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Today's appointment

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Was ok. Mainly got asked about the rehab team and then discussed my blood test results. As per usual mood assessment was based on how i was there and then- it’s a reflex reaction to be as pleasant and upbeat as you can even if the rest of the time you don’t always feel it. Said the depot helped with some things but not so much with others.
Cholesterol was up, prolactin was down but still above normal range. He mentioned abilify as a possible add on. It seems that due to it’s action it can lower the prolactin caused by the risperdal. No mention that increased prolactin = increased weight = higher cholesterol . No doubt abilify has it’s own set of side effects but of course he didn’t mention those.
Finished off with a mini ‘lecture’ on exercise and good living habits.

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