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Nov 10, 2016 10:13 AM

Just got back from an appointment with my physiatrists and feel worse ... Didn't want to go back in the first place to see her and stuck going back in January again.
She doesn't think they will give me disability ... My tribunal is in a couple of weeks ... I'm so discouraged.
Just want an Ativan and call into bed but I can't since I need to drive my son to an appointment this afternoon.

Was.hoping this would be my last appointment with her.
I can manage my half life.barely and to hear her opinion is a gut blow and now I'm quite frightened.

Nov 10, 2016 3:36 PM

Im so sorry you feel lile that a psychiatrist should not be that horrible, do you have to see her again? Is there another one you could see?
You have evidence or your illness right? I don't see why they shouldn't give you disability

Nov 10, 2016 4:33 PM

Thanks, I have my dx for a cluster of stuff. She is in the anxiety and mood disorder clinic not pain.
She from what I understand from a friend pro meds .. not sure how much she understands my chronic pain and now fibro .. she said basically if I can manage the stairs they won't seem me disabled ... Along all those lines.
I already have enough anxiety around my tribunal ... I live a half life so I can mostly manage my son's needs and some of my own ... It will certainly help me think about how to phrase things ... I see her in January ...

Nov 11, 2016 12:16 PM

Oh no foggurl that's terrible of her, it's not up to her. Could you not change to a different psychologist?
Even my daughters diabetic psychologist has said that anxiety can manifest in to physical pain....so the more you're stressed the worse your pain is (my daughter suffers with stomach cramps and diarrhoea when she's anxious).
Can your GP refer you to a different psychologist who understands and helps people with chronic pain?

Nov 11, 2016 1:43 PM

Thanks Sezzy, on the hunt for a new GP ... My last one release me as a patient as he needs to cut back his hours ... Not sure what to do beyond just trying to manage a day at a time and try to prepare for the disability tribunal ... Unfortunately dx aren't enough.

I'm feeling better ...

Nov 12, 2016 6:56 AM

I glad you're feeling a little better. That doctor sounds like an arse, I bet he's picked the easy patients to keep and the more complex patients like yourself (and there's probably a few like you he's discharged) he's discharged. He's probably cutting back because he'll have to pay more to his ex the more he works.
Is there not a way you can change psychologist? Even without a Dr's referral? To research someone who understands how pain and different conditions affect you psychologically?

Nov 12, 2016 7:09 AM

Hey thanks Sezzy ... I'm gonna pop onto yahoo groups and see if any local fibro have any recommendations ... Brain has been sloooow and juggling my school school advocacy has diverted brain power ... The dr apparently needs to be available pre and post school hours to have his access to his kids ... And can't take work home while he has them ... Yes he managed to tell me all that and more but failed to tell me to my face he was letting both me and my son go. Bit of a cowardly knob.
Off to decide what has to get done since I overdid it a wee bit yesterday.

Nov 12, 2016 7:12 AM

He sounds like a coward!!
Take it easy and only do what you have to do xxx

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