Oh Know! Another New Doctor!

Yes, I was upset when I was told that my regular doctor who prescribesmy meds for me was no longer around.  I knew that meant that I would have to start over with a new doctor explaining everything.

Today, I got to see this new doctor and I was not impressed.  First of all he was 30 minutes late.  Then I get in the office and sit down, and I noticed he was chewing gum.  I mean really chewing it!  I felt it was so unprofessional.  Then he tells me he just now opened my file.  Meaning he had a whole month since my last visit to read over my chart.  He did ask me a few questions and from those questions and answers he decided to take me off my Zoloft and put me on Celexa.  I’ve been on that before and I don’t remember much about it.  Then he said  he wanted to try this new drug which I can’t remember.  It starts with an “L.”  Not Lithium, nor Lexapro.

I took my prescription into the pharmacist to get my new medications and was told that Medicare didn’t pay for the new drug.  I asked why and was told it was an alternative and the cost was $1,000.  Yes, $1,000!  I looked at her and asked, “Are you kidding?”   Of course, I said forget it.  I’ll just take my Celexa home.  They’re going to ask the doctor if there is another similar drug.  The problem is at times I hear voices and they are usually calling my name.  It’s really weird.  I told him I think their just ghosts.  You should have seen the look on his face! 🙂

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Can Daylight Savings Time Affect My Mood?

This made sound far fetch, but I tell you I have felt very off-balance since Daylight Savings Time went into effect.   I’ve been staying up until 3 or 4 am watching TV or dazzling on my computer.  Sometimes I fall asleep with my fingers still on the keys, tv going and lights on-not good.  When I don’t get enough rest sends me into depression and irritability.

I went to my psychiatrist and she wants me to start taking Lithium ER 450mg the extended release dose.blood count my Lithium has been low and she has been trying to get me to take it.  I let her write the prescription and then I checked online for the cost, Wow wee!  Very expensive even though I have Medicare and Humana. I was a little surprise!  The regular Litium is not nearly as expensive.  I’ve never heard of Lithium ER so I’m a little apprehensive to spend that much money and not work for me.  I’ve got a basket full of pills that was prescribed and could not take them.  A lot of money in that basket!

I’ve got to get motivated it’s almost the weekend!