reply to post by trutherman
Wish I had you! I just met my first Psych doc who was horrible!
When I told him I was awake during during a seizure, he said that
that is impossible. I was air vacked to the hospital, it was a partial, and I have medical records. He did not care, said that you are not awake
Told him my best friend died a couple of months ago of sleep apnea, he said you can not die from that. Well he DID. Both condtions are listed on Mayo
He would not let me speak at all, interupted everything. I have a lot of medical conditions, and I do not remember them all on one go, a condition
would come up , and he would very meanly say, ... oh ANOTHER one of those conditions you forgot to tell me about, very rudely . I told him sorry, I
dont have a post it card posted inside my head .
The whole appointment was like this. I was so mad, and still am.
I went to him for anxiety disorder. He told me he that he would mark me a a patient that has failed therapy ( Ive never had it), that I need someone
from mayo clinic and that there was really no hope for me. He told me I was bi-polar because I told him I get angry easy. I get angry due to
frustration of being sick with multiple health issues , a lot do with chronic illness.
Any one that knows me knows that is so untrue about bipolar. I am so mad, I do not want to go back, yet part of me does just to take in literature to
show him, YES you can be awake during a seizure, and YES you can die from sleep Apnea.
It all went bad in the begining when I said I an on one mg of adivan and wanted it upped to 2 as one is not enough. I think he got it in his head I
was a drug seeker. He called me a drug addict, and even said that thank God I was allergic to pain killers ir I would be addicted to them.
I could not make this stuff up! I wish I had a tape recorder . I am glad you are a good guy, because that guy does not belong in business. It took me
YEARS to work the nerve up to go see a psyh doc, and that is what I got.
My insurance listed him as a Anxiety doc. It was listed wrong. Turns out he
works with kids who are addicts. He even asked why I was there since I was an adult, I told him what the insurance book said. I would NEVER send my
kid to this guy. All he did was belittle me , the whole hour, I was so mad I was crying and shaking.
Needless to say, I think that ruined me ever trying that route again! I am thinking of writing something to the medical board, but do not know if it
would do any good.
Sorry about the rant. Still so mad about it! When he asked do you want to harm yourself I said no, when he asked do you want to harm others, i SOO
wanted to say "YOU" ,but I don't think he would have got the joke,lol He probably would have had me carted away.
OP< ... Such a short list of symptoms. If it is something out the ordinary,
then he should research it more. Make sure you find a good one too, research is worth a LOT I found out there!
[edit on 28-8-2010 by amatrine]