I had recently been inpatient. I had gotten discharged with the hope of better treatment from doctors and to be more stable. I had seen the psychiatrist they had assigned and had gotten nothing but a rushed appointment harsh judgment and after leaving having a feeling of resentment . I was asked questions of traumatic events quick questions with no time for me to explain it, this brought anxiety to surface more. I feel right now why did this doctor do this to me. Why bring up traumatic things without the intention of helping me through it, instead labeling me making me feel worse. I dont appreciate such a degrading circumstance, and right now there is nobody I can turn to.
johncoo6; Morning I do understand, This is why you do have a choice you don't have to see this doctor again if all the jerk is doing is throwing out questions and not letting you answer. This doctor is no good for you. Just think of this buddy you don't deserve this but really none of us deserve this treatment. It's a lot like you go to see your Psychiatrist it is part there fault and part the insurance fault, They stick the doctor with so many patients and not allow them enough time to listen to us. This is why I have found it is very Important to have a doctor that you can relate to. And treats you like a equal, But try and follow me John I went through many doctor until I found one's that treated me with interest in what I have to say. And lets say you have an appt. with the doctor for 1 hour well most psychiatrist there hour is 45 min and a 1/2 hour appointment is not a true 1/2 hour either.
What I feel this doctor did was ask you too many questions, And no way would you be able to cover that many subjects in the time we are given so of course you would feel hurt, upset, pissed off, So say if I just started shooting out questions but we never settled down to one or two that we can try and resolve There is no point in even seeing the doctor. So no matter what doctor I am going to see I try and put a priority on things that I need help with. So you can control the appointment not the doctor But at the same time they way I am understanding what happened is this doctor you seen asked a ton of questions and not giving you time to talk about any of them. Your time is as valuable as your doctor. And it sounds like this doctor you have to make a choice if you think the doctor was okay then you kind of have to train him or her. What this doctor did the way I am seeing it, Is opened too many doors at one time and you got no where because you were not able to talk about any of the subjects the doctor asked you. Something else to think of is some people do real good in group therapy because in most cases, It goes longer than a 1/2 hour and you have time to try and hear what others do. Or you can relate to there stories as they can yours. This is just another option to what happened to you. Or like I said limit your need at each appointment to what is bugging you the most and stick to that subject so you can try and resolve one thing at a time be it anxiety, Depression, problems sleeping fears etc. Also I found a lot of help from good books on our condition and see how they resolve the problems themselves, But when doing the reading thing you have to be careful that you don't get the wrong type books. Like self help books and the person that has written it is so far off the wall the information they are talking about could do more harm than good. But like I said if this same doctor does this again you have to slow them down and just stand up for yourself. Like hey doctor how come you are asking so many questions yet give me no time to respond to the question. And if you go see this doctor again tell him he really screwed you up by asking so many questions but not letting you answer any so all he did was make you feel worse when you left. Because he brought out all these feelings and nothing did we really talk about.Trust me I hope I am making sence to you where I am seeing the problem. And think hard about what you feel is bugging you the most because I have found that when we sit, And just think about what is upsetting us so much of this stuff is tied together if you can resolve one or two things other things fall into place. Kind of like I try and live by 3 things that help me. When it comes to thinking about stuff. STAY POSITIVE, KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD OR WHOEVER BRINGS YOU SOME RELIEF. AND ABOVE ALL IS KEEP YOUR SINCE OF HUMOR. I for one looked at people that were around me and notice's how many were very negative people they find stuff wrong with everything. Well these people really are not the friends we think they are because we adsorb there energy. And just start to see the negative things in life. Read this over a few times and see if it makes some since to you. Or if you can pick one thing out of it that might help you understand what is going on. Then it was worth the time reading. Hope you have a good weekend. And above all don't let them get you down. Chuck1957 ps it boils down to if you think you can slow this doctor down to a few things and felt pretty good than keep him other wise it's time to find a doctor you can relate to. Chuck.
Hi Johncoo6; I am so sorry I have been not feeling very well so don't think I am Ignoring you by any means. I know what you mean about wanting to get stuff off your records. Like the ADD, etc.. I was surprised at a few things they had on me when I was in the hospital that I have to work at getting off or where it came from. But I know what you mean in 15 minutes and just like a well we well talk more later and not get much of any answers is bull. Not sure if the Strattera would be of use I really don't understand what all problems you have been dealing with. But it has been pretty effective for mood, anxiety etc. But you first really have to tell this doctor what you are feeling. Hurt rushed get no answers. and being pushed and rushed through the appointment without really getting any answers at all from the doctor just you doing more the talking and getting very little in return.
So like I said before keep thinking positive, If you don't think you can deal with this doctor than It's is time to just start fresh with someone that has a personality. and keep moving forward. Nobody needs to be treated like this.
It's like you did not have an appointment at all. And as I said what I do is keep taking baby steps as they say. little by little. This is one of the hardest things we as people have to deal with because unless we talk about it many people have no clue that we are having problems and they are as real as anything else to us. Really strange when you think about it. hope you have a good evening and I well try and check on you more often. I know you can do it. But please I have the same crazy problem at times is skip meals and many times miss my medications. AND WE CAN'T BE DOING THAT IT DOES NOT HELP RIGHT NOW I don't know If your formula with the term chemo-brain but the chemotherapy has left me in a bad place. I forget a lot of stuff. My eyes are bad but getting a bit better. This sure does not help when you have a mental illness. by the way I deal with agoraphobia, high anxiety, Depression and hard times sleeping so the symptoms are a lot like at times I have to slow down and question myself is it my cancer medications or the problems I have suffered with for over 40 years. This is where the since of humor comes in. But getting better and believe me I have had doctors like this that your dealing with and at most I would write him a note and tell him how you feel and how hurt you were. and are.He eighter makes longer appointments so he has time to descuss medications with you and your problems or your out the door there are a lot of great doctors out there. And they are no better than you or I. As they say they put there levi's of slacks on one leg at a time just like us. and have a heart beat. But maybe you get someone with problems of there own that are to overwhelming and you would be better off with someone else my friend. But watch yourself going without eating is only hurting you. And that I can tell you don't want to do. sorry my eyes are giving out on me so have to cut it.here PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. AND WHAT KIND OF MEDS YOUR ON NOW? And please any weird idea's come to you call 911 and go back to the hospital. the more I think of this doctor It really upsets me so I can really understand why you would be so upset. Chuck1957
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