How often do you see your pdoc?

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   Posted 7/5/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
mine wants to see me every week but i can't afford the copay so i see him every other week... however it just seems strange that when other people who post here need to see their psychiatrist, they arent available. mine is always available for me. when he starts me on new medication he insists on seeing me every week to make sure i'm not having bad side effects. i am 350 miles away from mine right now and that is becoming a huge problem for me because i need more or new medication and i wont see him again until SEPTEMBER!

so how often does everyone else see theirs?
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II

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   Posted 7/5/2010 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been to several pdocs and they all have done a check 1 month after starting a new med, and then every 3 months after that.
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

red lightening
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   Posted 7/6/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm same as Tortoise11!

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   Posted 7/6/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
It depends on how I'm doing. If I'm doing well, then I don't see my pdoc for maybe two months. If I'm not doing well, I may see him as often as once per week.

bipolar II, panic/anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome 
current meds: Clonazepam, 0.5 mg prn; Lexapro, 5 mg; Mirapex, 2.5 mg; Topamax, 50 mg

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   Posted 7/6/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Every 3 to 4 weeks.

Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 12 mg/day, Mirapex 1.5mg/day, Lamictal 400mg/day

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