A follow-up call to check in with my psychiatrist, Dr. Walker, on how things have been going.read more
Updates: * I have seen improvement on Prozac. Within a week or two, I had some strings of really good days. I knew it worked for me last time. * But as recently as last night, I have still had anxiety attacks. * I couldn't decide whether to stay at my friends' house or go back to my house. * I started to rock back and forth, and self-touch. * My girlfriend of 10 years on Monday told me that she had feelings for someone else. * She also has had a lot of trouble dealing with me in this anxious state. She feels like she's tapped out. * She said she wants an open relationship to help her get through this. * She doesn't know how much longer she can last before she just has to break up with me. * I really don't want an open relationship and this has all added a lot to my anxiety. Symptoms: * Still getting cases where throughout the day I have my hair stick up on my arms. * I feel very tired in the morning, getting out of bed is still difficult. * I still don't get much enjoyment out of the things I usually enjoy. * Still have a lot of trouble in the idle times: * Mind starts to wander, intrusive thoughts/worries. * Sometimes, especially at night, I can really feel my heart beating. Questions: * Do you still do therapy in a personal practice? I talked to you about it when I first met you, and know you didn't take insurance, but I'm open to that now because I really trust you. * If not, do you have someone you could refer me to? * Is there any other advice I should give my girlfriend? * Couple's therapy? * Do you have someone you could refer us to? * Is it possible that it just takes longer this time for the medication to have full effect? * Do you think medicine changes are necessary? * Last time, I felt back to normal in 4-6 weeks. But I had been on 10mg for 3 weeks prior. * Thursday is the 6 week mark.