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New Psychiatrist changing everything...

Postby MourningDove » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:47 am

I've been living with Schizoaffective Disorder for over twenty years, about a year ago, my psychiatrist (who has since moved on) finally got me on a regime that works for both the psychosis and the depression and anxiety.

I am on Haldol for the psychosis element, Doxpin for the insomnia, Lamictal for the depression (mood stablizer) and Gabapentin for anxiety and panic attacks.

My new psychiatrist, a young woman, immediately reduced my dosage of Gabapentin and is threatening to remove me from it entirely as well as the Doxipin because in her mind, everything is biochemical and she's not taking environmental factors and hormonal changes into account.

I'm extremely anxious and don't know how to tell this woman that for the first time in forever, I think I've found a combination I can live with.

She seems to be eager to just change things up on a whim.

I've only seen her twice, and it's through a telescreen (which is humiliating enough) and I don't know how to tell her I don't think it's wise to pull me off anything since they seem to be doing the trick.

Anyone else have this issue with new psychiatrists, and if so, how do you handle it?
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