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    • It is a sad story.  It must be difficult to weigh those factors, for sure.
    • that is a sad story. sounds like there were a lot of different angles to consider in deciding whether to admit him. 
    • i like the update too.  very modern!
    • i see my tdoc every 2 weeks, partially because i pay out of pocket, partially because it's a 35 minute drive to her city, partially because i've never had therapy more frequently than that and it seems to work for me. the downside is that a lot can happen in a week, and sometimes you have to choose between talking about the events that have passed since your last visit, or digging into some other ongoing therapeutic goal (for me personally, EMDR).  lately i have been thinking about going weekly because i've had a rough time, but i hesitate. i could afford to go more frequently, but i get stuck in wondering if i'm "sick enough" to go more often, and wincing at the cost. i know it's helped me a lot, but it's hard to feel like i'm worth spending that kind of money on. when i'm not doing so great the appointment feels like a light at the end of the tunnel. when i'm doing better it just feels like maintenance. like taking your car in for an oil change. just another thing on the list.
    • For years I had a weekly therapy visit. Then my insurance changed to an HMO and it was monthly if that. After a while of that, plus their opinion is therapy is for short term only, I just quit for quite a while. A few months ago pdoc said I should start again so I did, but she only has spots around monthly. It’s ok but I’m not in crisis. Not sure that weekly business was always helpful, either, in retrospect, which isn’t always a fair way to judge. 

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  2. It is a sad story. It must be difficult to weigh those factors, for sure.
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  4. that is a sad story. sounds like there were a lot of different angles to consider in deciding whether to admit him.
  5. i see my tdoc every 2 weeks, partially because i pay out of pocket, partially because it's a 35 minute drive to her city, partially because i've never had therapy more frequently than that and it seems to work for me. the downside is that a lot can happen in a week, and sometimes you have to choose between talking about the events that have passed since your last visit, or digging into some other ongoing therapeutic goal (for me personally, EMDR). lately i have been thinking about going weekly because i've had a rough time, but i hesitate. i could afford to go more frequently, but i get
  6. For years I had a weekly therapy visit. Then my insurance changed to an HMO and it was monthly if that. After a while of that, plus their opinion is therapy is for short term only, I just quit for quite a while. A few months ago pdoc said I should start again so I did, but she only has spots around monthly. It’s ok but I’m not in crisis. Not sure that weekly business was always helpful, either, in retrospect, which isn’t always a fair way to judge.
  7. This is a sad story - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/joel-vassell-ncr-psychiatrist-1.5883964 It makes me think though - my pdoc doesn't overreact at my violent thoughts. I don't think I'll act on them, so I am not too worried, and I've always been glad he sees them in the filter I do (more or less). But it must be a tough job to determine who needs to be put in the hospital and who is okay in the community.
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  9. 80%of COVID patients had some kind of neurological effects. https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20201005/8-in-10-covid-19-patients-suffer-neurological-symptoms-study-finds
  10. i have the same thing !! it is so scary ..furthermore , i have to run to my children to feel the sense that iam still alive . i dont know what it is & i have been living with this for years now & its affecting my sleep
  11. That's so great to hear apologies for not noticing the update till now, but I was so glad to read it
  12. So I take prazosin to suppress nightmares. It does a good job. New sleep psychologist thinks that with the right intervention, I might not need it anymore. I'm willing to give that a try. I won't go off it until we've got the intervention in place and my pdoc says it's a good idea, but just so I have a good sense, how long does it stay in my system? If I were to stop taking it on a Friday (as a pure example), when would the nightmares possibly resume if they're going to resume?
  13. I see her every other week and pdoc monthly. Sometimes, I struggle with waiting if something comes up, but for the most part it works fine.
  14. I am very low-functioning right now, but like you said, this may be as good as it gets for me, too....So I get it.......I talk to my therapist every 2 weeks, because I simply can't afford more co-pays, and she knows that....I like her, too, been with her since summer of 2019. I talk to pdoc once a month............These are all phone appts since April of 2020, due to COVID....I have no idea when I will go back to in-person appts. Have you discussed with your therapist about switching to every 2 weeks?.......Of course, the choice is definitely up to you, but does your therapist think
  15. For those who are not in an acute episode..... How often do you see a therapist? I've seen therapist regularly & consistently for the 20 years I've been dealing with this disease. I take breaks here & there, and have switched numerous times. At moment, I'm thinking about cutting down to every other week. I'm sick of going & seeing so much money invested when my depression is lifelong & chronic. Been seeing my current therapist weekly for the last 5 months. I do like her. It is good having someone to talk/vent to (especially during a year of lockdowns, isolation) but I I'm
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  17. So...spoke to GP, who referred me to a sleep doc. Had a sleep study Saturday. Zyprexa makes me sleep like a log, so I did, even at the clinic. I woke up easier than I normally do, much to my (grateful) surprise. I got home around 6am and went back to bed. And Toby said I sleep talked! Typical, I bet I didn't at the clinic. I talk to sleep doc on February 3rd.
  18. I would read it too, but agree that you should stay within the boundaries of whatever feels right or most comfortable to you. I am so sorry you're going through this whole shitty thing.
  19. Yeah if it would be cathartic to write about it I'd be here to read it, but if you don't think it would help then don't even dream of it, just mind yourself
  20. I would also read it Gear...but totally up to you. You're amazing!
  21. Thanks guys. She did mention wanting to get me off klonopin and go to just PRN at my first appointment. But I didn’t know it was going to happen this fast. I have 60 tablets in the bottle because I am still working on the bottle from my old pdoc. I have been taking 0.5 mg AM and 0.5 mg bedtime. So just 1 mg total daily. I don’t know if she wants me to be taking it daily still but.....eeek. It’s been somewhat rough at times with anxiety/falling asleep but nothing I haven’t been able to handle as of yet. I hope at our next appointment she will consider adding gabapentin as was disc
  22. i'd read it for sure. i can't imagine the extent of the impact it's had on you.
  23. Thank you. I can’t decide if I should write about it here. It’s a lot.
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