Update about my pdoc visit

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azteacher
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   Posted 7/16/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
It went really well.  I don't even know why I was nervous.  I guess it's because it's so hard for me to be assertive.  Anyway, he asked how I was doing and I told him I was feeling really great.  I said I was exercising daily and eating well (but not losing much weight mad ). I'm not drinking, shopping, or overeating.  Overall, I feel pretty healthy.  He asked how I was doing on the meds.  I told him the Topamax made my feet tingle and my mouth taste funny but that's about it.  Then I asked him how he felt about dropping back on the Depakote to see if that might help me drop a few pounds.  He said he was going to suggest that anyway since I am doing so well.  He said the goal is to eventually get me off the Depakote and just be on the Topamax and Buspar.  I have officially decided that I really really like my pdoc.  I feel so lucky because I know a lot of people search for a long time to find the right one. tongue

little b
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   Posted 7/16/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
congrats =) after my therapist appt yesterday i felt the same. she's smart, i'm glad i have her. it's a good feeling.
to suffer is not enough.


Georgie Girl
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   Posted 7/16/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I took myself off Depakote (don't recommend doing that) because of weight gain, hair loss, and right upper quadrant pain.  Since I stopped taking it I have done okay with my bipolar/anxiety, my hunger has decreased, hair has not started growing in yet, and abdominal pain has stopped.  When I told my pdoc I had stopped D. on my own he said okay, if I was doing okay.  Then he said that since I was off the D I could increase the Lamictal to 100 mg a day, and that might help with my low energy level.  I have a huge time getting going in the morning. 
 
Good luck on getting off the Depakote. It was important in my healing but I couldn't tolerate the side effects once my illness got under control.
Georgie Girl


closure
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   Posted 7/16/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear things went well! so happy for you!
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Too many meds to list!


Lorraine-NL
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   Posted 7/16/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear that things went well for you! *hugs*
Bipolar II
FMS
Lithium; Clonazepam; Ativan


serafena
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   Posted 7/17/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news!

serafena
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