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Re: Questions

Posted by cricket on July 2, 2004, at 11:16:54

In reply to Re: Questions cricket, posted by terrics on July 1, 2004, at 19:24:06

> Hi Cricket, If you are very unhappy with your therapist would it be possible to get a second opinion? I would try, especially if I did not agree with your Ts diagnosis. Also, are you sure you are dissociating? I used to think I was, but I was using the wrong label.. I depersonalize and derealize frequently. They are normal occurrences if they are not endless and so severe you may as well dissociate. I have the book you mentioned. I think I read very little of it as it did not pertain to me. The print is teeny so bring your glasses.
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> Personally it sounds like you do need that second opinion. Good luck. terrics

Thanks Terrics. Yes, at times I certainly do feel like I need that 2nd opinion too. It's not that I don't trust my therapist (besides of course those major issues of trust I have with anyone in a position of authority or power) but I think at times we just clash and at times he just really really doesn't get it. But right now I am trying hard to attach and that is so so hard for me. If I went to someone else (and to tell you the truth just the thought of that gives me the creeps) I would have to go back to a year ago where I was virtually mute in therapy. An hour of me shrugging wasn't getting anyone anywhere.

As far as dissociation I really don't know. I don't think my t has used that word. It's not only a foggy state, but there are all the voices and seeing shadows and the always feeling like someone standing over my shoulder. Then there is what feels like the ability to leave my body and float up and look down on it whenever something unpleasant is happening. I also have an extremely high threshhold for pain. In fact, I have to constantly watch myself in the kitchen because I just don't feel a burn quick enough to pull away before I have a big red blister. I have discussed little or nothing of this with my T. So it's no wonder he doesn't know to call it anything either.

As far as the book is concerned, I'll let you know. We start on it next week. Thanks for the tip about the glasses :)


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