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scheduled with shrink

dmoonchildddmoonchild Posts: 383
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Depression and Coping
Well, Im at my wits end. Ive scheduled an appointment with apain phychologist. Ive found myself getting so depressed and crying all the time. I feel like such a disappointment to everyone and after my last PM Dr said " whne I first started seeing you you were working and dressed nice, and NOW look at you". He eally hurt me. I cant take it anymore. I hope she is not just another quack. ive had my fill of em. I want someone who will be compassionate and understanding.


  • I am sorry that your PM doc said that to you. When he noticed a change in your appearance it should have been a red flag to him that you were depressed. Sometimes I just cant believe the stupidity of some doctors. If you haven't fired him you might want to consider it. I have dealt with depression for 13 years and I know what a battle it is. I hope you have good luck with the psychologist. If you dont hit it off with her dont be afraid to go elsewhere. I am the type of person that can tell after one visit if they are going to help me or hurt me. If you have any questions or just want to vent feel free to PM me anytime.

    I hope all goes well for you with your first session.

    Jacque >:D<
  • My surgeon sent me to a shrink on my last visit. I was pretty down in the dumps and angry. I went just to please him and it turned out to be a good thing for me. I wish I had gone a lot sooner. The shrink was great, he sees pain patients so he knew how to approach me. I hope your visit goes as well as mine. Give it a chance.

  • I've been chasing demons for years. Your PM should have known better in his phrasing, etc, They are supposed to help, not hurt!

    Of course your depressed! Who would not be? I am and I have something dangling right in front of my eyes. I know it is there, yet it is very hard to keep it in sight.

    If this Pain shrink does not help, or feels wrong ask for a second referral! I hope you have lots to choose from and you find a good match right away!

    Just keep putting focus on one thing at a time. It will get you through the day...Don't be afraid to ask for help.
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