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Re: Does Effexor work - ADHD poem - Good book lorily

Posted by corafree on July 16, 2004, at 16:02:54

In reply to Re: Does Effexor work - ADHD poem - Good book, posted by lorily on July 16, 2004, at 8:31:40

I know some of you must have seen Ordinary People. Judd Hirsch (psych) asks Timothy Hutton (just out of psych hospital), "Why are you here?" and Hutton says, "I don't tell're the doctor!?" That's the prob'; we have to be careful what we say. Maybe we are our own worst enemies and judge ourselves too harshly, therefore come across worse than we are? We don't want to raise any RED FLAGS that are incorrect. I'm having my daughter accompany me, whenever she is able, as an advocate of sort, to my psych and pain doc. She won't always be able to go, but someone that loves you well can be helpful. I've been too honest w/ some of my doctors, but in my emotional honesty sometimes shortchange myself, and later think, 'that wasn't right, shouldn't have answered that way'. They ask, "do you think you're addicted?", and then they watch for a RED FLAG. My emotions want to blurt out, 'well, it's an addictive drug, shouldn't I be?' Recently, a pscyh pretty much blackmailed me into saying I was addicted to benzos to allow me to stay on 2mg Klonopin for three more months, and I (totally anxious at this question and the my future flashing before my eyes) said yes. Should have said something else...dependent maybe...not sure, or even, no, I don't think I am. But, being clear is difficult and since they write down everything thing you say w/o mentioning your manner, it's really important. If your chart goes to a new doc, he/she is not going to know if you were joking, questioning (ya' know saying .. maybe blah blah blah, what do you think), or stating a fact. Then words can easily be taken out of context (because your manner of speaking is not written down). Think a personal advocate; so thankful for this daughter, should help me. Good Friday friends. Time for a nap (Have chronic pain to boot!). cf




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