Posted by violetdream on June 10, 2012, at 10:59:03
I've seen a lot of posts on here with people with unusual and amazing med combinations and most certainly complex mental health cases.
Yet apparently, I now have gone through so many different kinds of treatment and have such a range of symptoms that doctors are REFUSING to treat me! I saw a doctor earlier this week that I'd been waiting a month to see, I didn't even take into consideration that he wouldn't even do light med management, but basically he became overwhelmed by my history and symptoms and told me that I should be doing something like a 3 month inpatient stay out of state....
I contacted another doctor who got rave reviews and is supposed to be a very good psychopharmacologist - the receptionist was very kind and said that the doctor had never refused a case. Well, once I sent him an email, he didn't *refuse* it, but was saying that I had to commit to a year of treatment with him, which could cost 600+ dollars *per week*. Is this at all normal??
Does the "Dr. House" of psychopharmacology exist? I feel like my options are to find someone to pay to write prescriptions that I tell them to give me (and even there is a limit to that, if I ask for something like opioids etc) or I find an expert, but apparently experts would rather be treating the easier cases. Is there a middle ground? I live in a LARGE metro area, and it seems like no one has any experience with MAOIs except for these experts who refuse to treat me.
I'm not sure what my options are right now because these experts just aren't motivated, if I could somehow get into a case study that would be amazing but I don't know anything about that.
The worst part is that I have severe rejection sensitivity - I was turned down by the HOSPITAL at the ER, and the first doctor I contacted I had to hear third party several weeks later that I "wasn't a good fit".