I've been suffering from pretty bad depression, anxiety, self-harming, hearing voices and actually attempted to take my life a few months ago.
I've since been referred to a psychiatrist, who was, to say the least, less than helpful.
I've been on Trazadone for years and feel they're not doing anything so I suggested to her to maybe change my medication. Her solution was to take me off everything and give me no medication at all.
She had to phone my doctor for that, as she can't prescribe (or un-describe) medication, so I got summoned and seen my doctor.
This psychiatrist already had me walking away in tears last week coz I'd never met her before and she was, I can't think of another word for it, plain nasty.
When I was at my doctors yesterday and described how I feel when I wake up in the morning; pure fear, dread, worry how I'm gonna get through another day, he LAUGHED in my face.
Just as well I'm used to this of him (he did the exact same thing once years ago when I was in severe valium withdrawal as I was selfmedicating and my supply was cut off, he noticed I was very agitated, and when asked why, told him and asked if he could maybe give me a few 5mg valium to taper me off and to stop me from taking seizures, he laughed in my face as well. 'I don't think so' he chuckled.
I'm thinking of not only changing doctors but also putting a complaint in, as I feel he treats me like less than a human being just because of certain problems I have.
Thank you for letting me have a wee rant
Hope you're all well, or as well as can be,
Love and good vibes, Holly x