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Please help - Has anyone else experienced these symptoms?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 10, 2007
  • 10:51 AM

Hi, I really hope someone out there will be able to identify with these symptoms that my girlfriend has been suffering with.

She is currently in a pretty bad state mentally, post traumatic stress, depression, suicidal thoughts, agoraphobia, anxiety, panic, wow listing them makes me realise how much she has going on. She also suffers psychotic symptoms, hearing things, seeing people, paranoia, as well as other strange behaviours, it has been mentioned she may also have a personality disorder. Ok so that gives you an idea of what the girl's brain is already trying to cope with.

She was taking large amounts of temazepam and alcohol for a long time, her body was starting to give in and she wouldn't have lasted more than a few more months at the rate she was going. She took her last temazepam on aug 6th, suffered a terrible withdrawal but came out the other end, she is coping so much better now she is off them but she is experiencing some frightening and unexplained episodes.

During these episodes lots of different things can happen and they are not always the same, a common theme through out is memory loss, serious confusion where she doesn't know where she is, doesn't recognise people, some times she appears in a peaceful (almost vegetated) state but if disturbed she can turn aggressive to the point of being dangerous. When she tries to think she gets so frustrated she pulls large handfuls of her own hair out and hits herself hard in the head, her eyes appear glazed and unable to focus, she cries and talks to herself, she curses at people that are not there, these episodes can last anything from half an hour to 4 or 5 hours, luckily for it to last that long is rare, but these episodes are frequent.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this or have any idea what is causing it?

She has seen a doctor, and is waiting to see a specialist from the mental health team, the waiting lists are a joke around here, the doctor said she would make her a priority but as yet we are still waiting and are really struggling to cope.

Any advice would helpful

Thanks in advance

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  • Waiting to see a doctor for anything is a joke everywhere I think. I would keep calling that doctor & letting them know she is a danger to herself & possibly you or anyone around her right now. Keep bugging them untill they give in & tell you to bring her on in. I mean really express your concerns about her condition. I've done that before & it worked. They worked me in. So try it as she needs help now. Good luck & let us know what happens.
    alltrouble2 7 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 00:30 PM
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