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CherrieSmile92

67d

How do y'all deal with this and try and be a "normal" person? I've got so many issues already and I've been dealing with a lot of things that I haven't quite figured out what they are and I feel like I'm drowning. I am off the medications I'm supposed to be on and have been off them for almost a year, though I hopefully get back on them or others that will help in June, and I just have no idea how I am going to keep coping. I am slowly losing the battle of not withdrawing into myself and I am trying to hide it because others around me are dealing with a lot too. So can anybody help me with some tricks to help?

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    • Bre19

      64d

      @CassAnne so true you have to stand up for yourself sometimes

    • CassAnne

      66d

      🙄 Wow! Why doesn't that surprise me! Earlier this year I had to go in to get refills. It's not that big of a deal, it's a pretty routine visit at this point. My regular doctor wasn't in so I had to see her "buddy doctor" (yes, that's seriously what the receptionist called them! ) and that doctor flat out refused to fill the medications she had a personal problem with, concentrated on problems that my care wasn't focused on at the moment (a bum knee...I'm old) and told me that I just needed to "get up and walk around a little" when addressing why she refused to perscribe my Lyrica. I'm like you. Having come out of both an abusive childhood and abusive relationships, I have a super hard time with defending myself so I didnt argue and let that appointment so arngy and upset I cried when I got in the car. Needless to say I went an entire month without those particular meds and let my regular doc know how I was treated.

    • CassAnne

      66d

      I can totally relate to everything you just said! I HATE seeing doctors. They take one look at my medical records and don't take me seriously, right off the bat. Stand your ground! I know how easy that Is to say compared to actually doing it, but eventually, after many years of being jerked around, that's what I learned how to do. If one doctor doesn't work for you, try another. Be as honest and straightforward as possible. I'm in the same boat as you are when it comes to my meds. I know what works for me. I know what doesn't. Try finding an older doctor. That's what ended up working for me. These younger ones are just taught differently.

      • Bre19

        64d

        @CassAnne so true you have to stand up for yourself sometimes

      • CherrieSmile92

        66d

        @CassAnne I'm gonna try. Asserting myself when it comes to my medical stuff and standing up for myself in general is something I've always had a problem doing, especially since coming out of 2 back to back abusive relationships a few years ago. But it's something I'm working on and am getting better at. And it seems new Drs just don't want to pay attention to someone's medical records or even to them because "they know better". It seriously bugs me. And I've had a problem with finding any Dr that works for me because it seems the older ones think I'm "to young" to have all the problems I have and the younger ones or the ones my age seem to think my problems can all be "cured" by just going outside or my favorite, "getting laid." And yes, I've actually had a Dr tell me that'll help and it was a female. Wouldn't see her again after that and told the manager of her office about it.

    • Susie949

      66d

      Hello! What happened to your medication? You didn’t like it? Maybe talk to your doctor and maybe take therapy is always good to talk to a professional. It help me a lot this second therapist. Hope you’re feeling better now I’m here

      • CherrieSmile92

        66d

        @Susie949 I "moved" in June of last year and haven't been able to get into Drs where I live now yet cause the move just became permanent in February/March and I just got the things needed to prove I'm a resident. So I'm hoping to get back on them soon. I would of been on them still but my Drs office where I used to live was jerking me around on filling them even before I moved. Trying to get back into therapy too cause it does help a lot, just gotta find one here with open appointments. I just can't seem to not spiral till I can get things started again

        • Susie949

          65d

          @CherrieSmile92 It takes a while for the appointments but you got this! Start setting the appointment, make a list of everything you have to tell the Dr. and the referrals everything!

        • CassAnne

          66d

          @CherrieSmile92 My best, honest advice no matter how cliché it might sound is to remind yourself as much as necessary that this is only temporary. It sounds like you know that therapy works for you, thats great! Also, there's the potential of finding better medication options with a new doctor, so for me that would be something to look forward to. Maybe sit down and right out a plan of what you need to do moving forward. It helped me because I get very easily overwhelmed with things and end up putting them off. So seeing everything I need to do in simple steps really helps. Managing medication by yourself is difficult! Between the doctors, pharmacies and insurance, every month I'm fighting someone just them filled. Don't let yourself get discouraged next time they're giving you a hard time, just keep at it!

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"Some people cope without medication by trying to distract themselves when they feel bad and focusing on positive thinking. They also try to be patient and kind with themselves, figuring out why they feel the way they do instead of just labeling the feeling as bad. Surrounding oneself with caring people can also help. Others have found therapy beneficial, along with setting healthy boundaries, taking time for self-care, and getting sunlight. Some use natural supplements, herbs, spices, vitamins, grounding techniques, yoga, meditation, journaling, singing bowls, hz frequency music in its natural form, etc. It's important to remember that coping is a long-term process and it's okay to take it slow."

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