thinking about seeing a pdoc but scared

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willow85
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   Posted 11/23/2005 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
i talked to my councler yesterday becus im getting rellly, rellly depresed lately and my MD is messsing around with my meds and talking about sending me to a psychistrist(i know thats not spelt right a Pdoc that can prescribe meds. in case anyone is woundering) but im afraid that they well not only put me in the hospital but put me on so much medication that i wont know what way is up. it hapend to more that ne of my friends (docters in this city seem to like pushing meds. for some reason ive yet to figure out.) i thought of going to a city 2 hours awawy to c one but i dont have a car so thats not rely relastic. im just so lost nad scared and confussed right now and the fact that im a student is not helping matters any anyone have any advice for me(i rellly need some help) sad eyes

bevhea
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   Posted 11/24/2005 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Willow, I don't know about meds or even much about doctors, but it sounds to me like what you are taking isn't working for you. Several people on this forum say that a pdocs, shouldn't be prescribing these meds in the first place. I've argued back that I trust my doc to prescribe for my daughter, but if you don't have faith in and trust your pdoc, then a) you need to see a different one or b) maybe you need to see the psychiatrist, so you can get meds that suit you better.

I think that professional ethics would prevent your counselor from recommending a pdoc when you are being seen by one already, but maybe the counselor can send you to a psychiatist--specifically to get you out fitted with meds that will work better for you.

My daughter's medication is working wonders for her. She works for Amazon.com--and they have just gone to 72 hours a week (they do it every christmas). Generally she's physically and emotionally tuckered out from that, but this year she's sailing through it.

Meds are like clothes. They have to fit. Tell that to whomever you see and that you want a better fit.

bev

willow85
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   Posted 11/24/2005 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry to clarify i am not seeing a pdoc already im just scared of helping professionals in general they've broken my trust alot

bevhea
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   Posted 11/24/2005 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Can't say as I blame you for that!! I think I'm confused--is pdoc personal doctor or phychiatric doctor? I have times when my brain slips a cog. I used pdoc to mean personal doctor, if that's wrong, swap what I wrote around.

It takes a lot for me to trust a doctor--and I mean a lot. Unfortunately they are necessary evils. I was trying to tell you with the clothes bit that presentation is what counts.

If you go in saying, I feel like hurting myself or someone else, of course who ever you see is going to go ballistic. If you say, meds are like clothes, they need to fit, and I don't think what I'm taking right now fits--they are going to treat you much better and do a better job for you.

bev

soulchimes01
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   Posted 12/3/2005 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
willow, i can understand your being scared to see a pdoc. i was in the same position for many many years. i hated anything to do with pdocs simply becuz i felt that they weren't really helping me anyway. at least that's what i thought. 2004-2005 were really hard for me. a lot of things have gone on that are too numerous to mention here but the depression and panic attacks that have come in behind those things is toooo much for me to handle alone. for the first time in my 42 yrs of life, i had to be put on meds to help calm me down. i was getting to the point where suicidal thoughts were getting close to being actions. soooo not good.

sounds like your meds need some adjusting and it's ok to have some other type of therapy in there if it's going to help. it's been helping me so far.
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