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  1. Had a tiny fight with my psychiatrist, he seems to be dobuting my diagnosis. In the hospital they tried to say i was bpd with bipolar, but my psychologist says i cant be bpd and even my psychiatrist used to think im not. I dont have any bpd traits other than emotional inestability. Anyways im mad bc people dobut my psychotic symptoms he thinks is just something from my imagination or something "typical" from me. Im mad bc the new medication is not working and now i have panic attacks i didnt had before. The hospital kinda helped kinda made things worse. I feel like my doctor has left me behind, he doesnt care anymore, if he had answered or seen me 15days before when i asked, before i had my big crisis i wouldnt had ended in hospital. Im scheduling an appointment with a new doctor. But i feel so lost, so sad, like no one can help me, not even doctors. Its not fair. This illness is destroying my life. Has anyone ever had this kind of problems with doctors? Have you had a moment where medication made things worse?
  2. I have finally decided to go off Wellbutrin (Bupropion/Zyban) as I just cannot live with this anger and rage attacks any longer. I spend my day swearing, (I can’t fit enough swear words in a sentence), clenching my hands until they are rigid, screaming and hurting my throat, telling myself I wish I was dead and having even more intrusive thoughts than normal, even thoughts that wake me up in the middle of the night and I respond by telling myself to fuck off while I‘m laying there in bed. The anger has alarmed me and I can feel the cortisol surging through my body. I’m getting off this medication by myself without help because I went to see my psychiatrist the other day sand he virtually dismissed me and was clearly annoyed with me for having too many side effects and he was frustrated at how difficult I was to treat. There was no sympathy whatsoever. He said we’ve exhausted all avenues. I felt like a fool for not responding correctly to medications that he thought should work. It was a waste of money seeing him and I’m sick of doctors telling me it’s worth having numb genitals or inability to orgasm if you find a pill that gets rid of your depression. The doctor was frustrated with me before for all the pills I’ve been on that I couldn’t tolerate because of sex issues. The Wellbutrin didn’t do anything negative for me sexually (it seemed to have a big improvement on me sexually, actually), but the insane anger is just too much to live with. The anger was over the most minor of things, such as the vacume cleaner cord getting tangled, or losing internet connection. I’m currently on Lamotrigine 200 mg by itself which I hope will help my depression/anxiety.
  3. hey there! I recently started seeing a new psychiatrist since my drug regimen of the last 3 years has plateaued and my old psych was terrible. This new doc seems to know what she's talking about and I like her. Basically my antidepressants have hit a block and feel like they've stopped working. So she suggested adding a little helper on top of what I'm already taking. Her first request was Wellbutrin, BUT when I mentioned that I use an albuterol inhaler for my asthma she said that Wellbutrin and albuterol have a bad interaction and pretty much threw out the idea of trying out Wellbutrin. She put me on 2mg Abilify instead. It's only been a week but I'm not liking the immediate side effects of Abilify that I've been experiencing and hopefully it will even out eventually. BUT in case it doesn't I want to be able to have other options. I've heard so many good things about Wellbutrin. When I tried looking up Albuterol and Wellbutrin interactions I've come up with NOTHING. even on the drug interactions checker. So my question is, has anyone ever heard of this before?? If so, what exactly is the interaction??? If nothing comes of this, I'll ask the new doc about it when I see her again in a month, but for now it's really killing me to know!
  4. Day two of a hypomanic episode and idk how much longer I can deal with it. On top of that I got into a fight with a friend that ended with him saying that I'm dead to him. Taking tomorrow off work to see my psych but I'm worried I won't get in. Have any of you called in last minute? I'm worried about that more than anything. I know I'll deeply regret burning another bridge but right now I just want to focus on feeling better.
  5. My name is Stephane, and I've been recently diagnosed with borderline and/or bipolar II...which is where my dilemma comes in. My psychologist believes I have borderline PD, my psychiatrist, who spends more time with me, believes I have rapid cycling bipolar II. I see my psychologist once a month and my psychiatrist twice a week. I've tried to get them to talk to each other to come up with one concrete diagnosis, but they only want to go through me. I know a diagnosis won't define me, but I sure wish I knew what I am so I can come up with a plan of action. Has anyone else had this issue? I believe I'm bipolar--I was diagnosed bipolar by my primary care physician as a child--but I can't help but feel mounting frustration. The doctor not in charge of my meds wants my meds upped to take the edge off my psychosis. The doctor in charge of my meds gets mad that the other doctor is challenging his BPD diagnosis and says no. Help. What would be a good way to help fix this? I love both my doctors and respect them both, but the only thing they agree on is that I have OCD.
  6. I am unsure if I am posting in the right place, so I apologize if I am. I just got word two days ago that my psychiatrist is leaving the clinic that I go to, and that next week is his last week. When I asked the office staff where he was going, no one knew. This is really hard for me to deal with as I became emotionally attached to him. He only worked at the clinic that I go to for a little over a year. This is a huge shock to me. I was told that I would be put on a waiting list for the new psychiatrist who will be replacing him. I have trust issues and I am wary of seeing someone new; and this is really upsetting to me because I really trusted my pdoc. I am wondering, that if he is staying local if I am allowed to still see him? and how can I found out where he is going if his office staff won't tell me? will my insurance company know where he's going, or are there any other resources that could help me find out where he is going? A lot of things were left unanswered for me and I would really like some closure. I am having a very hard time dealing with him leaving, any advice is much appreciated.
  7. So... I did something kind of bad. When I saw my pdoc 6 months ago, she accidentally sent through a request for 400mg of Seroquel instead of 300, realized her mistake and resent it with the correct dosage. I said I would make sure the dosage was correct when I went to pick up my meds, but forgot, and it turned out it was the 400mg. I didn't realize until after the pharmacy was closed, so I just split the pill up intending on going back the next day. But then I didnt because I'm super avoidant and got scared that I would get in trouble. So then I didnt go in some more, and decided to stick with it because of fears of not being able to afford more frequent refills with my current insurance. Fast forward to today, and my pdoc calls and leaves a message saying she has a question about a refill request. I am terrified that I'll get into huge trouble with insurance fraud or something, so I have no idea what to tell her. I'm also terrible at lying. Help? Advice? Please??
  8. OK, so this isn't my first psych appointment ever, by far, but it is my first in the US. The only history they will have is a bunch of photocopied notes I have brought with me from the UK, and what I tell them I suppose. Any tips on how to prepare? Do I need to have a history written down etc etc. Any tips would be great.
  9. I'm stuck in a relatively provincial psychiatry practice. I've tried several physicians within the same practice. I'm slated to try a new one at the beginning of next month. I tried transferring out to a different practice entirely but was told they're not taking new patients. My current treatment regimen is not working. I just lost my job because of illness-related attendance. I am racking up thousands of dollars in medical debt that I cannot pay. I sat across from my physician and told her that I was going to lose my job if something didn't change, but she offered no solutions, indeed she did something counterproductive. She cut my eleven-year benzodiazepine dose suddenly and without explanation, cutting it by a third, rather than tapering it incrementally. My anxiety is already heightened by the flux in which I find my life right now. I don't feel like I have a healthcare team. They feel like dead weight, or worse, like an adversarial force. It's as though I've been treating myself for over a decade, employing their signatures, and only recently did they begin to balk at my suggestions for treatment. I would welcome actually having a person with medical expertise at the helm, but the treatment regimen the putative experts have produced isn't working, and I need to hear alternative solutions. I'm hearing nothing, and I feel like my life is unraveling, piece by piece. What do I do when I'm stuck in a relatively small community where it seems like there's no healthcare professional able and willing to help me fight for my life?
  10. Hello Everyone, I recently went to my GP with regards to a general fatigue and lethargy that has plagued me for about the last 2 years. After blood tests and some questioning he told that the cause is either depression or social anxiety, and has referred me to a psychiatrist. I have my first appointment next week and would just like to get an idea of what to expect. Mainly, will she prescribe something? The prospect of being on an anti depressant has had me worried, due to what many people say regarding them, these SSRIs seem terrible, as well as my own embarrassment (it feels weak). But, at the same time, the idea of a relief from the constant sadness and "shyness" seems very appealing. Is it worth a shot? or are all these posts saying the drugs are useless true. Additionally, I have been doing a lot of research this week on the drugs. Would it be appropriate to discuss a specific drug with her (if she wants to prescribe)? Wellbutrin seems the most appealing. Seems to me like there are less side effects. And the energy (as opposed to apathy) would be good. I really want some zest (back) in life. And the ability to focus instead of mopping around. Additionally, I have stopped smoking (for about 2 weeks) so, if it'll help with that, 2 birds I guess. It is essential that any AD I take doesn't negatively affect my concentration or other cognitive abilities, as I'm a student in a relatively difficult field. Also, do AD's generally give a boost in confidence/self esteem? How does your mood actually change? Sorry this post is so long. Any help would be greatly appreciated?
  11. Maybe it's because I'm OCD, but I like to have an agenda for my meeting. But, I've yet to find a format I'm happy with. I like to go over ratings of anxiety and depression, update my doctor on the meds I'm taking to make sure we both are on the same page (sometimes he 'forgets' I still take something, etc.). Then I try to sneak in a psychotherapy topic in the last few minutes, something practical about life. What format do your 20 minute meetings usually take?
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