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Re: In the depths of depression--please help LyndaK

Posted by proud mary on January 29, 2003, at 11:00:19

In reply to Re: In the depths of depression--please help LyndaK, posted by cubbybear on January 29, 2003, at 10:17:45

This line bothers me, alot:

My pdoc told me NOT to go running off to the hospital every time I feel a psychological emergency--he's obviously trying to get me to become less dependent andto fight this thing out on my own. But today I felt such horrible pain that I wondered just where do you draw the line?

I honestly do not believe that any psychiatric doctor should be telling some one in your state of mind that. They are there to HELP, not put limitations on where or how you get that help. It almost sounds like he's annoyed with you! I've had enough therapy, been to enough psychiatrists and received enough care over the years to know that that is NOT right. You are hurting and practically non-functional; you are hanging in there by a thread, as you said, and it is affecting your perspective and the way you look at things and the way you handle things and the way you think. Does he really expect you to be able to "fight your way out of this?"

Please keep writing to us all and consider, if at all possible, changing pdocs. I don't know the whole of your situation, but if there is any way you can come back to the states and receive the support and proper medical care and medication you need, do it! (my opinion). This is your LIFE we are talking about here, not some character in a novel!
Keep letting us know how its going and please, if it helps at all, know that many of us know what you are going through, have been there ourselves and have come out the other end intact and even better!
Mary


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