Posted by Eggy on March 10, 2003, at 19:59:25
In reply to Rate this pdoc, posted by Tabitha on March 9, 2003, at 18:54:30
I know how frustrating it is to find a good Dr. And then not only to find a good one but then to feel comfortable with them. I am lucky to have a good one now. Have you called your insurance company and asked them the most used Dr. in your area. This is how I found mine. I had to wait a while to see him but it was worth it. As for the Lamictal...I was on Lamictal...I did absolutely great on it...but I quit it because I thought it was making me gain weight. But it wasn't the Lamictal. I think it is the Seroquel. But I am on a high dose. I was on Lamictal for Borderline personality disorder. I am also Bi-polar and I never did go Manic while on Lamictal, my moods were very stable. If a doctor doesn't listen to you when you tell him something, especially concerning side-effects from drugs, you need to set him straight or find another doc. Sometimes it works to simply tell them how it is...for instance "Listen here...I told you this med made my heart rhythm irregular and you didn't listen. If you respect me as a patient then we need to work together; otherwise I will be looking for another Dr." Ive done it before...but I have a bad attitude and my doc was use to my smart mouth. Good Luck!!