my psychiarist appointment

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I just got back from my psychiatrist appointment. I am so frustrated and angry. He doesn't get it. Why won't he listen to me. I am getting worse and no one seems to care. I need help why won't anyone listen to me. What do I have to do to make them listen. Do I need to start cutting myself or overdose on pills to make them listen to me? I am getting worse and no one cares. I just want help I don't want to feel like this anymore. I can't even get a new psychiatrist because there is a waiting list and they won't put me on the waiting list because I already have one. Which I think is so stupid. What the hell are people suppose to do that are not getting the help they need. I give up I don't care anymore. There is no point in trying.
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    2361 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 5:08:45 PM
  • JENNY712
    The advice of going to the energy room sounds good. do you have a Pastor or counselor you can trust that might help or get you the help you need. Love and prayers Jenny emoticon emoticon
    2361 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 10:30:28 AM
    I'd say to show him this blog and see if that helps him "get" it. Your words and the emotions behind them are very powerful, so it should be very enlightening for him. I know it's so hard and my heart goes out to you. Hang in there and, seriously, think about showing him your post. He needs to know how desperate you are.

    Hugs and blessings,

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    2362 days ago
    emoticon I'm sorry your hurting so bad. I know nothing of Canadian heath care. i can only hope you stay strong and keep fighting for you! xxoo Dawn
    2362 days ago
    Yes I do live in Canada. As for going to the emergency department my psychiatrist is the head of psychiatry at my local hospital. If I go to a private psychiatrist I have to pay and I can't afford. I have spoken to my family doctor before and she doesn't feel comfortable dealing with my mental health issues. She just wants to see for family doctor stuff. I would end the realationship with him and go on the waiting list but they won't allow me to do that. the reason behind that is that they are not enough psychiatrists.
    2362 days ago
    CIRANDELLA: I could be wrong, but she lives in Canada (I believe) and the medical system is so different there. It's not like here where you can change if you need to - more red-tape.

    2362 days ago
    Tanya, your feelings of desperation are so understandable. This fellow sounds like a bad choice - a poor fit - as a psychiatrist for you. Would it be at all possible for you to speak to your family doctor or internist and let him or her advocate for you? They could manage your medication in the interim while you find another, more competent psychiatrist - *you deserve NO LESS.* Is there someone at your insurance who will listen - and hear - that you are unable to work with this fellow, and that it is absolutely immediately ESSENTIAL that they assist you in finding a replacement? This guy sounds like a complete wash-up, that there's just not much possibility that he's going to listen to, or be receptive to, your needs, and he is really wasting your valuable time in getting better.

    Keep us posted, but if the insurance folks are unresponsive when you explain this to them, use your family doc/internist to "quarterback" for you in advocating for a new psychiatrist. And meanwhile...hang in there, because this painful situation is definitely going to change. emoticon - Susan
    2362 days ago
    Oh Hun! I am so SO sorry to hear that you are feeling this way. You deserve the help you need! I agree, if your psychiatrist is not helping, go to a local emergency room and tell them that you are thinking of hurting yourself. We all care about you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2362 days ago
    Is there some kind of organization to which you can report the psychiatrist. It is very serious that he ignores what you are telling him. Or perhaps you can take the advice of the other person and go to the emergency room and let them know you have self-destructive tendencies, and your psychiatrist does not listen.

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
    2362 days ago
    Can you check yourself in emergency at a nearby hospital? Then you may see a different doctor with different view.
    Do not hurt yourself please. You are stronger than the disease.
    May God give you strength to get strong.
    2362 days ago
  • YICHE12
    You may want to approach your psychiatrist by telling him just what you have written here and see his response. He or she may not be aware of their lack of interest. However, in the meantime, put yourself on a list and if things get better, you can have your name removed.

    Good luck sweetie!
    2362 days ago
    I don't know - but if the only thing you can do is put yourself on a list and stop being his patient - it might be worth it. As it is, you are not making progress with him. I doubt anything is going to change - and he is just wasting your time.

    I don't know a lot about the Canadian healthcare system - I was too young when I lived there. If there was a way to complain - or go over his "head" to get something accomplished I would.

    I know I am not in your position and I am not struggling as you are - but I would not resort to hurting myself to get attention. You have to find what you CAN DO to change this situation. Do not let this guy waste your time any more - you deserve better.

    I know it seems like it is a long waiting process if you have to move to someone else - but you are already waiting - and there is no improvement. It seems like it couldn't get worse.



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