I arrived 20 minutes early because I wanted to leave work early. Work has been very dull lately because I have very little to do. I’m friends with the staff woman at the desk so we had a friendly hello. When I went to pay my copay, she said my insurance had rejected my last two claims.
I was alarmed. I showed her my insurance card and she said they have never take my insurance. I’ve had this insurance for 2 years now. Man oh man, I might owe several thousand dollars. We’ll see. I’m trying not to worry about it.
My wife was planning on joining me for the visit. She is good at hearing the doctor and asking questions, so I agreed; however, the doctor doesn’t like her. She’s pushy and she doesn’t give the guy enough credit for knowing what he’s doing, so I was a little tense.
I have a really good relationship with him and he has taken exceptionally good care of me over the last 5 years. He likes me. He has said so. He likes working with someone who is as educated and cooperative as I am. He has to deal with a lot of difficult people throughout his day.
We have been experimenting with Seroquel and we’ve had some success, but there’s still a ways to go. It has been wearing off at around 3 pm. I can’t take it until I get home at 6 pm. And once it’s working, it feels like I’m intoxicated. That’s a problem for a couple of reasons. I don’t feel safe to drive and I’m an alcoholic. I don’t want to feel intoxicated. I looked it up and the drug is actually used to treat alcohol and drug use. In fact, my doctor admitted that he uses it for marijuana cravings. My hope is that the side effects will diminish over time.
The new plan is to take the Seroquel XR (Extended Release) to give me a 24 dose. I took it last night, and for a couple of hours, I felt intoxicated, then I got used to it. This morning, I feel groggy, but it might have to do with all the gluten I ate yesterday.
I really want this to work. The medicine is not a perfect solution, but it does seem to work. My wife says it is making a difference. Time will tell.