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Old 06-11-2019, 07:21 PM #11
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Default Re: On psych meds? Do you regularly see your GP?

I never go to a GP for the fact that I'm on meds. OK, I go once a year because I have a chronic illness, but I kind of slip a lot with that so it is more like 18 months between. Very rarely have they made an EKG. They draw blood related to my illness, but some is basic blood work also.

When I was first treated for depression I didn't have any tests. They just assumed I was healthy. These days they often do a thyroid test and I think it is good that they do that. But part from that they don't really do much blood work, sometimes they do basic, so that is good at least, then things like different anemias can be ruled out.

It was very different from when I was on Ritalin. Then I had to do bloodwork every year and also an EKG, and at the start I had to test my blood pressure every month. They also took note of my weight. It is the only med where I had physical followup.
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My GP gives me a ring weekly at the moment despite me seeing a community mental health team regularly. When my mental health is more stable she will still see me every couple of months to check how things are going. I do feel like it really helps feeling like she actually cares about how I'm doing.
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Yes, I see my MD every 3 or 4 mos and other doctors when they want me to see them. I agree it's important to see them.
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Yes on psych meds and others. I see my pdoc fornightly. I see my GP every three months and he is very thorough with any testing that I might need done across the board. I get my eyes checked every 6 months due to possible side effects from the psych meds and because of my genetic history.
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