Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Plan

Thank you all so much for your comments and anecdotes to my last post.  As I said, I can't do this alone anymore, and I realized that I really need this cyber-support system more than I'd imagined.  So I'm back again.

The meeting with the doctor, who's now my new practitioner at the clinic, went well.  He's young yet seemed quite knowledgeable about depression.

The decision about medication is that since we know my body tolerates Prozac, I'll take 60mg/day for six weeks and then see him again.  If I've stabilized, I'll stay on that dosage until such time as I might need to change again.  Then I'll go to 80mg/day, if necessary, same scenario.  We'll find a new drug if Prozac subsequently doesn't work for the long haul.

I'm fine with that, and so relieved that I've got a medical partner now in this journey.

Those of you who are depressed or have friends or loved ones who are, know that there's no cure for depression.  It's a matter of finding the right drug/chemical that will alleviate enough of the symptoms that you can function in life, and feel your best.

So here's to better living through chemistry.  x


Jan said...

Oh yes--I've enjoyed better living through chemistry for my depression for many years. I believe that I might not have made it through those years without it.

So glad you are getting the help you need. Asking for help is wise and empowering.

HD said...

Dear Connie, so glad that a fellow artist is getting the medical care she needs. Keep on making art! :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm glad you found a doctor who appears to be a good fit for you. I have a lot of thoughts about doctors, and when you find a good one who keeps ups on what is new and CARES, that is most of the battle.

Be Happy
xx, Carol

jenclair said...

:) Glad to know you have found a competent and compatible doctor!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I had been checking back in for many mornings but finally decided you were not going to be posting...this morning I just happened to click on this site and (smiling) to find you and your collage! Glad you are back, have the doctor you need and the meds too.