Have a psychiatrist appt tomorrow

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JewelRA, May 21, 2006.

  1. JewelRA

    JewelRA New Member

    I made an appointment with a psychiatrist to try to get some of my mental/emotional symptoms under control. Dealing with this pain has just become more than I can bear without help. I have been on Paxil for years and it is not cutting it any more. I also have no doctor to monitor me since my psychiatrist I used to see retired 6 years ago.

    Please pray for me that this doctor will be understanding and good and not tell me this pain is all in my head. And will know what to do with my meds that won't mess me up worse.

    Thank you. I'll let you know how it goes.
    Julie
  2. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    Hi jewelRA,

    I just want you to know you're in my thoughts and prayers and hope your appointment goes well tomorrow.

    Take care and let us know,

    BlueSky555
  3. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    One thing to remember.If you are EVER taken off Paxil,NEVER EVER EVER be allowed to go off it cold turkey.I was made to go off it cold turkey after being on 40mgs. for yrs,.(and 100 lbs. weight gain)The stupid Dr. took me off and then gave me something else to take it's place. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard and even confronted him.He said there are no withdrawls from Paxil. He was so wrong. I had withdrawls for 15 days and on the 15th day I LOST it. I almost had to go to the nuthouse.Luckily I had a friend who talked me through the night until I could call the shrink on call.It was a horrible trip through hell.
    The Dr. is very lucky I never hunted him down and killed him.That is how horrible it was.I did fiel a complaint against him though.
  4. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Julie, the best advice I've gotten, both medical and psychologically, came from a psychiatrist and I only saw her twice. If nothing more, they are usually excellent psychopharmachologists and you should get high quality advice on your meds and/or what specialists to see for further treatment. If not, find someone else.

    Good luck.
    Marta