Posted 3/25/2018 12:30 PM (GMT -7)
There is a lot going on here.
1. You had the “psychiatric appointment…on the 14th of this month (March)…with the psychiatric nurse ….”
2. The psyhiatric nurse said, “I need to get diagnosed first and mentioned Olanazapine and a mood stabilizer.”
3. drug.com says, “Olanzapine is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults. Olanzapine is sometimes used together with other antipsychotic medications or antidepressants.”
So it sounds like they are diagnosing you as bipolar.
4. “I'm waiting for an appointment to see a psyciatrist.”
5. “The counselor at the alcohol misuse services still isn't taking in or is just forgetting what I'm telling her. She said I shouldn't take strong pyschiatric medication and won't need them once sober even though I've been like this before I became alcoholic at 25, now 37.”
So, you’re being treated by 2 different groups. The alcohol group says you don’t need bipolar medicine. But it would seem that you do. For once you get sober, you’re going to need something to treat the mental illness. So keep an eye on them trying to talk you out of going to see the psychiatrist. You can go on your own, to just hear what he or she says, you don’t have to have the alcohol group’s permission.
6. You added, “I didn't say nothing but i've a feeling she's not going to be a good counselor is she's not listening to what I'm telling her.” Oh, she’s going to be your regular counselor for alcohol. Well, you can explain to her that you had taken a sedative, which is why you weren’t your usual talkative self the 2nd time you saw were, but she noticed you as talkative and hyper the first time you saw her.
7. You stated, “She's (your alcohol counselor) there for relapse prevention and I usually relapse when I'm either manic or depressed.”
You said, “I also kept or keep relapsing with alcohol and fell down broke arm my mid February and my appointment date for my psychiatric assessment was on the exact same date on the date at the fracture clinic for my arm.”
So, in that case, it was your drinking which threw you down on the floor and broke your arm the near same day you were to have the psychiatric evaluation (Feb. 14). So you tripped yourself up there, it wasn’t somebody else who came in and threw your down on the floor. So we think we’ve narrowed it down as to who is causing you these problems.
You said, “and a few days before I broke my arm I'd had another episode which is too cringing to talk about. It's really hard to forget. I've been sober almost 4 weeks.”
I’m missing some of what you said, and you’re missing some of what I said about being positive that you can solve this, about each problem you face, and about the overall problem in general.
I think you’re going to need to be positive that you can solve these individual problems as they occur, and about solving the overall problems.
Are you able to think positive about individual problems? How were you raised, positive or negative?
Oh, you're going to have it rough until you can get on bipolar medicine. You're going to have to go for spans of time with no bipolar medicine. I can't imagine going for even a day or two without my bipolar medicine (Lithium for mania, and Mirtazapine for depression).
I don't see how you make it a day without any medicine. Can they speed up the psychiatrist appointment? That's as tough as anything you're trying to do, in my opinion.