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melly2210 posted:
Pdoc appt this morning. This is how it went.

9am appt...on time...pdoc speaks english but in an accent so thick i can BARELY understand. Means I ask lots of ?s to confirm. He's more focused on my weight than he is the MI's. Literally tells me I am fat. Lectures on diet (I am down to 1200 calories a day...still can't loose) and then proceeds to put me on 300 mg of Seroquel twice a day. Yes!! 600 mother farking mgs a day. THEN puts me on 600 mg of Trileptal a day. I ? the dosages. He insists. Ask about the counterproductivity of the weight/seroquel..get told to diet. Ask what anti-depressant he's putting me on to counter the drop that is inevitably going to happen when i start taking the Seroquel (150 mg/ daily dropped me to severe depression and was, in part how i ended up in their CSU to begin with). No AD because...."they make you gain weight" Scuse me, but I thought this was a pdoc appt, right?

Get told to wait in waiting room to check out. 1/2 hr later i inquire as to the status. Told I have paperwork to fill out. Ask for it. No, must do it with nurse. Turns out to be a 400 lb woman who's ass could be used as a shelf who spent hte entire time chewing her gum like a cow and cracking it everytime she closed her mouth. The paperwork? I get to repeat every last symptom I have. She develops a treatment plan with goals like...be able to list 2 negative and positive effects of your meds at your next appt. Seriously? No copies given to me.

Not done yet. Next I get to see ANOTHER nurse who takes my vitals. Um....shouldn't that have been done BEFORE dr prescibed meds? And she proceeds to tell me all the reasons for each med adn side effects. Has me sign a sheet on each med. Do I get a copy so I have the side effects in my possession? NOPE.

Then it's on to the PAP specialist who only has me fill out paperwork for the trileptal (which costs $5, btw). Tells me I must wait a month before i can do it for hte Seroquel. Whatever.

Another 20 min to get called to be handed my script and told next farkin appt with these quacks is in 30 days. I walk out....at farkin 12:30. 3 1/2 hrs to be told I was fat and every last one of my concerns DISMISSED! I AM SO DAMN PISSED!!

And I know if I take the doses as prescribed, I'll be a walking zombie and sitting in their CSU within 2 weeks, if that. Debating the next course of action...cause it will be noncompliance.
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bpcookie responded:
LOL sorry to laugh, but what you said about the nurse killed me. Figures eh? He gives you Hell but his nurse is over weight? I understand how you can be so pissed, I would have been pissed too. hugs dahling
When all else fails, go Bipolar all over their azzes!!
 
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ddnos responded:
Wow, Melly! I know that right now, state mental health agencies is all you can go to, but what you described is exactly why I won't go to them, never had, and never will. Of course, if there came a day where I had no choice, I would if I had to just to get my meds, but you know what i mean.

I am so sorry that you had to wait for THAT!! What a bunch of quacks out there! Of course, when we oppose them, they just pat us on the head because, after all, WE are the ones with the mental illness! Well sometimes I seriously wonder about that!

Is there any other place you could go to or any other pdoc there you could see instead of that one? I would have serious issue with him and that place too and so feel really bad that you have to go there.

I've been fortunate to never have to deal with that. Actually, I never went to a pdoc. lol I change my mind...I went one time for a few weeks when my ARNP needed help getting me on the ritht med - that was about 19 or 20 years ago, and the other time was 2.5 years ago when I had to due to my insurance. I looked into sueing her after it was all said and done.

Anyway, I'm sorry for this disappointing appointment you had, especailly with looking forward to it as you were. I hope that somehow, someday, you find someone who is actually good!

Hang in there
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Debbie
 
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ddnos replied to ddnos's response:
Oh PS, I forgot to finish what i was saying re not seeing a pdoc (other than those times I mentioned) When I went to that pdoc 20 years ago, once he got me on the right med, he gave me back to my ARNP and shes who has been my med provider these past 20 years. She's also my primary "doctor" But she knows a lot re mental health issues as she herself is bipolar and a large number of her patients are there for mental health issues. Well, at least that used to be the case, not sure right now. But she has been THE best advocate for me! She has bent over backwards so many times on my behalf! Too bad she's been going downhill due to memory and will be retiring within probably 1-2 years (my guess)

Anyway, an ARNP with mental health experience might be someone you could look into.

Ok, gotta run. my brother will be here soon.

Hugs
Debbie
 
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melly2210 replied to bpcookie's response:
OMG....3/4 of the staff needed the "said diet" he kept telling me to go on. I was so pissed. And the gum crackin bout went right through me. I wanted to reach across the desk, put my hand in front of her mouth...smack her on the back of her head, then stick it to her forehead (yes, I've done that to the kids for the very same thing....cracking and smacking your gum). So unprofessional.
 
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melly2210 replied to ddnos's response:
They are, unfortunately, the ONLY group in the area. As it is, it's an hour drive to get there. Insane. So I have to stick it out until I head my sorry butt back to the Tampa area. Usually I get assigned to an ARNP because of the insurance issue. Best pdoc I have ever had was an ARNP. And she's brought up the weight issue. In fact, she yanked me off Cymbalta because I packed on 20 lbs in 6 weeks. And she told me to diet then, but somehow it came across differently. I think what upset me the most was that he spent more time talking about me being "fat" than he did my mental illness. And every concern I had about meds and dosages.....circled right back to being fat. Had this been a primary care doc I was talking to, I prolly wouldn't have been so darn offended.


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