ive been with my current pyschiatrist since 2003. I have NEVER cried infront of her. i wish i could, but she just doesnt get me in many ways. sometimes a good cry is exactly what we need- i will put on a movie that i know is guarenteed to get me crying and i will have a sob and a howl about all the sad stuff in my life, but i dont cry very often, and never infront of my pyschiatrist. She is kind and thoughtful but i dont feel able to make a total connection with her.
p.s i was in a pysch hospital a few years back changing meds from prozac to zoloft, and the pyschiatrist on call wouldnt give me valium or xanax or ANYTHING to aid my panic through the withdrawal/side effect process. he told me it was in my head and not to be a baby etc (i was 21). he was rude, arrogant and harsh. i CRIED my eyes out cos i was panicking so bad and this man right infront of me chose to ignore my suffering. he had a box of tissues on his desk and he would NOT pass them to me! i had to get up, get them myself and then i yelled at him. im not an agressive person, but this guy was a jerk. told me to stop the 'crocodile' tears and grow up. i threw the box of tissues at his head (very unlike me) and he finally gave in and prescribed me valium to take the edge off. he is the one and only pyschiatrist who has ever seen me cry. i cried cos i was MAD.
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.