That must have been awful for you, I'm sorry! I was so frustrated reading your post.
I agree with everything Kas just said. I certainly wouldn't change your antidepressant based on his quick assessment alone.
Hang in there! Maybe he is good for your DH but seems like a lousy choice for you unfortunately if he is going to be so dismissive.
Ever stop to think, and forget to start again???
Post Edited (Shashi) : 5/31/2007 1:24:40 PM (GMT-6)
I am not suprised by your Dr. reply. My father presented with arm pain and fatigue. First they tried to give him a heart by-pass but when they opened him up he did not need it. They symptoms persisted they put him on Paxil. We wound up in the ER when he fell out of his truck. He was diagnosed with Cancer and died less than 9 months later. He was only 56 years old. His Dr. did not know what to do so he told my dad it was in his head. I tell you this so you know that you have to fight for yourself, this is your body and your life!
I also do not think writing down your symptoms, or symptom changes is obsessive at all. You can write things down and not be consumed by them. You are just recording your body's changes in order to get some answers and as a way of dealing with your cognitive problems. That is called compensation, not obsession. You are compensting for your 'cognitive stuff'. You are being responsible for your health. Good job. Who says you cannot live life to the fullest and take good care of your health issues.
You go girl. Do what you need to do to take care or yourself. If that means looking for a new doctor and recording your health records then more power to you.
Love and prayers,