Hi Karen, thanks for your reply. I actually did ask the doctor. And while I like her in general, she actually told me she had no clue if the triptans interacted with the paroxetine, and that discrepancy I did not like. I only saw her twice, the second time reaffirming to her that I hadn't started the meds due to my concerns. She told me I'd have to stop the triptans since there's a concern and she'd give me xanax for and to relieve headaches? (I didn't like that either, as I don't think that's what xanax is indicated for..) and she asked me to arrange to see her again over the summer and I never did because I went back home for the summer (as I study abroad.) This was back in May. So technically, no treatment was started, if that makes sense; only recommended.
Now I'm back home for summer, and I'm trying to get an appointment with a doctor here and I'm going to bring up this triptan vs SSRI issue once again. I read through the leaflet of the Relpax but there wasn't anything significant, there was barely like, a little paragraph about
it and how they themselves are unsure and there isn't enough tests to prove anything. I'm probably only going to get one or two appointments with this new doc too before the academic year starts again and I have to go back to the country I study in, and follow up with the doctor I initially saw OR find someone new.
I'm a bit distraught at who to see and what to do, as my situation isn't quite as straight forward as I'd like it to be. Access to a psychiatrist isn't easy, and this one I wanna get an appointment with in my home country is the only one I can see in this country, there just aren't psychiatrists here. But I'm afraid to actually go through with the appointment because ultimately, I want to work in the same hospital I get all my treatment in and I've been told that having a referral/consult with a psychiatrist on record could be detrimental to a job application. Which downright sucks.
bobbybb, thank you!!
Post Edited (Neurotic8) : 7/19/2014 1:45:51 PM (GMT-6)