She just sat down with me for little over an hour and just asked me a ton of questions. Then told me she was going to prescribe me these meds and we will talk more at our next appointment. I chose this Psychiatrist because she has more years experience than I've been alive. It's hard finding good reviews for any Psychiatrist in my area. I might need to travel to Austin.
I've just been prescribed Seroquel and Zoloft. My psychiatrist never really told me anything?
- 18 Nov 2014 by kleo84
- 18 November 2014
- seroquel, zoloft, depression, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, prescription, psychiatry
Added 18 Nov 2014:
oh yeah, the question....does this mean that I have bipolar disorder or just a severe case of depression?
I wouldn't hazard a guess. It could be either. Did you ask her any questions? You're going to feel weird for a few days until you get used to the meds. You might want to start one, then wait a few days to start the other. Then if you have a reaction you know which it was.
Hi, kleo! When my pysch moved to another town he referred me to another psychiatrist who is highly respected. The first visit will sound familiar: tons of questions, memory tests, perspectives, etc, etc. Matt then prescribed meds and said we'd talk next visit.
The tests help the doctor with your diagnosis and she'll need time to review them. Right now sh'e likely treating the most obvious symptoms.
It may seem like a pain, but be glad she is being so thorough with you. Some doctors will just right out scripts and that's that.
As mama said, on your next visit be sure to ask your questions and ask doc to clarify what she tells you. It will help to make up a list of questions and concerns ahead of time and jot things down as they come to you.
You doctor doesn't treat you; you and your doctor together treat you.
Best wishes, WCV
It is hard to find a psychiatrist that fits your individual needs, that's with everyone. I would stick with one for at least 3 months before attempting to find another doctor. My reasoning is because it takes 30 to 45 days for medicine to get in your system, most of the time you can feel results with a 3 to 5 days. It is likely, not certain, that either the dosage will be adjusted or try a different medicine may be tried.
As far as your diagnoses, there is no way anyone online can tell you that. At this point your psychiatrist might not be able to. Lots of things go into diagnosing any illness. It is important that you that you communicate well with your doctor, if need be say "stop I need to get some clarification". My doctor told me to keep list of things I wanted to inquire about.
Wishing you luck
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