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Mon, Aug 3 4:25am · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

I did actually get her to agree to a therapy appointment this morning, but it will only help if they can get her a psychiatrist today, because her medication runs out tonight. She took half a dose two days in a row to make that happen, and it's been a really rough weekend.

Mon, Aug 3 4:21am · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

It was a former therapist and a doctor that she really liked who told her she needs a specialist. She's angry, because she had to fight the anxiety and agoraphobia to see a doctor who rushed the appointment and gave the impression that she doesn't care. All she needs is for the prescription she's been taking for years to be renewed, and the stress of keeping appointments, the embarrassment of missing appointments, and the hopelessness of seeing a therapist who can do nothing for her is too much to bear. There's only two things she has found to help: Seroquel and weed, and I haven't been coming through with the green.

Sat, Aug 1 12:08pm · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

Idk if another pharmacy would help having never served her before, but I can make some calls and see what happens.

Sat, Aug 1 12:06pm · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

Walmart pharmacy won't do anything without a doctor's approval, and her doctor is new and lacks understanding of mental health issues. Her last appointment, she didn't even refill her prescription. I had to call and she did, but she was insistent that she schedules an appointment in a month, and my girlfriend didn't make it to that one, because she feels like the doctor doesn't care. I'm gonna call on Monday and explain to her nurse that she just needs one more perscription to ween herself off, but I'm not hopeful.

Sat, Aug 1 12:00pm · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

The only behavioral health facility I know of here bent the rules to allow an appointment without going through new patient procedures. She was trying to get a recent PTSD diagnosis for medical marijuana, but couldn't bring herself to go. It took a month to get the appointment. My appointment was on Thursday, and I got my diagnosis, but it takes 2 weeks to process the application. I know I'm not supposed to share, but in an emergency like this…. Anyway, I decided to continue therapy, but my next appointment is over a month away. They can't do anything quicker than that. She would also have to see a therapist first, then schedule an appointment with a psychologist. Idk about a crisis hotline, but I can look into it tonight.

Sat, Aug 1 10:09am · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

There's no way I can get her to go to the ER in the middle of a pandemic. Anxiety's too high. Even if I could get her another Dr immediately, which would still have to wait until Monday, it would be at least a couple weeks before I could get her an appointment. The one doctor she saw before that she really liked doesn't take Medicaid, so I would have to cancel which would take almost another week.

Sat, Aug 1 3:45am · How can I support my girlfriend who has to come off Seroquel? in Mental Health

My girlfriend has borderline personality disorder and agoraphobia. Anxiety makes it hard to sleep. She’s been taking 200mg Seroquel for a couple years now and has stopped seeing her new doctor because of a rushed appointment and reluctance to renew her prescription. The doctor suggested therapy, but she’s been told twice now that she needs a specialist that we can’t afford or find in our area. She has only a couple days left of Seroquel and will be experiencing withdrawal without medical supervision, which for her will mean insomnia, mood swings, depression, outbursts, and suicidal thoughts. I need to help her to manage the withdrawal symptoms without another medication.