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Kayla
23rd June 2004, 05:00 AM
Ok yesterday I went in to meet my new Gastrologist or whatever you call them. He starts talking then asking questions...I know what doctors mean when they ask uestions and the questions he were asking me was kind of back to point A. Am I depressed? and becasue I was being so cold with him because thats not what I went in there for he goes " Are you like this in all you Dr Appts?" I go "No becasue other doctors dont pry into me and try to get down to am I depressed." so then he goes "Do you think you are?" and I said "well no well yah" and then on and on with questions that I wouldnt answer and then he goes "Do you mind if I talk to your mother for a few minutes?" and I said YES I DO MIND and I was already crying because all this was totally unexpected right? then he goes "Do you live with your father?" I said "Yes my mom and dad" and he says "Is he your biological father" and ofcourse I say "No I am adopted" and he goes "what about your birth father do you know anything about him?" and that did it I started bawling hard I just wanted this man to shutup and I said I came in here for a gastric appt not some kind of therapy! and he just goes oh well I didnt know that! Can you believe that!!!!! He didnt know!! How can he not know I ean its a gastrology clinic!!!!!! So anyways he put me on some anti-depressents because I guess I have clinic depression its called celexa has anyone eve heard of it before? ok well thanks for listeing!

jfkimberly
23rd June 2004, 05:53 AM
Kayla, I don't know what the heck that guy was doing, but I think you should go and talk to a real therapist and tell them what happened. I really don't know where that diagnosis came from. Nothing about your posts on here say 'depression' to me. Maybe you're different in person, I don't know... but you certainly seem happy (in spite of all the medical crap you have to deal with!). I can't believe a gastroenterologist (yes?) would think he is competent to make a mental health diagnosis!

nutmeg
23rd June 2004, 10:38 AM
Kayla, I just did a quick Google for Celexa and one of the first articles it came up with was some research showing that unlike many other anti-depressants, celexa does not cause weight gain!

Did this doctor tell you what side effects you could expect?
Did he check what other medication you take?

Apparently celexa can increase the risk of bleeding associated with aspirin and some other pain-killers

I thoroughly agree with Kimberly that you should see someone who knows what they are talking about.

Kaja
23rd June 2004, 11:26 AM
Aw! How horrible!! :-( Doctors can't do that, please see someone who knows. Argh, how frustrating! :evil: :hug:

sins
23rd June 2004, 01:29 PM
This is where you need to sit down and talk to your Mother Kayla.
As you are underage she will be the one who accepts the decision to put you on this medication.You need to ask her what yesterday was all about and why. Did he speak to her alone and if so what did he say and finally are you actually sure that he was a gastroenterologist and not a psychologist?
Please don't feel too upset by the way the appointment went.It's always very upsetting when things like this happen but we're all here for you to share the good times and the bad ones too.
Hope you feel a bit better soon.
Sins.

ivanleg
23rd June 2004, 02:11 PM
Kayla I think you should get a second opinion. Are you really sure you need any antidepressants?? I think it's a bad idea taking any medication unless you absolutely need it. I agree with Kimberly, you come across as a loveable and good natured sort of person, not someone who needs antidepressants.

I'm a bit suspicious about your visit to this doctor. Was it organised by your parents? And how can a gastro specialist prescribe you those tablets anyway? Please speak to your mom or dad and see if you can get an appointment with your regular doctor. I wouldn't bother taking those tablets until I saw another doc.

Blair
23rd June 2004, 02:23 PM
I agree- Get another opinion! First off, those types of meds should only be used as a last resort... My sister and two good family friends had even worse psychological problems ON psych meds than off of them- they corrected the problem, but it did too much and the pendulum kind of swung TOO far. According to my mom, one of the friends was borderline on schizophrenic .
Secondly, you don't hit me as being depressed. You're sweet and funny, and one tough cookie to boot.
Me---> :twak: <--- That Doc.

Ivy- In the US, as long as someone is a Dr., they can prescribe any medication, regardless of what their specialty is.

Kayla
23rd June 2004, 07:03 PM
Thanks you guys. The thing is I am not mad about being put on anti-depressents because thing is I am depressed just I can never speak to a physchiatrist (sp.?) long enough for them to diagnose me and no Sins I didnt allow him to speak to my mother. Also Nutmeg I also researched the medicine and its not that it doesnt have weight gain its that it doesnt make you hungry therefore making you lose weight but since I am force fed that wont be a problem. Ivy here also some doctors can have two fields so I am just guessing that he is gast./phys. but I dont know. Anyways thank you all for caring and I know I seem sweet and cheery but I have my dark times too.

Carly
23rd June 2004, 07:34 PM
aawww Kayla, we are here whenever you need us. Good Luck and things will look up soon, I promise!

BarmyArmy
23rd June 2004, 08:21 PM
I agree with everyone else............ get a second opinion Kayla. That's a shocking way to treat a patient :soapbox: Like you don't have enough stuff to worry about. :soapbox:

nutmeg
24th June 2004, 02:56 AM
Originally posted by Kayla@Jun 24 2004, 01:03 AM
Also Nutmeg I also researched the medicine and its not that it doesnt have weight gain its that it doesnt make you hungry therefore making you lose weight but since I am force fed that wont be a problem.
I'm glad to hear that Kayla - I had visions of you fading away to nothing

Jonny
24th June 2004, 03:08 AM
Kayla we're all behind you in this. Doesn't sound like you had a great time and you must get second opinions. :hug:

BlueIce
24th June 2004, 11:52 AM
I just read this today, so most of the things i wanted to say have already been said :-)
Btw, having dark periods from time to time doesn't always mean that you're depressed. Depression has lots of symptoms (i had to study them two weeks ago :-)) and feeling down is one of them, but there's also sleeping too little or too much, eating too little or too much,...
Anyways, hope you'll feel better soon!

mark
24th June 2004, 12:38 PM
sorry to hear you've had such a bad expierence Kayla have you tried your local health food store, have a word with them and see if there are any alternative natural remedies you can try.

And dont feel alone with the dark times Kayla we all have them from time to time

Take care

Mark

Kayla
25th June 2004, 06:03 AM
I sleep entirley way too much I sleep aboout 10-12 hours a night and then take a 2-3 hour nap during the day

Marti
25th June 2004, 11:52 PM
can we beat up this doctor for you? I've just come bakc from camp and am feeling mighty strong! That's an awful way to treat you! I agree with sins. You should talk to your mom and ask her why a gastrologist was diagnosing you with depression.

jfkimberly
26th June 2004, 05:29 AM
Welcome back, Marti!

Pikey
29th June 2004, 07:58 PM
I had a strange Doctors appointment today , i went for my six monthly check up on my neck .Well it was at 9.30 in the morning but first I had a job todo in London .I got my job in London done by getting there at 7am and finishing at 8am , I then had to fly up the motorway some 4o miles to my appointment .I got there just in time and booked myself in .After a short wait I was called in to see my surgeons registrar , which didn't suprise me because I have only seen my surgeon once about a year before my Op .He asked me how I was and was I still on any of the drugs , I replied I was OK and not taking any drugs anymore .He said great in that case he would see me in 6 months time when he might take some xrays .Well I was in and out within 2 minutes , I could have done that by phone . Hey ho .

jfkimberly
30th June 2004, 12:48 AM
Have they taken any xrays since your surgery? Seems like they'd want to get a set for baseline...?

titch
30th June 2004, 12:17 PM
Docs are unpredictable as heck. I went to my last appointment with the only worry in my mind being that they might want to chuck me off their books as it had been about 15 months at that point, 9 months since my previous check up. I went in prepared for a fight to get a final check up at the start of next year. Far from that, the doc actually wanted to get me in again in 6 months, and it was me that suggested a year would probably be ok, and him dubiously saying well ok, but make sure you call us if anything changes or you feel any need to see us. Very odd - I'm beginning to think docs just like to keep us on our toes ;-)

Great to hear that things are going ok though Tim, I think often with middle appointments they don't really want you to do more than just touch base and let them know if *you* think there are any issues. Still irritating to go all that way for an appointment that seems almost wasted though :-?

lucinda
30th June 2004, 12:46 PM
I only just saw this post .. my immediate response is just UGH. It's really nice coming to this site as an emotional boost and support and things, but my, hearing about all these people who've had horrible experiences with doctors .. Can we all begin a small army and travel around the globe beating up said horrid doctors? International Quack Annihilators Unite!!!

Anyway, Kayla, everything I wanted to say to you other people have said .. esp. Sins and Titch. There's something definitely not right in the entire situation .. it doesen't seem like it's all making sense, and that's not very fair on you. =( I just wanted to point out though, that depression can be a side effect of a Chiari Malformation .. so perhaps your family and medical team were trying to investigate that? I don't know, even if they were trying to check up on that, their attempt to do so doesen't seem to be right or correct or even within the ethics of the medical field, from where I'm standing.

I hope everything works out okay though .. and like everyone else has said, at least you have our shoulders to lean on here!

Much hugs,
Lucinda

Kayla
28th July 2004, 09:12 PM
I just went to my neurosurgeon today and my MRI was totally clear! He said I have the prettiest spinal cord :P lol anyways so I guess I worried about nothing! This might all be over finally I cant believe it it has been four years since all this crap and now it might actually be over! I am sooooooooooo happy :niceone:

Little~shedevil~dee
28th July 2004, 09:20 PM
yay kayla thats great news its about time you got some good news i am so happy for you hun

BlueIce
28th July 2004, 09:48 PM
wow that's really great! Congrats on your pretty spinal cord too :-)

Blair
28th July 2004, 09:51 PM
That is wonderful Kayla!!!!!!

floralgypsy
28th July 2004, 10:01 PM
What brilliant news, Kayla! That is the best news I have heard in a long while, congratulations!!!

Liv
28th July 2004, 10:17 PM
PAAARTAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! :clap: :jump: :party: :joke: :hammer:

Jonny
28th July 2004, 10:47 PM
Wonderful to hear Kayla :jump: :-D

jfkimberly
28th July 2004, 10:50 PM
Woooo! I'm thrilled, Kayla! :clap: :jump: :party: :drunk:

tonibunny
28th July 2004, 10:59 PM
Congrats Kayla!!!!!!! What fantastic news for you sweetheart :party: :D

sins
28th July 2004, 11:01 PM
Kayla,
I'm really pleased for you.It's great news.

Marti
28th July 2004, 11:17 PM
Woohoo! That's terrific news Kayla! :clap: :jump: :party: :pepsi: yay! congrats! I'm so happy for you!

Carly
29th July 2004, 06:35 AM
So good to hear! Your pretty spinal cord goes well with your pretty face....

DublinPauline
29th July 2004, 11:06 AM
Aw, that's great news Kayla. :-) :-)

BarmyArmy
29th July 2004, 12:58 PM
Wooohoooo, that's brilliant Kayla :D

Kaja
29th July 2004, 03:01 PM
YAY! I'm am superduper happy for you and your pretty spinal cord :D :D

Kayla
29th July 2004, 08:31 PM
thanks guys! I am just so relieved that this is probably all over now all I have to do is get y weight up and then I will be normal no explaining things to idiot people nomore no more bleh bleh bleh! Ya know? I just cant believe this

mark
30th July 2004, 01:23 AM
That is really great kayla everything seems to be on the up for you. Thats really great i am really made up for you because you deserve it