I had been on anti-depressants for around 8 months. I went for a review 2 weeks ago and my GP decided that I had been on them long enough and that I “should be ok now”. She stopped them immediately. I explained to her that I was experiencing extra stress with Xmas coming up and really didn’t want to take this kind of risk over Xmas but she was adamant. Additionally, I had been trying to get an appointment to see an NHS counsellor since September but nothing has been forthcoming. They are “so busy”.
Xmas stress has now really kicked in and I’m at my wits-end. I can’t sleep. I’m tearful and all I can think of is getting away from people. I can’t bear to be in the same room as anyone and I’m really scared what I might do over Xmas. I just don’t know what to do! No one wants to help. 😩