Well, That Was Unexpected
The good news is that my Seroquel is sorted out. It’s back to extended release, and the GP I normally see (Dr. N) flat-out said that his compatriot Dr. A lied about normal Seroquel versus extended release. I was pretty sure that he was wrong myself, but I think most of us can understand the desire to be seen as compliant, even if we’re not 100% sure on it. All I know is that I’m now half a year behind where I should be on trying to get things stabilised, but never mind. Things are where they ‘should’ be, and hopefully we can build on top of that.
The bad news is that my beloved psych Dr. K is going away. I don’t know where she’s going, but she let me know that she was when she was trying to follow up on the prescription change to make sure it had been done correctly. I am super bummed. She has been a great ally in my corner, working with me to make sure we were on the same page to get me the best care, and she has been trying really hard to get my referral for ADHD diagnosis taken on board and approved. As she put it — it is the one ‘boon’ I had specifically asked her for, and she wanted to make sure it was taken care of. I don’t know where in purgatory it is at current, or if it’s going to get rejected yet again, but she tried and I appreciated it. I can take comfort in the fact that my care will probably default back to Dr. Z for a bit, who I am comfortable with because oh hey, he’s the one that diagnosed me properly in the first place. He’s also the head of the department, so he often has students sitting in. I like having students around — much like anything in my life, if I can use my ‘bad’ to educate or make people feel less alone, then I am happy.
So then, how have things been since being back on extended release Seroquel? As I said last time, I feel that I am a bit more stable as compared to before. There’s still depression, but I feel like that’s very slowly receding. I’ve managed to surprise myself with some random bits of functionality this week, like making a phone call without ending up a sobbing wreck (and I got a post up on my most neglected blog, woot woot). It bodes well for my chances of surviving the next two weeks, better known as the Easter holiday here in the UK. I love the kiddos and I love having them around, but that’s going to be a hefty dose of personal bubble invasion even if they both stay on the couch the entire time (which they probably won’t). I would love to be able to do them a steady and take them to a park or something, but I’m not counting on my physical ability to handle that.
But we’ll see. For the moment I’m feeling generally optimistic! And, as usual, hope y’all out there are doing alright.
My original pdoc decided she wanted to work as a child psychiatrist so she went back to school. It was scary getting a new one. He couldn’t have been more different than her – but I still like him.
Good to hear the Seroquel seems to be working and I hope the depression continues to recede.
My husband jokes that she’s actually cutting me as a patient specifically so I can teach her how to knit. While that’s probably not the case, it still amuses me.
Glad things are turning around on the med front.
I’ve got my spawn home for the next ten days for “Easter” so my Xanax stash is likely going to dwindle a bit.
I really need to ask for a Xanax stash sometime. >< I always forget that it's not an unreasonable request.
Well fucking shit, you can’t get it on the NHS. Rude. But then, you can’t get melatonin OTC here either… but you CAN get codeine OTC. ¬¬