Our expert says:
Please, please, don't ever be "scared" to tell any doctor when you have depression or when it worsens - please tell your doctor and discuss tghis with him.
Many antidepressant meds are not only helpful in depression itself, but also help chronic pain problems, maybe in doses not enough to seriously help a significant depression. DO see the p-doc again, and be frank and tell him all the problems you have been experiencing. You may need a larger dose of a different AD for your depression, and maybe some CBT-style counselling as well. Sorry you lost a good GP, but fo get another one, for whatever you need such help for.
Tell your psychiarist everything - its unlikely he will want to admit you to a clinic if you two can make a better plan. Proper treatment of depression doesn't necessarily need admission.
If he thought a temporary admission would help to keep you safe while the treatment started working, he might recommend that and you should then discuss this with him, considering the benefits and whatever your concerns are about possible admission. DOn't deny yourself treatment you need and which will benefit you, because of such a fear.
And do feel free to come back on this forum and let us know how your treament is proceeding.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.