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Re: Feel so awful I can't stand it anymore=Peter

Posted by BekkaH on January 13, 2003, at 23:36:31

In reply to Feel so awful I can't stand it anymore, posted by Peter on January 13, 2003, at 23:17:29

>and he can't seem to get it into his head that >maybe the reason why none of them work is >because they're not the right type of med for >me!

Hi Peter. I think that many, many patients are misdiagnosed and medicated with the wrong medicines. Since I've been here on PB, I've noticed that some people get seven or eight different diagnoses in as many months, depending on what drug they are on. Some doctors foolishly diagnose patients based on the patient's reactions to certain medications. A patient can have severe adverse reactions to meds. For example, some patients can act psychotic or they can become more depressed on a medicine and will be diagnosed on the basis of the reaction to the drugs rather than on who they really are.

>Has anyone heard of this guy Dr. James Kocsis in >NYC? Another doctor gave his name to me as a >suggestion to start fresh. Or Dr. Frank Miller )in NYC?

I know that James Kocsis is very good. He's at NY Hospital/Cornell. I've heard the name Frank Miller and I've heard he's good, but I can't remember in what context I heard this.

I certainly can sympathize with you. I'm not an M.D., but I think it's best to simplify, if possible. In the distant past, I was placed on multiple medications, and I was a total wreck. I'm one of those people with liver enzyme problems. I don't metabolize drugs well and I cannot tolerate "polypharmacy." The more I take, the worse I get, so much so that I used to end up in the ER on a regular basis due to hypertensive crises and all kinds of problems due to drug interactions. I don't know whether you fall into that category, but it's something to consider. I think it's always good to get a fresh approach and at least hear someone else's ideas, even if you don't switch doctors completely. I hope you feel better soon!!




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