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Re: GI issue reply/pulse ravenstorm

Posted by pulse on April 15, 2006, at 17:51:41

In reply to Re: GI issue reply/pulse, posted by ravenstorm on April 15, 2006, at 11:51:10


good gracious, don't be sorry about anything. i well know what having multiple GI problems is like, although i must admit, it sounds like you've had an even rougher road to hoe than i. i never had to take a proton pump inhibitor until i had the misfortune of being seen by a doctor, during my first, of 4 stays in detox and/ or extended treatment centers (this 1st time in was only 4 days), for exactly FIVE minutes. this psychiatrist MISdiagnosed me as - get this - bipolar I w/ rapid cycling. yes, i know it's usually "the other way around."

i later found out that anyone who went to this doc at his private practice was automatically diagnosed as some variant of bipolar. he was later found to be a total crook, when he stole money in various ways - he was found out, had his license yanked, and was banished to florida. (i can easily see him down there now practicing w/out a license.)

my point is: only when they introduced the mood stabilizers, did my stomach get really bad. i was more serious about staying clean by then, so i was too petrified, and MUCH too compliant and accepting (a lifetime problem) to refuse taking them. it then took me 9 years to get my (correct) and original diagnosis from 1979 (Major Depressive Disorder) back on my chart. it also took a kind, young female psychiatrist to finally REALLY observe me, my moods and behavior, (not just see bipolar in my records), and also see that i could only take a very sub-theraputic dosage of any stabilzer, (i'd never had one single mini hypo mania, anyway).

unfortuntely, 6 months later, SHE florida!

the serotonin in so many of the ads has further done my digestive system in, in a very big way; to a lesser degree noradrenaline. wellbutrin is the only med a doc has pulled me off of on day one. oh, i could have got through the anxiety i'm sure, but i literally burped every waking minute i was on it. most pharmacists will tell you they've rarely heard of folks having stomach trouble on wellbutrin. i've instead heard the saying goes: for those who do well on wellbutrin, they really love it; for those who don't, they really HATE it.

i so wish i had never had to start the PPIs, because, imo, and my docs, it's next to impossible to ever get off them, and the price just keeps goin up, up , up.

my day has gone south again. so wish i was riding as smoothly as robert. i am trying to lower my klonopin dosage a quickly as i possibly can. i pretty much know that doing it this way, i will barely, if at all, sleep for the next month. (1 mg down each week) - that was my ECT doc's way of doing it, but i know from experiencing both ways, down 1/4 mg every 2 weeks is the way to go. i simply don't feel i have that kind of time, or i will blow my chance with ensam.





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