Posted by Christ_empowered on April 23, 2012, at 23:41:06
In reply to Awesome new doc!, posted by Christ_empowered on April 23, 2012, at 20:27:28
Thanks for the responses everyone. I was so afraid that, in light of my recent near-commitment, this doc would be like "wow. Its Thorazine for you, my friend," but she wasn't.
She seems to understand the need to control mental illness without controlling the patient, which I think is very important. Some docs seem to have power issues, which freaks me out since they're in a position of authority already.
I'm happy about all this. I think we'll get along well. I'm particularly excited about having someone who is willing to lower the Abilify but also understands that it must be done sloooowly. Before, docs would just say "well, go to 15," and then I'd freak out, and then it was "go back to 30." This doctor said she'd lay out a game plan and watch me for signs of crazy.