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Anyone have a doctor who SUCKS? Anyone have bad psych. dr. stories so I don't feel so bad? :)

Anyone have a doctor who SUCKS? Anyone have bad psych. dr. stories so I don't feel so bad? :)

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Posted by Helene on December 07, 2000 at 20:55:03:

As you can probably tell from the subject, my dr. sucks. First, she's ellusive when I ask her what's wrong w/ me. (I'm interjecting to say that I go to the VA to get medical care, and she's the only psychiatrist in the only clinic in my city, which is at least 2 hours away from the closest city... so I'm stuck.) My appointments are always 30 minutes long, the first 20 of which she uses trying to figure out who the heck I am. Here's part of an actual conversation: her: "If you feel suicidal, drive to the hospital in this made up city because they have emergency service"
me:"I don't have a car. I rode the bus here."
her:"Have a friend drive you."
me:"I don't have any friends, and I don't want my family to know about this"
her:"Oh well"
Then another time I called her because my medication (paxil and risperidone, which is an anti-psychotic.. I wasn't going to have a major psychotic episode or anything, but I really felt that I was going to go crazy and I felt that I was at an all-time low), and she was really rude and told me that the medication didn't stop working, and that I should just take more. I told her that if I did that, I would run out of medication before I saw her next. Then she said that she would give me more next time (she didn't understand BEFORE), and said OK really rudely, and hung up. Does anyone have any advice? She also knows that I self-mutilate, and she said "you should stop." Gee, really? Sorry this post is so angry, but I just don't know what to do anymore. I see her the 20th, though.
Helene



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