I'm getting help. Yay!

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red lightening
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to my new pdoc, he was very insightful, helpful, encouraging and listened very well.
Wow! It's great to have insurance again. I feel very grateful. He dxed me with Major Depressive Disorder and said I might overlap into BPII but the dx is MDD. I'm on 2 meds and have an appt. with a talk therapist tomorrow. After 6 years with no insurance and using state mental health programs and the rotating Dr. of the week...this was like staying at the Ritz. I love that I'm taking care of myself. I almost didn't go because I didn't want to deal with it but I'm glad I did. There is hope.

Here's how I found a good Pdoc:

1. Got a recommendation for a primary care physician from friend
2. Got primary care physician to recommend this Pdoc
3. Asked another friend for a good Pdoc-and she recommended the same man
4. Kept calling every day to GET an appt through a cancellation as he was booked til May
5. Actually went to appt.
6. Was entirely honest about everything I told him...admitted my drinking binges-alcoholism
7. Made a list of the way I felt over last 2 months and read it to him
8. Prayed to my Higher Power for the appt. to go the way it was supposed to

getting by
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Red,

I am so happy for you. Doesn't it feel so good when something works out like this? I feel that I have a good pdoc and therapist. I feel very fortunate.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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   Posted 2/18/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats WONDERFUL news! It can be hard to find a good therapist...but thank goodness you finally got insurance and went and are now recieving the help you need! I shall follow your example, as I am trying to do the same thing. but, GREAT news! Way to Go! Good Luck!
Lyrica(14 months) and Paxil(about 6+- months)-both helping some, but would like to see better results
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
    "Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."

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