My two main docs are my pdoc and my GP who treats my myriad of other afflictions I have. I stopped seeing my neurologist because nothing was helping. He was helpful for ruling out MS as a diagnosis, got my MRI’s all authroized quickly. My GP says the specialists always are that way. (I don’t think that’s always the case).
I like my GP because she asks for my opinion and input. I’ve felt comfortable asking her about personal questions, anxiety meds, increasing a dose, can we tests for _______. I’ve convinced her to try a couple of non-conventional treatments for my migraines after I had read about them. She’s not a total pushover though. She wasn’t totally for applying for disability. She told me I wouldn’t have anything to do after, like a place to go to every day and I might end up feeling worse.
Pdoc seems to know her stuff. She was more in favor of applying for disability. A couple of times I’ve mentioned a different treatment and she hasn’t been open to it. I don’t push it either because I know she knows a hell of a lot more than my doctor google degree. She doesn’t like to do big changes with meds…one change at a time kind of rule.
Since then I’ve been on disability for two years? I’ve had a few periods of “meh” and a couple of “ok’s”. I had no idea it would take so long to treat bipolar disorder and I know I’m still not fixed yet.