I have a brand new pdoc and like I stated in a previous thread, she did an intake, diagnostic interview on me. It took about a half hour to an hour and she settled on the diagnosis of schizoaffective, bipolar type. She completely ruled out borderline personality disorder. She also diagnosed me with insomnia and anxiety.
I have to say that I admire her diagnostic prowess and I wholeheartedly agree with everything she concluded.
And she wants to get to know me better before lowering my Risperdal Consta shots any further. I agree.
Yeah sorry…was doing something and missed the end of your post…Sounds good and professional and getting to know you is an art. I’m a big believer in psydocs who do the hard yards and get to know you and your symptoms. Hope it goes well for you.
I’m on 240 mg a day of geodon. I take 160 mg of that in the evening and that’s supposed to help me sleep. I take 100 mg of Seroquel at bedtime and that is supposed to be a sleeper too. I quite often have to resort to taking klonipin 0.5 mg prn at bedtime as well.
You would think that all this, plus my main tranquilizer, Risperdal Consta shots, would all knock me out cold every night but they don’t. Like tonight, I’m absolutely exhausted, I’ve had all my meds, plus prn Klonipin, but, I’m not at all sleepy. I’m just my usual. “Tired and wired” state. It’s all very frustrating.