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Old 06-11-2018, 11:53 PM
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I've experienced this several times over with my PsychoSomatic Symptom Disorder. There's absolutely nothing more frustrating than a psychiatrist who doesn't believe you.

The most problematic time this happened was when I told the psychiatrist on two separate instances back-to-back that I was depressed and she brushed it off, claiming it was just a phase. A phase that lasted more than 2 months? Umm, no, it wasn't a phase and I landed in the hospital because of it (as a preventative).

Because of situations like this, I'm very strict with following a doctor's directions so they have less of a reason to doubt me. When they see this, they're almost always more apt to believe me. Then again, after dealing with this for more than a decade, I've learned to notice the trends in my body's reactions and I own up to the doctor about any possibility that the reaction is psychosomatic. Again, since I'm so open about the possibility of the symptoms being psychosomatic and I follow their rules to a T, they tend to believe me.

I also try not to jump from doctor to doctor without a good reason to and I always follow a 3-strikes-and-you're-out pattern. The doctors ask why I changed doctors and again, they tend to believe me more when I tell them of the past doctors' idiocy (even if they can't believe a doctor was that stupid, like the guy who thought all pills were white {in response to my concerns for a food coloring allergy}).

However, I do understand because I'm getting to my wits end with my current psychiatrist. This is the 3rd or 4th one in a row who has given up on me, saying the exact words "I don't know what to do with you" and sending me back to therapy. I can't even count the number of times I've said I'm only looking for meds to act as a bandaid at least until the effects of therapy make the meds unnecessary but I'm still being ignored. ... So yeah, it's frustrating.
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