Thanks Fscott, Gar, and ask!
The support is great - its wonderful to simply know that I’m not delusional about my experiences, so that all by itself has added tremendous value to my life.
No matter how inconsistently I dip into this forum.
I met with the PCP, and he’s great. Asked me lots of personal questions, set me up with a counselor in the office, and said we need to get my blood pressure under control before we start talking about ADHD meds (which makes me feel a bit impatient, but seems like a wise decision regardless of how I feel about it). The doc is great - the office is disorganized, but no matter how busy they are, he takes the time to thoroughly understand how his patients feel both physically and emotionally before offering medical interventions.
I love that list ask, he actually wound up talking to me about all of those points, and took some time into digging into each of them (we were talking for roughly 20 to 30 minutes after the nurse took my vitals). So your list and comment have confirmed that, at least for now, this doc is worth my time and trust.
Man, if I didn’t have Obamacare, I don’t know what I’d do.