I went to see my doctor two weeks ago and he gave me good news, he told me I was currently on remission from at least four out of five of my diagnosis, which is pretty cool. And yes, you did not read wrong, four out of five, that's right. Anyhow, besides the good news, I informed him how I have not been sleeping well at night, and although, I know my doctor is not quick to write out prescriptions for me, due to my history with alcoholism, under the circumstances I took a chance.
Now, the funniest thing happened during our little talk, as long as I've known my doctor, I think it's been a little over 12 years, well, it seems we have reached that physician to patient comfort level, because when I asked him to write me a prescription for my insomnia, he was so funny, he turned to me and said, "look, Ms. O'Sullivan you are already on a shit load of medication, and I am not comfortable giving you anything else," I thought that was hilarious, I never heard my doctor use such language, he certainly caught me off guard. We then both laughed, as I turned to him and said "Dr. do you realize you just said a shit load of medication?" It was a humorous moment.
After further discussing my mental health status, I accepted his unique response to my request and as I walked out the door, I gave it one more shot, "doctor, considering the shit load of diagnoses that I have, are you sure, you won't reconsider."
How comfortable are you with your mental health related doctor or general physician?