So a few months ago I asked my GP to refer me to the my psychiatrist and I was meant to have an appointment last month, but I had to to reschedule.
Anyway I had my appointment first thing this morning. 9am… why do they book such early appointments lol!
I felt fairly awake this morning though, so it wasn’t too much of a struggle and I had enough energy for to get the bus up there.
I didn’t have to wait too long before I got seen.
I knew what I wanted to say and what I wanted from the appointment. I think that always helps, to have an idea of what you need/want etc.
So I told him everything that’s been going on recently and what I’ve been struggling with. About the anxiety, depression etc.
I said I would like to maybe do DBT again, maybe not the main therapy group but maybe the group people do whilst waiting for the main therapy.
I also said that it’s been 6 years since I finished DBT and then there’s no follow up. And he thankfully agreed that it would be a good idea, he also gave me Trazodone to help me sleep better and hopefully it will help with my anxiety too.
My next appointment is in 3 months and then I’ll have an appointment with Deirdre, she heads up the DBT group.
I last saw my psychiatrist January 2018 and I wasn’t open, I didn’t know what I wanted or needed and I didn’t want to be there. So nothing happened as a result, but I don’t think I was ready.
This appointment was different from most appointments I’ve had there, because I wanted to be there, I know things need to change and I know I can’t do it alone. I’m ready for the extra support and I need the extra support.
I’m glad I have things put in place for now and after my surgery in August. Feeling pretty proud of myself 🙂