After being in a bad flare since the beginning of January, I have to admit that I am feeling depressed. As time is flying by, I still feel stuck. I try to stay upbeat, pray, do all I can to keep my mind busy, but I still feel down. I am feeling a lot better, but not back to how I felt before.
When I saw my Psychiatrist, he recommended that I start counseling again. My meds can’t be changed or increased and he believes that this depression is reactive to my health issues. When I talk to him, it’s nice to not have to explain any of my medical conditions to him. He is a neurologist as well as a Psychiatrist so he understands what Myasthenia Gravis is, what symptoms I have and how it affects my life. He keeps up to date on medical issues and knows the medications that I take and what they are for.
Although I speak to him for a good twenty minutes, it is only every 3 months. So now I’ll be adding counseling visits to my plethora of doctor visits. I do think that this is a good thing for me though.