So he asked DH what the top 3 things he wanted to change.
1. His anger
2. Ability to sleep
He Rx'd him Ambien, however DH really does not want to take it b/c he does not want to be dependent.
He also recommended he up the dose of Trileptal to 3 times a day vs. 2 times a day. He also started him on Intuniv once daily for possible ADHD. The doc basically is saying he's not sure what all he has going on, so it's trial by error.
Is this normal to treat this way? I just am worried that he's on and off meds and I really want to get to what the root issue is.
Me: 33 yr old full time employee, part time Nursing student, full time mom to 4 children.
Taking 100mg Zoloft since delivering my last child. Found out hypothyroidism at
age after tons of testing, from passing out. 3 years ago DX'd Hashimoto's Disease.
DH: 34 yr old landscaper, recently laid off, in school for Biotechnology, dad to 2 bio
daughters and step father to 2 great boys.
History of substance abuse
Sexual abuse as young child (never dealt with)
Severe sensitivity to medications of any kind.
Recently DX'd with manic depression, Bipolar for starters. Dr. said many more to come.
Started Serequel and Tirlopine tonight, dropped Serequel due to high anxiety.
DS1: 14 yr old boy, classic teen, HX of depression and behavior disorder since age 6, was controlled well with Zoloft and Abilify, hospitalized for 12 days. Now he's been med free x 4 years!!!
DS2: Athletic 9 yr old boy, healthy and smart, but shy. Some anxiety issues with thoughts of death of family.
DD1: 7 yr old blond beauty, thankfully no issues.
DD2: Speech delayed, DX'd with Cognitive Social Disorder. No meds required.