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Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-06-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: What happens during an ER visit? And other questions

Has any form of surgery been suggested?
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-06-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,127
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: What happens during an ER visit? And other questions

Are you on any form of a PPI? H2 blocker? With reflux causing this much discomfort, I'd think a doctor would have prescribed one for you.

As for your breathing, they will only put a tube down...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 09-06-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,304
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Seroquel XR and weight gain

I too have extreme munchies right after I take my Seroquel at night. So rather than fight it, I set up food items I allow myself during my "munchie" phase. I have 4 oz of almonds, small cup of...
Board: Anxiety 04-19-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Going nuts - Is this anxiety?

Second Tygriff's statements. Make an appointment for a full physical to get everything checked out. Tell your doctor how you have been feeling (racing heart, feelings of anxiety, etc).

Also, you...
Board: Anxiety 04-19-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Can you still feel symptoms even though on meds?

Totally agree with JellyBread. A good therapist can help you to understand and give positive feedback into methods of calming anxiety causing thoughts.
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,762
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Bipolar and feeling lost

CME and Annii gave you some great advice. I too have encountered some doctors I didn't like and dumped them. I recommend speaking to your family doctor or PA about Psychiatrist recommendations. ...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-13-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Bipolar and i'm dating someone new

There are a lot of assumptions being made. Why not talk to him about it? If he knows about your condition, he should respect your limits. As Roosevelt would say, "there's nothing to fear but fear...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-13-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,859
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Just started Trileptal

Have you spoken to your doctor about this? Possibly get some blood tests done? Before taking any supplements, which might interfere with medication you are taking, run this past your doctor or...
Board: Anxiety 04-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: I need some help.. no doctors want to listen, maybe you will?

It is important for the doctors to rule out any medical issues. I had similar symptoms and mine was definitely anxiety/panic. Human mind is a very powerful thing and can manifest a lot of symptoms....
Board: Anxiety 04-13-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Exploring Further Treatment

Everyone has this image in their head of what they think a "psych ward" is. There are varying levels of hospitals. Ones that focus on a five day program. You go in, they get you stabilized, attend...
Board: Anxiety 04-13-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,868
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: I'm so paranoid about my health, it's taking over my life

Could this affect your health? I don't think so, but I'm not a doctor. Have you spoken to your family doctor about how you are feeling? Do you have a school counselor that you can talk to?
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-11-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Accutane for Lithium related acne

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You need to discuss this with your doctor. Accutane is a VERY strong medication used for excessive acne (mostly for nodular cysts). I took this medication a long time ago (1992-1993) and it...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-11-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Bipolar and Panic attacks

I have Bipolar disorder with anxiety to boot. My combination of meds are:

Morning:
Lithium 450mg
Neurontin 400mg
Paxil 40mg
Prilosec 40mg

Evening:
Lithium 450mg
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-11-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: medications only work for a short time

If Lexapro doesn't work, please speak to your Pdoc about other options. There are several test studies being done at University hospitals on the next generation of anti-depressants. This might be a...
Board: Anxiety 04-11-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Anxiety, help/advice needed please!

I hear your worry about being off the Lexapro and why you are seeking out a non-prescription supplement. Keep in mind, most of these medications you are considering may not have been tested and...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-08-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: medications only work for a short time

I'm a rapid cycler as well, but have only needed a medication change-up 3 years ago. Has your doctor put you on an anti-psychotic yet?
Board: Anxiety 04-06-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Am I making my own mental health worse?

I wouldn't go as far as to say chronic anxiety causes brain damage. I've not even seen any studies on that, so I'll reserve my outright disagreement.

In retrospect, having long-term anxiety makes...
Board: Anxiety 04-05-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: The cost of getting help

Try talking to the doctor. There is always latitude in what you have to pay. Do you have insurance covering Mental Health?
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-04-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Bipolar?

Please, call your doctor ASAP. As with any medication (and especially an anti-psychotic), weaning yourself off without medical support is NOT RECOMMENDED. You can have a lot of undesired results. ...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-04-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Olanzapine ????

I'd been on Zyprexa (Olanzapine) in the past for a short period of time, but had some side effects I didn't like. That's not to say your family member will be the same, as we are all unique in...
Board: Anxiety 04-04-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,165
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: My story with anxiety? Please help

Your average run of the mill doctor sees a LOT of patients, with many having the similar illnesses. If a doctor doesn't look deeper than the surface of the issue, he/she will usually diagnose...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-03-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,890
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: The Smallest thing set my mood off

Some great info from the posts above!

I'd definitely check in with your doctor on what you are feeling. Having BP stinks...having anxiety stinks...having both together? Well, it doubly stinks! ...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-03-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: dissapointment with support group

There are several different national health associations that have local bipolar support groups. Another option is to call a local hospital and see if they have any support groups.

I happen to...
Board: Anxiety 04-03-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Got assaulteed, meds stolen as well as wallet/ID/SS, can't get refills for a mont

Gabapentin for abuse??? I've never thought of Neurontin that way.

I could understand the Clonazepam, as it is a Benzodiazepine and Schedule IV controlled substance.

When you say "they change...
Board: Anxiety 04-03-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,165
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: My story with anxiety? Please help

They are specialists whom focus on illnesses in adults. I like to think of them as "detectives" in medicine. You bring them your list of issues, tests done, etc. They'll review them and look...
Board: Anxiety 04-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Meds

I'm not sure about you, but I'm highly sensitive to medications. So, I always start slow. Paxil is one of MANY options, so discuss this with your Pdoc. I just happen to do well with Paxil and its...
Board: Anxiety 04-03-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Got assaulteed, meds stolen as well as wallet/ID/SS, can't get refills for a mont

Most likely, your psychiatrist will need to write new scripts. You'll take them in to be filled, letting the pharmacy know why and will pass it on again to the insurance (if they didn't document it...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-03-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: dissapointment with support group

Have you checked around to see if there are any other support groups in the area? In my area, there are three that meet and have folks in various stages of BP. Check around and don't give up hope!
Board: Anxiety 04-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Meds

You've turned the clock back 7 years for me. I was experiencing fear about taking medications for anxiety. Feeling anxious all the time, I feel like I lost two years of my life. I went into the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: DECAFF coffee/tea's and heavy setting foods?

Decaf coffee is a big no-no for me. Excessive oils cause me major grief. Tea, I do just fine with (no more than one cup of caffeinated, or three to four cups of decaf). I prefer Mylanta or...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-02-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Lecithin and Lithium

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Since both Fish Oil and Lethicin have similiar side effects (stomach issues, diarrhea, etc), taking both at the same time might produce....undesired "results". LOL!!!

I take a...
Board: Anxiety 04-01-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,308
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Spouse triggering anxiety attacks

I second Jonnstar's comment. You need to be seeing someone together. Remember, nobody can cause you to "feel" a certain way. You can be put into a situation where you react and your mood changes.
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-01-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Lecithin and Lithium

It's worth trying. But in high doses, it has some nasty side effects (stomach problems, diarrhea, vomiting, weight gain, etc). Have you tried adding Fish Oil to your diet? It also has an impact on...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 04-01-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Confused about my diagnosis

It depends on the differential diagnosis code. You have BP disorder with some schizophrenic effects (hallucinations and delusions). People with BP tend to have a much quicker change in mood than in...
Board: Anxiety 03-31-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,165
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: My story with anxiety? Please help

Do you have access to any Internal Medicine specialists in your state? Definitely sounds like something beyond anxiety to me.
Board: Anxiety 03-30-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Anxiety: keep thinking "what if I am bipolar?!"

Sounds like an excellent plan. I'm glad you are feeling better!
Board: Anxiety 03-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Anxiety: keep thinking "what if I am bipolar?!"

I'm a little more unique than your average bipolar person. I rapid cycle, so my moods change more often. Very rarely do I go into a deep depression or a hyper manic episode, but when I do it...
Board: Anxiety 03-29-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: tubal in 7 hours...anxiety kicking in

Can't speak to the tubal (don't have any), but they do give you something to calm you down before the surgery. I'd recommend you tell them you're having anxiety while you are at check-in. Most...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-29-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,165
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: ? About Depakote EC

I took Depakote for a few months, but had to stop due to bad stomach upset.

As for alcohol, I'd try to avoid it. Depakote is almost exclusively broken down by the liver. By adding alcohol,...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-29-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,888
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: I'm Always Manic

I have read a couple of articles on how Fish Oil can help. Must be getting at least 3 grams a day. I take 1.5 grams.
Board: Anxiety 03-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Anxiety: keep thinking "what if I am bipolar?!"

It might have been the birth control that caused you to feel this way. I'm not a doctor, but it may take a while for the effects to wear off. Has your anxiety gotten any better or worse? As for...
Board: Anxiety 03-28-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Anxiety: keep thinking "what if I am bipolar?!"

I'm interested to hear more about you. Beyond this last year, have you ever had anxiety? What are you doing about the anxiety? Are you talking to someone about it or taking any medication? What...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-28-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,888
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: I'm Always Manic

It sounds a lot like uni-polar, except your manic. You stated, "I've been diagnosed bi-polar, addicted and ADD". What did you mean by addicted?

I'm always more creative and imaginative in my...
Board: Anxiety 03-17-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Need to see a psychiatrist ASAP...help!

Also on the psychiatrist you have the appointment for, see if they have a cancellation list you can get on. If something becomes available earlier, then you're in!

Good to hear your back on the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,956
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: food will not go down

Either that or its a stricture. Either way, you definitely need to be seen and at least have a barium swallow test. Endoscope is preferred.
Board: Anxiety 03-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Anxiety attacks?

Mattyy, you're definitely experiencing anxiety with what sounds like depression. Have you seen anyone about this?
Board: Anxiety 03-15-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Need to see a psychiatrist ASAP...help!

Most hospitals don't do that unless there is an underlying problem, e.g. psychosis, self mutilation, etc. Some hospitals also have clinics, where you can be seen for minor issues. Does one by you...
Board: Anxiety 03-15-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Need to see a psychiatrist ASAP...help!

You won't get admitted, unless you are psychotic. The days of yore of movies about doctors holding you against your will are a thing of the past. I've gone to the ER for a major panic attack. They...
Board: Anxiety 03-15-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: Need to see a psychiatrist ASAP...help!

I'd call your insurance company and talk to the Mental Health group. They can recommend someone to you in a jiffy. Otherwise, you can go to the ER.
Board: Anxiety 03-15-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,392
Posted By bprapcyc
Re: My Effexor XR Experience

If this is an emergency, then you should go to the ER. If not, try to get seen at your school's pdoc tomorrow. Are you still taking the Xanax? Is it giving you any relief?
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