What should i do at my next psychiatrist appointment(friday)

so i stopped taking my medication(depakote, risperdol) and everything bad that was happening on them has gone away completely or went away. i have determined that i will never take another pill like that in my life.

now should i tell the doctor im not taking them and all the negative things have gone away or that i am still taking them and im getting better.

im a little worried of the consequences of telling her that im not taking them so i guess unless i hear otherwise im gunna say i still am.

help appreciated.
I’ve been there before, and that shit just made everything worse. As long as you are feeling "good" you don’t really need to go back to the doc, unless yoiu have other issues. They will probably just try to convince you to stay on them longer…

It’s been 3 years since I have taken any sort of mood stabilizers and I am better now then I have ever been. It’s all about having control over your emotions, and being able to rationalize.

I’ve been there before, and that shit just made everything worse. As long as you are feeling "good" you don’t really need to go back to the doc, unless yoiu have other issues. They will probably just try to convince you to stay on them longer…

It’s been 3 years since I have taken any sort of mood stabilizers and I am better now then I have ever been. It’s all about having control over your emotions, and being able to rationalize.

true

i will see if i can stop going, im not sure i can though

so i stopped taking my medication(depakote, risperdol) and everything bad that was happening on them has gone away completely or went away. i have determined that i will never take another pill like that in my life.

now should i tell the doctor im not taking them and all the negative things have gone away or that i am still taking them and im getting better.

im a little worried of the consequences of telling her that im not taking them so i guess unless i hear otherwise im gunna say i still am.

help appreciated.

Good for you, it was the same for me. Meds made everything 10x worse.

No reason to lie to your therapist. What possible consequences could she give you?

If she tries to push them on you, this scenario would be good for you. You seem to think this particular authority figure has a great deal of power over you and you are considering resorting to some very unhealthy behaviours to deal with it. Standing up and asserting yourself appropriatley (i.e. no anger, lying, manipulating, whining, blaming, hitting, etc). to an authority figure and seeing positive results is a very good thing for your ego and peace of mind. The therapist’s office is the perfect place to practice scenarios like this, its what you’re paying her for.

edit: wait, is this a counserlor/therapist or just a doctor who gives out meds?

so i stopped taking my medication(depakote, risperdol) and everything bad that was happening on them has gone away completely or went away. i have determined that i will never take another pill like that in my life.

now should i tell the doctor im not taking them and all the negative things have gone away or that i am still taking them and im getting better.

im a little worried of the consequences of telling her that im not taking them so i guess unless i hear otherwise im gunna say i still am.

what "consequences"?

if you don’t tell your doc exactly what you’re doing then you’re hurting your cause, not helping.

tell her.
Umm, you need to tell him How is that even a question? You’re not truly in therapy unless you are being completely open and honest with your therapist.
tell them the truth. they are only there to help you feel better, so lying to them is only going to go against what they are there to do

and if you dont feel like you ever want to take a pill again, you might want to get a name for a good psychologist that you can go in and talk to when you need little check ups from time to time and to keep you healthy and away from the necessity from taking pills to feel better
consequences such as going to a mental hospital, they have made it sound like that is what would happen if i stopped taking them.

what have you been diagnosed with?

not really sure, bipolar schizophrenia i think

so you stopped taking your meds cause you are in one of your high moods?

how long have you been on these meds and how long ago were you diagnosed?

so you stopped taking your meds cause you are in one of your high moods?

how long have you been on these meds and how long ago were you diagnosed?

diagnosed 5 months ago and have been off and on them for 4 months and i stopped for good about a month ago.

i didnt stop becasue of a high mood, i actually dont even think i am bipolar or any of that.
if you dont think you are really bipolar then go to another doctor to get a different opinion. i would hope that a doc would just randomly diagnos someone as bipolar since its a pretty serious thing, but it never hurts to get a 2nd opinion.

do you know what lead the doc to think that? do you have eratic moods or anything like that?

Oh, thats pretty serious. I thought it was depression or something like that.

The meds you are being given support this. Tell your doctor about your concerns. Those meds have some severe side effects and I’m sure there are some better ones out there.

diagnosed 5 months ago and have been off and on them for 4 months and i stopped for good about a month ago.

i didnt stop becasue of a high mood, i actually dont even think i am bipolar or any of that.

What do you think would make the psychiatrist think you are bipolar if you are not?

i posted the problem a while back under a friends screen name, but i basically wasnt thinking and told a counselor that i wanted to hurt my cousin for raping my little sister. i had a hard time accepting it for a while but now im over it. the doctor only talked to me about 5 times for 5 minutes each time and just asked me how i was.

but this is getting offtopic

i posted the problem a while back under a friends screen name, but i basically wasnt thinking and told a counselor that i wanted to hurt my cousin for raping my little sister. i had a hard time accepting it for a while but now im over it. the doctor only talked to me about 5 times for 5 minutes each time and just asked me how i was.

but this is getting offtopic

Wow Well now I understand. But you do need to explain this all to him

i posted the problem a while back under a friends screen name, but i basically wasnt thinking and told a counselor that i wanted to hurt my cousin for raping my little sister. i had a hard time accepting it for a while but now im over it. the doctor only talked to me about 5 times for 5 minutes each time and just asked me how i was.

but this is getting offtopic

i would change doctors. you should never have been put on meds for that

thats a completely normal thing to be pissed off about, they should have sent you to a counselor to talk through your anger about it, not just medicated you.
Get an evaluation and a diagnostic impression from the hospital psychologist (NOT psychiatrist). Getting off the meds is a HORRIBLE idea if the diagnostic is right which is why you should get evaluated by a psychologist (who will assess you with more than just a couple of questions, it should last 2-4 one-hour sessions)

so i stopped taking my medication(depakote, risperdol) and everything bad that was happening on them has gone away completely or went away. i have determined that i will never take another pill like that in my life.

now should i tell the doctor im not taking them and all the negative things have gone away or that i am still taking them and im getting better.

im a little worried of the consequences of telling her that im not taking them so i guess unless i hear otherwise im gunna say i still am.

help appreciated.

tell them you aren’t taking them, and all the bad sideeffects have gone away. They can’t force you to take pills

they cant send you unless you’re a danger to yourself or others
My advice is to cancel the appointment and stay the hell away from your psychiatrist from now on. All he/she will do is insist that you go back on drugs. Depakote is horribe, horribe shit that will utterly destroy your brain if taken over the long terms. Psychiatrists are trained to view everything in terms mental illness and will tell you that you need meds even if you don’t. And, although they can’t have you committed unless you’re a danger to yourself or others, realize that psychiatrists have the power to make that call at their discretion, and even if their own exaggerted view of your mental condition doesn’t meet the criteria, very often they will simply embellish or lie to get you locked up. This is why it is not safe to discuss sensitive information with mental health professionals. "I want to hurt my cousin for raping my little sister"; suddely becomes "I raped both my little sister and my cousin and want to hurt myself." Many psychiatrists have an outright authoritarian complex and will become vindictive if you deny their treatment recommendatios. They’ll say you have "oppositional defiant disorder" and that you are too mentally ill to make your own medical decisions. My sincere advice: just short of hiding out in a cave in the mountains, do everything in your power to avoid psychiatrists at all costs. If your cousin really raped your little sister, by all means, go ahead and kill the nigger, if you can get away with it. That’s fucking justice, not mental illness. The problem is that you’re the only person who is rational enough to see the obvious solution. It’s anyone who disagrees who’s insane.

seriously, you’re the last person anyone should listen to. you quit your meds without your doc knowing, you talk about your anger and how you think it’s ok to blow up at someone because it makes you masculine, and now you’re on some rant about killing "that nigger" because EVERYONE else is wrong and he’s the only one who’s rational.

you are a poster child for why people are forced to take meds. you’re too deep in your own sickness to see how fucked up you are. this kid needs to tell his parents his concerns, tell his parents WHY he thinks it’s time to go off the meds, find someone else to talk to (like another doc besides the one he’s seeing), and rationally explain why he’s ready to quit.
There is a time and a place for violence, and that’s when someone is raping your little sister. It’s pussies like you who enable bullshit like that to happen by always insisting that medication is the answer rather than violence. Well, I’ll tell you straight up, if anyone ever rapes my little sister, that person is a dead nigger. And the world will be a fuck of a lot better off because of it, no thanks to medicated little hampsters like you.

Yeah, you sound antisocial. Nothing like having a criminal mind!

I agree with him. Certain situations require violence, and this is one of them. Murder is way out of line, but some serious roughing up is certainly not out of the question. I’m not encouraging it, but I can’t imagine any normal human being not atleast thinking about hurting the person who raped their little sister.
There’s a difference between wanting someone dead and telling a person who’s been talking mood stabilizers to go off them and to kill someone. One of them is stupid/antisocial, I’ll let you guys guess this one.

I’m not necessarily endorsing that he sould literally kill the guy. I’m just using that as a caricature for some kind of retaliatory action. A severe beating would be fully appropriate.

awesome……….he’s going to avenge his cousin’s rape by getting himself thrown in jail.

that’s a rational plan

awesome……….he’s going to avenge his cousin’s rape by getting himself thrown in jail.

that’s a rational plan

he won’t get himself thrown in jail; the cousin cannot go to the cops, because he committed a rape

if he beats the guy up he’ll go to jail.

seriously, there’s something wrong with you.
LMFAO. And how would you suggest handling the situation, Captain Civility? Should he just sit down with the rapist so they can discuss their feewings? Go to a counselor so they can learn to communicate better? Take medication to correct his chemical imbalance? You are a dumbass, outright, and it is complacency like yours that destroys people’s lives.

police?

Should he just sit down with the rapist so they can discuss their feewings? Go to a counselor so they can learn to communicate better?

As opposed to you wanting to go "kill the nigger" and spending a few dozen years in jail?

Take medication to correct his chemical imbalance?

no, that’s what you need.

You are a dumbass, outright, and it is complacency like yours that destroys people’s lives.

no, what would destroy a life is if he decided to go beat someone up and spent the better part of his youth in jail.
Both bipolar depression and schizophrenia are serious mental health conditions that have clear biological foundations. If you truly have them, find a good psychiatrist and stick to your drug regime…

That’s much better, you don’t sound antisocial anymore…

Yeah man, those are all the real solutions, and going to the police to report the rape was not a solution.
Reporting the rape to the police on his part will not accomplish anything; it is the girl who has to report it.

That would have been her call then.

not really. often girls are too embarassed to report it

What do you want to do? Force her? Go on a self-judice journey (ie : go on a power trip filled with revenge and impulsivity) ?

Go to the cops myself and report it. Whether or not they can act immediately without her reporting it herself is moot. At the very least, they will have a record of the attack and a witness, rather than having her try to claim it happened months later with no supporting documentation

That’s what i said the guy should do but apparently it didn’t work according to soleus.

he can encourage her to report it.

or he can go your route and beat him up and go to jail. at least that way he’ll have proven how masculine and alive and full of testosterone he was………while he spends the next 3-5 years taking a cock in his ass in prison.
If I’m not mistaken … isn’t schizophrenia degenerative?

Do you know/have you discussed with your doc what the long term benefits of taking the meds are in order to evaluate whether or not it’s worth putting up with the side effects? Maybe your dosage/cocktail was just wrong & could use some adjustment. It’s something worth considering. Your future is in your hands regardless of how much it seems like others have influence over you.

Also, if you really want to come off like you have your shit together & get the doc to do what you want avoid using words like "I want, I need." In writing one is taught to avoid the terms "I, me, you, yours" when addressing the audience. You come off as being of sound mind because of the thought & consideration that method of communication conveys.

If you state that you discontinued the medication prescribed because the side effects were intolerable then you’re more likely to get a desired response from the doc over saying that you didn’t like what the meds were doing to you.

Feel confident that you know yourself & that the meds were not quite right. Ask for an adjustment to the dosage to show the doc you’re willing to work with ’em. That way you seem more on their level rather than one of the "little crazy people" that leads them to think they know you better than you do.

& think long term. Figure out what you want for yourself & work toward it. Even if you have doubts, you can still have goals.

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