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Still On Disability

Posted by Shmooey , 30 March 2015 - - - - - - · 0 views

Haven't posted an update in a little while-
 
I am still on disability from work (short term through their insurance policy), as of January 12.  I am not doing much better than when I started.  My Haldol got doubled from 7.5 mg to 15 mg and that helped with the auditory hallucinations a lot, but it doesn't help with my delusions or paranoid...


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Disability Extension Requested

Posted by Shmooey , 22 February 2015 - - - - - - · 89 views

So I had a reprieve when my pdoc entered March 1 as my back to work date.  But I'm nowhere near ready to return.  My tdoc has taken over the paperwork since I see him more than I do her.  He submitted an extension to June 1 last week.  I'm really hoping it comes through because I am not in any shape to try to work and I would hate to w...


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Short Term Disability Extended One More Month

Posted by Shmooey , 05 February 2015 - - - - - - · 120 views

:Coopyahoo:
 
I am SO relieved.  I am still in no shape to return to work.
 
I hired a psychologist this week and have three more appointments scheduled with him, so I'll see my new tdoc weekly until I don't know when.  Turns out he's a medical expert for SSDI so he can help with that if it comes to it.  For now, the goal is to le...


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Paranoia Paranoia Everybody's Comin To Get Me

Posted by Shmooey , 29 January 2015 - * * * * * · 112 views

*sigh*
 
I just need to get this out I guess.
 
I'm on week 3 of a 4 week (as of now) short term disability from work.  
 
My pdoc does not want me to return to my current position and I had an appointment with employee assistance program yesterday to go over options.  A HR recruiter will work me to find something that can accommo...


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I Love My New Pdoc

Posted by Shmooey , 23 January 2015 - - - - - - · 115 views

So I commented on someone's blog today to not be afraid to fire their pdoc if the pdoc desperately needed it....and so I wanted to write more on my own blog about how things are going with my new one.
 
I saw her for the third time today (we are having a lot of sessions up front because I am on short term disability through my employer).  We tal...


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Four Weeks Short Term Disability

Posted by Shmooey , 16 January 2015 - - - - - - · 140 views

This will be my second psychiatric short term disability in the past six months.  I have a much better doctor this time though, who will not just throw me back to the same job full time after only three weeks.  I'd done a two week inpatient program, and the other pdoc just said a week extra is enough and wrote me back.  The new pdoc says it...


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Here's A New One - Administrative Leave

Posted by Shmooey , 12 January 2015 - - - - - - · 136 views

So I was diagnosed schizoaffective depressive type last Thursday, and I called out from work on Friday because I was too emotional.  I tried going today, but when I got my boss and our lead admin assistant together and updated them on my diagnosis, I lost it again and couldn't get back under control. so they suggested I go back home.
 
i called...


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Another New Pdoc

Posted by Shmooey , 08 January 2015 - - - - - - · 161 views

After three years of being treated by residents at one of the "best" university teaching hospitals, I got fed up with what I felt was inadequate care.  I found a pdoc locally who isn't part of any insurance network, but has great qualifications and a willingness to work with me.  I like her.  I think she is a keeper.
 
I was in there f...


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If It's Not This, It's That, Or The Other Thing

Posted by Shmooey , 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 187 views

Brief background for those who don't know me - I have been white-knuckling through severe agoraphobia since early 2012.  Lost a job over it in August 2012 and spent the next eight months unemployed and in full breakdown.  Finally, a pdoc who was a resident at a teaching hospital saw how much distress I was in in late June 2014, and gave me 0.5 m...


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Inpatient

Posted by Shmooey , 03 December 2014 - * * * * * · 217 views

So it's been a while since I checked in here - since the end of August.  I am slowly getting caught up on everyone's blogs and forum posts.  I see many new faces - welcome.
 
Some of you know I suffer from extreme agoraphobia.  It came to a head in late August. . I'd been calling out from work, shaking and terrified every time I did le...






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