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Old 04-15-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Today's Tdoc Appointment

Hi everyone,

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.
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Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Old 04-15-2009, 03:58 PM   #2
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Re: Today's Tdoc Appointment

That's awesome to hear! I'm glad that everything is slowly coming together for you. What great work you must be doing with yourself!

 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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Re: Today's Tdoc Appointment

Dreams,
That is great to hear that everything went so well at your appt. It sounds like things are going well for you. I'm glad to hear that. It helps me and gives me hope to know that other people are doing well. It reminds me that in time I will be okay and I will survive all this. Glad to hear dreams!

 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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Dreams,

Sounds like everythig is going your way, congrats.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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Re: Today's Tdoc Appointment

Great to see that your doing well. Hope your therapy goes great to. I myself will be doing therapy soon for my social anxiety. Life seems to be treating your well. Hope it keeps up.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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Re: Today's Tdoc Appointment

Thanks everyone! After struggling for awhile after my friend's death and then having a manic episode, it's great that things are falling into place as far as my moods are concerned. I told my pdoc and tdoc that it took 8 weeks for the Fluoxetine to work, but it's finally doing what it's supposed to. My tdoc also explained that it can take anti-depressants a little longer than mood stabilizers to reach their efficacy. I'm really pleased with my new med regimen and am hopeful that it will allow me to remain stable. I know I will probably experience mania and hypomania since this is usually what happens to me during the spring and summer, but at least I can avoid cycling into agitation and depression. Speaking of which, my tdoc was pleased to hear that I didn't have any problems with extreme anger or severe depression during my last hypomanic episode. I'm hoping that this will continue and will also be the case during my next manic episode.
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Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 04-15-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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Glad everything is going so well.

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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Thanks, typeing. <hugs back>
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Meds:
Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 04-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #9
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No problem.
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