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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I went to a new psychiatrist last week for the first time. I was excited because he said he would help me get off some medicines that I knew I needed to get off. He gave me a prescription for an anti-depressant. I took it once. It made me so tired the whole next day that I called and told the office. They told me to give it a week and then come back if I still had problems. The side effects were so bad that I called and made an appointment for yesterday.

When I went in the office, the first thing he said was "Have I seen you?" After finding my chart, he asked me why I was there. I told him. So he writes out a prescription that he first tells me is for sleep, then he tells me it's for depression. When I asked him to clarify it for me, he told me that there were other doctors that I could go to.

I was taken aback and definitely didn't feel right about what he said. I had another doctor appointment after that. My blood pressure reading was higher than it's ever been.

Am I wrong in questioning why he would be giving me something that will make me groggy when I had complained about the other medicine making me groggy? Am I being thin-skinned or was he a little rough with what he said?
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