Paxil gave me aural hallucinations and false awakenings, and pre-lucid dreams almost constantly. Wellbutrin kept me up all night, citolopram had me passing out at my desk at work even with a ritalin chaser. My neurochemistry must be really messed up.
Feels Like Doctors Are Fighting Against Their Patients
Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:17 PM
Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:08 PM
Because situations change over time. A pill that may have worked when the sleep center prescribed it may no longer be as effective, and they may be unwilling to increase the dosage or switch - potentially labeling it drug seeking behavior, or psychological issues, or hypochondria.
This week I was told by a sleep specialist there's nothing wrong with me, I just snore. 2 sleep trainee/students I saw Friday had no idea what the SOREMs indicated. Thankfully the final word came from the Doc after hearing familial history and instantly making the connection; and the same one I made.
The simple answer is that your diagnosis will often change depending on the specialty of the doctor you see; a cardio/pulmonary specialist will only see snoring, a psychiatrist will see severe depression and hand you some tissues, a GP will see a b12 deficiency.
As a result, we sometimes need to push them to think outside their field.