Posted by hopko on March 23, 2003, at 8:21:12
In reply to Re: How many drugs is too many? » hopko, posted by jane d on March 23, 2003, at 1:06:26
Thank-you all for your very thoughtful follow-ups to my question...especially you, Jane. I have not said anything to her about her meds or her treatment and now, for sure, I will not. That is why I wanted to check here first. If this list of drugs sent off alarm bells with some of you, I would have considered having a talk with her. She has been through six different Psychiatrists, the newest one only recently, and like I said before, if she gets better even a little, it is only because she appears a little calmer. Never happy or really ok. I just feel that she should not have to live her life like this, (and she says this as well) either so out of it that she can hardly function or so suicidal that she has to be stopped from running into the street in front of the next car she sees. I am still hoping that she can get help to just give her a sense of stability without making her a zombie and barely able to function. I was afraid that all of these drugs together might be the problem rather than the answer but I can see that they might be the answer and I hope they are. She has no money or insurance and so is at the mercy of a system that sees the indigent...I am afraid not always the best or most thoughtful care around here. I just hope that whatever doc she is seeing now knows what meds she is on and is not just prescribing “something else” for every new episode she experiences. Again, thanks for all the input. I appreciate it.