So I haven’t been to Headspace for a while, but to clear things up, my therapist was on holidays so I didn’t feel comfortable going by myself.
In saying that, today, my doctor said a few things that pissed me off quite a lot.
- Well, medication is not the only thing you need, you need to keep going to therapy.
My therapist has never come off so defensive; I shouldn’t have to step out to another therapist if my therapist is away dealing with personal issues and she was the first to criticise the Doc for incinuating that I wasn’t doing enough
- I don’t condone the use of valium…
You prescribed it to me, then proceeded to tell me I wasn’t trying hard enough to keep well and depending on it.
I have been taking one or two valiums a week (so less than what he said I could), I have been practicing the coping strategies that work for me whilst I didn’t have my usual councellor. I was also very prepared go to Headspace if anything got worse.
Basically, I feel so damn invalidated my that doctor, after the things that cause stress have accumulated ridiculously over the past month and yet I haven’t actually harmed myself. I have never been so happy for a doctor to tell me he’s leaving in a week, because this appointment became one of the worst I’ve had in a long while.