OCD and Major Depression

Posted by mariajean03 @mariajean03, Oct 26, 2020

I'm overly medicated but am afraid to cut back. When I do I spend all nite worrying I won't sleep! All I do is lay there doing tormenting compulsions. Wake up very dizzy every morning,. It goes away in 2 hours. I need to taper off 325mg. Seraquel but too scared. I have been able to stay out of the hospital for a year though. So confused. Any suggestions? Maria.

@mariajean03

I can't find one in Des Moines,Ia.! I don't know where else to look. Can anyone help? Maria.

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I know it's frustrating trying to find the right doctor. I GOOGLED: Des Moines, IA Neuropsychiatrist. I got a long list which also included NeuroPsychologist who cannot prescribe meds and do psych testing. There were several NeuroPsychiatrists however. I am included as many as I can — maybe you can Google the rest. Peace and blessings! Sharon

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Neuropsychiatrists in Des Moines, IA
Here is a complete list of most available Neuropsychiatrists in Des Moines, IA.The Trustoria Directory helps everyone discover the best Doctor for their latest project.Be sure to see other cities near you to locate the names of more service providers.
189 results found

Randall Hamilton Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistSurgeonSurgical SpecialistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neurology, Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 358-0011 (Phone), (515) 358-0097 (Fax)
Certifications:Neurology, 1999
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English, Spanish
Hospitals:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
1111 6Th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Calvin Hansen Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neurology, Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-4200 (Phone)
Certifications:Neurology, 1993
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English
Hospitals:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Philosophy:Choosing a physician is a very important and personal choice. At Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics …
Heike Schmolck Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 358-0011 (Phone), (515) 358-0097 (Fax)
Certifications:Neurology, 2006
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English, Spanish
Hospitals:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
Lynn Struck Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neurology, Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-4200 (Phone)
Certifications:Neurology, 1992
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English
Hospitals:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Philosophy:Choosing a physician is a very important and personal choice. At Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics …
Ara Robinson Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristPsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistPsychiatric Specialist

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
Age:~45
Address:Iowa Health Psychiatry
1215 Pleasant St Suite 514, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-1221 (Phone)

1221 Center St Suite 8, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-1221 (Phone), (515) 283-2017 (Fax)
Certifications:Psychiatry, 2011
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English
Hospitals:Iowa Health Psychiatry
1215 Pleasant St Suite 514, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
Michael Jacoby Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistPhysical Therapy SpecialistSurgical SpecialistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Vascular Neurology
Address:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 358-0011 (Phone), (515) 358-0097 (Fax)
Certifications:Neurology, 2008
Vascular Neurology, 2009
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English, Spanish
Hospitals:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316

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@tlovesherdad2020

Nope I feel I've made progress with getting everything out and off my heart I can start to heal .

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@tlovesherdad2020 Progress is a step in the right direction. It's going to take a lot to heal. It's important for everyone to have supports. If you do not have informal (friends and family) support it is even more important to have formal supports (therapist, social worker, ARMS worker). May I ask if you are currently receiving any of these or similar services?

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@woogie

HOW May I CONTACT YOU PRIVATELY?

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I don't know how that works!

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Please tell me how to contact woogie privately?

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@mariajean03

Please tell me how to contact woogie privately?

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@mariajean03 When you look at woogie's name in a post she made, click on the blue letters. This will take you to her profile. There you can click on "send private message", and do so to her.

Hope this helps.
Ginger

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@mariajean03

Please tell me how to contact woogie privately?

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@mariajean03
Hi Maria, here is the Connect page where you can find info on Private Messaging:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/
Just scroll down to "How to Send a Private Message". Hank

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@buyearly

I know it's frustrating trying to find the right doctor. I GOOGLED: Des Moines, IA Neuropsychiatrist. I got a long list which also included NeuroPsychologist who cannot prescribe meds and do psych testing. There were several NeuroPsychiatrists however. I am included as many as I can — maybe you can Google the rest. Peace and blessings! Sharon

Find a professional & check records
Neuropsychiatrists in Des Moines, IA
Here is a complete list of most available Neuropsychiatrists in Des Moines, IA.The Trustoria Directory helps everyone discover the best Doctor for their latest project.Be sure to see other cities near you to locate the names of more service providers.
189 results found

Randall Hamilton Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistSurgeonSurgical SpecialistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neurology, Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 358-0011 (Phone), (515) 358-0097 (Fax)
Certifications:Neurology, 1999
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English, Spanish
Hospitals:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
1111 6Th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Calvin Hansen Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neurology, Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-4200 (Phone)
Certifications:Neurology, 1993
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English
Hospitals:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Philosophy:Choosing a physician is a very important and personal choice. At Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics …
Heike Schmolck Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 358-0011 (Phone), (515) 358-0097 (Fax)
Certifications:Neurology, 2006
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English, Spanish
Hospitals:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
Lynn Struck Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neurology, Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
Address:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-4200 (Phone)
Certifications:Neurology, 1992
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English
Hospitals:Methodist Plaza Specialty
1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Philosophy:Choosing a physician is a very important and personal choice. At Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics …
Ara Robinson Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristPsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistPsychiatric Specialist

Experience & Education
Specialties:Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
Age:~45
Address:Iowa Health Psychiatry
1215 Pleasant St Suite 514, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-1221 (Phone)

1221 Center St Suite 8, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-1221 (Phone), (515) 283-2017 (Fax)
Certifications:Psychiatry, 2011
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English
Hospitals:Iowa Health Psychiatry
1215 Pleasant St Suite 514, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
Michael Jacoby Des Moines, IA
Professions & Specialties
NeuropsychiatristNeurological SpecialistNeurologistPhysical Therapy SpecialistSurgical SpecialistDoctor of Medicine

Experience & Education
Specialties:Vascular Neurology
Address:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 358-0011 (Phone), (515) 358-0097 (Fax)
Certifications:Neurology, 2008
Vascular Neurology, 2009
Awards:Healthgrades Honor Roll
Languages:English, Spanish
Hospitals:Des Moines
1111 6Th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316

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Thanks so much. I don't know if they will take Medicare buy I'll call. You are very kind. Maria.

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@buyearly

Maria, please don't give up. Things can turn around of which you are even unaware! I would suggest at this point that you take care of yourself. Believe me, I know how extremely hard it is to seek help when you are so depressed. But keep trying. If the doctor you saw was of no help, seek another. Or better still, call a mental health service who can work with you, maybe even on-line. If you feel like you are in danger of hurting yourself, call 911 for assistance. But, PLEASE don't give up. I am my husband's fourth wife and he has been verbally abusive at times but he has changed and grown over our 30-year marriage and I also had bunion surgery. Only to tell you that things can change, God loves you and there are several of us praying for you!

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Thanks for your continued prayers. I have a therapist calling me now once a week. I need a med change though. Is there a test I can take to see which ones are right for me? Maria.

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@mariajean03

Thanks for your continued prayers. I have a therapist calling me now once a week. I need a med change though. Is there a test I can take to see which ones are right for me? Maria.

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Hi Maria, I'm so glad you are getting help. I would ask the therapist if she can recommend a test, or which doctor can help you. I have heard lately of "genetic testing" but I don't know anythiing else about it. Just don't make any med changes without a doctor.. Bless you and have a beautiful Christmas. sharon

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@lulu4982

I suggest that you discuss your medications with your doctor. It seems to me that they need adjusted. Perhaps a sleeping pill would help. I am a Roman Catholic. I pray my Rosary at night and meditate on scenes from Jesus' life until I fall asleep. I find that calms my racing mind. About six weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a rare incurable disease, adhesive arachnoiditis. It is extremely painful and severely limits my quality of life. At first I was in shock. A couple of weeks later, the anxiety set in, and I felt myself standing on the precipice of that dark well of depression. I knew that if I fell in, I would have a very difficult time climbing out. I realized that my choice of thoughts was now critical. First, I reminded myself that I am God's child, and it is His job to take care of me, especially now that I almost cannot take care of myself. I have a terrific therapist, and she was able to help me considerably. It is a mistake to look to other people for love and support. Everyone has their own issues to deal with. We also have to remember that God loves us first and foremost. Instead of talking to other people, I bring all my hurts and fears to God who strengthens me. Our mental health issues are for Him to take care of. We can change our negative thoughts to positive ones. Other people will ALWAYS let us down. God won't. I have placed my life in God's hands, so He cares for me. My life still has purpose and meaning in His eyes, even though I was beginning to think I was worthless. WRONG! There are still things I can do, like pray for and support people in this group. Every life has value in God's eyes, and He loves us so much!!! I recall my mother asking, "What is wrong with you?" I could hear the shame in her voice. We need to remember that we suffer from a mental illness and that still carries a stigma in today's society, although it is much better than it was when I was a child in the 50's. Yes, it would be nice if our families were kind and understanding with us, but sometimes they are just incapable of it. Family often fear that they may succumb to the same condition, and some individuals actually think that mental illness is contagious!. The best advice I can give anyone suffering from depression is: 1. Faithfully take the medication your doctor has prescribed. Sometimes it takes a little while to find the right combo, so be patient; 2. Find a good therapist that you can trust and relate to; 3. Give your life to God as you know Him/Her. Pray a lot. Meditate on how much you are loved. Ask God to bring the right people into your life. Trust Him/Her; 4. Be grateful for even the little things; 5. Get your mind off yourself and find someone else to help. This worked for me, and I hope it helps all of you! Thanksgiving Blessings to all!!!

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Hello @lulu4982

It's been a couple of weeks since you last posted and I was thinking about you. How are you feeling these days?

You mentioned in your post that you were recently diagnosed with adhesive arachnoiditis. How are you being treated for that? Have you had steroid injections or other treatments?

On Connect we do have a discussion group for this disorder. Here is the link to that discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/arachnoiditis/?commentsorderby=DESC#chv4-comment-stream-header.

Here also is a link to some information from Mayo Clinic which you might find helpful. It is about finding a specialist who treats this rare condition.

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-looking-for-a-doctor-in-nc-that-treats-patients-arachnoiditis/

Many of us have found that the more we learn about a disorder the more empowered we feel to deal with it.

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@buyearly

Hi Maria, I'm so glad you are getting help. I would ask the therapist if she can recommend a test, or which doctor can help you. I have heard lately of "genetic testing" but I don't know anythiing else about it. Just don't make any med changes without a doctor.. Bless you and have a beautiful Christmas. sharon

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Hello @buyearly. I think you made a good suggestion to @mariajean03. I have a friend who was having a difficult time finding an antidepressant med that would work for her. She submitted a sample for DNA testing and this will show her doctor what antidepressant will work the best for her.

@mariajean03, might you consider talking with your doctor about this?

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To @mariajean03 and @buyearly,

I did find a Connect discussion that deals with genetic testing for mental health meds. You can read about the experiences of others and reply and ask questions of them.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/why-genetic-testing-for-mental-health-meds-is-important/?pg=3#comment-399921

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