Today's Tdoc Appointment
I saw my tdoc today and my appointment went extremely well.
We began by discussing the pdoc appointment I had on Monday. I talked about how my pdoc said that it sounds like my moods are stabilizing nicely and that I'm doing well on my meds. My tdoc asked me if I agreed and I said yes. I mentioned that I haven't rapid cycled or had problems with mania, hypomania or depression since my last hypomanic episode.
My tdoc pointed out that I seemed happy today, but not to the point where I'm manic. He said it has been a long time since he has seen me this way, so it felt good to have another person notice how level I am.
We discussed whether or not I've been exercising and I told him that since the weather has been warming up, it has been easier for me to go outside for my 2 hour walks.
We also talked about my ability to sleep. I told him that although my sleep schedule has been out of whack since my last hypomanic episode, things have settled down nicely and I've been able to receive a full 8 hours of sleep over the past several days.
I brought up the fact that I'd like to discuss stress and anger management techniques as well as additional strategies to deal with my SH. We will be discussing this at my next appointment although he did say it was always up to me to determine what I wanted to discuss in therapy.
Due to a full schedule for the upcoming week, my next appointment with him is scheduled for May 5th. I will also see him the following week on May 12th.
Just thought I'd let all of you know how today went for those who may be interested.
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN
Last edited by dreams in neon; 04-15-2009 at 03:38 PM.