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Inezz

723d

Hello everyone new here I’m 35 married 11 years mom if a 14 year old teen daughter came across this app in search I guess support from others to o know maybe I’m not alone and that there is help I’ve been to scared and either shy or embarrassed to look for help because many of these doctors make me feel just like that and want to shove a pill down my throat instead of really trying to help me only to end up giving me more problems than originally began with.

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    • mrsking0322

      719d

      Well you're not alone. We actually have a lot in common. I'm sorry that happened to you.

    • mrsking0322

      719d

      Well you're not alone. We actually have a lot in common. I'm sorry that happened to you.

    • gatoraid

      719d

      You're definitely not alone! A lot of people are adverse to taking pills because of how it's affected others in their life. I know you said you've tried therapy before and that is a thing of not everyone's going to be the right fit, so in my opinion, Id look for someone who specializes in what you're dealing with. Of course though, that's not for everyone, it helps me doing research on my disorders & symptoms, listening to others who struggle with the same type of things, and confiding in friends to make sure I don't get too wrapped up and suffocated in it all. I hope everyone here can help you some <3

    • Crazycatlady100

      722d

      I totally understand I don't like taking pills but, I don't eat right so I have to. I also have teen children. I get the fear of finding doctors. Know that a P.A. is trained to treat the symptoms, so you have anxiety here is what you need for that. Other licenses are taught differently, (i can't remember them) If you need to be treated for something, just look into the appropriate degree for you. Nice to meet u. 😊

    • EffervescentSoul

      722d

      I’ve found that people in general want to work in their wheelhouse. If a person can write a prescription then in trying to be helpful that’s what they’ll do. If a person is a listener that’s what they’ll do. My primary doctor is absolutely fantastic… from the neck down. We have a great rapport and are wholly honest. I worked in mental health for some time and it was clear to both of us that he is an M.D. and when I need help from the neck up, then I run my thoughts by him but really as an outside perspective, and if it sounds good, move forward, if it sounds well you know, then I get in touch with my other doctor. The P.h.D variety. However all of my medical/mental heath team are connected at my demand. I gather all the waivers and get them filled out and returned to the agencies. I do this for accountability yes. But I have no clue how a person can expect to see two or more professionals that approach things in drastically different ways, and expect any real tangible positivity to happen. I demand their communication with everyone at the onset. If that’s not something they are willing to participate in, that’s totally fine. I continue to look and research until I find that fit 👍. I guess to put this into perspective, in my younger life I spent more time and energy to find a barber than my medical professionals… your can guess as to why it took me into my 30’s to gain a real foothold to any treatment plan. Good luck and remain honest.

      • Inezz

        722d

        @EffervescentSoul and that’s all I’m trying to do is find the right fit I explained what I went through with the pills and my mom and myself I had a prior drug addiction that I used to self medicate so to put me on meds is a huge fear I have of relapsing so every step I take has to be very careful because of my past and I’m not sure where your located but here in California the doctors are only allowed to do so much like put u in a category and if you don’t fit they try to make you like I’ve been wrongfully diagnosed 3 times and each time they gave me meds that I didn’t need it just frustrating and sucks😫😭

        • EffervescentSoul

          719d

          @Inezz I can absolutely relate. Prior to any diagnosis I received our endless test of all manner, unfortunately I was under the impression that the medical profession was an algorithm. Patient displays this test with that. And largely I think that’s the case in trauma like the er. But when it comes to mental health it’s my firm belief that it’s an ongoing ever shifting puzzle. I’ve been doing this for decades (treatment or being treated), the folks I end up with want to listen and do research, then want to start small. I’d sooooo rather go slow. Having done fast in an effort to “get on with my life!” Fail. Epic fail. Failure of biblical magnitude. Police, a stay in the BU. Loss of friends and those closest to the bomb are the ones damaged most. So, my sincere hope for you is gaining help from people that are patient and compassionate towards you. That’s a solid foundation. Self medication is just another symptom. Not to minimize the fallout, but that was drilled into me during my undergrad. “Working with folks with mental health needs, means working with folks with addictions.” That’s so true. I lived it for years and professionally worked with individuals. Again not to minimize the impact we put others through in an attempt to just be or feel regular, or normal. So you’re ina good place at base. Your striving and reaching out. When you want to give up or realize it’s been a while since you showered or left the house… you may want to up your effort before it gets ugly. I hope you get something out of my long winded ness. Be well.

    • crash_2021

      722d

      ❤️

    • JoMo

      723d

      Definitely seek help through a therapist. They will talk to you and help you realize you're not alone and can be helped. Also, know that medications saved my life. If that's the way you need to go then don't be afraid to go there.

      • Inezz

        723d

        @JoMo I’ve tried countless and the wrong diagnosis then when I try to explain and describe I get nowhere I hate feeling like a zombie I also hate pills with a passion my mom suffered from a pill addiction witch her doctor know of her problem still proscribed her 240+ Noros Xanax Wich I believed is what caused her death she stopped breathing in her sleep only 49 years old pills may have saved your life that’s wonderful but for me they ruined my life and I wasn’t even the one taking them so you can see why it’s hard for me

        • Heaven197987

          722d

          @Inezz do you have blood work checked you might want to do that thyriod can mess with people on a lot of meds or can be treated for something they don't have when it could be other thing please get a full work up

        • bokani

          723d

          @Inezz 😥

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