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Update from PDoc

Posted by garnet71 on February 12, 2009, at 17:12:37

In reply to Short-term med tactic needed, posted by garnet71 on February 6, 2009, at 21:18:07

It's been about a year since i went to this psychiatry practice, and after spending 40 mins. talking with the PDoc today, I feel very comfortable with his assessment. (The first thing I said to him, jokingly but half serious, was 'I better get more than 5 minutes'

I wish I had never left this place, but the last I had gone there, I saw the nurse for a year at a time, who was very intelligent and good at the job, but since I was not at my best, I guess I just loss confidence with the practice. I felt inclined to tell the PDoc about trying another doctor for 2nd opinion (which turned out to be a disaster), to let him know what I've done as far as meds lately, and felt kind of bad.

So for the symptoms I listed in my initial post--he doesn't think I'm Bipolar. He said I am ADHD, after doing the screening that was never done because I had depression/PTSD, and he told me that ADD/anxiety coincide quite often. He also listened for along time. He said even the recently emerging racing thoughts and distorted vision were most likely severe anxiety, but said it was good to see my opthamologist next week. I told him everything I vent about here, and how the ADs have made me worse, in terms of depression and motivation, etc.

So for the scripts:

Buspar 15 mg
Ritalin 20 mg x 2
Xanax .25 mg as needed

Hopefully I'll only have to take the Xanax for a month or less. I have concerns about the Buspar being strong enough for my level of anxiety, and am scared of the Ritalin since I've never taken a drug like that before. I might wait on the Ritalin pending medical tests, but at the same time, am anxious to see if it will help.

But-he told me I'm not allowed to look things up on the internet anymore, and to forget about everything I've been reading about meds, bipolar, and anything else. He said I'd be jeapordizing the Thank God he has a personality and sense of humor unlike the last 2 PDocs I've tried.

This plan might fall through, I don't know; what I do know, is that I feel very assured by this doctor...

For all of you that have similar symptoms as I, or are concerned about 'what is wrong with me', I hope you get another opinion before starting any potent antipsychotics and bipolar medications. I was scared he was going to suggest them, but I am relieved. I thought if I started that route, it would only be downhill from there.

I'll post another 30 days from now and let you know how it works (if anyone's listening)!

Hope everyone's having a great day!




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