Posted by novelagent on June 27, 2012, at 16:43:31
In reply to Re: How do i find a doc who will treat psychosis?, posted by creepy on June 26, 2012, at 11:08:44
> I would say its time to find a new pdoc and leave that part of your history out.
> If you relapse and have to admit it later on its a breach of trust, so you may have to be prepared for that.
> Its unfortunate that the system is evolving into one where dishonesty is needed to get fair treatment. But it is what it is =(
I've tried this-- only I kept seeing my clinic doctor for my Invega injection, and let my private doctor not be up to speed with the fact I got a psychotic episode once, or that I see a doc for it.
It was going well-- the private doc gave me klonopin and dexedrine, along with Effexor, and the clinic doc gave me Invega. But the clinic doc was also giving me klonopin, and I didn't bother to pick up the klonopin script (ask for it) once, as I wasn't actually filling more than one script from both docs (didn't want to break any laws, of course).
Well, my clinic doc heard me earlier say that I got crazy once when I didn't have my klonopin the year before once, so that somehow triggered her to question how I was getting by without asking to remind her to give me a klonopin script. She called the phrmacy, and unfortunately, I was stupid enough to use the same pharmacy for both docs. So the pharmacy told her of all the meds I was on.
I played it off as what it was-- I didn't feel inclined to have the private doc know that part of my life, and I needed someone to treat my ADHD, because my clinic doc didn't care about that. The clinic doc was okay with it, but the private doc seemed to be willing to treat me as I was all along, if only I was more up-front with him. As a result, he felt I was dishonest, and terminated care.
But how was I suppose to have predicted he would have accepted me as I was had I told him? If I had to do it all over again, I would have explained the circumstances-- what it's like calling for docs, and being turned down because you need them to accept Medicare, and can't imagine how stacked your odds are against you if you mention psychosis (even if it's stabalized).
I'm seeing a new clinic doc in a couple of months. I initially went on the wait list to see this doc back in early February. It's still going to be a resident, but at least it's at a clinic that actually prescribed amphetamines to psychotics. The only reason why I'm on any amphetamine, and I'm under-prescribed it, is because I basically made every appointment a nagging fight to get them to cave on amphetamine.
It took like 9 months, including two outside consults involving an old doc nagging at them with me to consider it. I think the consult was mostly what did it, because then they could say a peer was advising them to do it.
They also took me off klonopin because of it all-- even though they caught me because I DIDN'T seek to fill my second klonopin prescription. It's like dealing with cops who misinterpret the most obvious, simply circumstances for the worst.