Posted by Mr.Scott on May 20, 2005, at 11:52:48
In reply to Mr Scott, posted by Nickengland on May 19, 2005, at 8:41:01
Hey NG (and everyone else)-
I apologize if I was offensive. Sometimes I forget I'm posting messages on a board with sensitive people (myself included.) And believe it or not I can get crabby once in a while. Allright maybe 80% of us are actually ill. Thats not my point though.
My point is that I feel frustrated that we often get drug dependent without full remission and other side effects, and that we spend so much time obsessing about "not being well". At least I do! I'm working with my psychologist to set limits on how much time I spend researching and thinking about my mental health because it is over the top. I'm using an egg timerwhen online, and also trying to delay action when I have an urge to go online or pop into the bookstore. I'm overly narcisistic and self absorbed because I'm in discomfort, but it could be so much worse.
Also my psychiatrist is one of the most well respected physicians in the field in a very large city, and my attempts to micromanage or try to find what he's missing really hasn't helped me any.
If I could just take the damn pills (so long as they don't cause obnoxious side effects)...get whatever help I can get there without unrealistic expectations, and let him do his job while I focus on what I do have control over I'd be much better for it.
The whole big business aspect of healthcare, direct to patient advertising, and often misleading information regarding side-effects, efficacy, dependence, and the like frankly "piss me off."
And finally I realize everyone here has some level of discomfort or they would be here. I'll try to behave in the future, and remember how good things really are instead of how good they aren't...but I guess I just blew my stack.