(Closed) very frustrated with a consult I had with a psychiatrist

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

Which meds did the psychiatrist prescribe for you? Sounds like you have a great primary care doctor, but it is probably a good idea to have a psych doctor managing your meds since they are more experienced in this arena. However, having that therapeutic relationship where you feel like your questions can be answered and that you have a role in your treatment is vital to psych care, so perhaps a different psych doc is in order. 

Hormones such as those in BC or Mirena can aggravate depression, however they can also alleviate mood swings. Also, they can lower sex drive. However, it is likely that the Zoloft had a larger affect on your sex drive than your Mirena, and if you had Mirena before w/out being depressed, it is more unlikely to be the culprit (and switching to a less reliable method of birth control might end up causing more undue stress and anxiety). 

Anyways, remember that you are the one in control here and even if this psych doc is a “big wig,” the trusting, open communication relationship is more important, and you deserve a provider who will include you in your treatment plan. 

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