chanter_greenie: a panther being stared at by multiple other animals (this panther has been to Colorado)
[personal profile] chanter_greenie
Got seen for this depression/anxiety rubbish yesterday. The doctor in question turned out to be quite excellent (I was a little nervous about seeing a male doctor, but there was no awkwardness at all, thank goodness.) I am so, so grateful for medical professionals who don't dismiss mental illnesses out of hand. He actually made the comparison between people telling me to just stop worrying and someone telling an insulin-dependent diabetic to just try harder to make more insulin. What a relief! Do you hear that, family?

On a trial run of low dose anxiety medication, in conjunction with the depression meds. I follow up in a month. We'll see how it goes.

Date: 2017-07-09 01:14 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Well done! And hooray for competent medical care!

Date: 2017-07-09 02:47 am (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
Here's to doctors that not only don't suck, but are, apparently, sort of awesome!

Date: 2017-07-09 03:00 am (UTC)
lilysea: Tree hugger (Tree hugger)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
Good luck! ^_^

May your meds be good meds.

Date: 2017-07-09 04:50 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Yaaaay! yay for competent healthcare! So hard to get these days.

Date: 2017-07-09 09:43 am (UTC)
cmcmck: chiara (chiara)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Excellent!

I recall people who were convinced that I could really do male perfectly well if I tried harder! :o/

Date: 2017-07-09 11:17 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
That's a bloody good analogy!! After all, in at least half to 90% of cases of depression/anxiety the root cause is a neuro-chemical imbalance.

Sounds like you got a good one there.

Date: 2017-07-09 07:42 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Pill Headed Stick Person (pill head)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Lovely news. Best wishes ....

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