Appointment with Dr. Barry

My apt today with dr. barry was good. We discussed a lot. I was pleased with how it went. She never rushes me, today she spent at least a whole hour with me.
we talked about therapy, about the anger parts had been feeling. I also talked to her about my dad, about how he makes me feel, I dont usually discuss that at all, and in the past 2 weeks I’ve spoken to both eileen and dr. barry about it. Thats progress I’d say.
we talked about my sleep, and she told me to continue taking the fenergan if I am continuing to have bad sleep, I told her I’d slept good for the past few nights. But I know it wont last. It never does. She said the thing to do is to nip it in the bud when it starts, so, when I start sleeping badly, I need to start taking the fenergan right away for 5 to 7 nights in a row. Easier said than done, if you have things to do the next day then you cant take it, well I could, but I wont because I dont want to feel that awful grogginess that the fenergan brings on.
we talked about work, and I told her I am working from home now. She said she thinks it will only be a matter of time before we’re all told to self isolate and if that happens her clinics will obviously be effected. And we dont know for how long it will continue for once it is put in motion.
i asked her if she’d researched the med options and she said no. She said she’d been very busy and she hadnt had time. She apologised and said she’d do it this Friday since she’s had to cancel some family meetings. So she’ll have some time to sit down and read up on the different medications and on which ones we can try or should try for the PTSD.
I dont see her again now until the 25th of the month, that is if we arent all in quaranteen by then. We made another appointment for then and I hope we can keep it. I was pleased though with the way todays apt went. I came out of there feeling great. I felt validated and heard.

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.

6 thoughts on “Appointment with Dr. Barry”

  1. That sounds like a good appt. I agree that it’s easier said than done with the sleep meds, because when you have to do something the next day, you’re much less efficient when you’re groggy and hung over from the medication and it can be a real struggle, and sometimes can be downright dangerous, if you have to travel or something like that, even if you’re not driving yourself.

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