I need a proper medication review but…

I was okay until it came to needing to change medication due to worsening insomnia. The GP has put me on mirtazapine. I knew within the first few days it wasn’t suiting me. I rang up and got told to leave it another week. I’ve left it for two weeks now. I cannot stand how it makes me feel any longer! I constantly feel agitated despite taking one every few nights (gradually reducing them so its easier to swap medications to something that suits me better), feeling more crap today because on the nights I don’t take them I barely sleep.

I can’t get to see a doctor face to face, the best I have been offered is a phone appointment due to a cancellation tomorrow morning. I normally have to wait 2 weeks for a phone appointment. The mental health team refused any referrals in the past telling me that due to the diagnosis of autism they didn’t think that their involvement was appropriate. That was way before the pandemic, so certainly they won’t be taking anything but new patients now that have presented with issues due to the pandemic effects. I don’t know why they don’t just prescribe zopiclone nowadays, they work perfectly for sleep. There’s no side effects and I never was uncontrollably hungry on them or agitated. I need a proper review rather than being just left. People have died due to the GP’s not letting patients have face to face appointments. There’s lots of mentally ill patients ended up in A & E because their medication or related issues aren’t being monitored. Then they still get fobbed off or sectioned depending on how they present. Most get fobbed off under that new scheme the NHS has just started in many of it’s trusts.I’m not sure what it is called but saw it circulated around the mental health community a few months ago. It basically denies long term users care using some kind of structure, basically using excuses to deny a patient care and in some cases pass them over to police etc.

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