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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Psychiatry vs Neurology...

i am a multiple stroke survivor with half a brain from moyamoya disease,i also have post traumatic stress from multiple life experiences. 
i have been receiving treatment for both,plus i have been on an SSRI.

due to my worsening physical conditions,including my tremors, uncontrolled muscle movements with extremely painful muscle contractions throughout my body,including freezing of arms and legs while walking. my neurologist has recently been ruling out different medications as the cause for the worsening of these symptoms by stopping medications for a time,then restarting if there is no change in symptoms.

most recently he has me cutting back on the SSRI meds,which recently have come into question as possible causes of hemorrhagic strokes (brain bleeds). though i do not know his opinion of this recent study.

last week thursday, while seeing my psychiatrist, i was shocked to learn of his strong resentment toward neurologists (on his part anyway) when it comes to differing opinions as to the effects on patients with brain damage and the use of SSRIs. 

this was the 1st time i had seen him without a nurse practitioner or other medical type person from the program in the room,so of course i have no witness to his anger toward my neurologist or myself, for choosing to follow through with stopping the use of the SSRI even long enough to find if my muscular symptoms improve.

the psychiatrist was very adamant about his thoughts that this was a mistake and therefore he would not continue treatment with me unless i come to the conclusion that stopping the SSRI was a mistake and was ready to go back on them,he also stated if my neurologist wants to treat me with a different kind of medication other than an SSRI he should feel free to do so without him or his approval,at which time he dismissed me, now stating there would be no more appointments with him until i am ready to return to taking the SSRI ,as he escorted me to his office door.

due to my PTSD (which causes fight,flight or freeze responses) i froze, unable to ask about further treatment of my PTSD,including HIS prescription of anti-anxiety medication and HIS recommended monthly counseling sessions. 

I BELIEVE IT IS MY LEGAL RIGHT TO REFUSE OR STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION WITHOUT RETRIBUTION OR REMOVAL OF OTHER TREATMENT OR MEDICATION UNDER *COERCION* OR ANY OTHER DEMAND BY ANY TYPE OF PHYSICAL,NEUROLOGICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC DOCTOR.

*coercionWeb definitions: the act of compelling by force of authority.

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~ i would greatly appreciate legitimate opinions on this matter~
                                                           
                                                     ~PLEASE leave comments below,THANK YOU!!~

7 comments:

  1. Regardless of the disorder, I think your psychiatrist' behavior is extremely unprofessional, childish and dangerous.
    Since when a psychiatrist or a psychologist thinks it right to add suffering to suffering by emotionally blackmailing a patient??? That's just horrible.
    In case he doesn't agree with your neurologist, he should contact him and discuss the matter with him and not dismiss you like that!
    If I were you - which of course I'm not so I don't know if it's possible - I would ask your neurologist to suggest you another psychologist because this one is not doing any good.

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    1. hi hun,thank you!i so appreciate your opinion.plus i know i'm not just talking to myself here,even thu my statistic show me different~those are just numbers~i'd like to know the people better than the numbers.this psychiatrist is part of a government care program,i and the other members of "my team" are meant to work together to meet my needs for~living as independent and healthy as possible~ or so it says when you sign up~there seem to be some flaws in their the other part as well~ this team approach being in place *to meet MY NEEDS*!! ...i have a call into my case worker,tho because of the thanksgiving holiday,it make take till next week for a call back. thank you again,luv. i'll keep you posted!! ;)

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  2. Wow can you write and express your opinion and not only that but also know your facts. Tried to add you on Facebook but wasn't able to because it never gave me the option. I will continue to follow your blogs. You are beyond beautifully unique and am blessed that you have crossed my path of life. :)

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    1. OMG,LHEA,THANK YOU!! for making me cry happy tears!! that's one of the most beautiful things anyone has ever said to me!! btw: i feel the same about you!!! ~~~~ LHEA knows me, as in spends time with me in person, she *EXPERIENCES* my disabilities face to face,she has seen me fade in and out of confusion, she has witnessed my stop-motion-esque uncontrolled muscle movements,all of it... and she treats me with dignity,respect and yes with love and compassion!!! so again... THANK YOU!! and ... I THANK YOU!!

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  3. Aww, thanks Peggy :) I think they picked the wrong person (you) to mess with. You have suffered from this mistreating but you're not the one who gives up fighting. Luv you too <3

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  4. I know that I'm late coming to this, but your psychiatrist was way out of line. You're better off without him.

    Has cutting back on the SSRIs helped?

    Your friend Leah sounds great. :)

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