I Came. I Saw. I Medicated.

Today went really well at the doctor’s office.  She and I got along very well and have a lot of the same ideas and ideals.  I’d have preferred she give me more benzos, but it’s her call and I’ll go with it.

She put me on Mirtazapine – Remeron is the name here in the US.  I also got a very slight amount of xanax, but have pretty much been instructed it’s for absolute emergency use only.  I can deal with that.

For the CBT, my homework assignment this week is to spend time out in the yard every day playing with my son.  I am supposed to raise my anxiety to a level I can deal with, but not anything near panic.  There’s no time limit on playing outside, just that I have to do it until I start having fun.  Seems reasonable to me.

I’m a bit drained from the day’s outing and the pill I took recently.  I’m sure I’ll remember more and write about my progress tomorrow, too.  Thanks again for all of your well wishings.  I have the best people in the world reading my blog.  Hands down.

11 Responses

  1. Hi Annie,

    I am happy you are doing homework! Homework really helps me. I appreciate therapists who suggest it.

    And, I am glad, too, you are finding some relief with Remeron.

    That’s one med I haven’t taken personally. But, I hear it helps a lot with sleep, too.

    Also, it seems like your doctor is pretty savvy about benzos. It’s good to only take Xanax PRN. I made the huge mistake of starting it PRN and then having it go up and up until I was taking a pill before going or doing anything that may induce panic.

    I was up to 3 mg a day. WAY too much. As needed, I think it may be helpful. Good for her for making it “as emergency only.”

    I wish you the very best. I am so happy you are getting good treatment.

    Take care, and please keep updating!

  2. Howdy….will be replying to your email now!

  3. I’m glad it went smoothly.
    ..and what good homework? Spending time with your son, playing… 🙂


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