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Peaches1988
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Off to see a new doctor...

Fri May 31, 2013 7:21 am

Im dreading today :(

I have my first appointment with my (possibly) new specialist. Depending on how things go this will most likely become a fortnightly event...oh yay.

For some background history I have been seeing my previous doctor every fortnight for the last 2.5yrs with no success. At the height of his prescription giving addicition :lol: he had me on 22 tablets spread over 4 sessions a day. I have lost count how many times my meds have changed and every time I go through the same horrible withdrawal symptoms then I get new meds and the new complications emerge. For instance one medication I have to treat my condition makes sleeping very difficult so I had to go on another med to make me sleep. Another medication I am on makes me shake (yes physically shake) so I am on another med to limit how much I shake...feels like I am going around in circles :?

Im so anxious as I know the most likely probability is that this new doctor will want to change at least 4 of the 7 meds im on and with each change comes everything horrible that is associated with it. But overall im just praying that everything can be sorted even just a bit so my life can be a little more normal :e_pray:

Anyway thankyou for listening :)

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Re: Off to see a new doctor...

Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:11 am

Well good news is the doctor was lovely and I found it really easy talking to her :tick: So after an hour long session she made the suggestion that I go into hospital for 3 weeks :|. Over this time they will try to sort my medication out as well as get my binge eating under control. I will go in for an initial 3 weeks then come home then go back in for another few weeks etc etc and this will continue until my medication is sorted. I think I know deep down that this is the right thing to do, considering thing have gotten worse rather than improve over the last 2-3years but I am so scared and the thought of going in make me feel ill.

Im now on the waiting list and they hope to have me admitted within 2 weeks which means I will be spending my 25th birthday while im there also :(

My family can come each day to see me at certain times and I can get a leave pass for weekends after the first 7days are completed.

Has anyone else ever gone through something like this? :(
 
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Re: Off to see a new doctor...

Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:57 am

I have never been through something like that personally, but it sounds like the right thing and may be the thing you need to get so you can move on and enjoy your wedding and married life. I know it seems like a scary prospect but your doctor wouldn't have recommended it otherwise.

Keep us updated with how its going and if you ever need someone to chat feel free to PM me. Goodluck!
 
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Re: Off to see a new doctor...

Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:03 pm

I haven't been through what you are experiencing but I read your post and didn't want to not comment.

I know it may seem like a really long stint in hospital but you've gotta tell yourself, what's 3 weeks in regard to a lifetime? Not much....
Before you know it, you'll be out of there and in better shape. Positive mental attitude hun!

As someone else mentioned, it's for the best that you get treated so you can start your marriage off in the best possible health (and that means mental health too).

Wishing you lots of success in your treatment plan.
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