Echoing what GB said. Good luck tomorrow. Nobody thinks you're hijacking the thread. We've all got concerns and yours are quite pressing at the moment.
Well thanks again....as long as I'm bitching, I'll addd this in.
The pychiatrists at the VA. Christ on a cracker.
First the good. He is finally convinced after several years, of starting talk therapy with a counselor there. He is of the ilk that doesn't understand what that will do, but he's willing to give it a go.
His motto has always been better living through chemistry.
One phychiatrist had perscribed him Prozac, which worked....for a while. It is notorious for working, until it doesn't.
Then, a physican assistant friend of mine, when learning he was taking Prozac said that it was very questionable that a person taking statins should be taking prozac.
We went to the VA about a week and a half ago, and they triaged him in the Mental Health unit. This different phychiatrist said for him to completely go off prozac for 40 days, and then he should start Zoloft. I was in an overwhelmed state at that minute, but even then it was sticking with me that a person shouldn't just go cold turkey off prozac.
I was right. We called his doctor the next day, and she said "absolutely NOT." You have to titrate carefully off of that. So he's in a holding pattern until he sees the first phychiatrist again in a few weeks.
IMHO the VA is great for things like physical exams, eye care, etc, but I am not impressed that someone would perscribe then cut someone off a med at the risk of suicidal ideation.