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Offline LuLu82

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Trouble getting to psychiatrist appointment
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:27:28 PM »
Hi.

I lost my car a few weeks ago and it was my safe mode of travel.
I have panic problems and agoraphobic symptoms.
Ive been looking for CBT for years actually
I had an appointment tomorrow but had to cancel because I don't feel i can get to the bloody hospital.
It is downtown, I will have to take bus which I will be ok on but then transfer to subway at a pretty big station I havent been to in years...I have a problem in shopping malls,grocery stores and etc.
I wanted to try it out but I chickened out in the end and cancelled the appointment.
I feel like I let go of a life raft.
Anyone have similar issues or tips?   Cab will be too expensive for me as I lost my job too.
Car and job within a few weeks of each other  :traurig001:
I hope he can reschedule but the question is how the heck am I going to get there.
I don;t really have a ride.
I;m quite devastated as I had a good vibe from this doctor like he could help me.


Awesome.
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Re: Trouble getting to psychiatrist appointment
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 01:32:41 AM »
I have been there and I know how difficult these kinds of situations can be. What saved me was getting a ride...is there anyone who may be able to take you?

Also when I feel that I might be uncomfortable taking unfamiliar transit with multiple stops, I do as much research as I can about the transit, sometimes I even print out step by step google maps! Feeling as prepared as possible with plans in case something goes wrong can help.

Hope this helps!
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Anxiety disorder with PTSD features, history of depression
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Re: Trouble getting to psychiatrist appointment
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 03:33:26 AM »
Thats a great tip, thanks.
Problem is Ive know this route and have taken it hundreds of time (the old me, pre-panic few years ago)
since ive last been to the station, they were doing big renovations on it so Im not even sure how far the train to the subway entrance is.
Oh well, this may be pointless if doc can't reschedule.
what a miserable way to live.
thanks for letting me vent.
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Re: Trouble getting to psychiatrist appointment
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 08:20:48 AM »
Lulu, so important that you get to your doctor.  This is the beginning of seeing your illnes in the proper perspective.  Please find someone to ake you there this time.

Best of luck in getting well,
Julie
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Re: Trouble getting to psychiatrist appointment
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 09:45:19 PM »
I know of someone who couldn't get their doctors the point they closed his/her case and no more meds.
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Re: Trouble getting to psychiatrist appointment
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 02:51:23 AM »
Getting meds are not the problem as I have a different doctor for that.
This one was new I was to begin seeing for CBT which is what I have been looking for.
Anyway, the doc understood and has to see about rescheduling.
I will have to try again I guess.
thanks for the replies.
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