My migraines are so bad and the infection is back. A friend from BD got me an appointment with a Psychiatrist in NYC who specializes in anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder. About a month ago I was taking 1,200 mgs of Seroquel, 600 mgs in the morning and 600 mgs in the evening, along with a plethora of other drugs. The horrible shaking was back, I could hardly speak. My Psychiatrist's wife went with me because I was having problems walking. I spent 3 hours with this man and he was astonished I was still alive. He agreed that I was heading for another breakdown, I fell again and fractured my jaw, I came out of my Internist's office and fell on fresh tar .I asked to be taken off the 600mgs of Seroquel in the morning because I was somewhere but I have no idea where ? I also asked to be taken off OXY that was prescribed for the migraines.My request was approved and the fog started lifting a few days later. This Dr. said that when I came in, he thought I was in the wrong office. I was impecable from head to toe. I was completely focused, I was completely in touch with the medication issue, I was extremely in touch with being an extremely rapid cycling Bipolar, as well as having an anxiety disorder. My Psychiatrist was listening on the phone, he said I had PTSD, so did the Doctor I saw and also the Therapist who was also on the phone. He was extremely happy I had not given up years ago. He also set me up with a very knowledgeable Cognetive Therapist who listened on the phone. I saw him today and I really like him, we set up another appointment, so I am praying. I have been so miserable for so long, I hope all of our efforts come to fruition. Then I have you, who unlocked the gate, that was all it took. Thank you so much for your support, I have given up on the Bipolar Community. I asked for help and it was made into a joke. I do not believe Bipolar Disorder is a joke. I'm not exactly a shrinking violet either. Do you know what Dr. K did in conjunction with the ball and chain ? Dr. K now has my keys and every pair of 4 inch heels I own. Does that come under "DO NO HARM" I will always stay with you, everyone thinks having a high IQ is the ticket to everything, it's not.
Life has become very uncomfortable since we last spoke. After my gland surgery at MD Anderson, it's been downhill from there. 2 VERY SERIOUS infections, liquid and blood all over the bed, my face, my mouth. My tongue was horribly infected, my tongue was bleeding and still is. After 2 go arounds with augmenten w/Amoxicillin at very high dosages with no results.
I kept falling, now I'm housebound again. Today I started crying and I have no idea why ? All day for no reason I would start to cry. Why ?
I wish I had friends here, being locked up 24/7 is no fun. My family is useless, when Rick called my mother to tell her about my renal failure she said "Why are you calling me ?" Real nice.View Thread
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After receiving your post, I decided I'm going back to NYC. As I have said before, my Florida town is gorgeous but the medical care is atrocious. Have you EVER in your life heard that 4 RN's in a hospital could not insert an IV so the patient did it ?
I called my NY doctor and told him what was happening and he was triple aghast LOL. I am fearful of the care here, this issue has been going on for almost a year and I find it incredibly unacceptable.
I did take your advise, I was EXTREMELY upset regarding what happened here. I started to shake violently and the breathing really helped me focus and address the issue. You have been my mainstay, I appreciate everything you have done to help me, thank you.
Unfortunately, I became extremely ill again. Hospital again, housebound again. I do have permission to swim.
There are so many posts from me, I was upset LOL. My trials now are a huge infection in the ear I had surgery on, might have to have surgery again.
I've had chronic migraines since I was in high school, I have had a migraine every single day for 4 weeks. I'm becoming very concerned regarding all the medication I'm being prescribed butabarbital-belladonna Oral , Percoset, Hydrocodone.. All these drugs do is stop the pain temporarily. When I tried to discuss this with the doctor, not mine, he basically told me to go to hell, so I reported him to the State of Florida.
My other issue is still every time I get anxious I start to shake uncontrollably and my speech is distorted. No one seems to know what to do ?
The only hospital here is called THE BLACK HOLE OF CALCUTTA. I'm not kidding, I could write a book. I had to have surgery so an IV had to be inserted. 4 nurses could not put in the IV so since it had been my product at BD, I put in my own IV. It just gets worse.
I agree, everyone thinks bipolars are nuts and that's it. All bipolars have different symptoms and some similarities. First of all bipolar disorder is a chemical imbalance and has nothing to do with being crazy. I am a horrible bipolar, I have an IQ of 167, I am very well educated, artistic. My particular bipolar issue was spending money, forging checks etc. My good friend would go out and the next thing she knew, she woke up in another state or country. I actually (not to the same extent) would leave my apartment in NYC at 3:00 AM and just walk, I was never afraid, I carried scalpels. Bipolars have judgement issues, my Father woke up one day and announced that he and my Mom were moving to Austin, Texas. He built a 10,000 sq, ft. home, they were both 80 and did not know one person there. Go to Google and ask which individuals past and present had or has a bipolar issue. I take my meds and I'm fine. My prayers are with you, it's a terrible disease IF he has it. If you believe he would go to be evaluated, you should go.View Thread
I have had paralyzing migraines for years. I went to see my Doctor today because of my falling, dizziness and excruciating pain during these episodes. I hit my head so hard the other day, I was bleeding all over the place. I have taken a miryard of medications, some did nothing, others worked, but only short term.
A friend called today and she told me that Medicare will pay for Botox for migraines. I looked it up on Google and it is true. Dr. Farrell, you have been through a lot with me, so I wanted to know what your thoughts are. With bipolar meds, anxiety meds, ADhD meds. Do you have any knowledge that Botox will work ?
As far as your other question, I have been on Disability for a long time. I did it through an Attorney, and I was approved in a few weeks.View Thread