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Re: I' m upset , wanna find a good pdoc

Posted by sid on December 14, 2001, at 12:49:02

In reply to I' m upset , wanna find a good pdoc, posted by Anna Laura on December 14, 2001, at 12:32:11

Is it your fault? Depression talking...

No, it's not your fault! Your pdoc sounds somewhat like a control freak who does not respect you. FInd someone you can discuss with, someone who will let you manage your health with his/her professional assistance. Patients are clients; they tend to forget that sometimes. If a hairdresser does a bad job with your hair you go find another one. Same thing with doctors.

Perhaps you should still try this med, perhaps it can help you and not necessarily make you sick. That does not give the pdoc the right to yell at you and to talk to you the way he did.

Again, this is not your fault. Blaming yourself for things that you can't possibly control is part of the depression. Try stopping these thoughts before they hurt you, as soon as you catch yourself thinking them. And find another doctor.

> Hi folks,
> I am supposed to switch from Effexor to Parnate.
> I've been tapering from a 300 mg. dose down to 75 mg. I' ve been on 75 mg. for three days by now and i'm feeling more apathetic and gloomy and kind of vulnerable. I went to the drug-store today and bought Parnate. I read the papers inside saying that the compound is a mixed one (tranylcypromine + a neuroleptic called Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride). The problem is that i've tried that kind of neuroleptic in the past and it made me very depressed. I told my pdoc about that and he told me that i wasn't supposed to read that paper, since i was supposed to follow his prescriptions. "Let me do my job and you do yours which is being a patient !!!" - he yelled. Then he added: "go ahead and take it when you're supposed to take which will be the next week" "But what happens if i get sick?" i said. "Don't worry about that. People have been taking that med for a long time and never had any problem. If you're going to feel sick we'll see what we can do. I'm the doctor, not you" - he shouted.
> When i hang up the phone i was in tears. I think i''ll go back to effexor, i'm not going to take that neuroleptic cause i'm sure i'll get sick again and i don't want that. Why is it so hard to find a decent pdoc? Is it my fault?




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