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pixie24
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   Posted 4/23/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
so i got my appointment through to see a specialist today.
can anyone give me some advice on what i should expect? iv never seen one before
my love to u all
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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pixie,

Forgive me for asking, but what kind of specialist are you going to see?

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pixie24
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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
well im not sure, i think its just a first assesment to see what sort of help i need.
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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, well I wish you good luck. I see a psychiatrist and he is very good. Got me on the right medications for the mind. Plus he does counsel some. Some of them only prescribe meds and don't talk to you.

Let us know how this goes. Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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pixie24
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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
do u know what kind of question they will ask? im kinda scared of going really, and i dont want to have a panic attack so i wanna b prepared if you know what i mean?
thank you for your advice
much love
xxx*

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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
They have a way of doing things that you don't feel uncomfortable. A good one does any way. And if you do have a panic attack don't fear, they are doctors, they know what to do. And that will show them what you are going through. So No Worries. You will be just fine. There are some really good psychiatrists out there, they can read you like a book. The first time I went to the one that I see now, I took a list of everything that I wanted to say. Well, in 15 minutes, he covered my list and didn't even know that I brought one. I don't know how he knew just how to ask the right questions, but he did. I never had to ask one thing. By the second visit, he was getting me on the right meds that I needed for fatigue. I have fibromyalgia so I am tired a lot. I spent two years in bed from fatigue. After that visit, I have been leading a halfway normal life. I will always need the medications to function, but at least I am functioning.

So don't worry, they will know how to figure out what is wrong. They can tell by how you act as to what you need to. What you say, and how you say it. So don't get anxious about it, just be yourself. It is their job to get this right, not yours. You pay them to help you.

Good luck and keep us posted, if you have anymore questions, just ask away. I am glad that you are getting to see a specialist. They really do help.

hugs, Karen
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pixie24
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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you karen for all your help and i really admire you for being so strong
much love to u
xxx*

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   Posted 4/23/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Pixie,

You might want to write a list of things that you want to tell him like I did, incase you don't feel like they are asking the right questions. If you are like me, you will forget to mention everything. I tend to get nervous at doctor's appointments and forget to tell everything that needs attention. Just a thought.

hugs, Karen and thanks...
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