Yes, very true. A bad career move.
Hahaha Cosmo.Even my psychiatrist is quite the diplomat to my repeated queries: Is this crazy ?? Am I crazy ..??He always diverts the questions to a safer topic - one which invariably begins with, "How do you feel ... "xxx
Though I am CONVINCED he has scribbled somewhere in his copious notes on me: THIS WOMAN IS CRAZIER THAN A LOON !!!hahahaha ....xxx
You don't need a psychiatrist, your not crazy.Mad yes, crazy no.......
HaHa! So true....
I am not sure that asking others for your status is wise even if he is a shrink. Why care what others' think. What would you do differently?Ask him how he feels about you, once.
Aww Adullamite, that is very kind of you. Apparently I do need a psychiatrist to prescribe me the correct medicines. But yes, even he has 'downgraded' my crazy status to a common garden variety of depression.xxx
SL !! :-)xxx
Hi goatman. You are always my voice of 'reasonable questions.'I might have stretched the truth a bit here. My current psychiatric status is that I need med checks periodically. Hence the need for a shrink. Since he does charge me for a 20 minute med check with therapy, he feels obligated to ask me routine questions such as: are you exercising? sleeping? how's the diet? job? spiritual life/ church? relationships? If I asked him how he felt about me, I believe he'd fall out of his chair! It IS the taboo question in a psychiatric / patient relationship. He's not someone I would turn to naturally for 'talk therapy.'xxx
"and you know that she's half crazy, but that's why you want to be there"
"You are CRAZY!"(I want to see crazy.)Hi mule friend!
Big kisses cowboy! I appreciate the fact that you always accepted me in whatever phase of crazy I happen to be in....!xxx
You wanna SEE ME GO CRAZZZZY ON YOU DAVE ???? Seriously ????LOL .... You might want to email Soubry first and get his insider's perspective. It isn't always pretty.big ((hug))xxx
Falling out of his chair would be funny . . . .I meant how he felt about your case, not you personally.
Souberkwit copes with all this by never being quite sure where 'normal' is. As has been said, I've seen the spectrum, all the way to crazy and beyond, she's crazy enough to love me, so that's okay.
Goatman - hahaha ....yep, I'd have a good laugh if he fell out of his chair. He's a rather 'buttoned-up' young man. Actually we have talked about my case - he feels frustrated that he has not been able to find the 'magic mix' of drugs for me. I know he feels frustrated with me at times: he has let me get away with more than he'd normally allow in this setting (when I didn't have insurance, he charged me less than his standard fee); I often did not show up for my scheduled appointments - but he always made me pay for the missed session- except twice, he let it slide. Ummm ...when I came to him I was taking a pharmaceutical cocktail of about 12+ or minus pills and my official diagnosis was Bipolar II Disorder. He has since weaned me off of all drugs; now allows me two; and has determined that I am not Bipolar at all. His latest 'test' has confirmed it. My current diagnostic code (on my insurance form) has me labeled as Major Depressive Disorder - Recurrent in partial remission.He's happy to see me doing better but, I think, he wishes I would do more for my own health: exercise regularly, cut sugar out of my diet, eat low carb / high protein, take supplements and fish oil and find a church home. (Based upon our 'discussions')xxx
Souberkwit ~ Awwww ... I know you love me because you've ridden the maddening roller coaster, and you only asked to be let off once ... thank you for seeing me through the bad and the good.xxxxx!
Of course I am no shrink, but I play one here on the blobs, but I for one am glad he took you off all those meds. Start with "as given" and treat with minimum chemistry is my motto. Right before my mom died, a total of 4 doctors had her on 14 meds for various assumed afflictions. The last Doc who examined right before she entered hospice took her off all but 4 and she seemed to be at least a bit more normal.Of course, the right meds at the right time cannot be argued against. I hope the last course is helpful to you -- the new shrink (not me) seems to be on the ball. Hoping for total remission as time goes on.
thank you, goatmanme too.xxx
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