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Wild story time. Today sucked but I made it through!

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Ok, so first off, let me start by saying I am in no way judging anyone who has this disorder. I just had a really bad experience today.

So I got back to NYC and rushed to my psychiatrist appointment. The point was to talk about my doctor’s note for returning to work and to get reassurance of my Zoloft symptoms.

I go in, do the urine test. Then I meet with a psychiatrist I’ve never seen before (or NP?). So I go in and he asks why I’m there. I tell him why. I said, “yeah so on top that of the note, Zoloft gave me DP/DR that I’ve never had more than once prior and I want reassurance I don’t have schizophrenia or psychosis”. He goes, “you don’t have schizophrenia or psychosis but you do have borderline personality disorder”. I was like, “WHAT?” Keep in mind I see a psychotherapist regularly.. this new guy asked me NO questions.. I was already diagnosed by the office with panic and anxiety, and with my hypochondria, I asked 5 mental health professionals if I had that. I had a boyfriend say to me once that he thought I had it after I stopped associating with him due to abusive behavior so that stuck with me.

The guy starts saying, “Well you switch your jobs and cant keep a relationship”. .... I was like “none of those are true” LOL. Then he starts assuming I am socially awkward? Im like no!!! He asks 20 questions and none pertained to me so he TAKES BACK his diagnosis and told me to not tell my boyfriend about my hypochondria since he’ll leave me.

What type of fricken professional makes an assumption like this?!! My psychotherapist was in shock since it was so unprofessional. He screened me again for bpd and I don’t have it.

High fives for migraines!!! Ugh!

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JAYnLA

W the ever lovin' F? I certainly hope you can get plugged in to a professional who doesn't have more issues than I do. Dios mio.

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Yeah, I left there over analyzing my behavior and legit called my closest friends and boyfriend crying.. my family told me to sue lol. I know he took back his “diagnosis” but the only reason I went in was for my hypochondria. I couldn’t believe he said my dp/dr and mood swings from Zoloft were from “bpd”. He didn’t even ask me a single question about myself. Wouldn’t listen when I said I’ve never had mood swings before. I left there with him apologizing and also saying “the Zoloft side effects are all in your head because you were only on 25mg. But anything you have will go away”. My psychotherapist was so mad and I trust his screening, but my god. :(

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amen JAY, " liked, I hope to get a therapist that doesn't have more issues that i do" AMEN to that!

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Pearl67

Oh wow😳

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Yeah, I have probably never been more terrified of a doctor before in my life. I couldn’t believe that situation.

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I am so, so sorry!!

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It’s ok! I needed more reassurance yesterday and today and asked my therapist for another appointment today. So grateful for him hahaha

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lovemybear

OMG, that's horrible and so unprofessional. He shouldn't even be practicing if that's how he treats patients.

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I know. I’m so shaken up today :(

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Indigojoe

Uni, I'm no therapist. Just been down this road for a long time.

Your ability to communicate in writing what is going on with you, and to recount your experiences, AND to get through your tough days is PROOF that you are competent, capable and clearly aware of your surroundings.

Labels aside, you sound like a young person who is driven, aware and is a thinker. We get programmed to think the way we do. Our families screw us up by what they say knowingly and unknowingly..............just walk your walk Uni, I think ( in my non professional opinion) that life school is just giving you a run for your money. Evolving isn't easy or everyone would be doing it. You are evolving.

IndigoJ

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Ok, this made me feel a lot better. I literally feel like I’m going nuts from the panic.

I’m going to try to get through this and forget what that guy said! It was so traumatic. Thanks so much!!

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