Posted by fleeting flutterby on March 21, 2008, at 11:02:31
In reply to Re: First post in this section...... » fleeting flutterby, posted by fayeroe on March 21, 2008, at 10:33:59
> Is your "old T" a psychologist or Pdoc? If he is a psychologist, I question how he knows so much about chemical imbalances? ....
My former T. is a psychologist. Well, it's the studies that are "lacking" that makes him disbelieve. There really isn't ONE, not even ONE proven study of a "chemical" imbalance in the brain-- it's only EVER been a theory. It still is a theory.
> I believe, strongly, in meds because I would not be here if not for trying different ones until I hit the one that was meant for my DX. I would be long gone by now. And I mean that!....<
This is what makes it so hard for me to decide what to do-- I hear of people like you that feel they have their life back--(I'd like that!) I think that is so wonderful. But then, the side effects-- I'm so worried about. I'm very glad for you Pat-- how certain meds have been beneficial in your life-- maybe I could be that way too?
> Please see a Pdoc for advice...Dr. _____ saved my life. I also take an anti-anxiety med and you'll have to work awfully hard to pry it out of my hand! :-)
That's cool! :o)
Not that I'm trying to be stubborn, it's just that my anxiety stems from obessissive thoughts that occur/are triggered at any moment and can last for days.... so an "as needed" med probably wouldn't do for me. I fear I'll have to take something daily for a long duration-- something that will keep my mind on an even keel(sp?) and I'm mostly afraid of long-term medication! I even quit my synthroid(have had hashimotos disease since my twenties) for a time a few years back as I felt it was bad-- of course the doctors got VERY angry-- and proved my body really needed it. :o(
I feel if I don't call and see this doc that my new T. will get frustrated with me.... and I do think she is very kind and is wanting to help me..... *sigh*.......
OK-- I can call and set up an appointment and then ..... I'll have some more time to think on it before the appointment day........
feel like this shouldn't be a big deal.... but it is for me......... *rolls eyes*....
thanks for your reply Pat!
fl-flutterby (kind of hard not to sign "fins" ;o)...... )