Posted by Andre Allard on September 1, 2001, at 6:30:30
In reply to Sorry about the stupid question, posted by Else on August 31, 2001, at 23:41:35
Damn, it seems as though you are having a really hard time. Don't belittle your own feelings just because some idiot doc, who does not have a care in the world, does. Why don't you tell your doc to give you some respect and to start helping you. Or better yet, get a new one. You say it takes to long - nonsense. Walk in an emergency room and tell them that you want to blow your head off. When you actually have the opportunity to speak to a pdoc tell them that the suicidle guesture has passed, how awful your life is (even if it is not that bad) and before you know it you will have an appt. with a new pdoc. I have done it a few times. I wanted help then so I went and got it. It sure beets waiting months and months for the referal requested by your gp.
You cannot give up after only trying a few meds. What is your drug regimen anyways?
Once you do get under the care of a good pdoc you will be surprised at how much they can help. The problem is finding one. I do not have one right now either if it makes you feel any better. I make the changes necessary to my drug cocktail when I feel needed and my gp writes out the prescription. I understand that your case is a little more complicated since you do not have a clear diagnoses as of yet. I have been only recently diagnosed. Before that, I helped myself with regards to reading anything and everything until I was educated enough to come to my own conclusions and to make my own drug cocktail. Like I have mentioned in other posts, the one who is going to pull you out of this mess is not the pdoc, your family or your friends. It is going to be you and no one else. That is my advice. If the pdocs want to be ignorant then do it yourself.