So, I referred myself to a trauma program (the only one that I could refer myself to, as far as I could tell) because I don't really like going to my GP, who is the one who would refer me anywhere else.
Except that I'm apparently too 'at risk' (of death, presumably) to qualify for the one that I wanted. So they suggested another one. Which is fine. I was looking at that other one and it seemed like a better fit anyway. Except that I need my GP to refer me. They gave me the referral form which I then had to walk over (in a snowfall, because of course this is a Canadian January) to my GP. Which thankfully is close but like, really, it's 2018 and we're still relying on me walking bits of paper around?
My GP wasn't there so I dropped it off for her, figuring that it would be a fairly easy thing for her to just sign and send back. I'd already gotten all the details filled out at the other place!
Except that it turns out that this isn't at all an easy request for my GP. Who, it turns out, has dropped me from her practice because I tend to only go once every five years or so (when they call me). So now I have an appointment for next week where I try to re-register with my own doctor.
This is stupid.
I've been living in the the United States for well over twenty years. I have a diagnosis of panic disorder without agoraphobia, major depression, and generalized anxiety disorder.
My company has offered me a rather lucrative job opportunity, but it would require a job transfer to Ontario. I really want to take it, but I'm extremely concerned about finding a psychiatrist there and not having to switch up my meds. I currently take Effexor 150 MG and diazepam 15 MG daily. I have been on both for many years with no escalation or issues. They work quite well for me.
How difficult is it going to be to continue taking these meds and to get care in Canada? I am a Canadian citizen, so I would have insurance 3 months after arrival. Normally I would just fly home every four months and get my meds and see my PDOC here until I found someone in Toronto. That being said, you can't do that because importing RXs from the US is illegal, and I'm sure the diazepam could cause issues. I'm at a loss. I seriously may not be able to relocate because of this.
Any feedback from Canadians or someone who has gone through this would be appreciated.