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Re: Medication Merry-Go-Round

Posted by Ruth on April 14, 1999, at 19:29:32

In reply to Re: Medication Merry-Go-Round, posted by Joanne on April 8, 1999, at 17:04:38

I've come to see it more as a roller coaster than as a merry-go round. I too have been on many meds and combinations of meds. When I get the most discouraged I try to "borrow" some hope from my psychopharmacologist who continues to say that we will find something that will work. The hard thing about dealing with meds is that the effect does not show for a number of weeks. As for the depakote you should try to get your doc to advocate for you with your insurance company. Sometimes that works.

> 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...
> Joanne




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