Reply To: problems with family doctor

April 30, 2012 at 3:33 am

There has to be a division of responsibility between your doctors, and both need to know all the meds you are taking anyway. I don’t see a problem here, because you should discuss that drug with your neurologist anyway.

I’m conservative when it comes to taking drugs. Some doctors wanted to give me an antidepressant in the hospital, but I refused them. I wouldn’t presume to say whether you should take this drug or not, but you certainly should read up on it and discuss it with your neurologist before deciding to take it. The insurance company always has its say, of course.

Putting a problem off on the neurologist does not seem like a good reason to drop a General Practitioner to me. I see my GP for high blood pressure, skin rashes, and other ordinary stuff. I see my neurologist for CIDP. I’m not sure where depression would fall., as I was not treated for it.