what was the worse advice a Therapist gave you?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by carebelle, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    This should be both serious and sad but lets also think of humor with this folks.
  2. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    him : if you dont take prozac i will not treat you anymore

    me : but i'm not depressed

    him : dont be silly you have fibromyalgia and everyone with fibromyalgia is depressed.

    me : i'm not depressed and the bad outweighs the good in prozac and more so as i'm not depressed

    him : go away and smile for 30 years then come and ask for prozac.

    i havent been back to see the lunatic (oops sorry - expert) again
  3. sfrazier

    sfrazier New Member

    This was a long time ago but when i was 16 my dad died and three months later I was raped. Mom thought it would be a good idea to have a little counceling so I went but only once. His advice was when "I was feeling sad and suicidle I shoud picture in my mind the sky with white fluffy clouds and picture myself on one of those away from all my problems". Needless I never went back and until recently didn't really trust to many therapist. It was devesting at the time but now I look back and see what a quack he must have been....SueF
  4. shootingstar

    shootingstar New Member

    "Can't you just put up with it." This was a second, and last, session in regard to living with depression. That is a coping skill?
  5. barbinindiana

    barbinindiana New Member

    about the worse advice, but the dumbest comment by a therapist was "fibromyalgia is just a wastebasket diasgnois." Don't you just looovvve it?!?!
    Barb
    [This Message was Edited on 07/16/2006]
  6. TAM

    TAM New Member

    YOUR SICK BECAUSE YOU CHOOSE TO BE SICK.
    IF you think your sick your sick if you think your well your well, so just think your well.

    Wow needless to say i was shocked by her out right ignorance. Since that i day i have'nt seen here i found a different therapist.

    GEEZ who in there right mind would choose to have chronic pain 24/7 hello! I should have told her before i left now remember in the future if you get sick your sick because you choose to be sick. all i can say is DUH!!
  7. ckahele

    ckahele New Member

    The physician ASSistant who gave me a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory for my fibro.
    For two days I laid in bed in fetal position.
    The next day I called my mom cause I wanted to kill myself.
    Threw those buggers in the trash immediately.
    The only doc I trust is my Pittsburgh FFC doc.
    cyndy
  8. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    "Dont listen to him, he doesnt know what hes talking about" (referring to another doctor I was seeing)

    Mind you the doctor that quoted that was referring to an expert in the field that pretained to the situation. But the expert doesnt know what hes talking about? Come on!
  9. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    To start up my walking programme again.

    Until July last year, I was walking each eay after work, and on teh weekend too, about 7 - 10km a day (sorry, not sure what that is im miles, but its quite a distance).

    Anyway, not quite sure why, but quite suddenly over a 6 week period I becamore seriuously exercise intolerant again. So I stopped. I was still working, but I had nothing left over for socialising or exercise.

    In September I starting having counsellingn for the death of my brother.. and in hindsight, the psychologist did not belive in CFS. I always felt like she thought I was making it up, or just lazy.

    Anyway, In Dec, at her forceful request I went for a 40 minute walk... guess what... massive relapse.. 6 days bedridden, could barely walk to the toilet.. and I havent been the same since.

    The same therapist also put me on Effexor - which I reacted to horribly - I couldnt sleep for about 7 weeks. And this insomnia has persisted since coming off the drug in December.

    I wish I had never gone to see her.

    Take care
    Michelle
  10. Denamay

    Denamay New Member

    Did you ever notice the similarity between the spelling of therapist and {the rapist?}

    No wonder their advice is sometimes criminal or just plain stupid. Love Denamay
  11. azcactuslil

    azcactuslil New Member

    My family had been going through hell with my son a few years back and it looked like he was going to sentenced to prision.. I was suffering from deep depressionn that I knew I was way over my head in dealing with on my own. The first doctor I went didnn't even want to hear about whaat was goinng onn. He had written a bood for ffat people. The titlee was litterally Chocolate is My Kriptonite. The jacket cover had this super wormaan ssriking a victoriolus poise onn a peeice of chocolate.

    I told hem that he very clearly didn't have a clue what I was dealing and walked out.
  12. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    I was in therapy a long time ago because of a very serious "family problem". I was told to buy a rubber ducky and put it in my bath and to find my inner child.

    The crazy part was that I did that. I felt foolish. That was just one example of many crazy things. When I got sick this time and thought about everyone's advice to see a therapist, I bought a yellow rubber duck with babies and put it in my bathroom to remind me of the therapist.

    I just started a thread asking to the best advice that a therapist gave you.

    I am going to go today and I have been putting this off because of several reasons. One is because of the crazy things they can say, transportation, and the 2 I tried with 1 appointment each just didn't get it and it was obvious.
  13. mildred623

    mildred623 New Member

    1Sweetie, I was given similar advice about "living the childhood I never got to have". I was told to buy crayons and coloring books and whenever the depression hit to get them out and "enjoy my childhood". I also tried it, that really help with dealing with years and years of abuse. (said sarcastically)
  14. butterfly83

    butterfly83 New Member

    Not a therapist, but a leading pedeatric doctor at one of the foremost hospitals in the nation, who i waited 3 hours ( AND went through life stories with TWO interns) to see, checked me out for 15 minutes and said..

    'Yep.. you have CFS and fibromyalgia. It's going to be a pain in the a**, but you'll just have to learn to live with it.'

    Yes, i felt very enlightened by this doctor who probably gets paid a million dollars a year to dole out these extremely useful tidbits of information.
  15. jeduanboneis

    jeduanboneis New Member

    The last therapist that I went to in a round about manner told me that what I was suffering was just depression. Yeah, I knew that. But what about the physical symptoms? Oh, so if you would just follow the Zone diet you would be OK.

    The person before her told me that all illness is caused by demons. So if I would just turn it over and get rid of my demons, I would be well.

    How 'bout that?
    Sounds easy to me.

    After the last "therapist" I decided that whatever was wrong I surely could figure it out myself.
    This being years after many hours of some good pastoral consultants.

    Now there is only one source I will ever consider and He is the Great Physician.

    The meds I can get from the regular doc.

    Amen.

    Jeanne
  16. SweetT

    SweetT New Member

    that the three major areas of my life were screwed up. The areas are Job, Home, and Love. He told me to get those in line. I thought to say, "idiot, if I knew how, I wouldn't be here." Up until that point, he was okay. Therapists have never helped me that much. I want to try a Support Group, or even a group counseling session.