how to suggest meds to doctor

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trying2getby
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   Posted 12/14/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
how can i suggest a med to my doctor? do i just say "i think i need a mood stabilizer?" im a little scared coz i don't want to sound bossy or a know it all.

tyno3
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   Posted 12/14/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, is it a psychiatrist? If so, just mention the mood swings and ask if there's a way to mange them. If it's a Primary Care Physician, mine wasn't willing to deal with the depression, BiPolar issue and sent a referral to a psychiatrist. The whole BiPolar issue is complex. Some antidepressants do more damage than good. That's why it's best to see a shrink.

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trying2getby
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   Posted 12/14/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
its to a pdoc, im currently on 15mg Zyprexa and 10 mg Celexa. I still have the racing thoughts and feel a little fast. Had a mixed episode two days ago which lasted about an hour, I had to take 5mg extra Zyprexa just to calm down. I was thinking of adding a mood stabilizer or another antipsychotic to the mix. I just need to shut out the head noise, as it is occupying most of my day. I need to constantly be reading stuff so the noise wont bother me. hope i made sense.

mommy.michele
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   Posted 12/14/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Tell your pdoc your feelings.  I don't see how it can hurt.  My antipsychotic helped quiet my mind down drastically.

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serafena
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   Posted 12/15/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree. I think the best thing to do is be honest with your doctor. Simply tell him/her what symptom is bothering you, and ask them if they think a mood stabilizer or more anti-psychotics would help? Any doc worth their salt will respond and tell you why. If they get huffy, they're not very professional.

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