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My absence explained

Monday, August 24, 2015

It's been a long time since I blogged. In fact, I wasn't using spark people or any other sites for a few months.
I am, like all people, dealing with challenges and some require medication.
3 months ago, I started seeing a new Dr. Every time I saw him (every other week,) he made major changes to my psychiatric medications. emoticon
Withing a month, I had gained nearly twenty pounds, was totally "out of it" and not functioning. I could hardly walk strait. I stumbled alot, and was sleeping 14 hours a day. Crying, issolating, and just miserable. emoticon
I finally demanded a second opinion. I had to see a Dr in a different clinic, in a different town.
I am so glad I did! When he saw the meds I was on at the time, he literally said "My God!" I was so over medicated, he was surprised I was upright. I was really sick.
My new Dr (I switched right after seeing him, I wanted this man to be my permanent Dr.) cut and stopped most of the psych meds I was on, and put me on two other medications.
I feel like a different person. It was a rough transition still, my 5th or so big medication change. But now, I am almost feeling like me again! I have lost 8 of the 20 pounds, and I sleep alot less.
Lesson learned...Be your own advocate! We are all human and every one makes mistakes. After my case was presented to the clinics medical board, the doctor that had me so overly medicated was fired. emoticon
It's good to be "awake' again.
This is me before the changes, I'll get back to this size in no time. It's all a journey.
Thanks for reading.
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    Glad you are back and glad you stuck up for yourself. No one else will! Hope to see you more in the Butterfly team!! Missed you much! emoticon
    2165 days ago
  • BWCAGRL poor thing! I'm so sorry you had to go through all that! I'm actually shocked to hear that a doc got fired (seems so rare) but that is great that he was held accountable!
    Good for you for sticking up for yourself and fighting your way back. Proud of got this!
    Love and Hugs,
    Melissa emoticon
    2168 days ago
    Sometimes that is all that they do, is give meds upon meds and not trying to get you better. If you read the meds too they also say that they will make you gain weight too. Something some of the doctors will not tell you. Glad that you when with your own feelings and found a good doctor that will help you.
    2169 days ago
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    Here's to you coming back to "yourself" again!
    2172 days ago
    Dear everyone,
    Thank you for all the great kudos and feedback.
    Raspberry, I'm sorry about your spouse's health problems. It's so hard to see people you love suffer.
    Thank you all for the welcome back.
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    2172 days ago
    Wow - so scary - glad things are better and glad you're back
    2172 days ago
    So glad you are back & so happy that you found a new Doctor!! I am proud of you for standing up for yourself & for your health!! YOU are FABULOUS, Darling!!! Sending tons of hugs your way!!!


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    2172 days ago
    You clearly did the right thing by advocating for yourself and essentially "kicking that other doctor to the curb" ........ and the results definitely proved you right!


    I had a horrible time trying to get my spouse to change his long-time doctor.......he made a horrible medication decision that caused spouse BIG-TIME grief, health-wise..........and it was a horrible commute to visit him, on top of all that! He FINALLY got a clue and made the, sadly, he's dealing with another issue in which I'm finding myself to be increasingly UNIMPRESSED with his choice of specialist.........

    There's ALWAYS something with doctors these days......... emoticon

    Glad things are working out better for you! And even better, that $#!@# was canned! Would that more incompetent folks get shown the door!

    2172 days ago
  • BTINCHER2001
    You are absolutely right, that we need to be our own advocates. Glad you are back on track in the here and now.
    2172 days ago
    I've also had problems being overmedicated by psychatrist, more than once. It's really hard to make healthy changes in your life while having so many side effects from heavy psych meds. I'm glad you got a second opinion, and that things are going bet
    2172 days ago
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