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Re: Tegretol Kar

Posted by 2sense on May 31, 2002, at 14:57:22

In reply to Re: Tegretol, posted by Kar on May 31, 2002, at 8:47:38

Thank you for such kindness. My husband is the bi-polar treated by the same doc and the psych doc is NOT on top of things -- but with 3 kids, a heart problem and waiting on 2 appointments with neurologists (one who specializes in epilepsy and one in strokes) w/in the next 2 weeks -- the psych doc has me on Klonopin (1 1/2 years now -- upped it to 4 mg in the Fall believes I am the manic) and has me on the Wellbutrin SR (which he upped since the Tegretol negates it) -- the doc that is doing the Tegretol is a neurologist who specializes in MS (he believes I have a mild case based on an MRI with one or two under 2 cm lesions that aren't where MS lesions usually are -- he put me on the Tegretol (and isn't seeing me until August -- but I am not seeing him again -- he really does the in and out you are just a number if that -- and he won't do other testing just wants me to start daily injections of Compaxone in August) -- hence I am going to other neurologist (but the good docs you have to wait for)and I really do not want to contact him and the psych doc won't change the Tegretol script since he is not the doc who gave it to me (and he can't see me until September !); the PDR is indicating I am having albeit mild, an allergic reaction to it. I am going to get another psych doc, but it is the end of the school year, I went Wednesday to have a heart catheterization/ablation for tachycardia episodes I have - but the electrophysiologist couldn't even after 2 1/2 hours recreate the arrhythmias that I get -- and since I could have MS and need MRIs in the future he didn't want to chance burning off to much of the A node and my needing a pacemaker and then I couldn't have anymore MRIs.

I do need my life back in more ways than one. The eating disorder (I am anorexic -- I have had 4 bouts, none requiring hospitalization -- it is a coping mechanism -- a lot having to do with living with someone who is either emotionally and/or verbally abusive OR is bi-polar -- he was diagnosed borderline personality disorder years ago -- but his work is his life and don't get in his way -- when he's good -- he's very, very good -- when he's bad... hide under the couch. We have no family here and I have stayed home now 6+ years. My youngest is 6+ years old (I moved here pregnant) and then have a 13-year-old daughter and a 15 1/2 year old son. My parents are de-nilers and my other brothers and sisters ... well I am the point person -- I solve the family problems so it wouldn't make much sense to go to them -- they'll listen but they say -- "I don't know what to tell you." The ED therapist I have seen a year now is at the practice with the psych doc and if I leave him -- I have to give up her -- and she has helped me tremendously. Thanks again for being so kind.





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