Update after not posting here in a while...

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/11/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I still come to the A/P board to read, and of course help out when I can, but I haven't posted about me in a while, so I decided to come by with a little update for anyone who might be wondering.
 
I actually had an appointment with my pdoc today.  I told her I feel more depressed than ever.  I feel like I wasn't depressed until starting antidepressants, and that it is kind of getting out of hand.  She asked what brings it on, and I told her most of the time, nothing.  She told me there has to be something bringing it on.  Fine, whatever...maybe something in my head is going when I don't even realize it, but THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I START TO CRY FOR NO REASON.  She won't accept that.  I also told her my panic attacks are slowly coming back.  Again, she said I have to be doing something to make them happen.  If that were truly the case, no one would suffer panic attacks...DUH.  Sorry, I am a bit frustrated with her.  So, she kept my Klonopin at .5 mg twice daily, and upped my Effexor XR from 75 mg to 150 mg.  I guess we will see how that goes.
 
Tomorrow, I have an appointment to meet with a psychologist.  I feel I need someone to talk to and to help me figure this out.  I don't feel like this psychiatrist is going to do that for me, so I am going to a psychologist...someone who isn't just going to up my meds everytime I have a set back.  Tomorrow is just my intake appointment...so after that, I will know when I will meet with someone to actually talk.
 
Don't get me wrong guys, I am feeling wonderful compared to what I was feeling.  But, I can't handle crying for NO REASON, and I don't want the panic attacks to come back.  So, I feel, it is in my best interest to get some real therapy.  Pills alone aren't enough for me.  I didnt' expect them to be, to tell you the truth.
 
Anyway, that is my little update on me.  I will let you guys know how tomorrow goes!
 
I hope everyone is doing well!  :-)
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   Posted 12/11/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tammy,

I am sorry your having issues.  I will have days where I cry too and I usually can reason out why but it doesn't feel to me like the problem or situation should cause that much sadness. Please cut yourself some slack and don't be hard on yourself.  If you don't know what the trigger was, then you just don't know.  eyes

Most Pdocs only deal with the medications and don't deal in therapy much.  I know mine doesn't and our appointments are only 20 minutes.  It is all discussion about meds and how I am feeling on the meds.

My therapist is a psychologist and she does not deal in the meds at all. So this makes it a bit disconnected in my humble opinion.  I wish one could handle the whole situation.

I know we are short on Pdocs and if you don't have one in many areas you have to wait months to get an appointment.

Keep us posted on how you do and know we are all here to support you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

 


 
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the kind words Kitt! And I agree, I think one should deal with the whole situation. I am going to a completely different place for therapy than where I go for my meds. It doesn't make much sense to me...but, who am I? LOL.

Again though, thanks for your kind words.
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   Posted 12/12/2007 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Tammy
I am just getting back to the boards after being away for a few days
(had some serious health probs ) anyhoo
I agree with Kitt..........

I also think that if your Pdoc is not the right one that will LISTEN to you and help you instead of " BLAMING you" I would be finding another ....that's me though........

THIS in no way shape or form is your problem or your fault ............IT is a disorder/ and should be tx as such

Just my half penny worth hun
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/12/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn...I was in fact doubting my pdoc. Her and I don't seem to click well, and I feel like she doesn't listen.

I am also doubting this place I went for therapy. I know it is a process, don't get me wrong, but I was there for 3 hours, waiting to do 5 minutes worth of paper work, and a 10 minute interview. Then, I go back in the beginning of January for my actual 2 hour assessment, and then I have to wait 14-16 weeks to see someone.

Also, being there made me doubt my need for therapy at all. I can admit I need to talk to someone, but at this place, I felt like I was in a psychiatric unit in a hospital. It was kinda freaky.

I am feeling a little lost right now, and I think I need to do some research, and find a new place, cuz I don't feel very comfortable here.

Ugh....this cycle isn't fun.

Thanks guys for the support and kind words.
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   Posted 12/12/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
GO with your gut feelingss hun they are usually 99% right

FIND another place ...........and let us know how you are doing k

Luvs ya sweetie

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/12/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn...will do!
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   Posted 12/14/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear sweet Tammi
......I so enjoy reading how much love you put into your helpful posts on the gerd forum. you are truly a blessing to us. I want to share something with you if I may. You are always welcome to go to the greatest, most loving and wise therapist there is...our Lord and Savior. If you find that noone else seems to say or do the right things close your eyes and call out to Him. I love you hun...please give yourself big hugs from me. I hope you enjoy the gift of this season with family and friends...and that 2008 brings you all your loving heart desires. Anne
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