Terrri you mentioned that you only get to see your psychiatrist every six months. I am sure if you have concerns you can phone him in between time and make an appointment to see him, especially if your mental health is declining because of your declining physical health. If he isnt going to adjust any medication, at least you can let him know how you feel and he can document how being ill is making you feel mentally. Seeing a psychiatrist once every six months is only to review you if you are well. IF you are sick, you need to be reviewed more frequently.
Please do not get me wrong, I am saying that you are mentally unwell and you need to see your psychiatrist, what I am saying is that you will need to see your psychiatrist more often before you start to feel unwell mentally. Gee this sounds like a negative post, but I hope you understand what I am saying. Your mental health is just as important than your physcial health.
Diagnosed with Lupus - 22 June, 2010