I'm sitting here pondering the days events.
I had an appointment with my psychiatrist today. The first one since July. I was in and out of his office in 7 minutes. (my husband timed it because he's so impatient
) Now....what in the heck did he learn about
me in 7 minutes? I walked in, sat down and we smiled at one another. Then he proceeded to ask me how I was today. I told him fine....which is how I felt today. He then increased my Celexa from 10 to 20 mg.....changed my Lithium 600 mg to Lithium SR 600 mg....left the Clonazepam as is, passed me the prescript
ion paper and proceeded to tell me that he'd see me again in January. I looked at him,
opened and closed my mouth and left. I was flabbergasted!
I just don't know what to do. There are only 2 Pdocs here...I have already had dealings with the other and decided to switch because that one liked to keep me sedated. I felt a whole lot worse while seeing him.
The medical protocol here in my area says that I have to see one of the 2 Pdocs that are available to me here, and they're a hour drive away. Any others would be 5 hours away and I would need a referral from my present Pdoc. I feel so frustrated!! I really don't know what to do. There are no therapists or psychologists here either. They are 5 hours away. Moving is definately NOT an option. I feel as if I'm about to explode with emotions here. What should I do? How can I have better communication with my Pdoc? Thank goodness my family doctor will take the time to listen when things get rough for me. If there's any concern over medications that my Pdoc has prescribed, my family doc will contact the Pdoc and ask questions and find solutions for me. The problem there is, my family doc is so busy that appointments with him has to be booked weeks in advance. This may sound silly but I feel so umimportant after visiting my Pdoc....as if I shouldn't have even bothered making the trip to see him. I have Fibromyalgia and just making the one hour trip there is a task on good days....bad days its almost next to impossible, but I try and drag myself there anyway.
Would anyone care to share some of their wisdom on what I should do or how I could approach my concerns with my Family doc and Pdoc?