I have a doctor appointment in a couple of hours with my GP, general practioner. He won't refill my Cymbalta script unless I see him. I really don't like going to the doctor for this kind of thing. I have nothing personal against my GP, he's great and all, but sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my time. After 24 years I still never know if I should run everything through Rock Star-my Neuro- or call the GP first. For instance, I know that UTI or bladder infection is very common in many of us with Multiple Sclerosis. Sometimes the symptoms are not as easy for us to recognize due to loss or diminished sensations in the area. If I do suspect something because of say, frequent urination, do I call GP or Neurologist? I hate to admit it, but I usually just buy a gallon of cranberry juice and hope for the best instead of calling either.
I honestly can't even remember why I talked to the GP about ant-depressents. I had been on Zoloft and didn't feel like it was helping any longer and he suggested I try Cymbalta. Side note here: I hate Cymbalta! If I miss one dose I experience bone-shaking withdrawals within hours. I also don't think it keeps me as steady as it should. I will speak with him about this today.
My question for you all is, who do you call first Neuro or GP? How do you know?