New Psychiatrist: Post-Visit Thoughts

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I saw the new psychiatrist today. I didn’t click with him like I did my last psychiatrist, but I don’t hate him either. He up my medication dosage, which I’m so relieved about. Hopefully I start to feel more like me again soon. He also wants me back in eating disorder treatment at the Eating Recovery Center and is going to talk to my therapist about it.

He put me on “monitored meds” because of my frequent overdoses. Instead of getting a month’s supply I only get two weeks at a time. If they feel like I can’t handle that, it goes down to a week at a time.

So overall, I feel conflicted about the outcome of my visit today. I’m not pleased about having my medications monitored. I’m also not sure I want to go back into eating disorder treatment.

In other news, my friend’s grandmother is dying. I am trying to comfort her, but I know there’s not much I can really do for her, which is hard. I want to help.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about the “monitored meds;” I definitely understand your feelings there. I always get crazy insulted when doctors want to put restrictions on me like that, because the sense of blatant “I don’t trust you” it sends off is infuriating.
    I’m sorry about your friend, too. ): These situations are tough, but just remember that offering emotional support is a ton of help, even if she might not show it.
    Hopefully things look up as time passes.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend :(. Those situations are always tough, but I have found that just being there for them is the best. Even if she doesn’t respond, knowing someone is there helps so much.

    Also, I’ve been to Eating Recovery Center in Denver twice, so I have plenty of experience, if you want to know anything about it. If not, that’s okay too… I thought I would extend the offer. 💜

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  3. Glad you semi got along with your new shrink, but erm (don’t get too mad here, please.) in the same sentence of saying you were put on monitored meds, you gave a completely valid reason why. If he didn’t put you on monitored meds, with a history of “frequent overdoses” he’d be a completely negligent doctor, (and a walking malpractice suit) and that’s worse for you. So yeah, it’s tedious and sucks that you have to pick up your meds twice as often, but dude… Working with him will be a lot like making a new friend. You’ll have to build up trust. Show him that you won’t overdose on your meds, that you’re willing to work hard, take them correctly, and on time, and then he’ll potentially move you to three weeks, then four. Yeah, it shows he doesn’t trust you. But he doesn’t have a reason to, yet. Show him he can. Better yet, show YOURSELF he can. 🙂

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  4. I hope you’re able to build a good working relationship with this new therapist — change sucks when something’s working fine the way it is! Good luck. The med monitoring would kind of feel to me like a slap in the face, I think. I understand the reasoning, but it still sucks. I’m wishing peace and strength for your friend and your friend’s grandmother.

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