Thursday, January 25, 2007

I'm a little confused

The doctor did not say "YOU have bipolar affective disorder". But, she is treating my imbalances the way you would treat a patient with bipolar. So, I'm confused. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...is it a duck??? I don't know. (bearing in mind that she also had the wrong test results, pc problems and a pda that was kinda hiccuppy.)

Michael is disputing that it is what I think it is. But, I wonder if it's just a matter of avoidance?? Not sure. I think I just need to call the doctor for clarification. On one hand, it doesn't really matter - this is a label...and the labels don't necessarily matter. I'm moving ahead with the doctor's plan. On the other hand, I have to wrap my head around the whole thing. I just don't know.

I've asked for support from my husband. He often misinterprets "support" for "solution". *I've heard boys can do this??* The solution is something my doctor and I will work towards...I don't need solutions. I need support. The crappy part is, I don't even know what that looks like. So, he's completely confused as to what I need. I'm totally confused, so I don't know what to tell him - and around and around we go. ARGH!

I'll talk to the pharmacist tomorrow. And, put a call in to the doctor for a little more info.

Sigh

1 comment:

domesticvixen said...

Lots of meds used for one ailment can be effective treatments for others. For example, Viagra is used for people with blood flow issues above the waist. Mom was taking a chemotherapy for Hodgkins disease to treat her MS. An antidepressant can be used for mild seizures.

If you were bipolar, she would have said so (and sent you to a psychiatrist.)

I wouldn't be too worried about it - if the treatment works and you feel better both physically and mentally, does it matter how you got there?

As for the boy, meh. Tell him you want a hug. That may be something he can understand. Maybe.