Posted by billym on December 13, 2003, at 14:28:10
In reply to Re: Does anyone have Avoidant Personality Disorder?, posted by st@cy on December 13, 2003, at 13:35:34
>Have you gotton better on any certain kind of >med, are the dr.s all quacks that don't really >know what you're going through? do they >actually care?
It seems like most psychiatrists use the same M.O. -- they aren't there to listen to your problems, they're there to find out what the medical condition is and treat it. That's it.
I'm on my third day of Lexapro -- and it seems to be working great. I feel more like "myself" already. It's working extremely fast. And while I completely fell apart at my job yesterday (I was a waiter), I didn't feel bad about it afterwards. I accepted that this is how I am. Maybe I won't force myself into situations like that anymore (jobs that requre great social skills). No side-effects so far on it, except for extreme insomnia the first night. I think it's a good, safe drug, and way better than Paxil.
I'm still weird, lonely, inept, awkward ... The most important thing is just coming to terms with yourself. Eventually, if you can be yourself, you'll find other like-minds out there.
So, yes, there is hope, Stacy.