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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebass View Post
    Oh I'm not, but I have noticed every single time I went to a new doctor and mentioned something long ago is response to a question they write it down as such. Doesn't matter if it is anxiety, depression, or what. Somehow a broken foot with arthritic pain becomes my foot grew into a tree stump which started producing a truffle army of mushroom hunters who wiped out humanity type of thing.
    Then that shit sticks in your record till the next doctor fucks it up.
    You should ask the doctor to summarize the consults, if they don't already. Any doctor will do this, and also tell you his preliminary assessment. Clears up misunderstandings and prevent unnecesary anxiety or concern. It also helps to have a spouse or friend attend too.

    Are you scared you might not get the treatment you need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izo View Post
    You should ask the doctor to summarize the consults, if they don't already. Any doctor will do this, and also tell you his preliminary assessment. Clears up misunderstandings and prevent unnecesary anxiety or concern. It also helps to have a spouse or friend attend too.

    Are you scared you might not get the treatment you need?
    No, not in this case as treatment I needed had nothing to do with past anxiety/depression issues, I mean I had tons of embolisms for christ sake.
    It worries me as I went through 7 doctors for various things last week and each one of them brought it up and I had to explain it in a fucking book fashion because I had been honest when asked about it initially and I got a feeling I'll have to explain 10 more times in the next 2 weeks.
    Of all the shit currently in my medical book of shit, it should be the least of the things questioned but yet everyone wants to know the whole damn story about how a family death, that was also a business partner and best friend caused anxiety nearly a decade ago.

    It isn't just my shit either, Shelly been fighting her MS stuff for years now and I see the same damn thing with her where they ignore 99% of something and fixate on a part that is a nonissue, then we go to a neuro guy and he does the same, then a internal med guy and he does the same and so forth.

    Sorry just venting.

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    I don't know your complete medical history - but there are numerous relations between anxiety/depression&medication and heart related problems. It's important to drill in this, and every specialist has different glasses on. It might seem like they're emphasizing on a non-issue, but that's not necesarily the case. What killed your brother f.inst.? Disposition to heart-lung issues in the family? Atrial fibrilation? All related to clotting, infarcts and LE.

    Half a consult is usually spent checking up a pt - previous journal entries, vitals, bloodworks, pathology, radiology etc. before the consult itself. It's not unusual for the attentding to ask about other issues than what the attending can see for himself (and the nurses have prereported). Don't worry about this - they do check, read, think here.

    You should have the attending summarize the consult, and give an assessment. So you can couple your reason for being there with the questions they ask, fill in what you feel is missing or correct a misconception. It's okay to ask why they emphazise on your brothers death/previous treatment. You don't have to worry it's 'put on record as you being crazy'. It's far more likely it's the attending who needs perspective, dispostion, to give you the optimal treatment - they do have your welbeing at heart.

    I think being honost with your physician is the smart thing - you did good here
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    I imagine it's more a product of the cover your ass nature of the American healthcare system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindz View Post
    Well after YEARS (and I mean 15~) of depression, I am finally feeling healthy. A couple months ago I had my last session with my therapist. We both decided I didn't need regular therapy sessions any more and I could just call her if I needed to see her. Haven't needed to though so that is awesome.

    Since then, I've been doing great. I spend 3-4 days a week at a dog obedience school either working my dog or assisting my trainer. I've have become a lot closer with her - she's definitely become my mentor - and we've been researching breeders for my next dog together.

    I no longer am battling constant negative thinking. In honestly can't remember the last time I found myself thinking like that. It is truly amazing because prior to this, I thought EVERYONE had that negative voice in their head and really didn't believe when my husband and therapist told me that wasn't true. I get it now though.

    The biggest and most exciting news though was that I got an internship with a literary agent. I have been struggling with career stuff pretty much my entire adult life, majorly regretting that I didn't finish college etc. I have beaten myself up constantly about not knowing what I wanted to do. So I sat down about a month ago and wrote a couple letters to some literary agents just asking for advice: what would be the best way to work towards becoming an agent given my lack of college and resume (stay at home mom for 8 years crap). One wrote back! And not only did she write back, but she offered me an internship. I guess that she was much more interested in someone that really WANTED to take the steps towards making it a career rather than some college kid that thought it would be kinda cool to read the slush pile. So I've been reading manuscripts for her for 3 weeks now and she has given me really positive feedback.

    So life is good and for the first time in a very long time I am happy.
    I just realized that this was Lindz last post. April 5th, so 3 months ago. I wonder if she's still alive or if leaving therapy wasn't a great decision?

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    Or maybe part of her becoming happy meant she decided it was time to do more productive stuff like go out and meet people in the flesh and build real friendships in stead of posting on a gaming forum.

    Either that or she's offed it.

    BTW, good job stalking her and realising she hadn't posted in a while!
    Life's too short to worry about upsetting SJWs' feelz!

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    Stalking is only creepy when Jeffylys does it.

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    It wasn't really stalking. I saw a post in another thread that had an avatar that reminded me of the one Lindz used. Then I recalled that I haven't seen her for a while, so I searched for her name and it showed me last posts.

    Not full on stalking at least. More just a "I wonder where she's been?" and nothing.

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