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Re: Anxiety and obsessions... (*VERY* long) » Racer

Posted by Poet on October 22, 2006, at 13:26:30

In reply to Anxiety and obsessions... (*VERY* long), posted by Racer on October 21, 2006, at 22:21:22

Hi Racer,

Dr. Clueless, despite my nickname for her, is a psychopharmacologist, while I do not have Asperger's like she seems to think I do, she does seem to understand meds. In other words I trust her meds recommendations and not any DX she tries to pin on me.

When she suggested Seroquel for my chronic insomnia she said *I am not saying you're psychotic.* She must have in her notes, patient gets angry when I try to suggest she has issues other than depression and social anxiety. Damn right patient gets angry.

So, my advice is to ignore any new Dxs thrown your way and if pdoc suggests the med you're afraid he will, tell him about the side effects you previously experienced and what he thinks you would have to do to avoid them this time around. In other words trust his meds ideas and ignore that label.

You don't have to tell him about your anorexia and fear of weight gain. Just tell him that you gained weight last time on the med and leave it at that. The one really good thing about Clurless is she never asks about bulimia. I told her at the first appointment, but that is the only time I mentioned it. Expdoc asked each and every time, like, here comes the social anxiety dysthymic with recurring major depression bulimic. Let't start out by asking her how much she weighs...Argh.

You are not your DX, you are Racer, a unique person and there is nothing wrong with that.





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