Over the last 6 months or longer I’ve been experiencing a lot of pain, forgetfulness, cloudy head, poor eyesight, and dizziness (vertigo). I really feel bad.
It was time for me to get my medications refilled, but first, I had to get a new psychiatrist. I did not like the last one. She didn’t spend too much time with me and kept wanting to experiment on me. Sometimes she would forget what I was taking.
I met with the new doctor last week and at first I didn’t think I would like him.He seemed mean. I’m very sensitive and my feelings get hurt easy. I know I know – tough skin. We went over my meds and he kept shaking his head. His diagnosis – I have bipolar, I do have ADD, Depression. But, I’ve been given the wrong treatment. I’m not taking enough Lithium to help but enough to cause harm to my mind and body. My blood pressure Hydrochlorothiazide and “water pill” increases the level of lithium My body is actually being poisoned by interaction of the two. He will be changing the Lithium out, as well as, antidepressants, which I’m taking two of and shouldn’t be. The medications are causing weight gain and body aches, along with other symptoms. Lithium can cause kidney problems which I already have.
Summary: I’ve been given the wrong medications and dosages for my mental illness. My mind and body is screwed up. He says I’m in the danger zone. I have not been treated for bipolar this whole time. For my ADD, I’ve been given Adderall and was told it was like adding fuel to the fire.
Now, after all these years of wasted time I’ll be starting over on my Bipolar treatment. It really ticks me off – after all these years my life has been wasted because doctors weren’t treating me, but experimenting on me.