Yup. That's what today was. Good day. A walk in the park with family. Laughter and stories, good food. A little warm, but the shade felt great. Took pictures with new/old camera. It felt pretty good.
Thursday is my last day on 150 mg of bupropion. Then I switch to 300 mg. This seems to be the usual therapeutic dose, at least to start off with. I will reassess after six weeks on the two meds to see how things are going.
It is helpful to have that milestone in site. I have more of a reason to be faithful to my daily pill schedule and to pay attention to my symptoms since I am going to have to report on them.
I think that anti-depressants should not be prescribed without some very concrete method for follow-up care. I suppose I shouldn't make blanket statements like that. But I think at the very least some kind of scheduled nurse phone follow-up would be nice.
I have been called several times by a nurse to check on my asthma, which is well controlled and I only go back to see my allergist on an as-needed basis. I don't think I have ever received a check-in on the anti-depressants. Seems like a no-brainer and probably quite cost-effective. Office visits might not be necessary for everyone but checking in... key.
Quaker, teacher, parent,