Although I will have health challenges in 2017, I am feeling much more positive and relieved that I am considered a partner in managing my mental health condition, rather than being patronised, or punished for not getting better.