Im scared of being off my Tegretol after almost 2 years. He just told me to stop it. What do I do about my racing thoughts at night now? He also told me to take my 10mg of Abilify in the morning. Ive been on that before, that strenght and it made me tired, why is the doctor telling me different things. And isn't ABilify for bipolar mania, thats not what I have I have bipolar depression. He told me the diagnoses he had written down and there wrong. All he got is Generalized Anxiety disorder, Borderline Personality disorder and Bipolar. He don't have my OPSTD down. Im upset. All he is treating me is how he sees me, he don't know about my past. I found out my medical doctor never got my records from the previous doctor who diognosed me with the OPSTD. So my psychiatrist obviously don't have those records either. He don't know anything about my past life. I haven't been getting treated right. The Primary doctor is gonna send out a release form I sign again and mail it back to get those records. Sorry got off my question, I'm not cold turkeying my tegretol, I'm scared. Anybody ever do that? Can someone answer about the Abilify too? I read and been on the med. I want my bad thoughts to stop not to continue . The doctor said I'm not ready for EMDR..what the hell am I gonna do? Help
I'm scared of goin off my Tegretol Xr and he put me back on Abilify??and theres more?
- 24 Jul 2010 by Anonymous
- 25 July 2010
- abilify, tegretol xr, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress, borderline personality disorder
hi depression... first off, lets find a new name for you, that one sounds rough for a friday night, so how about mmm, eclipse? ok, eclipse, first of all, calm down sweety, take a few deep breaths, being all upset wont help you out much. I understand you are scared, I have been there before. It sounds like your doctor is an idiot, and if that is the case, its time to get a new one. no matter what kind of insurance you have, your providers work for you and they are RESPONSIBLE for listening to you, not the other way around, so if you are unhappy with this doctor and the way you are being treated, it may be time to do some doctor shopping.
ok now here we go, abilify. I also have bipolar depression and am on abilify atop my regular meds and i am doing quite well on it. sometimes drugs seem to be listed for one thing but can work well for another. for example, if you look up the drug suboxone(which i take for severe pain), it is a medicine used to help people through withdrawal, to stop all of the symtoms and such, but, doctors also use it for extreme pain such as mine(my spine is fractured). this is only one example.
i am not sure about coming off the tegretol, is this the only drug you use for the voices? it would depend on the other drugs that your doctor has you on... maybe something else that you take is controlling the thoughts and voices and you just do not realize it? Either way, putting yourself in a panic tonight will not help... as i said, shop for a new doctor if you must. DO NOT ever settle for a doctor who doesnt listen to you. you pay the doctor, it isnt the other way around.
Most people take the abilify in the am because it tends to energize. However, some people split it up am & pm for a more even result. It's kind of a catch all medicine. The abilify can help with the racing thoughts, but you've got to hang in there with it.We used to take 10 mgs. & the second time around we're up to 20, split up. If you get some movement problems, you might want to try cogentin rather than switching again. Don't get hung up with the titles. Just see if it works for you.
hi 2deep,thats a much better name.i was on tegretol 200mg 2x a day.but i was using it for seizures. its one of them drugs that have all kinds of uses. just try not let the things you Cant control, control you.take your power back,don't give in.when i go to a new doctor I stop at my pharmacy first to get a print out of the meds im on.most will do it even if you ask them over phone.they will have it ready for you when you get there. take it to your doctor next time you go. if he/she does not give you what you were on ask him why. if you dont agree with what you need or want,fire him and get a new one.try calling the numbers on the back of your card and ask for your case manager or the nurse who is assigned to your case.hope this helps you get back on the right track.
I poured my heart out to you last night in a PM and you still seem hell bent on someone is doing something wrong to you! You need to calm down and realize this site is not just about you and you only. It is time to help yourself and quit bitching about how no doctor or psychiatrist or counselor, or friend understands you or will help you! I get it! Now is the time to stop complaining about meds, docs, friends, and pick yourself up and start over! Sorry if I sound harsh but you need to get over your issues... now!! Pretty soon you will get no responses at all. Is that what you want?
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