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Re: self medicating: pdoc horror story pellmell

Posted by Jackster on October 1, 2001, at 1:21:43

In reply to Re: self medicating: pdoc horror story, posted by pellmell on September 29, 2001, at 20:29:12

I know how you feel. I had a pdoc who seemed to get more and more irritated as each medication I tried didn't work. It got to the point where I would feel anxious the whole day before an appointment. The last time I saw him I left in tears, as he told me it was my fault none of the medication was working because I wasn't trying hard enough. I realised it was ridiculous going to someone who I felt scared of talking to.

Yes, you should have talked to your Pdoc about changing your medication, but on the flip side - he should be open to listening to your thoughts about it. You should be able to feel that you can tell him your probs with the meds.

They might be the experts on the THEORY of the medications - but we're the ones actually taking them. How many refused to believe patient's stories of withdrawal symptoms on SSRI's just because it wasn't on the packet insert? Sometimes it takes thousands of people reporting the same symptoms before the drug companies will actually acknowledge a possible side effect.

Anyway, after that ramble - don't be afraid to find someone who you feel will listen to you.

Jackie


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