Feeling down, nervous about appointment

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

harukakimiko
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 9/4/2006 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not feeling good today. I just feel so down and I don't want to. Maybe all the rain is getting to me. I can't concentrate on my homework and am really having a hard time doing it. Theres not a lot but it seems like a lot. gah. I'm suppose to go out with friends too but sad I don't feel up to it. I haven't seen them in a long time though.

I'm also getting nervous for my pdoc appointment for wed. Now I don't want to go...I'm feeling a little scared (don't know why). Has anyone else been nervous?
kimberly

Ellie 1
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 1291
   Posted 9/4/2006 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes,
I've been seeing my pdoc for nearly a year and I still get nervous before appts. If you're feeling bad thats all the more reason to go.
In addition, I know how it feels to just not want to get out of the house but I bet it makes you feel better.
I'm sorry you're feeling bad today. Hope the rain lets up and your mood brightens as well.
Take Care
Ellie
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
 
Unknown
 
 
 


CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 9/4/2006 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimberly,

Ok hun, first thing's first: decide what you're going to do about your friends tonight. 1. You go: worst case scenario, you feel horrible all the time you're out; best case scenario, it really helps -- gives you a bit of fun and you feel much better for it in the end. 2. You don't go: worst case scenario, you spend the whole time you would have been out getting more anxious about that appointment and feeling bad for not going; best case scenario, this gives you back your evening and the relief you feel from not going allows you to get on with that homework better and then have a nice bath before you go to bed. That might seem a bit simplistic, but things like this are always worth breaking down into besat and worst case scenarios. You know yourself best, and probably already know which scenario is most likely for each of your choices. If you do decide not to go out tonight, why don't you ease up your guilt about not seeing your friends by suggesting an even better night out for later in the week (after your appointment)?

Yes, I too am a person who worries and worries about therapy appointments. Last time I started counselling I was white as a sheet and shaking by the time I got there (funny now!) -- and as Ellie said, that's the best sign of all that you need to go.

Now, on the homework front, is this a task that you can break down? -- Do one section at a time, with breaks in between where you play music or watch telly, or go for a walk? Most things, even if they seem like one task can be broken down into more manageable sections.

(((Kimberly)))

Keep us posted hun.

Rosie x
********************

People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

********************

 
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum


lazy
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 241
   Posted 9/4/2006 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I always get nervous before my appointments. Partly because my pdoc's receptionist is a total b.... and she makes me want to scream and say "Don't you realize you are dealing with mentally unstable people!!!" nono confused Anyway, I've never said that. And then she screeches, "I hope you don't have paperwork to fill out because you only have 15 minutes!!!  I did say something to the doctor about her once then I found out that SHE"S HIS WIFE!!! My bad!  The other reason I get nervous is that I think that the doc will think I'm really crazy if I tell him everything.  Then I think, "oh yeah, I am crazy"...then I laugh at myself and feel better.   I hope you feel better too...Luv..Lazy

wmnak
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1123
   Posted 9/4/2006 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  aru,
 
are you kidding?  nervous?  does a bear sh** in the woods?  everyone is nervous.  some more than others.  of course i've never been that way (shaking and cowering as he tries to hit the keypad).  :-)
 
being nervous is nature's way of helping us deal with stressful situations.  if going to the pdoc is stressful for you, you will be nervous. 
 
seriously, going to most drs isn't stressful for me.  by bloop pressure (oh, THAT bp) is usually low, unless my back is acting up and i'm in pain.  going to my surgion stresses me out, even though is is a great person with a terriffic sence of humor (he appreciates my sence of humor, which is strange, as you've no doubt noticed) and he has given me a renewed life with a successful laminectomy.  but seeing him stresses me out and nakes me nervous. as the british say, "there's naught as queer as folk."  i'll let rosie, my uk friend, translate for you. :-)
 
nothing to go hyper over, haru.  you're normally abnormal.
 
best wishes.  i know you'll make it through this.
 
warren

harukakimiko
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 9/6/2006 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
:-) Thank you all for your posts it really did help calm my nerves. I wish I could reply to all (((hugs))) but I have no time, sad the work load keeps building. Your posts made me smile and feel at ease. I'm truly gratefull Ellie, Rosie, Lazy and Warren.

redface big sigh of relief
I went to my appointment today!!!!! I put everything on the table, I held nothing back. Past experiances made me realize it's a waste of time and no help gets done if you sugar coat it. Any ways, the psychiatrist was really nice and easy to talk to. After we were finished talking he told me to get a lab done and come meet the therepist? and that I was to meet him next week! (I was in shock that we were going to do something that soon....I thought it was going to take forever to get no where again.) He actually seemed to care and listend to me, instead of saying nothings wrong with you your just a teen or worse evaluating my mom when it was my appointment (grrrrr I'm not over that one time), which others have done. eyes
I feel much better. tongue

CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 9/7/2006 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Kimberly this is *great* news!! -- Sounds like you have a good psych there -- and we all know that can be tricky to find!! Well, here's to the end of inaction and to the freedom from dismissive psychs! You did absolutely right telling everything -- proud of ya!

Rosie x
********************

People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

********************

 
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum


lazy
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 241
   Posted 9/7/2006 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy for you, Kimberly.  So nice to know there are caring docs out there, especially pdocs.  Mine has no personality but he really knows about meds so he keeps me on the right track about that.  Good luck with your counselor..it will most likely help more than you think...Luv...Lazy

Ellie 1
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 1291
   Posted 9/7/2006 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi hon,
I really like my current T. She is just fabulous. The first one I've found any connection with. I wish the same for you. They are generally kind, caring individuals by nature (can you imagine going into a profession where you had to listen to peoples problems all day, you'd have to be truly wanting to help)
Glad the pdoc appt went well also. I build things up in my head and expect the worst. I'm glad you had such a positive experience.
Take Care
Ellie
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
 
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 
 


wmnak
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1123
   Posted 9/7/2006 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!  you sound like you're on your way. :-)
 
my main pdoc, in tx, is like lazy's:  he's supposed to be the best in the area with meds, but i find him hard to talk to except about a fraternity that we share.  no "me" time with him.  i'm glad that you seem to have hit the jackpot.
 
all the best!
 
warren

harukakimiko
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 11/16/2006 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Warren.
My thearpist is like that sometimes...it gets annoying and he tells me your not good with handling with stress. Uh ya I know you told me...so what do we do to fix it? BEEP Times up. :P He does give good advice and makes me understand though he has to explain his words because there so darn big!!! I try to say the word and I get tounge tied. I twist the word up after I repeat it after him and then the game begins hehehe he repeats it slower...I mess it up again...he repeats it slower I get frustrated and try to force it out but comes out worse TT . TT so sadafter the fifth time he slightly gives up as I get closer to the actual word = ^ . ^ = hehehe we have our moments.

I feel like typing today and found your post a little late but better than never :D
~Kimberly~
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:43 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,801 posts in 301,336 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151439 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, owillie.
181 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
scifigal2k, Rebel_runner, summer16, Loutucky, ChickenArise, kodaska, Not-there-yet


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer