HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Health » Mental Health Support (Group) » Need a little support for...

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:34 PM

Need a little support for Friday AM appointment

I have to see a new therapist at the new pain clinic I was referred to. I sent in my two pages of questions with my the answers and a lot of footnoting and got a letter to day that that yielded a "diagnosis" mildly anxious and moderately depressed. Sounds about right I don't know what to expect, or ask for as I am not into this any more. My PC doc has been prescribing for me and I have been seeing a PSW from time to time to deal with depression linked to grief.

This is a highly recommended group but I have good reason for anxiety. I am definitly a square peg in a round hole world. I was sent to the only clinic in the city that took MA back in the 1990's and just managed to slip out of the grasp of this dragon lady:

HEADLINE: Jury awards patient $2.6 million; Verdict finds therapist
Humenansky liable in repressed-memory trial
http://www.stopbadtherapy.com/resource/article/diane1.shtml

During the first session she repeatedly asking me if I could have been sexually abused as a child and I could honestly say no but that but the vibe from her was that she was a "soul eater" and something told me not to stay. I asked to be reassigned immediately and got a wonderful disabled PSW who not only helped me but spoke on my behalf to my kids school and recommended someone for my 11 year old who had a bout of situational depression. He bounced back better than ever.

I am doing OK on Prozac for anxiety and a tiny amount of Pamelor that helps with pain and sleep. Celexa made things worse. Elavil made me too sleepy until about 5pm. I took one pre Prozac drug that I cannot recall but that is all.

So any advice, good wishes would be much appreciated.

6 replies, 1468 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Need a little support for Friday AM appointment (Original post)
kickysnana Apr 2013 OP
elleng Apr 2013 #1
PoliticAverse Apr 2013 #2
hunter Apr 2013 #3
TexasBushwhacker Apr 2013 #4
kickysnana Apr 2013 #6
fizzgig Apr 2013 #5

Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:53 PM

1. BEST wishes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 05:07 PM

2. Best wishes to you! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 12:11 AM

3. Best wishes to you!

Don't underestimate chronic pain's contribution to depression.

I tend to hurt more when I'm depressed, other people tend to be more depressed when they hurt.

Pay attention to both!



Sometimes finding the right drugs requires patience. I'm on the merry-go-round at the moment, but things could be worse. Moving is always better than not moving, even if it feels you've been on the ride before...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:10 AM

4. Actually, many people take Cymbalta for chronic pain

I was in a psych hospital in 1990 that ended up being shut down because of the whole "ritual sexual abuse" that they were diagnosing everyone with. I agree with you about Elavil. At first I thought it was great because I finally got some sleep. After about 2 weeks on it I was sleeping 14 hours a day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 09:15 AM

6. Thanks

I grateful I have no jitters to today, just a bit of apprehension but the two feet of snow the last two days will make the trip a lot harder than I had hoped and I am at the mercy of the cold below 40 degrees and it is staying at 30 all day they say. I can go into anaphylactic shock shock anywhere between immediately and 12 hours later. I have enough clohing a face mask and an electric start so I should be OK baring accident or mishap. Trying to call a medivan or cab today would be a fools errand.

Last year we had our AC on starting in March. The weather is never boring or predictable in Minnesota.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kickysnana (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:43 AM

5. my best to you

i hope the therapist is a good fit.

welcome to our group

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread