My pdoc (pyschiatrist) appt last night.....

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   Posted 11/6/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Well...after endless days since my hospital stay, I finally met with my new pdoc. She was amazing. I love her! She was out of the office last week because she went to see the Dalai Lama! Yes....the Dalai Lama was at Indiana University and she was able to hear him speak. Anyway, my anxiety was still through the roof so she was able to see me at my best...talking a million miles a minute...all over the map. She had to ask me to stop and breathe several times.
Anway.....she took me off of the Provigil and doesn't want me to take it ever again b/c of the anxiety. She increased the topamax gradually over the next week or so from 100 to 200. I still have the xanax. I will be meeting with another nutritionist and taking Omega 3 and Folic Acid supplements (eating disorder issues). I will see the pdoc every two weeks and a therapist once a week. She doesn't want to diagnose anything right now. She just wants decrease all of the anxiety right now so we can get to the root of the issues. I feel hopeful today and a bit better......
.....and one of the best things.....she has her beautiful golden retriever in the office with her....he just sits at your feet and puts his head on your is the most comforting feeling......
Thank you all so much for your support and well wishes.....I appreciate it!


Post Edited (Casem) : 11/6/2007 11:50:05 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/6/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Casem - it sounds like you have a pdoc - she wants to listen and work with your issues and get you stable.  Even with all of your anxiety it sounds like appt. went well and your pdoc is looking to get you on the correct meds for you.
You did great!!!!!   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
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   Posted 11/6/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Great job Casem...told you that you would get through it, and you did.

I think you are on the road to feeling better in no time...seems like you have a pdoc who is going to work with you, and that is GREAT!

Awesome Job!

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   Posted 11/6/2007 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad it went well! yeah
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