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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on December 05, 2018, 06:16:51 PM »
Hi, Peace....Maybe it did....a bit.  This was ages ago - can't clearly remember.
 

BTW, my psychiatrist used to take my cigarette pack and throw it in the garbage in his office.... :-[

I quit on my own since then.....not exactly on my own - Nicoderm, support group at CAMH.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Peace on December 05, 2018, 07:52:58 AM »
Did it motivate you to do tasks, Peter?
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on December 02, 2018, 05:58:01 PM »
 
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all he'd have to say to me is "you've talked about doing that since our initial appointments, please have it done by next appointment" and that was all I needed.

My ex psychiatrist used to tell me to leave a message on his phone once I've accomplished the task.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Peace on November 30, 2018, 11:13:52 AM »
Forgot to mention, now I try (not always successful) to just do what needs to be done. Groceries? Go out as soon as store opens first day of sale type of thing. Exercise? First thing in the morning or as soon as I wake from a nap on goes the sweats and runners. If I don't force myself to do that I don't get anything done.
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Peace on November 30, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »
My psychiatrist explained to me those of us with OCD procrastinate so much because we think things through so much we rarely take action. He used to motivate me. I had such great respect for the man, retired now, that all he'd have to say to me is "you've talked about doing that since our initial appointments, please have it done by next appointment" and that was all I needed. As soon as I left his office I put the steps in place to have the task done by next appointment. It doesn't work so well with people I don't have such great respect for, but accountability is definitely something that motivates me.

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General Discussion / What's on your mind? Do something about social phobia.
« Last post by Pleeb on November 30, 2018, 04:16:16 AM »
We have a category of "what's on your mind?"  On Mood Garde, another forum.

On my mind will be the social phobia in our family......and people not going anything about it.... :(

The social phobia will be more visible. when we all get together.  (sorry for not being inarticulate about this...)

Since I'll be seeing family members at Christmas....(we exchange gifts on the 15, and bring potluck)  Actually, instead of gifts we donale to Toronto Wildlife.....I think. 


I used to have a lot of social phobia....worked on it - Psychiatrist, support groups at MDAO????

I do/did something, A LOT about the social phobia, but no one else seems to.    :o

But, I realize my relatives aren't
genetically identical to me........because I can change, doesn't mean they cah also change.  Sorry if I'm inarticulate.

But still...........btw, because I strongly think this, that doesn't mean I'll confront people about this....Not suitable, in various ways.

Peter

If you have any questions......
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by paulm on November 29, 2018, 09:33:57 PM »
Hello Peter. Fibromyalgia is very real. However as you said many docs don't accept it. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by paulm on November 29, 2018, 09:04:42 PM »
Hello Perter. I too procrastinate too much. I don't have any good answers, but you are not alone. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Dragonfly on November 27, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
Hi Peter,
Maybe I don't make sense. I find that I procrastinate is because I can't do things that I used to do. It is very frustrating. I should ask a family member or professional to help me. I is hard to admit that you can't do certain things anymore. So I procrastinate.

Dragonfly
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Dragonfly on November 27, 2018, 10:30:12 AM »
Yes,
 some people are hypochondriacs. I know a few.One of my husband's aunt was like that. She got prescriptions that were not needed for imaginary ailments  which harmed her health.

Unfortunately when something is really wrong it is hard to believe them. When his aunt was dying I thought oh it is not serious. It is some complaint that doesn't mean anything.

Dragonfly


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