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Um... Phillipa

Posted by Racer on April 1, 2007, at 15:37:49

In reply to Re: Betrayed and in what condition?- Phillipa, posted by Phillipa on April 1, 2007, at 13:44:00

> The bottom line is the new pdoc lied to me. He said your anxiety is caused by a physical condition. The internist said not true nothing is wrong with the bloodwork. So I can't go to someone I don't trust and outwarded lied. The false hope of thinking for once that it wasn't psycholocial condition was taken from me when the internist said no it psychological. I'm sorry I'm a wimp. Love Phillipa

You'd seen the new pdoc a few times, liked the guy, were starting to trust the guy -- and then ONE visit with an internist who said a few things that I'm distinctly NOT impressed by, and you're giving the internist more credence than the pdoc?

Jan, that internist really doesn't impress me. A lot of doctors will say, "Oh, whatever it is, it's not physical. Must be psychological." How about a show of hands here: how many of us here have heard that from doctors? And how many times has it been untrue? How many times is it physical, but the doctor didn't want to break a sweat? The internist doesn't have all the information, it sounds like. He's only getting part of the story, the raw numbers of the bloodwork which was done exactly when? What drugs were in your system or getting out of your system then? Gee, lemme think -- could changing drugs make a difference in those numbers? WHY didn't he redo the bloodwork?

Honore is right -- you need to do something, because this holding pattern certainly isn't doing you any good. If you don't do anything different, you will stay here, just exactly as unhappy as you are now, but without the hope you've had with this new pdoc.

Instead of running back to what hasn't worked for you, Jan, how about addressing this head on? ASK the pdoc what happened. Don't assume you are able to read not only his mind, but his mind AND the internist's mind.

How many internists know all the nuances of psychiatric treatment? There's a reason we don't go to our GPs for psychiatric treatment, right? This internist only looked at bloods and decided it was psychological? I'm just not impressed.

Jan, you have to decide for yourself if you're going to do what you need to do to get better. You're the only one who can decide to do those things, and you're the only one who'll suffer if you don't.

Good luck.




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