New psychiatrist anxiety

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searchingforspring
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New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by searchingforspring » Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am

I am meeting a new psychiatrist today and have woken up so full of anxiety. I don't actually require v.much from psychiatry (meds oversight, mostly) but I always see the Consultant because it was so stressful to me to keep being seen by rotating junior doctors (even though they were great, it was never the same person twice). So I am hugely anxious today and I think it is because this is a new person, and I just fear not being heard.
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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by Jonesy » Tue May 21, 2019 8:57 am

Hi searchingforspring

Sending you positivity and reassurance that you can do this. Much kudos for facing this situation.
Maybe write down some things you want to say before you go in? That way you can be sure not to forget in the moment.
Check in later to let us know how it went. Oh, and remember to b r e a t h e
You are important

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coconuts
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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by coconuts » Tue May 21, 2019 12:29 pm

Jonesy made some great recommendations. I find if I am stressed about an appointment I have to write things down or else my mind cannot focus on what I need and I always forget something.

And breathing is always a great idea! ;)

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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by Kenazandisaz » Tue May 21, 2019 5:48 pm

How did it go? I hope you are doing something nice now.

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searchingforspring
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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by searchingforspring » Tue May 21, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks for the support everyone - it went really well! I felt like he respected my opinions and didn't talk down to me and we came to a good agreement about my medication that I'm happy with. He's SO MUCH better than the last psychiatrist :lol: so now I'm over the initial nervousness I'm actually happy about the change.

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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by Kenazandisaz » Tue May 21, 2019 6:04 pm

That's fantastic. You still deserve a treat for the stress though!
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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by Harmony » Tue May 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Kenazandisaz wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:04 pm
That's fantastic. You still deserve a treat for the stress though!
I second the idea. You ought to reward yourself somehow.

Job well done,

Harmony

searchingforspring
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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by searchingforspring » Tue May 21, 2019 8:56 pm

Thank you both ;) I finally got some time to relax with some cross-stitch this evening!
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Re: New psychiatrist anxiety

Post by coconuts » Wed May 22, 2019 2:45 am

Yay glad it went well!

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