I started seeing a psychiatrist a few months ago, and I knew it was not a good fit from the start. She was convinced that I had OCD, which does not fit my anxiety patterns. She prescribed Prozac, which gave me terrible, side effects even after it was supposedly "working." When it turned out my insurance company wouldn't pay for treatment for OCD, she refused to even consult with me about changing the diagnosis, she wanted me to pay $300 out of pocket just to speak to her at all. So, I gave that up.
Since then I have had no luck finding a doctor taking new patients that will accept my insurance. I've called at least 15 places over the course of 3 weeks, and still nothing. I'm not on any meds right now, and this struggle to find a doctor, in and of itself, is causing anxiety and increasing depression. I've stopped wanting to talk to friends and family and I have nearly daily fights with my boyfriend because I just feel so irritable and lonely. I'm continuing to have all the digestive problems I get with my anxiety as well. I feel like I'm trapped in hole.
I guess part of my problem is that I can't afford to pay out of pocket, and I'm not willing to just get prescriptions from my GP. I actually want a psychiatrist that will help me find the right combination of meds. I guess that is asking too much. I don't know. Really discouraged. I've never had success managing my anxiety through exercise, or self monitoring. I don't know what to do.