I saw a so called Shrink about 15 years ago in the middle of a Fibro Dx...I walked in, filled out about twenty pages of paper work and was escorted to a cubby hole of an office where I had to move a pile of papers off the only chair to sit down. The 'Doctor' walked in, said nothing, read through my paperwork, walked to a closet and handed me a pile of Paxil samples. (which I never took). His only words to me were to make another appointment in a month. I swear, that is all he said and charged me $100.
I also had a psychiatrist actually fall asleep and drop his head on the desk after I had a complete hysterectomy (ovaries included) at 23 years old and went through instant menopause. (back then, three shots of estrogen was considered a sufficient enough hormone replacement therapy, I guess) I got up and left him snoring away. Geez...I must have bored him into a coma. My father was director of mental health in Buffalo at the time and this guy came with the highest recommendations, so I really have no idea how to find one that suits our needs...trial and error? Wish I knew!
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ Meds: valium Advil