Posted 4/7/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -7)
My psychiatrist I have had since 2007, and I am lucky to have her. I love her so much. She gives me just the right amount of push. Out of my current team she is my favorite, and she was my first. I am so blessed that the bipolar breakdown happened when it did to give me time to get my emotional feet underneath me bedore the pain started. She does really well in trying to keep me stable through the other symptoms and treatments.
My pulmonalogist is great, but I only see him 2x a year now.
I do not like my current rheumotologist, for reasons listed in other places. I feel like he is not listening to me when I tell him that I hurt, that the pain is complicating my bipolar treatment. I tell him that I feel like the joints are getting worse, and he asks where is the swelling? Can't have deteriation without balloon type swelling. Won't reconsider treatment options, or at least explain his reasons. Won't consider doing current testing. Just get used to it. -Well, get used to me being gone.
My PM Dr is an angel walking among us. He was the first one to go beyond "I'm sorry you hurt" to "let's fix that". He started me on a low dose because of the other meds I was on, and told me what to look for inworst case senario symptoms, then he very quickly increased dosage to get to a good spot. I'm going to have a hard time keeping myself from giving him a hero complex for a while.
My PCP has been great so far. He is our family dr, so my husband and all our kids see him too. I think I stepped on his toes a bit this last visit. The time before he had decided not to change my pain meds, to actually hace me take less meds and focus on loosing weight and exercise to decrese pain. Ok, wrong answer, but I can loose weight too.
This time I could see, after I gave my meds with all the new ones, and the list of new drs, I could see him draw back and emotionally distence himself. I hope that doesn't last forever. Without doing much he immedantly gave me a reffural to someone else to to tests. I'll have to see how he reacts to that later.
My psychologist is awsome too, bu I need more time to come.
Meds kicked in. G N.
Treatments: gluten-free diet, Cpap
Medications: omeprazole, probiotic caps; multi-vitamin supplement; docusate sodium, fiber chews; zertec, ferrous sulfate, cymbalta, lamotrigine, ambien, alprazolam, plaquinil, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, leucovorin calicium, folic acid, motrin, tramadol, pennsaid, aspercream, nasonex, albuterol sulfate inhaler