Well, I went to pick up my prescription. I had been told, quite clearly, by Patronising Psychiatrist that I was to up the aripiprazol (Abilify) but shouldn’t have anti-depressants in case I went ‘high’. So I expected to find a prescription for more Abilify when I went to my GP’s to pick it up. But what was there? A prescription for citalopram (anti-depressant) never once discussed with me. In fact, as I said, I had been expressly told not to try an SSRI. What on earth?
Confused, I made an appointment to see a GP who said that they had not received a full report from Patronising Psychiatrist. They had presumed that the medication had been discussed with me. It had not.
I know what citalopram is. I am happy enough to take it. But what if I were ‘vulnerable’ in some way? Didn’t know what it was? Took it blindly on good faith?
The GP actually laughed at how ridiculous it was. She said “take it anyway. It’ll make your life easier.” So I may as well, I suppose. But if anything goes wrong, Patronising Psychiatrist can expect a strongly worded letter…
God I’m British.