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therapy/pills (may trigger)

Posted by rubenstein on September 28, 2004, at 14:20:55

I have really been trying to be more open with my therapist, even about things that I usually wouldn't dare talk about. I told him today that I keep some pills for (just in case) moments. He made me bring them to him after the session so that he could keep them. I totally didn't see that coming and feel really wierd about the whole situation now. I have been having some tough times lately, maybe he was worried, maybe I was secretly worried and didn't knwo what to do. Anyway, I am just confused and scared and wondered if anyone had any advice.
Thanks
Rubenstein

 

Re: therapy/pills (may trigger)

Posted by tabitha on September 28, 2004, at 14:48:40

In reply to therapy/pills (may trigger), posted by rubenstein on September 28, 2004, at 14:20:55

He probably cares about you and wants to help keep you safe. You're better off without a pill stash when you're feeling suicidal, don't you think? Good for you for being honest with him.

 

Re: therapy/pills (may trigger) rubenstein

Posted by mair on September 28, 2004, at 18:24:54

In reply to therapy/pills (may trigger), posted by rubenstein on September 28, 2004, at 14:20:55

I can see how you'd feel strange about this, but I think it's fairly typical. I had a therapist/pdoc several years ago who offered to do this for me (keep my medications) and indicated that he had done that for a number of patients.

Like tabitha, I'm sure he just wants to keep you safe. Also, maybe he feels that you might feel better without worrying about your stash just sitting there and whether you'd reach for your stash of meds in an impulsive moment.

I think it's great you told him.

mair

 

Re: therapy/pills (may trigger) rubenstein

Posted by daisym on September 28, 2004, at 18:55:46

In reply to therapy/pills (may trigger), posted by rubenstein on September 28, 2004, at 14:20:55

What you did was very brave. It takes a lot of guts to be that honest. I think your therapist handled it well. Holding your meds prevents an impulse that will feel much "weirder" over all.

You should continue to talk about all this, including how you felt about telling him and his request. I found this to be very helpful in building trust when I was in this space a few months back.

Take care of yourself.

 

Re: therapy/pills (may trigger)

Posted by rubenstein on September 29, 2004, at 13:31:09

In reply to therapy/pills (may trigger), posted by rubenstein on September 28, 2004, at 14:20:55

Thanks for all of your thoughts...Today is going a bit better...
Rubenstein


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