Posted by Sabino on August 11, 2005, at 7:30:19
In reply to Re: Too little Lithium vs. just enough? experience, posted by Squiggles on August 10, 2005, at 20:01:38
Well, I think it DOES matter how I feel. In fact, my whole relationship with the doc is all about how I feel. If I were taking a med that made me feel like garbage, and the doc just wanted to keep raising the dose, clearly we'd not be on the same page. I'm willing to ride out some side effects for a reasonable period of time, but there comes a time where you throw in the towel on a given med.
Not saying I'm at that point with Lamictal; I just started it. What I think I'll do is try taking it at night instead of daytime.
I do respect my doctor. I respect his training, and his experience, but would not hesitate to fire him if he had one of those god complexes you speak of.
I want somebody who feels like it DOES matter how I feel, and actually listens when I relate how a drug is effecting me. I'm fortunate that I have such a doc right now.
> It doesn't matter how you feel -
> your doctor will decide whether
> the symptoms you report are worth
> changing your treatment. Doctors
> can be like deities; stick to their
> advice, be honest, show respect
> and don't be a smart-*ss (like me)
> and you will fare well;