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[QUOTE=bellablue2;3386124]Jenn do you have anyone you can talk to. When ever I get really mad and feel that no one understands me, I call my Mom she's great. I feel that by just talking (venting)sometimes that works. I really have problems in the winter. I live in Vermont. I stay in my room all day it really sucks. I just wish that the meds just worked all the time, it's like for awhile they do then it's back to reajusting again. You seem to be on a lot of meds what do you take for the bi-polar?

Thank you for your post... It does help to come here. Yes, I can talk to my Mom, however, I don't like for her to worry. You see, my new husband and I have started having issues. He says he understands but won't learn about the BP.... His drinking was getting out of hand so I wrote him a long letter telling him my feelings and he got mad... He did quit drinking though. He always makes excuses not to go with me to my therapist.

For the BP, I take lamictal, seroquel, xanax and he also put me on Ritalin. I suffer with migraines so I am on Topamax. For the fibro I am on Neurotin, pain pills, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory. I also get trigger point injections every 28 days and sometimes sooner if I am hurting really bad. So who would hire me on 26 pills a day with all these pills I take. Go figure.

Thanks for your concern.... Jenn
[QUOTE=bellablue2;3387032]Hi Jenn: It is very hard on the family if they do not understand. At least I can cence (sp) when I am going off. How do you likw the seaguil? How come ritalin is that a upper. The limitcaql helps but I am on the highest dose. The wellburtin is no longer helping I am going to Doc on Tuesday. I am going to ask about seraquil. I was on zanex and it's was a while ago when I was on way too many meds. I need help with the irratability. Yesterday my husband and son made me a neklace and got me a great card. They can see how hard it is for me. I just sit in my room and that I know is not good for me, but it is just hard to get off my butt and go out. I don't know how the winter is for you but it is hard for me. I am going to CA in Feb to visit family. I sure hope that new mwd,s will help I gained twenty pounds when I get depressed. SOOOOOOOOOOO started new diet, if i can just ge off my butt and excerize I know it will help, but you must know how hard that is.

I really feel so bad for you with everything you have going for you. Have any kids.???

Talk soon. It's nice talking to someone. It really helps. Oh do you work now?
Jeane

I have been on so many meds for the BiPolar and I really don't think any of them work.... Yes the Ritalin is for energy, the seroquel is supposed to help with sleep, the lamictal doesn't help anything.... and the rage just builds.

So, yes I do know what you are going through The winters are hard and so is the rain and cold and everything.... I know you understand... I don't go out either except to pick up my son. Hang in there. No, I don't work and haven't since my TIA strokes in June of 2006. Good Luck, Jenn
[QUOTE=deltaelise;3387343]An advocate sounds like a good idea. Infact I think there is a good one at my mental health center.
I can't believe we are all so disabled and most of us still waiting.
My depression is getting so bad from this that I am waking up every night with such bad panic attacks my blood pressure goes way high and I have to take a xanax. All of my mental disorders are becoming very bad due to all this waiting and uncaring treatment. My therapist is coming into my psychiatrist's office with me at the end of the month to try to get him to write something for me. I have been going there for so many years but I am shy and don't really say much but I need to speak up more I think. There have been so many psychiatrists come and go they really don't get to know you.
My medical Dr. refuses to sign anything for anybody having to do with disability but I have no choice but to go to him at the free clinic. No work, no money, no insurance. I begged him to sign the papers for me but he said he doesn't get paid so why should he do that for people. My lawyer said it was okay because of all the x-rays and mri's.
Well, I'm rambling.
Thansk for the advocate advice :)

deltaelise - First of all, you are not rambling when you come to these boards. This is a place you can come and ramble, rant, vent, cry, whatever you need to do here and believe me, we can all relate. So please remember that. I can totally relate to the whole psychiatrist ordeal and yes, that is exactly what it is with them, AN ORDEAL..... The way I feel about them, is they show up, give you as little time as possible, tell you to continue to see your therapist and whatever other docs you see, and write your scripts. If you are in their office for more than 10 minutes, I would be totally surprised.

DELTAELISE - I know they feel like it is the therapist's job to work out the issue's and their job is to write scripts. One day, the BiPolar in me reared its ugly little head right as I was going into see my psychiatrist :mad:, imagine that. However, due to the amount of money that he receives from my insurance company and me, I was not going to settle for the 5-10 minutes that he allows his patients. On top of this, he is always late, even if you have the first appointment of the day. I am not talking 5-10 minutes late, I am talking anywhere from 30-45 minutes late. The way I feel, my time is just as important as his. However, before I got to his appointment, about a couple of days beforehand, I too was like you. I was kind of shy and didn't want to question his authority so what I did was make a list and wrote it down of what I wanted to talk to him about in the order of importance.... No matter how hard he tried to end the conversation, I was not leaving until I had my answers. On top of this, my therapist is in the same office and they share the same file and I talk about my psychiatrist to my therapist quite frankly. His standard answer is that I needed to continue to see my therapist, and pain doc.... I said well, if you look in the file, you will see that I see my therapist every month and my pain doc, I have an appointment with every 28 days. Believe me, he listened to the rest of what I had to say. My last appointment with him lasted probably close to 15 minutes but it was not a good session. He asked about my husband and if I wanted to work on the relationship. I explained that I wrote a six page letter to him about the way I felt and that my husband had quit drinking at least. My psychiatrist then told me that all the meds in the world, whether it be depakote, lamictal, seroquel or whatever the drug, he didn't know how much he could help me.

When I left there, all I wanted to do, was to run my car into a concrete wall and I told my therapist that on the next visit. I told her what he had said and she asked what my response was to him..... I said I told him that I was doing the best that I could, she thought that was a good response.

I kinda feel like if the psychiatrist doesn't find the right med combo, then somehow it is my fault, like I am defective. He is supposed to be helping me.

I guess that is enough for now, however, we must all stick together and hang our heads high. Best of Luck, Jenn
[QUOTE=bellablue2;33***91]Hey Jenn My Doc is starting me the zoloft on 1/2 pill for 2 days then 1 pill for a week then 1 1/2 until i meet him in 2 weeks.

He said that I may have a problem with stopping the Wellbutrin. As far as the zanax goes I don't know why he won't give it to me. He says that my problem is anxiety but it effects me by becomming irratable big time. That is my biggest problem It is amazing how I get so pissed off about the stupidist things. Like if the computer is slow, if I drpo something ect. All I want is to be able to get up in the morning with out dreading it. I don't want to get up and say great another day or I can't wait until bedtime.

I am going to just think that my son really needs me and that it's only for a couple of hours ect.

Sometimes when I get out it does help it just getting out that's the hard part.

Just as I know that excersize will help, but it's just getting up and going down stairs to do the tread mill, which I call the dread mill, that's the problem

You are on prosac and what is the other drugs anti depresants. Are you on any mood stabalizers?

Well I hope you have a great time in FL the weather better be good. My son has problems with noise and crowds BIG TIME. That must suck. But I don't think walking around Disney is a vacaation. Sitting on a beach having a cool drink and reading a ook well that's my idea.

Also my son has no patients for lines.

Thanks for writing it really makes my day you have no idea.
Jeane

Jeane Please don't worry about the stigma for your son... I knew by the time my son was in the second grade that he had it however, he was in a private school and they didn't want to do anything about it because he had ADD without the hyperactivity so he was falling through the cracks... even though he was in a private school, I pay taxes for public schools which meant they had to test him.... in the fourth grade after fighting with the private school, they said it would take 9 months to get him tested.... I finally had him tested privately and it was a good thing I did. The psychologist that tested him said that if you don't do something by the fifth grade, you will lose them. Believe me, you are doing the right thing as my pediatrician has a son that was the same age as my son that had ADD also so he was very caring about it.

I wish I was going to Florida but that is somebody else on the boards.

I don't do well in crowds and never leave the house unless I am taking my son to school or picking him up or basketball games. The only other time I go out is for my three doctor appts each month. I don't like crowds and I can go off in a minute especially with strangers so I chose to stay home so that I don't go off. I can flip at home also. Over the stupidest things. I try to wash the dishes and drop them all the time and that can set me off. So don't feel alone.

I take the following meds:

Topamax for migraines
Lortabs for fibro
Robaxin (muscle relaxers) for fibro
mobic for fibro
neurotin for fibro
lamictal for bipolar
seroquel for bipolar
xanax for bipolar
ritalin for energy by psychiatrist
multivitiam by pain doc due to not eating well
fish oil for cholestorol
aspirin due to TIA strokes in June of 2006
sleeping pill by psychiatrist due to poor sleeping
advair for asthma
trigger point injections every 28 days and sometimes every 14 days
for a total of 27 pills a day

Now, tell me how many people could work/function on this many meds per day?

Who would hire someone on this many pills per day? Then with the fibro you are in constant pain and alot of days you can't even get out of bed. Then you have the constant fatigue and put that with the bipolar that is not under control and you have a bomb ready to go off.

I know on cold days and rainy days I can barely move so how many employers are going to let you call in sick on these days? How many are going to let you call in for all your doctor's appointments, or for the days after you have had injections and are in major pain from those or your bipolar is in the breaking point or you haven't slept all night?

This is what they don't see and I guess that is what makes me so angry.

I guess that is enough rambling for now... Jenn
[QUOTE=rayefaye;3395511]Hi Jen, I was wondering what type of meds do they have your sister on? I suffer from RSD, I don't take Lyrica because it didn't help me at all. I take Neurontin instead and it doesn't cause the type of weight gain like Lyrica. They're both about the same type of medicine, it's just Neurontin has been around a lot longer and Lyrica is a new medication. If your sister is having this kind of reaction to her medication, she should let her doctor know. If she doesn't maybe you should go with her next time she goes to the doctor and express your concerns. This sounds like it could have a bad result if she's doing such things as cutting herself. This doesn't sound good at all, so please try to talk to her doctor or have another family member talk with her doctor.

Rayefaye - It is not my sister but bellablues sister... I too have fibro but other issues also.... I take neurotin, muscle relaxers, pain pills, mobic, lamictal, seroquel, xanax, ritalin, topamax, advair, fish oil, multi-vitamin, for a grand total of 27 pills per day. I don't think anything helps. I also get the trigger point injections every 28 days and sometimes sooner when they wear off and the pain is unbearable and I can't stand it anymore.

I know they have come out with this new drug Lyrica for fibro however, it was out for years for restless leg syndrome and I guess that is what upsets me because they act like it is this wonderful new drug just for fibro. I know it helps some people and it is great that there are finally commercials that talk about fibro.

That was a great idea about bellablue or another family member going with her sister to the next doctor's appointment and expressing their concerns.

Good Luck to you and I wish you a pain free day. Jenn :angel:
[QUOTE=bellablue2;3403815]Hey Jenn: Glad your husband is still not drinking. Well I am glad I don't live in Kentucy. I so know how you feel about Med's. I would worry about all of the med's that you are on. Maybe you should take one out at a time. See how that goes. Have you ever tried acupuncture? I heard about this thing called Ketamine treatment. BUT it is expensive. It's for RSD. But I think RSD is a little like Fibro? Yes? In the summer I lowered my Lamitcal my self because I was put on Wellbutrin, and I was feeling better. Now in the winter because I'm not doing good I upped it and I am starting to feel a little better

So maybe you can talk to Doc about tweeking. BUT you know Doc really don't get it. I thank God that mine is okay. I have to pay for him, he is not fully covered by mu insurance.
Let me knw what the Doc says.

JUST know that I am always thinking about you
Jeane

The thing about the psychiatrict meds is I always wonder how quickly would I go into a manic episode if I quit taking even one of the meds. I take the Seroquel, lamictal as prescribed. The ritalin and xanax not always as prescribed. The doctor got really mad when I wouldn't agree to go on Wellbutrin.... I have been on it before and got really mean and aggitated... its like they think they can make something act differently in out bodies after we have already tried it. I have been on everything except very few. I will not go on something that I know causes me to act in a negative way already.

For all the fibro drugs, I don't take all the muscle relaxers and pain pills that I am supposed to. If I did, I probably would be not functioning as well, not that I function that well to begin with. I have messed up with the toaster oven the last two days and that scares me. I left it on the day before and thank God my husband was here that day.... Yesterday, I couldn't understand why the ready light wouldn't come on when I put it on bake as it usually only takes about 10 minutes, I waited and waited... after about an hour, I thought it must be broke and went to look again, I had it set on broil... I get so frustrated because as it is now, I have to set the timer on my cell phone and carry it with me so that I won't forget to check what I have cooking in there. I am to the point where I won't cook for the family, now that is sad....

I have been having issues with my bowels and thought it was probably IBS as many people with fibro have IBS and finally went to my GP for that and a place on my hand that will not heal which he thought 9 months ago was ringworm. After my visit yesterday, he gave me a prescription for the cramping and got me an appointment to see a GI specialist because he said someone with IBS can maintain their weight whereas I have been losing quite a bit of weight. He also made an appointment with a dermatologist as he is not sure what the place is on my hand because it will not go away either. I was not in a very good mood because I really don't want to see more doctor's. He also had to increase my Topamax because my migraines are getting worse. I am just sick and tired of seeing more doctor's. I love my GP because if he can't figure it out, he will tell me and send me to someone who can. He also asked me if anyone has been taking blood work. I told him no so he at least did the blood work also.

I am sorry for rambling, just tired of the doctor's.

I too, think of all of you everyday and wish you all the best. Thanks to all who listen. Jenn
bella - I am really sorry about your sister, what meds was she taking? I don't take Zoloft as it did not help me... However, I do the drug interaction lists and there is a major drug interaction with the Seroquel and Topamax... When I was on the Depakote there was a major drug interaction with the Depakote and the Topamax... The thing is I have been on the Topamax way before I started seeing this psychiatrist... Its like he doesn't really care what else I am on... He doesn't ask what else I am on, doesn't ask me to bring in my meds, nothing... Its like he is God and nothing he gives me is going to hurt me. He doesn't think about my other docs.

Also when I did the drug interaction there were 13 moderate drug interactions due to the central nervous system and/or respiratory depressant effects.

My GP doesn't really think I have IBS he thinks it is something else. That is why he set me up with a specialist. He said if it were IBS, I would be able to maintain my weight and I have lost between 30-40 pounds in the last 3-4 months. So he didn't like that to much.

The thing with the place on my hand has really been going on for over a year. The first thing that happened was see I have to keep my hair cut short because I just can't do the hair dryer and curling iron anymore. So the guy that cuts my hair noticed I had patches of hair missing and other places where the hair was starting to grow back in and the hair would be like 1/8" long and that was it. He said if it kept doing that to have my doc look at it. Then this place a little bigger than a quarter came up right under my pinky and next knuckle. After a couple of months, I finally went to my GP... My head had started itching really bad and I had scabs really bad and I was losing hair. So my GP said it looked like ringworm... He gave me a prescription for some anti-fungal cream and one for an oral anti-fungal cream. When I went to get them filled, insurance wouldn't cover the oral one, said it want to expensive with out a biopsy.... So my GP called in a different one. That went on for months. My head doesn't itch so much but when I first get my hair cut I can still feel where it is growing in real short... The place on my hand is still there but has flattened out but has a new bump on the outside of it. If I get it in the sunlight just driving in the car, it gets a lot worse. So he thinks that is something else also and that is the reason he is sending me to the dermatologist at the end of February as that was the earliest they could get me in.

I go to the GI doctor in the morning. Can hardly wait for that. I am sure he will probably flip when he sees what meds I am on and then he will want to run a sh**load of test. I am sick to death of doctor's. Sick of the test and everything. I didn't tell anyone I was going except my husband and my dad. I don't want my mom to worry. I only told my mom I was going to the dermatologist which she was happy about because I have had it so long.

To get back to your sister.... Do you know what meds she had taken and how much? I do worry about that kind of stuff. Please keep us updated as I do worry about you both.

Have you thought about contacting your Senator again about a change of venue for your hearing? What about a different attorney? Why is it your attorney won't go to that city?

Since I have not heard from either of our Senator's, I sent an email to our Mayor earlier today, we will see if he is any better... I kind of doubt it.

You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers... I will be thinking about you both and waiting to hear how you both are. Good Luck... Jenn
[QUOTE=Jenn4508;3408906]bella - I am really sorry about your sister, what meds was she taking? I don't take Zoloft as it did not help me... However, I do the drug interaction lists and there is a major drug interaction with the Seroquel and Topamax... When I was on the Depakote there was a major drug interaction with the Depakote and the Topamax... The thing is I have been on the Topamax way before I started seeing this psychiatrist... Its like he doesn't really care what else I am on... He doesn't ask what else I am on, doesn't ask me to bring in my meds, nothing... Its like he is God and nothing he gives me is going to hurt me. He doesn't think about my other docs.

Also when I did the drug interaction there were 13 moderate drug interactions due to the central nervous system and/or respiratory depressant effects.

My GP doesn't really think I have IBS he thinks it is something else. That is why he set me up with a specialist. He said if it were IBS, I would be able to maintain my weight and I have lost between 30-40 pounds in the last 3-4 months. So he didn't like that to much.

The thing with the place on my hand has really been going on for over a year. The first thing that happened was see I have to keep my hair cut short because I just can't do the hair dryer and curling iron anymore. So the guy that cuts my hair noticed I had patches of hair missing and other places where the hair was starting to grow back in and the hair would be like 1/8" long and that was it. He said if it kept doing that to have my doc look at it. Then this place a little bigger than a quarter came up right under my pinky and next knuckle. After a couple of months, I finally went to my GP... My head had started itching really bad and I had scabs really bad and I was losing hair. So my GP said it looked like ringworm... He gave me a prescription for some anti-fungal cream and one for an oral anti-fungal cream. When I went to get them filled, insurance wouldn't cover the oral one, said it want to expensive with out a biopsy.... So my GP called in a different one. That went on for months. My head doesn't itch so much but when I first get my hair cut I can still feel where it is growing in real short... The place on my hand is still there but has flattened out but has a new bump on the outside of it. If I get it in the sunlight just driving in the car, it gets a lot worse. So he thinks that is something else also and that is the reason he is sending me to the dermatologist at the end of February as that was the earliest they could get me in.

I go to the GI doctor in the morning. Can hardly wait for that. I am sure he will probably flip when he sees what meds I am on and then he will want to run a sh**load of test. I am sick to death of doctor's. Sick of the test and everything. I didn't tell anyone I was going except my husband and my dad. I don't want my mom to worry. I only told my mom I was going to the dermatologist which she was happy about because I have had it so long.

To get back to your sister.... Do you know what meds she had taken and how much? I do worry about that kind of stuff. Please keep us updated as I do worry about you both.

Have you thought about contacting your Senator again about a change of venue for your hearing? What about a different attorney? Why is it your attorney won't go to that city?

Since I have not heard from either of our Senator's, I sent an email to our Mayor earlier today, we will see if he is any better... I kind of doubt it.

You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers... I will be thinking about you both and waiting to hear how you both are. Good Luck... Jenn

Hi Jenn: Glad to here from you. I hope your Doc visiy went well. I don't understand the problem with your hair that's wierd. Did the cream work?
My sister has been taken off all the me'd except lamitcal,seraquel and lyrica. All of the above have been lowered. The main thing I worried about was the lithium ans clonapin. She was also put on cymbalta. She was just on to many meds.
I spoke to her yesterday and she seems so much better. I am not sure when they are going to let her out of the psych ward.
I can't believe how much weight you have lost? Why do you think that is. You are on Ritalin yes? That makes you lose weight.

I really think you need to get off some of those meds.

Some doc don't care. I think we should always check and see how they interact. Do you use the same pharamacy? They should be able to see how they interact

I went on line and found out that you should not drink coffee with lithium.

It's just scary to have to take so many med's.

Well I finally got a court date. March 11th that sooner than the 27th of march which was the original. My senators called me yesterday and told me to have my lawyer call that they only had one date left in March.
My lawyer seems pissed that I got my senator involved. To Bad!!

But I am so nervious. The request for an off the record was denied. What are they going to ask me in court. I am scared they are going to look at me and say this one looks fine. Or they are going to think she can function.
So this really sucks. I quess I have to just wait and see.

Your senator really sucks!!! Hope the mayor works. I just found out that my husband has shingles. That's a rash and it really hurts the nerves.

I hope you find out about the eating part and the problem with your hair. That's just wierd. Let me know about the ritalin if you on it.

Keep in touch
Jeane