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I was diagnosed with PTSD April of 2012. Recently my Doctor decided to double my dose of Zoloft. From day one of the increase, I had problems. Vomiting at work, unable to concentrate like I should. I make a phone call to complain/address the issue. All they say was "its a normal reaction" I'm like regardless if it is so called normal to feel this miserable... I DO NOT WANT TO FEEL THIS WAY. They never did anything about it. A week later my whole body became stiff. Almost like charlie horses throughout my entire body. Completely miserable...made it hard to sleep, and painful to walk. I call once again to address this issue and make it be known. My Doctor asks me if I worked out. I replied I did, but didn't do anything different than normal. Further explaining it wasn't the kind of soreness you get from working out. It was stiff and painful...and throughout my body. Not as if it were a pulled muscle in my leg from an exercise. Instead of getting me in there to evaluate me herself... she tells me that I needed to go to my PCP Dr. And get a physical and evaluated through them, in addition to getting a written note stating that the muscle soreness was in fact not caused by any type of working out.......and THEN my Dr. at the Guidance Center would schedule an apt. with me to further look at this issue. REALLY!??!??! a week later at work I started getting dizzy. Becoming confused, and couldnt even carry on a conversation. Then my wole body began to twitch. I couldn't breathe unless I focused on it and made sure to take breaths. I was hallucinating.... Couldnt walk at all without passing out/falling over. Had sky high blood pressure and an at rest heart beat which I have ALWAYS had perfect blood pressure. I was diagnosed with Serotonin Syndrome which is a life-threatening reaction to serotonin... aka my zoloft. It attacks your central nervous system releasing toxins throughout your body. I could have very well died that day. And when I DEMANDED to see a new doc. going in to my apt today a little hostile, and rightfully so. I showed up at 9:15 just like the message on my vm said and they gave me a huge issue to reschedule because i was supposed to be there at 9:00 even though I could prove it was set at 9:15 due to my vm. After I get a little angry and ask them if they even realized that because of them I almost died....All they say was 'ok sorry' as if they were apologizing for giving me a chicken dinner instead of a steak...... They are very unprofessional and with their profession should be more compassionate and they are anything but. All they care about is shoving pills down your throat and getting a paycheck. My mind is BLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there any legalities that can be done?! Even if its to hold them accountable for the ER Bill (as i have zero insurance coverage?) Thank you for your help, Leanna XXXXXXX ** I can also be reached at:[email protected]
I am in Pennsylvania
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