OMG. The saga continues. Here goes, another rant about drugs
I've had it with this doctor I really have. He has agreed to give me the doctor certificate that I need to get extended time off work. BUT, first I have to go and see a psychiatrist for an assessment. Fair enough, I can go rabbit on to this one and have him send his report back to the GP. Easy right? NO!!! If this wacko decides that he wants to prescribe medication (that's what psychiatrists do, right, write prescriptions?), the the GP will FORCE me to take it. Or else he will not allow me to have the leave!!
In the meantime, the GP has taken it apon himself to prescribe me some other wonderful mind-altering drug. I'm too angry to get the prescription out of the bin and tell you what it is... but apparently it's a mood stabiliser, they use it to treat people with epilepsy! I think he gave it to me to make me agreeable to his suggestions and not get angry, speak up, or heaven forbid, ask questions!!!!! And yes, if I don't take it, no certificate. He's using it like a bargaining chip... if you don't do this, then I won't give you the certificate. He is not interested at all in working with me to solve my problems, he wants to lay down the law, and force me to comply... even if I KNOW that the treatments will not help or will make me worse! He's a complete a**hole, on some kind of power trip. Plus he's making me feel like some kind of mental case, or that I'm trying to somehow fleece the system. He doesn't trust me whatsoever.... and because of that I can't trust him. He can take his "medications" and shove them where the sun doesn't shine!!!!
God, I've just spent the last three hours in tears of frustration, with my mum here... she's been on the phone to pharmacists and doctors. We've managed to get an appointment with another GP, but not till Monday. I'm now hoping and praying that this guy I can work with!! In the meantime.... I'm bleeding money. I'm out of sick leave, so I'm now not being paid.
Arrrggh, is it just me, or does the idea of psychiatric drugs sound really extreme?? For a straight forward case of overeating/overexcercising and stress???? This whole business I swear has taken my existing stress levels and almost tripled them!!!
Thankfully, I'm now fired up on adrelalin, not tired at all... too wired to be tired!!! Off to take my frustrations out on the gym!!
Sorry again for the long ranting rave