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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me.

I had my appointment with the sleep doc today and it went well; I'm going to have a sleep study on Apr 1st. She said I should be taking the antipsychotic med Vaylar instead of my Risperdal, and she gave me a free sample, saying it had fewer side effects and that all of her patients loved it.... I was excited, so I called my psychiatrist to ask permission to try the free sample. I was not ready for his reaction.... he basically chided me for bothering him and said I should be talking about these types of things in an appointment and not over the phone. His tone was incredibly rude and condescending. I was just like, oh okay, my mistake..... but the entire event left such a bad taste in my mouth. A few weeks ago, he encouraged me to call him to tell him how my treatment was going, so I didn't think he'd mind... meh. I think I might start looking for other psychiatrists in the area to see if anyone slightly more personable and less rude might be accepting new clients....

I went for a walk today in the park near my apartment! Nothing spectacular, just a small walk, enjoying the sunshine and the lake, and feeling good. I also came home and stretched out on the balance ball, which was really nice and relaxing. I''ve found it easier to keep my eating under control today than it has been lately. I did have fast food while I was out today, but I stuck to the fresco chicken soft tacos -- they were good, and low-cal!

Tomorrow I'm going to try my scale again to see if I'm within the range that it will weigh me. Wish me luck!
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  • KIPPER15
    Hope you find a more supportive doctor!
    725 days ago
    Great to hear that you did not let the negative encounter with your Dr ruin your entire day - a walk and nourishing meal sounds like a healthy way to spend your time and energy. Sounds like a lovely day! Here's hoping that today will be just as good!
    726 days ago
    Exercise & eating right is incredible for the body, mind and spirit. Keep, keeping on girl! You're doing great! I also agree with you on finding a new doctor. It will be his loss and your "healthy" gain! :)
    726 days ago
    A walk out in the sun by the lake sounds wonderful! I'm glad you had a good day!
    727 days ago
    Wow. Were you supposed to wait until your next appointment to ask about the new med? I'd look around for someone near you. always good to have the psychiatrist nearby and approachable! glad you had a nice walk! Keep up the good work!!
    727 days ago
    Sometimes a psychiatrist or counselor is not a good fit. If you are uncomfortable with yours, by all means shop around a bit. emoticon
    727 days ago
    Wow I am so sorry that happened to you! I hope you will find a Dr. Who is someone that makes you feel comfortable. emoticon
    727 days ago
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