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I give up.

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I give up.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Meaning?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont want to work on getting better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Up to you but you only just started
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Before i did this i didnt have nightmares this often
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm not going to try to coerce you or cajole you into working on this--if you don't want to, fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
And i miss marty
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm not going to chat with you about all this--either we continue to do some work or otherwise you can stop it all and ask Marty to come back
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whatever you dont care either
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Of course not--working with you for all these months obviously shows that I don't care at all
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im having a bad day
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I know but please don't waste space with little games like saying I don't care--that doesn't get us anywhere
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its not a game
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, call it what you will--we've wasted five minutes doing absolutely nothing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im angry at my dad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
As you should be
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But im more angry at myself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, we need to work on both but stick with your dad for now because that's the part you haven't really felt and looked at for a long time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what do i do
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, for now, it's just good that you fell the anger towards your dad. It will take sharing that with your therapist to work through it and to finally let it go. Once you've gotten through that you can work on the anger at yourself which actually will be much of an easier task
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why do i have to share it with my therapist if i shared it wih you?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You don't seem ever to get the point I've made over and over--first, this needs to be done in a face to face scenario. And it needs to be done in real time where the therapist can respond quickly to what you say. Just typing in your answers to my questions here is still too much of a cocoon for you--too safe.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You dont hAve to be a jerk about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm not being a jerk at all and you wasted space with that comment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont see my therapist until the 19th
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, we can do more work but you still need to take all that to him and work with him on it. What about the psychiatrist--when are you seeing her?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see her the 19th too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--good
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think my dad had good reasons for doing what he did?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Good reasons?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Like he thought that it was ok to do?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, unless he's what's called a sociopath and doesn't recognize the distinction between right and wrong (and I don't think he is), then he knew it wasn't right
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel like some of the things he did, he did to embarrass/humiliate me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Possibly and rape or molestation is mostly a power grabbing act
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How does someone come up with the things he did?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not really too important--you'd be surprised the things people can come up with
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You say its not important, but maybe its important to me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
How he came up with the things he did isn't important--it really doesn't matter so far as you're getting over it. We may never be able to get inside his mind
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I suppose youre right. I am just really hurt and angry that he hurt. He didnt care that i begged him to stop because it hurt. He didnt care that he made me bleed. He simply just didnt give a crap about me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Get it all out and write it all down
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How does a dad do that to his own daughter? And how the hell does my mom not know about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I think she knows and we can't get into the whys and wherefores as to why he did it--that really won't help here.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then what the heck can i say
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Didn't understand that comment?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well you always tell me theres not a wrong thing to say. But so far the last couple things i have written you tell me that its not important
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I didn't say anything you wrote was wrong but at least when you write something we can discuss it and see if we need to address it--you're getting much too sensitive again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont really know else to say about my dad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You've done fine but to really get the anger out and get rid of it you really have to go over what we've talked about with either the therapist or the psychiatrist--same thing with your brother
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. I just hate talking about my feelings especially face to face. And i know you already know that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It's the only way and I've also said--very true--it gets easier with time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems like forever before i seey therapist again
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
One day at a time until then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe i should call him. Im really having a hard time with this all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Great idea and tell him you absolutely need to see him as soon as possible
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You think so
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Absolutely--the sooner you get to working on this, the better
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do know that the 19th is his soonest opening. So idk if calling him will do any good
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Stop it--just call him and don't worry about whether he can get you in or not
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ill call him tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Good
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do i say to him. Hes not goingbto be able to give me much advise over the phone
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You tell him you've come to a lot of conclusions about what you father and brother did, you're having very strong feelings about that, and you need to talk to him face to face just as soon as possible
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Do you believe me that i am really struggling with all this
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Of course, and I'd be disappointed if you weren't
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I really want to self harm
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not surprised but try your best not to--in this case it really won't help for very long
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. I just wamt to take a bunch of pills. Im confused. And i am angry. I dont think ive felt this bad before
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You need to fell it all--not drown it out with cutting or pills
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont like this feeling at all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Don't expect you to but no need to keep saying that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Now what do i need to talk about
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What have you been doing today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive been trying to nap. Then went snowmobiling
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well I assume, at least for a while, you weren't constantly thinking about your dad?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its pretty constant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, stay as active as you can
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How about taking some flexeril and vicodin and going to bed
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
A little early to do that but some should only mean one of each.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will the feeling of wanting to end everything go away soon
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It will in time and the sooner you can see the therapist about it the better
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You dont think i have it in me to do it do you?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Oh, I know you do have it in you but you have to do it and not put it off any more
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im kinda worried that i will harm myself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I can't do much about that but tell you to stick with your family for now and we really can't discuss that part any further
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know, im sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's OK. But we've talked a lot about things today and it's time to close this page at least
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Do you still think i need to talk to my therapist
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Absolutely--otherwise all our work so far would be useless
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Having a panic attack
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
How so?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My chest hurts, my heart is fast, im sweaty, feel SOB, crying
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well take a vicodin and a lay down and try to sleep
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you sure thats ok to do? Why do i feel like everything is falling apart
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well one vicodin isn't dangerous but at least lie down. I have to leave now so hang in there and I'll talk to you tomorrow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would you be ok if ini talked to drphill?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will you be back tomorrow?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Of course
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im still not doing well
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You really need to tell me more about what's going on when you say something like that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im cutting and crying. Im frustrated and confused
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
When are you going to call your therapist?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I left him a message
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
When will someone be in his office?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They start at 8. So i just have to wait for him to call me back
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Isn't it past 8 where you are? And do you work today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is past 8. I was suppose to work but my engine is overheating
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Call the therapist's office back--don't wait for them to call you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well if my therapist is with a patient then he cant really call me back right now
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That doesn't matter--call them back and make sure he got the message
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I left a message with the receptionist. Im sure he got it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Don't keep saying yeah, but to me--call one more time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fine. Dont be frustrated with me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I don't get frustrated--sometimes you just need a push
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He says if im really struggling i need to head to er
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And tell the ER doc what exactly?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He didnt say
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What exactly did you tell him on the phone?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That im struggling really bad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I can't imagine why he told you to go to the ER unless he felt you needed to be on the psych ward for a few days.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont think i need to be on the psych ward
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I didn't say you did but I just don't understand why he said what he did to you. Did he say there was no way he could squeeze you into seeing him sometime sooner?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He said maybe he could squeeze me in sometime
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
He doesn't sound very committed to you. Anyway, what have you been doing today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I borrowed my father figures vehicle and went into work late
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--at least you're carrying on with your usual routine so I think for now you're OK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think i need to go to the er
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When am i gunna stop feeling like ths
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It takes time--you have to be patient
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see my therapist tomorriw at noon
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Good for you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel bad for calling him
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel like i inconvenienced him. And now he doesnt get a lunch break tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not at all--that's entirely part of his job and he really needs to do his job and see you tomorrow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Can inask you a quick medical question
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sure
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I woke up this am with a really stiff neck and it hurts. It hurts to touch it and move my head
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Nothing too serious--happens sometimes. It's fancy name is torticollis. You could really use a deep tissue massage but short of that capsaicin cream topically along with hot packs can help. Listen--whether you rate this answer or not isn't too important but we need to start a new page.

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