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03 March 2007 @ 12:57 pm
I might not be crazy, but I have to think about that some more  
I finished my testing last week and had the final meeting with the autism specialist yesterday.



There was a lot he said, but basically he said that the treatment, that I have been getting the last few years, was based on a diagnosis he thinks is false. He recommded I make a new start, working with a different psychiatrist, different meds and behavioural therapy. He set my up with appointment with a female psychiatrist who works with both children and adults. I'm going to see her next week, so I can talk things over from the med side.

I'm a bit overwhelmed and more than a little insecure about what to do. I will talk to the psychiatrist in any case, but beyond that I have no idea. Most of what the specialist said makes sense. He addressed many problems I talked to him about including my academic problems, depression, diffculty at work and explained how they are linked to autism and ADD and how different meds and therapy could help me.

It is comforting that have someone say I'm not stupid for not being able to study or read well.



In an unrelated note.

The company that delivers my groceries seems to be out of just about wverything. Still, there is major convenience in getting groceries delivered.

I made raw vegan fudge today. Yum!
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I'm Jack Sparrow's jar of dirt. [Don't touch me!]: House | Wilson - in betweenninnui on March 3rd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Whoa! That's quite some news. I hope it turns out for the better for you :) *flausch*
Illman: B5 - Doomillman on March 4th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
To tell the truth, my head is still spinning slightly.
Amberminttown1 on March 3rd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
I wish you luck, that you find something that helps more than the previous has.
Illman: lemon biteillman on March 4th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The doctor I have been seeing seems to be sure that things should start to look up soon once I start getting off the meds.
Evidence: dannylineevidenceshows on March 4th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
I hope it all works out dude :hugs:
Illman: Jordan - pinkillman on March 4th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm still feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, but I'll take it one day at a time.
iamrighthereiamrighthere on March 4th, 2007 09:17 am (UTC)
It is stumnning that treatment that you have been receiving over a period of years was based on a misdiagnosis. This must have been a very challenging time for you, and look at how you've come to believe that you might not be smart! This is such a shame because you're obviously very, very smart and very creative, as well. I'm so glad that you're moving in another direction with diagnosis and treatment. Eventually you will have the answers you seek, which will enable you to work towards a workable resolution of the problems that you have been having. I'm pulling for you!
Illman: Mathsillman on March 4th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

It's a weird feeling now, looking back on the last three years. I was doubting myself along with my sanity more than once.
iamrighthereiamrighthere on March 4th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is so sad! I can see you there, just shaking your head thinking 'What's wrong with me?' when all the time you were going the wrong way. Sounds like a lonely time. I'm really hoping that you feel better soon and come out of this with a more balanced idea of who you are and of the great things that you can do.