In their response letter they told me they can’t help give me a sleep medication to take together with my AP, and they won’t see me. Instead they referred me to the sleep centre. I doubt the sleep centre can do more than a pdoc can, so I guess I’m stuck. I don’t know what to do. I’m not sleeping well on olanzapine and I can’t get off it because of the insomnia in it’s wake. Well…at least if I can get facetime with someone at the sleepcentre they might get a idea what is going on and can possibly refer me back to a pdoc or something. I guess that’s the best I can hope for.
In Trinidad it is easy to get an appointment. I wonder if its because of low demand i.e. people not taking their mental health seriously and going for treatment or maybe people are afraid to enter the system. Could be good management too.
True all but one of my medication decisions have been made between me and my community psychiatric nurse rather than with the psychiatrist. I next see the psychiatrist in January, which isn’t as bad as not getting to see one. They really should be available to more people in shorter times but there’s so few of them in certain places.