I am always trying to share my experiences with my followers on this blog.
Sometimes, I forget to follow my own advice, and this is one of those times. In my recent depression cycle, I skipped my psychiatrist appointment in January–roughly two and a half weeks ago. I used the excuse of my depression, but it only severed to make things more difficult. I will explain.
I am about to make medication changes over the next few months. In December, my psychiatrist and I made the decision that we can make some changes in hopes that it will bring some balance again into my mental health. The issue? Missing my appointment threw everything out of balance.
My psychiatrist is going on vacation to the medication changes will have to wait until March (to make sure that the transition goes smoothly.) It messes up my entire plans. Waiting another month is going to be tough, but it is a lesson that I need to learn–you have to make your appointments.
The other side of this is that when you are a part of the system, it is important to keep your appointments because there are so many people that could use the help. I sometimes forget, especially as my recovery has been good the last few years, that I can forgo appointments. There is a reason why our doctors make appointments when they do, and it is important to our mental health.
Always Keep Fighting