Today I am seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. I have to admit that I’m actually pretty nervous about it. I’ve been on antidepressants for a few years now, but the doctor who prescribed these medications didn’t do a thorough job of diagnosing me. I know that probably sounds strange, if you’re going to prescribe medication you would think the doctor would spend time getting to know what’s going on… but in reality they don’t have time. Shitty, I know, but it is true.
So my last PCP gave me Lexapro and when that made my symptoms worse he changed my medication to Effexor. I’ve been on that for years now. It works in the sense that I don’t want to off myself, but it doesn’t quiet my brain at all. I feel like exhausted often. I quite literally wake up feeling tired and I’m not always able to push through the exhaustion.
So while I am nervous about what this doctor could tell me, I know it can only help.b