I just love Dr. Mielke. She sits down and discusses all my options and possibilities with me. She's been especially sensitive to my weight concerns, too, as opposed to my male doctors who just slap me on the back and say "You're eating out too much!" Yeah, I know I need to exercise, but my weight has ballooned without a change in my eating habits. It feels so good to be vindicated. I think she saw the expression of joy on my face when she said it could be contributing to the depression too. I said "You mean it's not all in my head?" and she said, "Well, it is, but it's the pituitary gland." I also told her I had been to the Emory shrink and she praised me, saying "You're really taking good care of yourself!" That was nice.
The Emory shrink was a refreshing change, too; he actually asked me about my symptoms before just picking something at random. He decided to give me Wellbutrin because of my fatigue problems and I nearly squealed -- that's the one whorlwind thinks I should be on. A little early to see changes yet, though.