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Re: I think I'm a lost cause!

Posted by fluffy on January 15, 2003, at 14:20:54

In reply to Re: I think I'm a lost cause! denise528, posted by jay on January 15, 2003, at 14:00:33

I would also second that advice--
Get a second opinion. I know it's scary, esp. if you've been seeing this particular doctor for awhile. But it sounds like he/she is not really listening to you. I had a similar experience in which my pdoc would only respond with hmmm...hmph...or ohh.... Sometimes they don't have the greatest bedside manner. What is your formal dx? Try looking for a mood disorder clinic if you live in a larger city. They are generally more attentive and detailed with patients.

I was diagnosed BPII not long ago, and was going to the same ol' doc who fed me antidepressants with my first depressive episode. After my condition became more complicated, he seemed unwilling to change meds and listen to the problems I was having with meds that *used to* work.

I just found a mood disorder clinic that costs the same as the med checks with my old doc, and I think the change will be really good!

Don't worry! You are NOT a hopeless cause. Who cares what your co-workers think. They probably have no clue what it's like to be clinically depressed. It's your cross to bear, and it may be horrifying at times, but I promise it gets better. Sorry to be cheesy--but HANG IN THERE!--remember that poster with the kitten on the tree limb?

The people on this board are experienced and very empathetic. If this helps for now then KEEP DOING IT!! (or anything else that keeps you out of trouble for the time being....)

TAKE CARE!
Keep in touch,
Katy


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