the meds conversation with dr. barry

so we saw dr. barry. and we told her about the med situation.
willow couldnt do it, so i did. i didnt mind, i knew willow was extremely anxious about talking to her. she’d only ever spoken to her once before.
dr. barry was great. she was so understanding. we’re really lucky to have such an incredibly understanding doctor.
she asked me how long did i think we were off meds.
i say around 3 or 4 weeks. i said i knew we couldnt just go back on our original dose. she agreed we couldnt.
she said it was the priority to get us back on our seizure meds first. that because we had trevicta in our system, trevicta is our 3 monthly shot, for psych issues. but basically because we still had some of that in our system, the psych meds werent a priority and they will be started slowly over the next few weeks.
she gave me a prescription for depokate and keppra, the depokate is also for my mood, as well as for seizures. she told me that due to the exceptional circumstances of the situation that i should come back again to see her next week.
she wrote a note to my gp. she found it odd that he hadnt contacted me but she said maybe he was waiting for me to take the lead on that. and maybe when abode rang him and told him we’d been stockpiling meds he didnt want us having anything so he was waiting for us to come forward and ask for our monthly prescription.
we talked about ways in which we could monitor taking of our meds, and dr. barry asked me to ask our mom if she’d check our blister pack once a week, to make sure we are taking everything as we should. i dont know if she’ll be willing to do it but I’ll ask her.
i told dr. barry that we’d had a very intense therapy session on monday and that willow had gotten to talk about this with eileen. dr. barry was glad. she said we just want to prevent this situation from happening again.
i do, too. i really do.
it was an overall good apt though. she was great. i need not have worried.
she took what i told her in stride, she didnt even get mad at me, she said I should know her better than that. lol.


Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

4 thoughts on “the meds conversation with dr. barry”

  1. So good you got through that conversation and she wasn’t mad at you guys. I mean I was sure she wouldn’t, but at least Willow can be more peaceful now. Hope you will get to some strategy how to manage your meds now.


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