When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
Yep, I have had my string of bad doctors. I don't even know where to start and what the names are.
The first bad psychiatrist I had was when I was only 15. He thought I had depression and put me on Zoloft. Well I reacted to the Zoloft and it threw me into a manic episode. Then he started thinking I had bipolar disorder, but still kept me on the Zoloft. It was actually my family physician that told me that Zoloft can actually induce manic episodes if I was bipolar. So, I got a different doctor.
Then I saw Dr. G and he really didn't do anything for me. He said that I was too young to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Told my parents that it couldn't be diagnosed until my early 20's. Then I went off my meds and was doing alright. He said maybe I did gave me the okay to stay off of them. So, I went through my teen years as undiagnosed. I had an episode again at 17, and again the doctor said the same thing.
When I went to college I had issues. I saw the Dr. G. over the summer and he gave me Remeron for depression. It caused me to gain 35 pounds, so he thought a weight neutral drug like Prozac might be better. So, I went back to college 500 miles away and reacted to the Prozac. This was the second time I had a manic episode made worse by an SSRI. When I called the doctor over the phone he got mad. He said that he didn't make any money on phone consults. And then he said that it was people like me that could cause him to lose his bussiness.
Anyway, it is a long story with the doctor's. I saw a Dr. J who was alright but didn't communicate well. I saw a psychologist who told me that I didn't have bipolar(and boy did I want to believe her). I went back to Dr G. and that was bad. I saw a Doctor B. who pretty much just drugged me up. Then I finally got Dr. S who is the one I am still seeing right now. I can schedule 20 min med check appointments, or have an hour for therapy. He always tells me that if anything comes up to feel free to give him a call. This doctor is by far the best one I have seen.