I have been a counselor for 30 years and have had a Ph.D. since 1990. I need a response from an M.D. The number of medications are baffling to me. I need comformation on the toxicisity and contraincications of the mixture of these drugs. I would even take a response from a Pharmicist.
I do not need help with psychological therapy, but pharmacological therapy.
I have been counseling a 55 y/o white female with excessive drepression and swing moods. Over the past six (6) months, she has gained more than 50 lbs.
Three of her doctors have prescribed below medications. I feel she is toxic. She states that each of these men know what she is taking daily. I need some professional advice prior to confronting these men.
Viibryn 20mg 1 daily
Neurontin 300mg 2 daily
Ranitidine 150mg 2 daily
Remeron 15mg 3 daily
Xanax 1mg 4 daily
Thorazine 25mg 4 daily
Prazosin 1mg 1 nightly
Vistaril 50mg 3 daily
Wellburtin 300mg 1 daily
Risperdal 1mg 2 daily
Liothyronine SOD 25 mg 1 daily
Simvastatin 20mg 1 daily
Lasix 40mg 1 daily
Promethazine 25mg 3 daily
Klor-Con 8meg 1 daily
That's 30 pills daily...! I feel the medications are contradicting each other and her mood swings and suisidal thoughts are prevoked by this massive amount of medication.
Larry Wade Ph.D.
General Malaise, contant need of acceptance and personal contact. She was a college art professor and has not been able to focus for the past 4 years. Very intellegent and articulate when questioned. Here insite into her psyche is astounding; yet she too readily accepts the advice of any professional. She has a great desire to get off much of this medication. I AGREE! Her doctors have said that they can't do anything more for her. That is why she has been under my treatment. She is receptive to my counsel, seldom is able to follow thru, but depends upon her drug regimen.
I know physicians hate to comment on other physicians treatment, but I need you input.
My reason for using this site was to get a professional M.D.'s advice as to my client's medication profile. My question is simple. Is this patient on TOO MANY of the same types of medication daily? As soon as I am able to talk to her doctors with some M.D. support. Then her other concerns can be dealt with.
We could spend all day talking about her symptoms and prognosis. I only have one major concern about her condition, and that is over prescribed medication.
Would you as a physicain allow your wife to be on this patients daily dosage of meds?
Thanks for you reply.