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Waiting for Doctor

I am waiting for daughter's neuro to call me. Question of appointment and refill. I am cringing here because I am scared the doctor is going to yell at me again. Picture me feeling very Not-Brave.

Doctor has wanted to switch daughter's meds for almost a year now. Somehow it keeps not happening. Dr is frustrated with me. Daughter just does not want to think about it. I just want life to be not scary.

I like the doctor for the most part-- But we've had a med and a dosage that works pretty well, for years now. What if we disturb some balance?

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provencepuss
Mar. 18th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
if it ain't broke why fix it....or has a drug company given the doc a new incentive?
eglantine_br
Mar. 18th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
No, it is not that. It is possible that a new drug may be better. It is just that you never know.
provencepuss
Mar. 19th, 2013 08:45 am (UTC)
that's better - there's really only one way to find out unfortunately - bite the bullet and try it. But be sure that if is it isn't the right treatment she can go bak to the old one
wellinghall
Mar. 18th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
I hope you can get a good solution out of this.
eglantine_br
Mar. 18th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Dr and I had a failure to communicate back in December.Not good at all.
anteros_lmc
Mar. 18th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Didn't you manage to resolve the failure to communicate last time? I can't imagine how difficult it must be to try and make a decision like this. Have you tried to explain to Dr why you're both so reticent to attempt a change in medication? Hope it works out okay and Dr is gentle with you both.
eglantine_br
Mar. 18th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
I had thought so. i thought I had another month to get an appt set up. But is seems, not so. So now everything has to be done in a hurry.
kcwarwick
Mar. 18th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you have this worry. I think you're just going to have to be brave about it but you have all my sympathy. I'm not good at dealing with situations where I think there is going to be unpleasantness.
eglantine_br
Mar. 18th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yes. You are right. Blech.
ba1126
Mar. 18th, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
It's not fun, being intimidated by a doctor. I'll say some prayers that you get braver and find the right words, and he gets more compassionate and listens better.
eglantine_br
Mar. 19th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It is hard to have something where everyone means well, and still cannot agree entirely.
kittycallum
Mar. 19th, 2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
That sounds very frightening to deal with, and I hope the doctor listens to your worries and you are able to choose a course of action that you are both happy with (and your daughter as well).
eglantine_br
Mar. 19th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
We are all uncertain, I think.
nodbear
Mar. 19th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
I think it is natural to feel scared and /or not to want to think about it - and also ok to want the doctor to go through why she thinks it could work better
because as you say whta you have is good = but it might be that the new one is more suitable for her groiwng up to adulthood or has less long term side effects or something

but as I boringly often say neurologists above all tend to know that the best analysis comes in the end from the patient -dont know if I am too late now but thinking of you anyway .

hugs and peacefulness
eglantine_br
Mar. 19th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
Sorted a little better today. Got same old med's until her appointment in April.

I think doctors have to spend a lot of time explaining technical things that seem more clear to them than to us. This one has always been good at that.

We already switched from another to this one, a few years back. Old one was bad for teen ovaries. Now we have good-for-ovaries med, but it may not be best for teen mood...

I need to give myself a good shake sometimes, and be grateful for what we have. Nobody is saying she needs bleeding, or exorcism, (except that one idiot,) or smoke up her ass.

Problems of the unutterably lucky. That is what I have. That is what Dr Hornblower would say. Archie, and his parents would agree!

nodbear
Mar. 19th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
Glad a little better sorted and know where you are a bit

and yes, lucky indeed compared to the treatments of long ago

but it still has its challenges

here we have the same dilemmas the other of the cycle - ones that are good/not so good for menopausal moods :)

but I did not have to live with that when actually a teenager - I feel as a family you tackle it as well as anyone can.

Never an easy choice and filled with 'what ifs' -
so lots of *hugs*

anteros_lmc
Mar. 22nd, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you have been able to get this sorted without any unnecessary upheaval.

You're right that we are so very lucky to benefit from modern drugs but all the miracles of modern medicine can't stop parents from worrying. I'm sure Dr Hornblower would understand that too :)
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