"I now feel like I am back at square one"
About: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by Jomar (as ),
After many years of treatment for chronic mental health problems I was discharged completely from the service. Talking therapy had proved unsuccessful so I was discharged on a mix of drugs and put under the care of my GP.
Unfortunately the GP said that he was not happy being responsible for the type of medication I was on and the high doses. He said that those types of medication should be under the supervision of a psychiatrist. He has stopped some of the medication and reduced some of them. I now feel like I am back at square one feeling awful again.
I am not wanting to complain but would it not be a good idea for the psychiatrist to talk to the GP prior to discharge? Then they could make sure that the GP can care properly for the patient.