February 28th 2016 About my Feldenkrais Therapy....

February 28th 2016 About my Feldenkrais Therapy....

People hear about traditional vestibular rehab therapy - VRT - fairly frequently when there is discussion about non-surgical treatment.  Yo...

November 29th, 2017 - Medication

I thought I'd share info from my psychiatric visit... it was an emotional appointment for me, but a positive result...

Saw Dr. Mirsky today... his style is friendly but very efficient, kind of business-like - but he's not my psychotherapist...

Bottom line - micro-dosing Prozac... the oldest - 1987 - and still the best one out there for Anxiety/Depression, especially when there's concern re side-effects...

I'll start at 2.5 mg, then go up to 5 mg, then 7.5 and ultimately 10 mg... this is a low dose... Mirsky said the down side for me is concern re side effects with meds, but the positive is that he thinks I can get benefit from a low dose of a med...

I'll still for now take micro-dose of Melatonin because if I change something, he/I won't know what's going on re symptoms... he said I know you've had disappointments, but 
this is a process, and seemed confident that I could feel better...

Also wants me to talk to therapists (Joyce and Ann) re other ex. - cardio - that I could handle balance-wise... asked if I had a psychotherapist, and seemed clued in that everything is connected, which is good...

I go back in 5 wks....


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October 18th, 2017 Help for my mental health: medicine...

Getting sick in September 2011 was literally overnight, and life altering for me, and it also had - and continues to have - a major impact on my immediate family, particularly Ron...

I believe speaking about mental health problems is the best way to fight stigma... so I'm sharing that I feel anxiety and depression because of my vestibular migraine condition, and my vision disorder...

It can be draining, and exhausting... my frustrations, disappointments, etc. invade my thoughts, my sleep, sometimes disrupt my sleep... so I've decided - finally - to seek out a psychiatrist to help me find an anti-anxiety med or anti-depressant... I'm very sensitive to side effects, and sometimes ingredients can cause a migraine, so I'm worried about finding a med.... but it's worth a try, and I want to believe there's something out there that can help me...

I'm not going to stop my therapies, but I need more to help me deal with what happened to me... I want a med that will cushion - a little bit at least - the pain of loss, of sadness, and soften the edges of anxiety... I want things to be a little be easier... it's time... I'm ready.... so here's hoping I can find something with a psychiatrists' help...


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September 24th, 2017 This is my life; trying to find balance....

Hi... first of all, THANK YOU to everyone who's following me on my Visible Person, Invisible Problem FB page... if you're not following me there, please take a look....

here's what I know about this blog - I'm not going to think so hard about writing the Great American Blog... I'm just going to write... I'm not going to be a perfectionist - I realized that streak in me was rearing its little head... I'll talk about music, my rehab... I'll see what else ... no pressure, which is rather freeing...


I'm trying to find balance in my life in more ways than one, and not writing this blog at all feels out of balance for me, so here goes.... in bits and pieces....

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