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Do I stop seeing my regular psychiatrist

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Do I stop seeing my regular psychiatrist
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
What does she do besides prescribe pills for you?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
So the answer is yes? I really need the new psychiatrist to do more therapy and less prescribing meds
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Yes for the meds but she's not worth anything more if that's all she does
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I decided im just going to tell this new guy everything from my dad to marty and go from there
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Great start
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It kinda makes me nervous to just throw everything out there
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Well, an old saying in AA is when you bite the head off a live frog first thing in the morning the rest of the day is easy. It's best just to bite the bullet an let it all out at one time
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I know. Its just a big step
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Yes but it's best just to take a deep breath and do it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Anything else?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do you promise me that therapists hear worse than the stuff i have to tell them
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
All the time, and you can take that to the bank
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can do it. Im tough. It cant be anyworse then going through it, right
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Exactly
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did you ever have ishy things happen to you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Not sexually, no.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If i stop being angry and resentfull will my eating disorder go away?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If im not comfortable with this one can i go to someone else?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
That depends since not comfortable is a broad term and this isn't really supposed to be a comfortable experience at first. Up until now you seem to have had a history of running away when things got uncomfortable
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
So no
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No for at least several sessions
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The first appt wont he just ask me questions?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
He should but you need to be pre-emptive and tell him all you can about yourself
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not being dumb here but what do you mean
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
You walk in, sit down, and say here's what I need to tell you before we go any further and then you start talking
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I think i can handle that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I know you can
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What makes people molest other people
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Hard to say--it's both a psychological and sometimes a past history problem
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We think my dad is schizophrenic. Idk if that has anything to do with it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I don't think that predisposes to molestation
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Why didnt he molest my sisters
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Again hard to say but let's not start getting into it's being somehow your fault
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was really youbg when it started so that is no way my fault. I know this. But the abuse tgat happened when i was older may be my fault
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No, not that either. A lot of victims like you don't try to keep it from happening out of fear or embarrassment or both
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My dad told me i could tell but i didnt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
That doesn't matter--still not your fault and your dad probably knew you wouldn't tell. But all this is part and parcel of the therapy--working through all this
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I didnt want him to get in trouble
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Whatever the reasons, the idea is to get it all out and let it all go
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its so much easier to tell you alltnis
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I know
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can i cath myself and see
If there is blood in the bladder vs in the urethra
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No and you talked about that with 911doc and he told you the same thing. You don't need to play doctor here. And I thought we were done with talking about the urinary thing
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That was my last question about that. Its just that if its simply inflammation of the urethra i dont really want to go to the urologist
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
It doesn't matter what exactly is going on--you need the urology consultation.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Frick. Ok.


Why do you think marty forced me into sex
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Some men are like that and we both know Marty's got lots of problems
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Be honest here. Did i have it coming because i kept letting him come back into my life?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No--no one has that coming no matter what.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That one i could have prevemted
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Where are we going with this?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im telling you how i feel
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I understand but we've been through this extensively before
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorryi wont talk about it anymore
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
You're doing well though and hopefully by talking to me about it it will make it easier with the psychiatrist
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
So do i have to stop talkig about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No but I've told you already that it's normal to blame oneself in a case like this and it will take talking to the psychiatrist to make that more clear to you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im frustrated with this all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Frustrated?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im frustrated with all the work its going to take to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Well, it will be work but the sooner you get it started the sooner the job will get done
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cant start until the 27th
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
You already told me that
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do you think ill change my mind by then
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I certainly hope not
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If i do do you promise to try to talk me back into it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
You know I will
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I see my therapist tomorrow. I suppose i could start by telling him everything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
That would help, even if he's not the one who can really work with you on this--it would be great practice
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its just so embarrassing
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I know but it will be less so once you start talking about it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do you know that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Because it happened with me and I've seen it happen with hundreds of others
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. When will my pee be back to normal
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Hard to say--if it is just an UTI (and I'm not saying it is) it might be back to normal in another day or two
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
NP said it isnt


http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/Kate_Miller2007/media/image_zpsc5a1ba97.jpg.html
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Certainly getting less but can we please leave this topic alone for now?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
But i hate not feeling well
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Asking about when it might get better doesn't change that
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I guess your right. But what if i have an infection it goes to my blood then it goes to my heart and i die? That could be why i am really tired today and why i feel hot and why my hearts beating harder
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Geez--now you're sounding like another customer I have that thinks every time she gets a cold it will cause myocarditis. Bladder infections don't go to the heart and if you were septic you'd be flat on your back right now
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is just what goes through my head. Esp after i watched NYPD blue
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Don't worry about that
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Will i need to doanother ua to make sure all the blood is gone
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Then how will i know if i need to go to a urologist or not
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
You need to see a urologist regardless
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Last thing about this. If you give me a good enough reason ill ask for a referral. Why do i need to see ine regardless? How are they going to fix it? You dont think me having a cystoscopy will set me back emotionally? Why cant i give it a month and see if it goes away?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Well, you've said last thing three times now. You need to be evaluated for cystitis, possible bladder polyps, etc. You also need to see if there's an anatomical problem causing all these UTI's. Fix it depends on what's going on.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You didnt answer 2 of my questions
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No it won't set you back emotionally. Even if it goes away you need to find out what's going on because it well could happen again
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its the possibility that they will insert something in me i cant handle
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Enough of this--no more on the bladder thing. Either you do the referral or you don't. End of story
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will ask for a referrl tomorrow. But if i tell them to stop doing something will they
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Of course they'd stop
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You cant be mad at me for my fears blame my dad for that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I'm not mad
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im really nervous about my therapy appt in the morning
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
As you have been before when we've talked about talking about those things. You'll do fine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What if i start and cant finish telling him everythjng. I dont want to disappoint you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Just do the best you can and write down what you need to say before you go
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This is an important question. Will you be disappointed in me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
No--only if you don't try at all
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I really am going to try! If i do do it, do i still have to see the mayo one
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I still think you need to see the Mayo doc but let's see how your therapist handles this tomorrow
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
7 am is my appt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Well, best to get it over early
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have to do it, i deserve to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Yes you do
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its going to
Take the whole 45 min appt to tell him everything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Use all the time well
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its really hard to say all of the stuff and then have to wait a whole week before you can finish saying it all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Well, like I said every last detail isn't important right now--just give him the broad outline and let him respond to that
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im nervous
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I'll be with you in spirit and you can let me know how it went right afterwards
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok. Can i say something about the urine thing quickly?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
OK
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Dr thomas said i could repeat a ua in a week or two and then go from there. Do you concur
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Playing both ends against the middle, eh? I can't seem to access your page with Dr Thomas so I don't know the whole context of what he said.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
http://www.justanswer.com/medical/7wjqv-30-50-rbcs-microscopically.html
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
OK--he repeated what I said--you need to see a urologist. And you weren't very descriptive of how much blood there was and all the pain you had
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ill tell him about the blood and thepain ok
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I said you weren't very descriptive and I saw the photos. But don't go trying to change my mind--you need to see the urologist. Now let's close the page, get a good night's sleep and let me know tomorrow how it goes with your therapist
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Nite. Ireally do appreciate all the time you take to help me. Open a new page tomorrow?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I'll always be there for you and yes, new page tomorrow
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not good


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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Let's leave it be for now--it may take a few days for this to stop and it isn't an emergency right now.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im scared.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Just go to bed and go to the session tomorrow--you aren't going to have a serious problem from this right now and we just simply have to drop the subject
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Why are you being meanBtw dr thomas just agreed with you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I'm not but I've spent all day with you and we've worn out what to do about the blood in your urine. There's nothing more to do about it tonight and you don't need to go back to the ER. I'm not being mean, you're just being inconsiderate of my time.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That hurt. Dont expect tohear from me tomorrow i dont want to be inconsiderate of your time anymore that i guess i have been
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Oh stop being petty. I very much doubt any other expert here would have spent all the hours I have with you over the months. I don't understand why you are so childish sometimes. Rate this page if you so choose and as I've said numerous times before, if I hear from you again, I'm here.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You ALWAYS throw the line "i doubt any expert here ...." In my face. How do you think that makes me feel. Im sorry that i depend on you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I'm not throwing anything in your face but sometimes you can be downright spiteful and childish and that's just a fact. What I meant is that probably no other expert would spend this much time with any customer, not implying anything about your not being an important person. You take things much to personally sometimes.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its fine, i get it





Nite
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
Nite
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im not being spiteful or childish here. Next time will you just tell me that youve spent enough time with me for the day? I dont want you do end up hating me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 11 months ago.
I'll never hate you--I just have to draw a line every so often. Talk to you tomorrow

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