[QUOTE=MSD607;3663844]When I was diagnosed I went to a mental health specialist. He did some physical exams (to rule out any other medical issues) and then he did a psychological evaluation of me. I am only 18, so I'm going to college this fall which is very stressful for me. Many of my symptoms are coming back and I'm really scared. Right now I am on Haldol and I used to also be on abilify, but I had to go off that because the side effect were horrible. My doctor is looking for a new combination of meds for me, but it takes a while. Hope this helps you.
I am really sorry to hear that you are not doing so well. I hope that your doctor will find the right medication for you. Let me know how you are doing,
I want to know. Anyway I will ask my therapist for my ocd about seeing a mental health specialist. I was on abilify for a week about 4 years ago, but I went off it because I couldn't sit still. I didn't like that drug, so I tried Seroquel. Seroquel worked for a while, but it made me gain alot of weight. So I went off that drug and I don't remember why I went off it.
Also I do have a medical condition, I have a benign pituitary tumor in my brain. It was causing some problems, but now it's not. I have asked my Endocrinologist if my tumor is causing my mental illness, and he said that it isn't. I really hope that I will find the right psychiatrist who can help me and prescribe me the right medication.
Anyway I will keep you posted on what's going on with me okay? I really hope that you will feel better soon, and I think that is really cool that you are going to College. I wish you good luck! :)