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Seriously a seizure? I dont want to tell my psychiatrist

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Seriously a seizure? I dont want to tell my psychiatrist i abused the ativan
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Seizures are a definite possibility if you stop cold turkey. So how much of it do you have left?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Less than 30
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And when are you supposed to see her again?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sept 5
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, so long as you take only one a day that'll last you until you see her so no real problem here. But at least we got you to admit you abuse drugs
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Real proud moment for me to admit i abuse drug. Does that make you happy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No, not happy but at least you see what I was getting at. And if you can abuse drugs, you can abuse alcohol too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im kinda pissy now. You didnt have to point out that i admitted i had a drug party
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes I did, and really you were the first on this page to use the word abuse
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whatever
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Whatever back at you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its bullshit. I dont have a legit abuse problem
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What exactly is a legit abuse problem? And what's your definition of abuse?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Abuse something everyday. Anuse to me means you crave something and you take more than you should everyday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whatever. Im wrong your right. You want a gold star or somethibg for being right
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No thanks. I can't help it if you don't like the term. But if you're mad at me it must be because you think I'm right. Otherwise there'd be no need to be mad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im mad at you because i think it makes you happyto tell me im an Abuser. And like some how that makes you better than me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's your problem with the self esteem issue. I've had to tell a lot of people they were either abusers or addicts but it never gives me an ounce of pleasure to do so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont believe you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Fine--believe whatever you'd like then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think one ativan a day is going to help my anxiety? I shiuldntve been on it this long
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It should help but you really can't afford more than one a day since you'd run out before you see your psychiatrist again.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then how about i just stop them? I dont think they help anyways. Have you noticed any decrease in my anxiety since i started it. How about i take it everyother day? I def. need to take it on the 28th
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You run a real risk of a seizure if you stop cold turkey. One every other day at least would prevent that from happening. No, I haven't noticed any decrease in your anxiety but again I don't consider your anxiety treatable with medication
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is your dr friend going to agree with you on this? Its only 1mg a day unless i drink then its like 4 mg. she shoulda never put me on this med
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes, anyone would agree that there's a risk of a seizure. You can always take the risk and see what happens, but I wouldn't advise it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it a big
Risk?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Doesn't matter when it comes to a seizure--you might have it while you're driving or be in some situation where you could get seriously injured when it happened
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont care if i get injured
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What about someone else if you have a car wreck then?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I wont risk hurting someone elae
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I don't understand. You could have a seizure out of the blue without any warning and if you were driving you could very well hurt someone else
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then i wont risk not taking it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Good. One a day or if you have to one every other day won't be a risk
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1/2 tab BID
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do i tell her if shecwants me to continue it? Idont think i should be on it any longer than i have been.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Tell her it isn't helping and that you think you have the kind of anxiety that needs therapy to treat instead of medication
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The first time i met her i told her medications didnt work because im not chemically screw up. And she said she didnt agree. And when i saw her last time she told me if i was taking the ativan how i was suppose to there is no way my anxiety would be that vad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I guess she's just one psychiatrist that thinks there's a medication for everything.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont like being on a med
That i cant just stop
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So wean off and stop it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She wants me in it. She said if i ever want to get better i need to take it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You need a different psychiatrist then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. I told her the first day i met her that i dont want to be on meds. I told her the zoloft doesnt work and i wanted to stop it she ibstead decides to increase it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So go with the Mayo psychiatrist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I cant go
To mayo once a month to see the psychiatrist
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Any other psychiatrists nearby?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We have another one at my clinic but he doesnt deal with eating disorders so he wont see me. Woodland centers has a couple but its a many month wait to get in.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No suggestions then except to confront your psychiatrist with the fact that the meds don't work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If i lie on the GAD-7 then she might notthink i need the meds
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Perhaps
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But i dont lie
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I didn't think that's what you were referring to but I have a problem with a psychiatrist that only takes testing like that to make a diagnosis and to quantify that diagnosis
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She said it makes it look like shes not doing her job when my scores are high
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Her job is to give you therapy not to artificially alter the numbers with meds
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whens my head going to be done being sore? I called my gi drs nurse and waiting for a call back. I am so nervous for my appt with urology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No more on the urology thing. A bump on the head may be sore for a few days
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Youre not going to let me discuss something tgat is worrying me significantly
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No--we've talked about the reason for going and gone over the procedure and the sedation--there's nothing more to say about it and discussing it isn't going to help your anxiety one bit
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So they will sedate me if i ask them
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes--now let it go
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I really want to have a drink
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I knew that a long time ago
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Howd u know that? I just talked to my gu dr. He wanta me on cipro and flagyl for a couple weeks. Ad he wants me to go to urgent care today and get checked out
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why the get checked out part. And, remember, you're talking to a recovering alcoholic and I have a sixth sense about when people are wanting a drink. The key was when out of nowhere you mentioned that you slept better when you drank
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I hes mad the er didnt last night. He said if they would have done their job thered be no meed for me to go to urgent care. And fyi i have a drink opened
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
The GU doc? And why the Cipro and Flagyl?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The gi dr. Because he thinks i could have an infection even though everything was normal yesterday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
As in C diff? And what exactly does he think urgent care can do?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He just wants me to get checked out. He already called them and told them labs he wants ordered
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well then I guess you should go instead of having that drink
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ill go in a little bitt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hope so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In on my way now. And fyi i had 1/2 a drink
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, half a drink would never be worth my while
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If i didnt have to drive an hour one way to get seen i woulda had more
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm sure you would have
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think its so stupid to get checked out esp since i saw the NP and ER yesterday. And i hate taking flagyl
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
We're starting to chat again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just tell me there is no logical reason for me to get checked out again
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Since you don't know why your GI wanted it I can't guess but ask him when you get the chance
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel like im going to faint.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You're driving?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes. I see little white spots
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then pull over and for Christ sake stop texting me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im scared ans dont feel well
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Stop talking to me and call 911
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im not calling 911. Itll pass
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--just be sure it does before you continue to drive
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im at urgent care. Fyi. I hate the dr thats working
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Let me know how it goes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are doing a cbc and a comprehensive panel before seeing me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Just hold off until it's all done with
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sick of being sick
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I know
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why cant you make me unsick
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Wish I had that kind of magic wand
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I wish you did too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Abracadabra--presto
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not funny
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I doubt you find much of anything funny right now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bp is 94/67.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not necessarily bad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its lower than it has been
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Could be dehydration
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The dr said mt labs are fine and that i
Good to go
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Did he know why you were told to go there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To check my hgb
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Any comment on the blood pressure?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope. I shouldnt be dehydrated cuz i drank gatorade today
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well-get back to me when you get back home
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you think of my bp
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not sure but evidently not too low if the doctor thought you were fine. I have to be out for two hours so get back to me then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im really lightheaded
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
When I say two hours, please respect that--give me another hour. When you post and I don't reply it locks my computer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its been an hour. Im veri dribk so headubf ti bed talj ti you kater
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Come back here in the late afternoon--I have to be off until then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Idk what time latevafternoon ud
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm here now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im having a lot of lower abdominal cramping
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Let's not discuss your abdominal pain, not because I don't want to help, but because there simply isn't anything more I can tell you about that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its fine that you dont wantvto help me esp since you fiund out i have a drinking issue
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Come on--I didn't say that but there just isn't more I can say about the abdominal pain. And I would be the last person not to try to help anyone with a drinking issue--it's part of what keeps me sober. Of course, part of the pain now could well be from your drinking last night
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U cant blame everything on my drinking
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I didn't if you mean the abdominal pain. It's just that with your GI problems any alcohol could cause more pain
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ic.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--you're still bleeding but what do you want me to say about that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tell me what to do. And btw you dont have to be anass
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm not an ass--I really would like you to tell me exactly how I was an ass in your eyes just now. I just don't have anything to say about the bleeding except lay off the alcohol and see how it goes--you've been checked out so you aren't losing that much blood.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did i say i was bleeding to death? No i didnt. From now on i dont care how much blood i lose im just not going to care. I could be leaking out blood but i
Most certainly wont tell you. Because you simply dont f**ken care
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Take a deep breath and cool off because I've given you no real reason to go ballistic like that. Come back if you'd like when you've cooled off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im surprised your not threatwning to opt out since your so good at that. Oh if you dint do this im going to opt out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your just likw my dad qnd brother. Just like you they say is you dont do
This than this will
Happen. Screw
All you guys
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, let me give you the choice here--would you prefer me to opt out?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesnt matter what i say
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, since you started another page, let's close this one with a rating and then I'll pick up there. It's not that I don't want to help you but when you say things like what you just did I figure you don't really want to hear anything more I might have to say
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