Three cheers for you, Harry.
I have been brushed off so many times by my family practice physician as everything is your anxious or depressed.
If I said black, I swear he would say white. This is the same Doc that overdosed me on Serzone and I ended up in the ER and being admitted to the hospital after my first dose. He switched mg for mg with the med I had been taking and I have now learned "patient's rights".
I now make sure I have researched my meds and then make an informed decision whether I will take that med.
I am a strong believer in advocating for myself and family.
I quit my first therapist because all we did was have me set my goals for the next 2 weeks, i.e. I will get up in the morning. I will take a walk............I felt belittled and I was paying money for this besides trying to think up clever goals.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”