Don't jump off a bridge or anything

@shaggin (36666)
United States
May 4, 2016 6:31pm CST
I went to the doctors yesterday for my regular visit. I have to go every month to get a refill on my anti-depressant and mood stabilizing medicine. He came in and said the same thing he has said to be every month lol. He said "doing okay? They seem to be working pretty well for you? Not planning on jumping off a bridge or anything?" Even if I felt like jumping off a bridge at times I would never do it because of my children. I told him that people probably wouldn't admit it if they were planning to jump off a bridge. He said oh man don't be making an old guy worry like that haha.
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• United States
4 May 16
Wow, great bedside manner doc! I would say it is time to find a new doctor. Mine is what my husband calls "a find it on the internet doctor." She will listen to your symptoms while she is on her laptop typing away. Then she will leave and return with printed material fresh off the printer and site she found it on. Yeah, time for a new doctor. Just hard to find one that is suitable.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
5 May 16
Oh wow I am very surprised at the way your doctor does things. I have had doctors leave the room and go look things up and come back and discuss it but I have never had one sit there typing the symptoms in and then printing out material basically showing they didn't know the answer so they had to look it up. I wouldn't feel like I was dealing with a very well educated doctor with that.
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• United States
5 May 16
@shaggin she has been in practice for many years. It seems she is more about the money than with healing.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
6 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Wow well I can honestly say I have met doctors similar who just do not really seem to care. I used to hate a woman who worked at the doctors office I go to. After my daughter was born I nursed her and I got down to about 90 pounds. I went there for advice on what to do as I was worried I was so skinny. She asked me why I was here and she said well its obvious your anorexic. I said no I'm not.. she said bulimic then. I was furious. I went there for help on what I could do to keep some weight on myself. Why would I go to see help if I was doing it on purpose. After that I just ate lots of candy bars and stayed at about 100 pounds. Not very healthy but whatever it worked.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Sometimes i thought of giving up on life too but when I think of my son, I told myself, no i'm not ready yet because i couldn't leave him without a mother.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
5 May 16
I am glad that you are able to be strong enough for him. My children give me reasons to stay alive. Without them I never would have lasted this long. I cannot imagine my life without them. I am so thankful to have them. I love them so much.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@shaggin we are so happy to be parents. We are blessed with wonderful children and the best we could do for them is to be there for them.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
5 May 16
I would not jump off a bridge for one simple reason, if i did not succeed, l dont want to be a cripple simple as that.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
6 May 16
LOL well that is a plus that you can think logically about what would happen if you tried and failed.
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• United States
5 May 16
We make light of situations that make us uncomfortable. All I can hope is that he doesn't say stuff like that to the wrong person.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
6 May 16
That is true some people might take it the wrong way. He said he asks the same thing to all his patients.
@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
5 May 16
Your doctor sounds awesome. I'm glad you have your kids to keep you thinking straight despite the depression.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
9 May 16
Yes I am so thankful to have my children. I like the doctor too. There are a lot of people I know who don't but I think it is that way with any doctor there are always those who are very critical.
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@NJChicaa (38366)
• United States
4 May 16
That is shocking that the doctor would say that to you.
@shaggin (36666)
• United States
5 May 16
He has said it to me every month. I really didn't think anything of it. I just say no and that the medicines work pretty well.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
5 May 16
I like your doctor. Down to earth and able to be amusing. Good on him.
@ricki_911 (19274)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 May 16
I completely agree with you, most people don't bring attention to themselves those who do want attention. I know my doctor has this kind of humor one time I said does anyone get offended but what you say. He's now barely talks to me .