I had an appointment with my pdoc today. She asked how my dad was doing, which I thought was nice. I told her about the sleep study, and she was appalled that the insurance wouldn’t pay for a full sleep study. She, like many of you, is hoping that I get approved for the CPAP machine, and she hopes that this will eliminate the need for a sleeping pill. I had to reminder her that my main problem was FALLING ASLEEP. But it’s all good.
She increased my Buspar to 3 times a day (10 mg dosage stays the same) and she ordered some Ativan capsules for me to take as a “breakthrough” med for my vacation. She chose the capsules because the work faster. AMEN! So, I should be good to go for vacation. You have no idea how relieved I am.
Now I feel like I can move forward with everything else I need to get done to prepare for our travels. It sounds so silly, but it’s true.
I also told her about my bad episode of depression — all of it. I told her I thought it was because I was on my period at the time, but she didn’t agree with that because I don’t have a history of this.
She continues to tell me how interesting I am.
My last pdoc said the same thing. She said “You are not the garden variety.” I guess I have odd episodes that make no sense in the general outline of Bipolar.