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Re: Being hospitalized Angel Girl

Posted by judy1 on June 29, 2002, at 20:37:21

In reply to Re: Being hospitalized, posted by Angel Girl on June 29, 2002, at 19:56:31

I have also told friends that I have this overwhelming desire to get in my car and just drive and drive and drive and never come back with no destination in mind. I know I wouldn't do this, it's just what I would 'like' to do. I don't
I don't understand why that statement seems to frighten everybody so much.

-I have often felt that way, it sounds very much as if you want to escape your current situation. Since you are feeling so badly, that sounds perfectly normal to me. Perhaps they are afraid because you said you didn't want to come back- and they equate that with suicidal feelings. Maybe you can make them worry less by just saying how you want to get away from your current situation/feelings but not to the point of suicide.

The problem is that I am PETRIFIED to be hospitalized. I have NEVER liked to be in the hospital for any reason and I've never been in a psych ward before. I KNOW I would be EXTREMELY depressed and fearful of the other patients. Under those conditions how could they fairly evaluate any changes to new meds when that's the way I would feel on my current meds????

-I would hope that seeing the psychiatrist will help sort out your med problems so that being hospitalized won't be necessary. You sound like you have a fairly complex disorder, something a GP is not at all trained to handle, and may as you pointed out- made things worse by prescribing the meds that he did.

Please try to get a good relationship going with a psychiatrist and therapist- you will be amazed what a difference it makes to take the proper medication and to work with people who really care about you. Please let us know how things go and wishing you all the best- judy




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