not happy with my Pshchatrists

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   Posted 4/1/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i hav an appointment on friday with my primary doctor and he has handled all my problems for the past 12 years my question is would i be better off with someone i have trusted for the 12 years rather than this psysh who has me a nervous reck weak in the arms arms and legs from all the pills he had me go off of and has me taking i have no idea which way to turn i am feeling good mood,juky,weakness as i explained i am on klonopin .5mg 3 times a day and he wants me to take remeron at night 30mg i cant stand the pill? please help since jan this year he has been puting me on and off of all kinds of meds and i feel worse.

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   Posted 4/1/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
have you discussed this with your primary doctor? all i know is that if youre not satisfied with your psychiatrist, speak up. its not fair to you to be going to this and still feeling depressed and confused about meds youre taking. ask a lot of questions about these pills he's been putting you on and question why he's using different ones frequently. basically-just try and get as much honest info as you can. youll feel better when you know whats really going on and what the effects really are of the pills youre putting in your body. maybe you should make an appt with your doctor.
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   Posted 4/1/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there, I am sorry things are so tough for you.  I too would talk with your PCP as it feels to me like you are having your meds changed before the 6-8 weeks that it will sometimes take for max improvement.

It is essential for me to have a physician that I have a trust relationship with.  Talk with you Primary Physician.

Take care and keep posting


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   Posted 4/1/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
There are far too many professionals out there for you to get stuck with one that isn't the right fit for you. Investigate some other options you are the one who knows you best!!

Good Luck!

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   Posted 4/1/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Keep looking for another Psych and let your doc know you are not happy at all.  You should not be asked to take meds you don't're the boss here.

Good luck and keep us up to date xxx

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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm upto psych no 4. I believe if you can't trust your psych find a new one, your mental health is such an important pat of your life.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bulldog,
By all means, find a new psychiatrist and in the meantime talk with your primary doctor.  You know your body the best and since you having such a good rapport with your regular doc, then it's wise to make an appointment to discuss all that you have been on and why the different changes.  Make sure to ask lots of questions about any medications your doc(s) want to put you - i.e. side effects, benefits, risks, how long does it take to reach full effect of med, other options, etc.  Asking questions is the only way that YOU can make the final decision of what med to be on - no matter what any of the docs say, we are the ones who make that decision, not them.
Take care and let us know what's happening,

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