indeed the hx records may no longer exist. I think they are only required to hold them for 10 years... i agree with dropping the search on that.
i was actually going to suggest looking for an article on Verapamil...
this sounds PERFECT
Originally Posted by Mari
I can print out a case study I ran across on the internet that my pdoc wrote years ago about how Verapamil knocked out a severe case of mania in a female patient. He and I chose Verapamil because I d/c'ed the lithium on my own after the hospitalization. The standard mood stabilzers seemed to cause too much cognitive dulling. He said we could try Verapamil and we did.
I would write out this explanation too, showing the full rationale for the choice of Verapamil over traditional stabilizers.
I have had bad luck with mdocs who were truly awful. I can look for another one but for now I still hope I might be able to work with her.
Yes, I do appreciate that. You've more than once said she's a really good mdoc... and her being an internist
makes her a particularly good catch, if you can keep her.
Go into that talk with determination, stay present and calm. Using tools (Klonopin, meditation, visualization, before is good... whatever works!) Be earth when she is air. Be water when she is fire.
I do hope it works out. I wish it weren't so hard.
~ waves ~