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Re: New doc is not only benzophobic but stimuphobi utopizen

Posted by viridis on January 9, 2003, at 2:58:22

In reply to Re: New doc is not only benzophobic but stimuphobi, posted by utopizen on January 8, 2003, at 21:19:07

I agree that calling up doctors and asking for benzos and pstims directly could be risky, but a slightly different approach -- describing what's worked for you (and what hasn't) and asking if they feel this is reasonable -- might provide some useful insights.

I just lucked into my pdoc by picking nearby psychiatrists who are on my insurance plan. I originally had appointments with a few others, but he got me in first (it took a month or so). I saw him, we clicked, and I just cancelled with the others. So, one strategy could be to make appointments with several, and see them in the order that they're available. If one seems especially good, cancel with the others. They're used to it -- my pdoc says that psychiatrists probably have more cancellations than any other doctors. Once I started seeing him, he told me that if ever had a crisis he could always find a way to see me within a day or two, because he has so many last-minute cancellations.

Luckily though, I've had no real crises since getting on the right meds, and now I just go in every three months or so. It's a big change, since my life used to be one (perceived) crisis after another.


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