I saw Dr. Barry this afternoon. It went well. Although, I had a really long wait before I saw her. My appointment was for 12:30, but well, you never get seen at the exact time of your appointment, but when I got there the clinic was really busy. I’ve never seen it so busy. I didnt get in to her until 3 PM. I was so damn tired of waiting!
It was worth the wait though. First off, she rang Eileen on Friday, and they had a chat about how we’re doing. She said she felt like she needed to check in with eileen, since they hadnt talked in a while. I’m pleased that they checked in with one another. She was able to fill Eileen in on some stuff from the last few weeks that she was unaware of due to her being ill.
Then we talked about symptoms. I was telling her about how bad the switching is, and the dissociation. She said she thought the xanax was making the dissociation worse. She said sometimes benzos can do that. So she said we’d stop the xanax and she’d prescribe haldol for me, I’m to take it twice a day 2.5 mg twice a day for now. I’m not able to tolerate antipsychotics in high doses so 2.5 should be ok. She wanted to put me on seroquel, but I told her I cant take it, because I reacted badly to it the last time I took it a few years ago.
I told her about the weekend, how triggered we got, and how I’d had to go to our parents overnight. She listened intently and was very sympathetic. Then she said she’d get sarah, who is the community psychiatric nurse to phone us later on this week for a check in. And she said she’d refer us to the weekend team again this weekend coming.
I’ll go back to see her next Monday. I’m happy with the appointment and how it went. She’s doing all she can to help us and support us and get us through this tough time.