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Re: Medication Merry-Go-Round

Posted by Joanne on April 8, 1999, at 17:04:38

In reply to Re: Medication Merry-Go-Round, posted by Wayne R. on April 8, 1999, at 8:50:02

Vicki and Wayne,
I posted sometime last month about also being frustrated with the change of medication and
the frustration it continues to cause me... this particular thread caught my eye today because
I have just returned home from my doctor... She had me on 1000 mg of Depakote which she upped to
1500 mg last week. When I saw her today, I told her that I have spent the last week doing just
about nothing but crying. The only drug that has seemed to work so far, (she has only tried 3 due to
my insurance company not covering much... is this normal?) isn't covered by my insurance. She wants
to take me off the Depakote, but this will take me a month to wean myself off of. In the meantime, she
is going on vacation next week. I would like a vacation next week... instead, I get to wait for her
office to get back to me... they are going to get ahold of my insurance company and tell them that this
is the only medication that works. I can only hope that they ok paying for it. If Depakote is a
mood stabilizer, I would rather go back to being unstable. I didn't cry as much then.
Also, since I have only been diagnosed a few months ago, I'm still not real sure of everything. Why
would the crying get worse now than it ever has been? More stress? Frustration because of the meds?
I don't know, but I'm gonna go broke on tissues.
The only thing I am thankful for right now is that I don't have the balls to kill myself.
But I would sure like to crawl in bed and stay there for about a month.

Thanks for listening again...




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