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Re: Is it just me?

Posted by saint james on October 29, 1999, at 4:02:00

In reply to Is it just me?, posted by Carol on October 25, 1999, at 10:23:14

> Does anyone else get tired of feeling as if you know as much or more then your psychiatrist? I mean, aren't they supposed to be the ones who know what to do?

James here.....

Informed consumers do better. I would not begin to assume I know more than a doc. I have been on meds since 1985 and seen several doc as i moved. So I bring to my present doc all my past history
and assumptions/observations about what works and what does not.

My doc feels I do so well because I am informed. I have also learned to let them talk...let them do their job. If I feel strongly I will say "I want to be on X" otherwise I say "this is the problem I am having" and let him sugest meds. My doc usually sugests several options, telling me the plus and -, and says "Do you have opinion" So we decide together, which puts me more in control of my condition.





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