So, I went for my psych appointment last week. I have to go regularly to touch base. I've been thinking of getting off the depression meds since I'm doing pretty damn well and my life is stable. And perhaps adjusting my lamotragine because I still have a bit of a swing. A tiny bit. In this place a much more experience doctor comes in regularly for each client to touch base. So, I ask him whether if I wanted to try it, should I increase or decrease the amount? He just says "no clue".
And that my friends is psychiatry. It's a guessing game since every person reacts differently. I asked my current doctor/student if that drives him nuts, and he said no, because it's like an art. And besides, he says, modern medicine was at one point at this stage. Which is an interesting concept.
But it still sucks when you want to have things work the way they should.