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Re: When do you switch Pdocs? Gracie2

Posted by paxvox on August 3, 2001, at 6:53:21

In reply to Re: When do you switch Pdocs?, posted by Gracie2 on August 3, 2001, at 1:30:46

Thanks for the feedback. Although my doc is in his middle 50's, he does seem to be more "cutting edge" in his med use. For instance, I had never heard of Wellbutrin for depression (and how it interacts with dopamine and the GABA receptors)and he does explain his rationale. It's more like because I only see him every 4 months for med refills (he's not a Freudian therapist, and I have had limited success with that type of works for a while, then the therapist is just telling me what I already have figured out). My main gripe is that I recently had a really blue week or two that I think was a situationally-related experience, and his "solution" was to put me on 200mg SR Wellbutrin x 2 (after he first told me to take 300mg SR x 2...and it casued bad chest pains) and to add Depakote, which is hardly an innocuous med, to help me sleep. I stopped both, and went back to my 150mg SR x 2 (and Tranzene, which he wants to take me off of) and I have been "back to normal" since then. I have been on this particular med combination for two +/- years with fairly static mood, and I have been OK, except for the aforementioned blue weeks. Why is he so quick to chuck out what has been working as opposed to perhaps just listening to what I had told him about my symptoms? I have been considering asking my GP if he will prescribe me the meds I have been taking, and boot the Pdoc (especially since he provides no therapy). I am currently seeing a Christian counselor to help me with some family problems, and he has been helpful. Is this a unique situation, or do others of you have similar experiences?




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