Would you like to be told this is your life for good?

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   Posted 8/24/2007 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I saw my case worker today and she said as I've seen so many people and have just spent 7 weeks in hospital maybe my severe depression and anxiety is me. Just like someone that has asthma.
How would you feel hearing that your worse days are going to be there till you die, just learn to live with them. All she did was upset me more. I swear some of these mental health workers need a good dose of reality (even better our illnesses) and see how well they live with them.
The one thing I'm holding out for is I have an appointment with a new pdoc in 3 weeks. He's been highly recommended and I'm hoping that he may pick up on something that's missing, I've got to have hope or how else do you go on?

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   Posted 8/24/2007 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aussie!
I've had obnoxious mental health workers like tha myself! One was actually one of my pdocs! I remember telling him how I'd broken down with anxiety and almost went to the hospital emergency room because of it. He looked at me and said, "What good would that have done you? They would've just sent you back home unless you said you were suicidal!" His attitude was very unempathetic and he basically acted like I was stupid for even thinking of going to the hospital! He's the same one that wouldn't let me have a small amount of extra xanax for BAD anxiety! He was a cold son of a witch! I dislike him intensely. He left me feeling devoid of hope! So don't you let these imbeciles get you down! There's hope for us just as long as we're breathing! Don't forget it, okay?!! ;)
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   Posted 8/24/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I am so sorry you SW was so uneducated as to make such a comment and I don't believe this person has MD after thier name, am I correct?

Some people should work behind the scenes and not in direct client/patient care. If you have no empathy in the medical field you may need to look at a different line of work.

Hang on for that new Pdoc and do not give up, ever.

Gentle Hugs

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   Posted 8/24/2007 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Believe me you are not alone in this. I have met SO MUCH incompetent health care workers. Psychiatrists, family physicians, psycholgists, social workers, nurses, ... they are all supposed to have a mental health education (I dont care if the receptionnist is not kind with me but someone who spend 5 years in medical school and 5 years in residency training in psychiatry??). This is just a shame. I can easily say that half the mental health professionals I have seen in my life had a bad attitude. This is something that really makes me angry! devil

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   Posted 8/24/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies guys, I woke up today and straight away i felt so scared I couldn't move. I realise now that the anxiety is the trigger which then leads to me then becoming super depressed and thinking really bad thoughts.
I just spoke to my nurse from hospital and promised her if things get worse i'll head down to the emergency psych unit. They normally don't like to treat you if you have a private psych, though considering I'm more then likely swapping pdocs maybe they will.
i just can't understand how when I'm on such a large dose of clonazepam 4mgs a day that the anxiety can take such a hold on me. Shouldn't the med be controlling my anxiety by now?

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   Posted 8/25/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   

HI Aussie!

I hope I'm not out of line here, but I can't help myself...!!! Have you ever tried taking Taurine? And do you take magnesium and/or B vitamins? HAve you tried fish oil capsules (omega 3's). I'm not saying that you shouldn't take regular prescribed meds (heck, I'm on the max of paxil and buspar!). All I am trying to say is that I do take my regular meds but I truly believe thattheother stuff has been of significant help to me, ESPECIALLY the taurine. Some folks don't wanna try alternative stuff and i respect that. In my case, I've tried different alternative things and the only one that seemed to make a real difference right away was the Taurine. That's why I knew it wasn't a placebo effect, as otherstuff I'd tried hadn't seemed to help, thus I knew it wasn't just "in my mind" or "wishful thinking"! I hope you'll be willing to look at these articles.



As to fish oil, it's a great mood stabilizer and B vitamins and magnesium are vital things our bodies need anyhow. Do a Google search on "magnesium for anxiety" and "B vitamins for anxiety".

All of these things I've mentioned are not toxic or dangerous. (For example, Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the body anyhow!) They do not nullify the effects of meds. Take them as directed on labels.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email me. I know more sites that you might be interested in reading about for more research.

I am usually wary of sayng too much about me supplemental "meds" as I know it can be controversial, but seeing what a state you've been in makes me want to risk it!

Take care and no matter what you do or decide, know that I care! We ALL do!!! yeah




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   Posted 8/27/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Your worst days will be there until the day you die? Just learn to live with them? That's unadulterated BS.

You will probably have anxiety until the day you die. But that does NOT mean that it won't get better. You will and can learn to live with it once the problems are at a reasonable level.

Go to by blog (in my signature) and in the side bar you'll find a link to an entry called "The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders". The person who wrote it is very smart with this stuff. The reason I bring it up is that you've said you're on 4 mg's Klonopin per day and it's not bringing it under control. You're hoping that a new doctor will pick up on something that's missing. Well, the first few paragraphs should be discussed with him. Basically, if depression is really the predominating disorder and they treat you with a benzodiazepine, you'll become more depressed and your anxiety will paradoxically get worse, not better. When both anxiety and depression are present, it can be tricky. You need an experienced psychiatrist who's aware of this and is talented enough to differentiate. You can't do it yourself...you're too close to the situation. There has to be an objective view.

Best of Luck.
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   Posted 8/27/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom has had A/P disorder for 30 years. She has gone 10 + years with no panic attacks, low anxiety, but it surfaces sometimes. Hey, to me there is a lot worse, and i think it just was uncalled for, for that person to tell you that. Specially when you're in the thick of it, thats when we are hypersensitve to anything. She is wrong. You will feel better. It might surface at times, but you WILL NOT feel like this until you die. Dont for a second believe that. I know its hard not to when you're in it, but you wont. You going through a really tough time right now. You'll feel better, for sure...

Sorry you had such a bad experience. I'm sure it just added to your heightened anxiety (which is something you dont need). Please be nice to yourself. You will be ok.

I hope you feel better soon. keep posting.
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