|Vanish, Appear, Repeat Again
||[Aug. 27th, 2009|05:03 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Sorry for the silence folks - slept 26 hours, from 10pm Tuesday night until midnight Wednesday (and it's now Thursday morning). Guess I was tired, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Finally saw the sleep psychiatrist on Tuesday afternoon. (It was the soonest I could see her when I made the call a couple months ago.) Mostly I just laid out all my medical & mental difficulties, so I don't have much of a sense of her except that she's nice & sympathetic. I also signed waivers to let her talk to my Primary Care physician, my psych. nurse, and my neurologist. I'm really hoping she can help coordinate my overall care, even if she doesn't become my therapist (Walpole is a long drive).
She agreed I'm complicated & she wants to switch my medication. She gave me the option to think about it, but since I've now heard that from my PC AND my neurologist, hearing it from a Psychiatrist specializing in sleep issues was the third strike. I'm ramping down the Paxil and starting Prozac as soon as I fill the 'scrip.
I'll see her again in 3 weeks, although she said if I hate the Prozac, give a her a call.
I'm terrified, to be honest.
But it's forward movement, so we'll see.
That is all.