I saw a psychiatrist this week, first time since January, when we decided I would stop taking mirtazepine because I was feeling well, I needed to lose weight and I wasn't happy with the side-effects. For the last three months I have been experiencing flu-like symptoms, and feeling exhausted much of the time. Why is it that the psychiatrist's answer is always "Well, you have to expect that when you have (insert mental health issue) when you mention any symptoms. Any symptoms.
"Doctor, my leg has fallen off" "Well, it's one of the signs of having depression"
"Doctor, my toenail has turned purple" "Well, I don't think we need to look at any other causes. It's one of the symptoms of depression"
The appointment wasn't a complete waste of time. At least it got me out of the house and I had a nice walk, but I can't say I'll be in too much of a hurry to see her again.