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Kate. Not doing so well. I went and prayed with C today,

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Hey Kate. Not doing...
Hey Kate. Not doing so well. I went and prayed with C today, which was helpful. I am pretty down.
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Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I don't know. I just feel upset. I have felt pretty bad since my appointment yesterday.
Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

I can understand that. You told Linda expecting support and she brought up a lot of upsetting feelings. That, along with taking the risk of putting yourself out there, can make you feel like you did something wrong. Trust is important to you, especially after what you have been through. And trusting Linda is vital to your recovery. This may make you question your trust.

Try talking with her about how you feel. Let her know what you were looking for from her when you told her about what happened and what you feel she did instead. Otherwise, she won't know how you feel and therapy will be difficult. This will become an elephant in the room and your progress with her will slow.

Also, go easy on yourself. You did a good thing by telling Linda about what happened. As we've talked about before, it is good for your recovery to be open and honest, then you won't have anything that can come back and bother you later. You are seeking help for how you feel and opening yourself up is part of that. Linda may not have reacted well to this, but she still cares greatly about you and wants to be there for you.

Prayer is a great way to help you with how you feel. Leave this in God's hands and let Him guide you. He cares about you and has gotten you this far. He will help you the rest of the way.

Kate

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Okay. I don't go back to Linda until a week from Thursday anyway. I was glad to go pray with C. We talked a bit about what was going on, in general, no specifics, and he understands and was glad, I think, to touch base with me and know some specific things to pray for me.

I'm not upset at Linda. It's just that she got me all worked up wih no bringing back down or resolution. I don't think she knew how worked up I was, although I think she should have known. It doesn't matter. I think with the letter and then telling her that, there was just too much I presented her with, without enough time. It's interesting that now when she talks, she prefaces almost everything with "I know you won't believe me but I hope someday you will ..... " ???? And the timing is just bad, since ordinarily I would see her again this week, but won't, and P is leavng on Thursday. Dr. M hasn''t even called me back (??). But I reached out to C, and that was a good thing.

I am beginning not to care anymore. I'm becoming more and more unhappy. I understand that may be part of the process, but there's only so low I can go and be able to function, so something has to give. I feel boxed in - I can't go back and I don't want to go forward.

Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago
It may be hard right now, but you are right, the up and down you feel is ok.

It might help to contact Linda now instead of letting this go. You will only feel worse. Communication with her will help you process this further. Any praying is good. God will not give you more than you can handle, and He has seen you through tough times before, He will help you through this.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Okay.
Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

You are doing all you can to work through this. And it's ok to accept that for now, you will feel low until you have time to process your feelings. Don't forget to write it out as well, you may discover more about why you feel as you do. I will be traveling back tomorrow so I'll try to check back either in the morning or evening when I get back and we can talk more about this.

Kate

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

It's okay. It is what it is.

Have a safe trip back.

Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

Ok, talk with you soon!

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Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

Hi Shay! I just wanted to touch base and let you know I'm back to my regular schedule, in case you wanted to talk.

I hope you are doing well,

Kate

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Hi Kate. Nothing has changed. Had to go home yesterday morning because I apparently had the stomach flu, which kind of sucked, because I have so much to do, but was kind of nice because I either was sleeping or vomiting, so no time to think about anything.

Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

Ugh, I'm sorry to hear that! The stomach flu is the worst. I hope you feel better quickly.

If you do need to talk, I'm here. You are in my thoughts.

Kate

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Thanks. I feel a lot better today and am at work. But I think Jamie has it now.

Thanks for thinking of me. I just don't care about a whole lot right now. Dr. M did call me back yesterday (she didn't get my first message, apparently).

Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

I'm glad to hear you are on the mend. Poor Jamie

What did Dr. M have to say?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I am going to go to see her Firday morning. She is going to put me on ritalin or adderall and she told me to think about whether I wanted to also stay on the wellbutrin or wean off of it. I told her I assumed the sitmulant would be in place of it. But she said it could be that the wellbutrin is bolstering the zoloft, and she said she thinks I am depressed (whereas I wasn't when she started me on the zoloft - she gave me that for PTSD symptoms), and so I think I'll tell her I would rather stay on the wellbutrin than increase the dosage of zoloft. She also said that the zoloft should help with flashbacks, but since it is not totally effective, I could take seroquel as needed. I don't see how that will help, since I don't know they're coming enough in advance. Plus - seroquel is what I used to take to get to sleep -- so taking it during the day is not an option. She said we may need to look at taking that regularly. I'll talk to her about it Friday.
Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

Adjusting medications is a constant battle for most people. I agree with you, you need to do what you feel is going to work for you. Dr. M can only guide you and give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Let me know what she says on Friday when you see her.

Kate

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
okay
Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

And I'm here if you want to talk in between!

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I am just so down. I don't think anything is going to make me feel better. P leaves this evening and will be gone until Sunday, which is fine. I could use some time alone.
Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

Do you want to open a new question and talk about this?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
okay. i will open a new thread. However, I'm not sure what there is to talk about. I just feel bad is all.
Mental Health Professional: TherapistMarryAnn, Therapist replied 5 years ago

I answered on the new thread.

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