so saw dr. barry this morning. it was a good apt.
we talked a lot about the accident. i filled her in on what happened. she was shocked! she said how lucky we all were to survive and that none of us were seriously injured.
we talked about the ptsd symptoms I am experiencing. she said its quite normal to have them. that if I didnt there would be something seriously wrong. she said its now a question of if they persist, what should we do about it.
she decided to give me some PRN meds to help me sleep. she has put me on haldol prn. she told me to take it for 3 nights, but no more than that, like, dont take it for more than 3 consecutive nights running. but she said i could take it as needed, just that if i need it more than 3 nights, that i need to take a break before taking more of it. so she’s put me on 5 mg tablets. so we’ll see how they work.
she said if things dont improve she will consider putting me on an SSRI like prozac, which is now used in the treatment of ptsd. she said antianxilitics arent really used in the treatment of ptsd. so she wouldnt be giving me any of those. it was a good conversation that we had.
we talked about the support I have right now from sarah the CPN. I had her support due to the time of year. so Im finishing up with her now, for now at least. She will phone me one more time though. I only had phone support from her, not in person support.
we talked about halloween. i told her it was hard for me these past few nights. she said all things considered we are doing well. i agreed. we’re managing even though its super hard.
i told her about starting the mental health in the community course on 5th december. so i’ll have to move my apts to a wednesday afternoon. i asked her if that would be ok. she said yes of course. she said doing the course will be good for me. and its 3 hours a week so manageable. she congratulated me on applying.
i said I am very happy that I applied. And I think it will benefit me in my volunteering. so Im happy im doing it.
So now we have a plan. Take the haldol for now. 5 mg when I need it. Maybe go on an SSRI like prozac if needs be if things dont improve. And maybe see sarah for more support in the future if I need some extra support.
She said she’d see me again in two weeks time. We still havent moved to the new building. It may even be january now before we move. Just not sure. No ones sure really what is happening. But I guess we’ll see. Just take things one step at a time.