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Re: Struggle with pdoc -- thinking of GG (long)

Posted by Daisym on December 8, 2004, at 13:33:52

In reply to Struggle with pdoc -- thinking of GG (long), posted by Aphrodite on December 8, 2004, at 12:51:32

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!


I'm anxious for you and I didn't even have to meet this woman!!!

Ok, all that said, I haven't heard much in the way of pdocs who are warm and fuzzy. BUT, you aren't going to do therapy with her and if she is a competent medical provider who can monitor your medication needs, and she works well with your therapist, maybe you "use her" for what you need her for. I'm glad you wrote and sent the letter. My guess is that she reacted to just having seen the letter but by the time you see her, she will have more perspective on what you were trying to get across to her. And she took the time to call you and respond. She didn't just stick it in your chart and leave you hanging until the next appointment. That gives her points with me.

You were very brave to make yourself tell her your life history and be so honest about it. I couldn't do that in a million years.

I was struck by what you said about not really being depressed. My therapist and I have been talking about that one and off for a while, which is why he doesn't really push medication, except for sleeping. He thinks I get depressed but I do because of the larger grief process and midlife crisis. Sort of mini-moods within a larger problem.

Of course, I've never seen a pdoc so my advice isn't worth much. I'm sure lots of other people here can help better with this problem. But still, How hard for you!!!





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