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Dr.M - my new psychiatrist - a report
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marysings posted:
Yes, Dr.M did remember me from the psych hospital where he had filled in for the inpatient psychiatrist on the weekends. He asked me how many times I had been in and I made a guess of 7 times. He asked if I was on the trauma unit every time and I said yes.

He wanted to know if I was using my DBT and CBT skills to stay grounded. I told him yes but sometimes it was pretty difficult. He also said I could help myself by going through my affirmation cards, writing, or drawing.

He asked who was my therapist and I told him Dr.B. He asked for Dr.B's phone number. I wish I could be a mouse to hear that conversation!

He asked if I thought my current meds were helping and I told him I was sort of on the fence about that. I told him I had some days where I was on a virtual roller coaster all day. He agreed those would be difficult days. I told him I would rate my depression as a 7 on a 10 point scale, 10 being the worst. He said he would not make any med changes right now.

He asked what Dr.B and I were working on and I lowered my head as the tears started. I told him just a little bit about it and he was horrified when I told him that both my parents were sexually abusive to me. He asked if I wanted to go inpatient to work on this specific trauma to get through it quicker rather than just one therapy hour per week. I told him no.

He gave me prescriptions for all of my meds and told me he wanted to see me in 2 months. He said to remember I could call him anytime.

I think it was a good first appointment.

Mary
I'm strong willed and I tell it like it is. I make mistakes, I'm sometimes out of control, but I love and give with all my heart.  Have patience with me as I heal.
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dem242 responded:
listen nary, i posted domething to you and chris, you and her are pretty much in the same boat, i jusr wanted to let you both know that i really care, i am just so heartbroken all i want to so is cry goodnite
 
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joynevercomes2me responded:
sounds like a good first appt. to me too. glad it went well for you. it's always a good sign when your doc wants to contact others on your team. i'm still on a waiting list to get in to my new doctor, and i hope it goes as well as your visit did.


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