What a pain trying to find Docs again

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olivia of course
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   Posted 6/26/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have yet to go find a new psychiatrist.  I at least found a therapist today and hopefully I'll like her this time.  This is about the 4th time this year and it is becoming a tiring affair.  Either I can't see them anymore or they have to leave.  What's the meaning of this?  Am I cursed to never have a steady Dr./therapist again, or is the end in sight.


~~~ Olivia  ~~~
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Dx:  Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder 
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Zomese
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   Posted 6/26/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
You'll eventually find one you like. I'm on my 5th one and I really like her a lot. She actually cares about what I go through. I found her through Kaiser just by chance. The last person I saw several months ago was booked and she had an opening so I took it.
 
Hang in there. I'm sure you'll find one you like soon.
 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
 
28 Years old-diagnosed w/ Bipolar II at 24
 
Will be starting Trileptal and Seroquel next week


olivia of course
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   Posted 6/26/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, for the encouragement.

Hold on with the trileptal, and best wishes on the Seroquel.


~~~ Olivia  ~~~
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"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
"The moon if always full, think about it."
Dx:  Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder 
Current Meds:  Lithium 900mg, Geodon 60mg 2x/day, Ativan 1mg

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Zomese
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   Posted 6/27/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't take the seroquel. It turns out I didn't need it. I slept so good last night just w/ the Trileptal. It was a vey deep sleep.
I had a little bit of a hard time falling back to sleep when my husband got up at 5am for work, but I think that's just because he was unusually noisey this morning. No wierd dreams either.
 
As an added bonus I woke up today 2 lbs lighter. Woo hoo! I don't even need to lose weight but I'll take it.
 
I feel so relaxed, but not tired. Which is a huge deal because I like to exercise and move around a lot. This is working out really well so far.
 
I had a mini panic attack after I took a dose yesterday while at work but it passed quickly since I was around people that I feel comfortable with.
 
When do you meet your new therapist? That must be frusterating having to tell so many new people what you go through. Thats what I hate when I meet someone new. Sometimes I feel like saying just read my file it's all there. Save me the stress & embarassment.
 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
 
28 Years old-diagnosed w/ Bipolar II at 24
 
Will be starting Trileptal and Seroquel next week


olivia of course
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   Posted 6/27/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Zomese

I am glad that Trileptal is working for you, yeah!  At least now you don't have to take Seroquel.

My appoitnment is not till July 9th, which makes me even more nervous. But I'll keep updated with how it goes.


~~~ Olivia  ~~~
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"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
"The moon if always full, think about it."
Dx:  Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder 
Current Meds:  Lithium 900mg, Geodon 60mg 2x/day, Ativan 1mg

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wmnak
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   Posted 6/27/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   

olivia,

about not being able to keep pdocs?  maybe your best friends won't even tell you.  tongue    (That's for those of you old enough to remember the second round of dia soap television ads).  Seriously, all any of us can do is hope, pray, and deal the reality the best way we can.  You've dealt with worse, Olivia.  I'm certain you will deal equally well with this slight glitch.

e have nothing to fear but fear itself - and goind manic - and going super depressed - and our noses falling off. . . . .

warren


That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
 


olivia of course
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   Posted 6/27/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully this is it for a while, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I am tired to shuffling around waiting for the right Dr/Therapist.


~~~ Olivia  ~~~
Moderator, Bipolar

"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
"The moon if always full, think about it."
Dx:  Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder 
Current Meds:  Lithium 900mg, Geodon 60mg 2x/day, Ativan 1mg

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serafena
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   Posted 6/28/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear that Olivia. That would be really frustrating! It's so much work to explain all this to new docs!

olivia of course
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   Posted 7/2/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Serena,
 
I am just tired of having to explian my story to all new Docs. I guess I am nervous to share my thoughts with them.  Of course in a utopian world things will go well, that I may longer need a Dods or medicne.  But we are living in the real word, so I'll have to catch whatever get thrown at me.

~~~ Olivia  ~~~
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"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
"The moon if always full, think about it."
Dx:  Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder 
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wmnak
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   Posted 7/2/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   

olivia,

my belief system dictates that there are no such things as accidents and that everything happens for a reason.  we might never know the outcome of the "accident" or the "reason" for an event.  but, somehow, it is orchistrated.  we have full free will in all of this, of course.  we are, i believe, the architects of our lives.

SO WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, WOMAN?  :-)    accept that you are beautiful and wonderful and human, with human failings and idiosyncracies.  an illness, no matter hoe severe, is only an illness.  only you can decide to make it define your "being."

you will make it through this dark passage.  of this i am certain.  and you will, as always, make it with grace.

warren


That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
 

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