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January 6th, 2019 neurological change - it IS possible

Real, lasting neurological change (a brooaad category - I mean, we're talking about your brain, nervous systems) is really hard ...

February 7th, 2018 Medication/mental health update...

Overall, people like that I'm keeping this conversation going, so.... I like Dr. Mirsky, my psychiatrist - he's getting to know me, and explains things well...

For now, I'll stay at 20 mg of Prozac, because he says I haven't been at that level long enough to know if it's right for me... if not, he'll slowly increase... I'm now going up to 7.5 mg of mirtazapine - technically the lowest dose (previously, I was splitting pills).... this can also go higher if needed...  Mirtazapine is an antidepressant which works well with Prozac, and helps with sleep and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)... so that's all good...

he emphasized that he wants to keep on going low and slow, because I'm not having trouble with side effects and he wants to keep it that way...he said again that this is a process...

Dr. Mirsky said he felt I'd improved - my awareness is better, and we talked about various stuff going on with me... he also emphasized that he really wants me doing cognitive behavioral therapy - CBT - with my mental health therapist... he feels strongly, based on what happened to me, and how I experience anxiety that this modality is key... I plan to talk more with my therapist about this... I understand that anxious thinking can become a sort of habit, and what to do, once there's awareness, is important...

Sleep, mood, CBT - this could all help me with my disorders... So, it's a bit scary to say this "out loud," - I'm still a bit skeptical - but I'm starting to feel a possibility of hope...



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