Excellent news!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Djonma
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 9/13/2006 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually feel quite happy, and confident.
Part of this is hypomania, but it's all good.

One of the doctors at the local surgery is good.
I saw him today.
He was very good.
It's nice to see a doctor and
a) not be insulted for self injuring
b) not have him roll his eyes if you mention the dreaded F-Word (Fibromyalgia)
c) have him be actually read carefully through the 4 page list of what's wrong, and be really concerned
d) not have him shrug and say tough, cos I'm moving town in 2 weeks, and instead set his secretary to talking to the local care team I need to see and seeing if they can see me asap so they can get something in place now, and then transfer me to the Reading side when I move
e) have him realise immediately what state I was in, and talk to me in the best way for that state, and find out what the immediate difficulties are going to be and prescribe something that should help with that whilst I wait for his secretary to sort out me seeing someone

It's good to see a good doctor for once.
It's amazing how little people without health problems realise the value of a really good doctor.

So anyway... I don't care what's wrong with the world right now; I have had a good doctors appointment, and... I HAVE ICED GEMS!!
(I was bad... I left the docs and immediately spent the little cash I had left on sweets and crisps and drinks!)

He's prescribed me diazepam temporarily so that I can calm down and get out of the major anxiety that's taking over the mania at the moment. He said it's just temporary, until they can assess me properly and get it all sorted out.

Any experiences of diazepam? I've never been on it before, he said it might make me drowzy.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from birth - Diagnosed 1999
Fibromyalgia from birth - Diagnosed 2005
Currently waiting to see a consultant to test for Ulcerative Colitis.

No medicines - doctors are useless!


CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 9/13/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
This is all such excellent news!! -- Sounds like this doc's just the one you needed -- what a star (that's you and him!). Wish there were more like this one -- but doesn't it feel good to know they can be found?! This is something to always have in your mind whenever you worry about getting help and the reception you'll get: he can be your reminder that it's not all bad in the NHS!
 
Your iced gems mention prompted me to go out and get some foam banana sweets -- love them!
Oh, I'm doing a little happy dance for you!! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
Rosie x
********************

People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

********************

 
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum


Djonma
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 9/13/2006 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
It's a shame I won't be able to keep that doctor when I move, but I've heard good things about the uni health centre, so I'm optimistic.
And if I can get this BiP under control it'll be good.

I spoke to my parents about it, and we all agreed that had my Mum developed BiP when I was young, I'd have been diagnosed straight away. When she had her breakdown and was diagnosed with it, everything about my childhood slotted into place.
But then I saw that STUPID doctor who said mixed episodes were impossible (which I told the doctor today and he looked VERY unimpressed), and I just gave up trying to get it sorted out.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from birth - Diagnosed 1999
Fibromyalgia from birth - Diagnosed 2005
Currently waiting to see a consultant to test for Ulcerative Colitis.

No medicines - doctors are useless!


CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 9/13/2006 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so pleased you spoke to your parents about this too -- this illness needs a bit of teamwork at times! Yes, that doc who told you "no mixed episodes" was an idiot and I'm glad the doc you saw this time realised the stupidity of his statement and was able to help you and restore some of your faith in doctors. As my first great doctor (wonderfully, named "Dr. Fox"!) said to me at my last appointment when my look of panic at the thought of not having him to help must have been quite a picture, "I promise it's not the end of the world: there are many doctors out there who understand these things and you will find them". Sounds kind of banal and cliched when you write it, but he was a very sincere and caring doctor: he meant it, and it was true.

Love to you Djonma.

Rosie x
********************

People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

********************

 
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum


Djonma
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 9/13/2006 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so nice to find a doctor that cares!

I've felt pretty happy all day today; it's mostly hupomania euhoria, but it's much better than angry/violent/suicidal mania!

I think I can cope with this til I get the medicines tomorrow lunch time :-)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from birth - Diagnosed 1999
Fibromyalgia from birth - Diagnosed 2005
Currently waiting to see a consultant to test for Ulcerative Colitis.

No medicines - doctors are useless!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 10, 2016 3:27 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,736,057 posts in 301,351 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151448 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Twingirldc.
296 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
NM12, Michael_T, mark34, Gear, astroman, summer16, Atomium7, Girlie, mpost, OldSalty, Lynnwood, Mustard Seed, bdavis, gilly2, lapilot, UCmas


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer