Has anyone had their doctor give up on them? Frustrated
Has anyone had their doctor give up on them? I struggle with BP2. I was on Prozac 20mg and 200mg of lamictal for about 4 years. I never felt super on it but I survived. Crash last fall and we have been trying to find something to work. Tried Zoloft (6 weeks) but I could not handle the side affects, it felt like my brain was sitting on a electric fence, zapping away. Next Welbutrin, 5 days later I was becoming hypo manic. Stopped. Start Seroquel xr. start at 50mg to 150mg.(5 week titration) Horrible headaches, nausea could not eat. losing weight, restless sleep, than my arms and leg muscles became very week. and started to become paranoid. He told me to drop to 50mg. Started throwing up, he would not return my calls, I became scared so I stopped the Seroquel( I posted a comment about this on the stopping seroquel form). so we start lexapro ( on my red list on the genesight he does appear to have much interest in the genesight). Horrible side affects, Headeache, buzzing, tingling on my brain that moved around, nauseous, no appetite, (still losing weight), left side of my face and left eye sore, just to name a few. I am extremely brain sensitive. He does not understand this and claims he has never run across this. Anyway slow titration on Lexapro 5mg, 7.5mg. I told him all the stuff going on and that I was starting to become more agitated and angry as I was going up. He still wanted me to go up to 10mg. I tried for 10 days, Man I would get so tense and was starting to have mixed episodes and rapid cycles, anger, tense, depression. I talked to him last Tuesday and he tells me to go on a med holiday. Stop lexapro, and he doesn't know if there is anything he can do for me. He said, maybe it's time to get a second opinion, but did not help in referring anyone or offering help to find someone. What doctor tells their patient who is very depressed and has repeatedly told him you were having strong suicidal thoughts, to go on a med holiday? I dropped down to 7.5mg. How fast can I taper down.
Thanks for listening, I'm scared and lost. Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband