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olivia of course
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   Posted 1/25/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
As of this past Tuesday, I no longer have a therapist or phychiatrist.  They said that they will not help me because I have not and currently am not following treatment plans.  about a month ago I stopped taking my meds because I couldn't stand the side effects anymore.  I kept telling my pdoc about the side effects but he kept saying that it will go away, and of course it didn't.   So I quit, I know it was not the best way to get off meds, but I did  anyway.
 
I am more upset mad , than sad.  I made up my mind (early December) that it wasn't working out way before I was told they wouldn't see me anymore.  But I had a car accident about 3 weeks ago, and they were telling me it is because I have been unstable.  Mind you, I have not seen them for about a month and they throw all these accusations at me.  I am still very annoyed that they jumped to these conclusions without consulting with me.  I guess I am venting a little bit, but it kind of sucks.  I have been seeing the same therapist for about 1 1/2 years and I feel like I just got kicked to the curbs.
 
Oh well, I guess that's life.

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wmnak
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   Posted 1/26/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
olivia,
 
i am so sorry for this set of events.  i guess it shows that pdocs and therapists are human, too, with the same prejudics and foibles as the rest of us.
 
olivia, you are a smart woman.  you know that bp will never go away and that the symptoms will get worse if not treated.  ok, so you got shafted by your pdoc (by the way, this happens more often than most people realize) and kicked to the curb  by your therapist.  what's next?
 
you can throw a pity party and invite all of your friends.  you might make a suicidal gesture in a cry for help.  OR you might take charge of your life, find new doctors who are willing to work with you, and get on with the rest of your life.
 
if it ain't broke don't fix it.  if it ain't working throw it away.  i believe a change in medical support is in order.
 
warren
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


olivia of course
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   Posted 1/28/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
W,
 
Sorry for venting, I guess I am a little frustrated.  I guess maybe it is because I wanted to drop my Docs and they did it first.  I don't know, I guess I never thought it would come to what it did.  I have not been a very reliable patient in the last few months, and I guess that is what led up to this sistuation.
 
After thinking about it long and hard, I have come to terms with it.  I am actually doing good and I am not worried about not having a Doc for a while.  I am going to work on finding another one soon, so things are finally starting to fall in their places.  Thanks for all the encouragements, even in my states of confusion.  :-)
~Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday ruin your today."


wmnak
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   Posted 1/28/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
olivia,
 
you are loved and cherished by a lot of people here.  sometimes i'm the spokesperson, sometimes someone else is.  what is important is that you feel that love and caring and are able to take strength from it.  as you know, we're always here when you need us.
 
i'm glad that you've come to terms with what happened.  it's really the craps when you are ready to end a relationship and the other person does it first.  :-)    how rude!
 
be careful about going too long without medical assistance.  we all know the outcome of this disease if it isn't treated.  don't want that to happen to anyone - well, maybe my ex.  devil
 
take care of you and let us know how it's going.
 
warren
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


Ducky
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   Posted 1/31/2007 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Never apologize for venting.. that is what we are here for and we all do it.. How are you by the way? Have you found another Pdoc or therapist? Take good care and hope to hear from you soon..
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Jade11
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   Posted 2/5/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Olivia,
 
A good place to go to get a recomendation for a psychiatrist is actually your family physician.  They tend to know the other doctors in town, and probably could recommend someone good.  The family doctor could also prescribe some type of psych med for you until your first pdoc appointment.  We all know that the pdoc's can be backed up, and it can be hard to get in if you are new.
 
I had a bad experience with a pdoc some years ago, and I never wanted to see him again.  However, I did need to see someone.  So, I got a recommendation from my family doctor.  I had a really good family doctor so it made sense that he would refer me to a similar doctor.  Let me say that he did refer me to an excellent psychiatrist.  It was much more effective than shifting through the phone book.  Without the referral I probably would not have found the pdoc that I still see.

olivia of course
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   Posted 2/6/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Jade,

Thank you for your thoughtful advice, I will definetly keep it in mind.  Right now, I am trying to get my life together.  The accident, not being in school this semester and not working has been a little hard to deal with.  I finally feel ready for the next step, and in that I will try to find a pdoc and therapist.  I am okay for now, but the future sometimes scares me.  I feel like I am not able to handle situation like the average person, and probably need a little more support.  I am actually doing better as of this moment, but we will see how long that lasts.  mad


~Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday ruin your today."

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