Patients Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Posted on 6/7/21 9:01 PM
I am currently experiencing extreme anxiety and irritably.. I am currently in a manic episode and am having trouble sleeping at night. I am trying to quit smoking along with a medication change. My doctor is currently trying to ween me off of Xanax. Praise God. I hate that drug!! My aunt has died of lung cancer and need to attend her memorial service and it is activating my PTSD.... under these extreme circumstances... I am having a incredibly hard time.... I am crying.... but sometimes laughing and having fun with my friends and some family. I have contacted my doctor and therapist to inform them of the situation... they are adjusting my meds accordingly. My Name is Dawn... please pray for me and all will be fine.
Beginning of the discussion - 6/8/21Really struggling with my medications right now https://www.carenity.us/forum/autism-spectrum-disorder/living-with-behavioural-disorders-mental-illne/anxiety-and-depression-3419
Posted on 6/8/21 4:34 AM
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Posted on 6/8/21 6:43 PM
@DawnKoch Hi Dawn, I'm sorry to hear you're having a hard time, but it's good to know that your doctors are aware and are there to help you. Going through grief, quitting smoking, and changing medications can really take a toll on your mental health.
Hi everyone, how are you today? Has anyone else ever had a hard time adjusting or changing medications? If so, how did you get through it? Can you share any advice or support?
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Posted on 6/9/21 7:37 AM
Yes, my doctor is trying me on some new meds. I am worried because i looked them up on Google and it said it could cause strokes or seizures. I called poison control tonight because I was having a lot of anxiety about that and they said to contact my doctor in the morning but I should be fine. He said that he didn’t think they would prescribe me anything that would hurt me. I went to the hospital last week because I thought I was having possible symptoms of a stroke. They did bloodwork and a CAT scan and said I was fine. Also tonight I felt like I was having rapid heartbeats. I tested my BPM and It said 90 bpm so I guess that is normal. I hate when these doctors try to put you on different drugs not knowing what they can do to you. I was on all kinds of different drugs as a teenager and I was a zombie. They found a miracle drug for me after I have my daughter. It is called Risperdal. I don’t know what I would do without it. Anyway I’m going to contact my doctor in the morning or at least my case manager, and see if I can get off a couple of these meds. Please say a prayer for me that i can get on the right medication.
Posted on 6/15/21 10:27 PM
@butterfly77 Hello butterfly77, I'm glad you called for help and information when you needed it, doctors could really do a better job informing us about our medicines and the reasons why they're prescribed. Let us know how your talk went with your doctor or case manager!