Double Appointment Yesterday

May 9, 2007 at 2:20 pm 2 comments

I saw my GP yesterday. She seemed concerned about the injury. We discussed how the tapering of my citalopram is lessening the switchback effect of my moods. I can deal with feeling like shit, it’s suddenly doing so with little warning that’s the problem. She asked if I was going to do it again. “You mean injure myself?” I asked. She nodded. I told her that I’d probably self-injure again, but not to the same extent.

She didn’t seem particularly concerned about my discharge against medical advice. It sounds like she’s going to go ahead with referring me to another psychiatrist, but needs to go through my notes first. As it happens, we didn’t go through much of my past history. She wants me to see her next week, to check how I’m getting on with the lack of citalopram.

So, nothing’s moved forward by much at the moment.

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  • 1. lilacsdoorway  |  May 9, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Chimpy, I think you are quite a guy. I’m so glad you wrote this post as well. My thoughts were, “Good” (you wrote the post so I can stop my selfish worry about who is looking after your health and what happened yesterday……I hope they haven’t patronised you), followed by “Good” (your GP is taking your care seriously enough to ask to see you next week).

    You say nothing has moved forward, but look at where you were 4-5 months ago. Your GP then seemed to care less. So, one thing has improved, and you took action and initiated the change. You changed your GP practice.

  • 2. experimental chimp  |  May 9, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Sisyphus: Absolutely. Finding a GP who cares is the single best thing to happen to me during this rather chaotic period of my life. It makes such a huge difference. The appointment I went to yesterday didn’t really move anything forward (which is mostly why I hadn’t posted about it immediately – not much to say), but is part of the overall forward direction things are going in.

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Hi, I'm James. I'm a 26 year old guy from England with bipolar disorder (currently well controlled). I also have a circadian rhythm sleep disorder (not so well controlled). This blog has charted my journey from mental illness, through diagnosis and, recently, into recovery. It's not always easy, but then, what is?

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