Story time! And then some.
Yesterday, I went to the doctor to get my meds refilled. Finding a psychiatrist out here has been impossible. So, basically, this doctor thinks I’m insane. I had to answer all the normal questions of what allergies I have, what medications I’m currently on, any recent hospitalizations, medical history etc etc.
Doc: “So.. you know that klonopin is not meant to be drug used for long term use, right? How long have you been on it?”
Me: “Oh, yeah, duh, my short term memory is shot. I’ve been on it for over 4 years.”
Doc: “….have you ever tried anything else?”
Me: “Zoloft, lexapro, celexa, lithium, trileptal, lamictal, welbutrin, xanax, buspar, abilify, risperidone, effexor, cymbalta, aaaanddddd…. pristiq?”
Me: “Oh, and ritalin, adderall, concerta, and focalin.”
Doc: “And your diagnosis is…?” *queue the look of utter confusion*
Me: “Something between general anxiety disorder and Bipolar 1 and possibly borderline personality disorder.” Continue reading “how to be human”