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Has anyone else had this same experience of them making you lose all feeling in your body and make you so dizzy you can hardly function? I got really worried.
This is painful for me to write because the memories themselves are still open wounds, and after a year and a half of therapy, and finding out my therapist/counsel doesn't see eye to eye with me on the medication abuse I've been put through, I have now lost yet another therapist, and I have no one left in the medical field I feel I can connect to. I am refusing connection from all that I have been through because I just don't want to be in pain anymore. Apparently people don't understand.
I mean, what options do I have left anymore at this point? I can't move out of state right now either (I have 50 bucks in the bank at this moment and my boyfriend who works full time is just as broke), and I really REALLY don't want to go down illegal routes just to make myself a functioning member of society. I don't want to break the law, I just want to get by and survive, go to college, read a book, I JUST WANT TO LIVE!
Once I got to my class though I felt the symptoms reappear, I did my techniques and made it through the first class alright. The second though, I caved in, I took a half pill of xanax that I carry with me just in case (I feel slightly ashamed). Am I caffeine sensitive? Allergenic? Is coffee caffeine different than redbull caffeine? What gives? How do I gradually work caffeine back into my life?
~( I can only imagine how my son Tristan feels. Does anyone know anything about ADD?? I know I need to find a way to get him diagnosed but im fighting with MA right now trying to get him insurance. Any other way to do it???? Secondly im not sure if I want him on meds. I just dont feel as if I can do it alone anymore. He is suffering in school, at home and with friends. I just watched him have a meltdown and then fall asleep at the table while he was trying to do his homework.
I am a fifteen year old, and I am writing this because I need some advice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just a little while ago, I felt as if I was in a thick, tired fog, making it extremely difficult to type. My eyes didn't look right, and I was feeling off-balance. My heart was racing. I randomly had strange "fuzzy" sensations on my skin. I was sensitive to, and irritated by, a lot of normal, everyday things. I felt like a zombie and I couldn't think straight.
i felt my eyes were wide open/griding my teeth/ dry mouth/ hard time swallowing my spit/ and my feet/hands sweat SOOOO much and i have this wierd taste in my mouth everytime i breathe out. 3rd day... which is today, i woke up feeling fine... and was googling side effects of the medicine and found so many negative effects and started to freak out...ive been feeling like a zombie, like my brain is dead and that i was just born today...
Katie928, I can relate. But you may want to go back in and consult your psychiatrist. The reason I say this is b/c I too have ADHD but I also have Bipolar Disorder. I was first diagnosed w/BPD in 2006, a yr later my mind kept racing and I knew something wasn't right. Went back in to my doc. What often happens, and this is proven thru research, is that someone w/a chemical inbalance disorder has a 60% higher chance at having another disorder.
Also - I'm worried about becoming dependant on xanax, so I take an extremely low dose. I break my .25mg in half and only once before bed time. I should be safe from their effects, but they can be bad for *you* if you abuse them.
It is felt to indicate upper spine lesions that press on normal nerves when the neck is flexed. So I, too, am a Stanger in a Strange Land. I hope that here on the forums I can learn from you and share some of my understanding of how things work from 23 years in medical practice.
I hope this helps some people that have experienced this can have a better understanding of this. I know I felt sooo much better after finding out that I wasn't truly going insane...and that what I was experiencing were very common panic/anxiety symptoms.
I love this forum. I strongly believe it has helped thousands of people stay sober and I know personally during rough times it has stopped me from using and aided me in my recovery. Everyone here acts as a very large family and support is the best gift anyone can give an addict, no matter what your DOC is.
There is a possibility that your son may have Asperger's Syndrome, however I cannot diagnose without meeting the person in question first. I think there is merit in seeking a specialist behavioural psychologist who knows about Aspergers Syndrome and asking what he thinks.
Did you have any luck at all with the homeopathic stuff, or was it still too much of a struggle for your son to function enough to make it in school? I really want both my girls to succeed in all they do, but I hate the fact that they need medication to do it. I feel like a parent that is failing because I cant help my children enough without medication. Its so FRUSTRATING!!!!
Do you think I make sure that he takes his Concerta in the morning? Yes, ma'am, I do. If you read my post past the part where I said that my son was in fact taking Drugs for his ADD/ADHD, you would have noticed the part about how I feel giving it to him. If you are a mother, you would understand the heartache. I would think that if you have a child with this same condition, you would feel more empathy for a fellow mother who has a child with this condition.
They all said that my problems were in my head, but it turned out that my kidney was failing and I had gallstone pancreatitis, so I can empathize; however I still agree with your doc for now.
All your symptoms just sound really familiar to me If you want to know anything else just let me know. I'd be happy to help you out in any way I can.
She sees a psychologist and a pediatrician. Her psychologist "thinks" she has ADHD. And she probably does... both her dad and I did as children. I took Ritalin as a kid, but her dad never received any medical support. He just got into a lot of trouble his whole adolescence. He is also very violent and has some other mental issues. She inherited a lot of his psychological issues. He suffered from night terrors- so does she.
I couldnt leave becasue he wouldnt get in his seat and he knows how to unbuckle and I didnt want my other child near him or to be attacked while driving. This went on for 3 hours the doctor wanted me to take him to the ER so my mom was able to leave work she came and restrained him while I got my daughter in her car seat and drove to the ER.
I'm going back to my psychiatrist in a few weeks after a year and a half break from meds. I find myself realizing that I have not really accomplished anything in the last couple of years, ever since college ended. I don't finishing anything that I'm working on, and I've only worked a few months of part time jobs in the last couple years.
so awesome that a couple days later i wanted to do it again just for fun. Over xmas break i went from doing half a pill once a day to doing 1.5-2 pills a day (only 2 weeks). Since then i have done it everyday. now i go to a boarding school that holds all medication in the nurses office and gives you your medication every morning. So while i am at school (i might go home once a month for a weekend or so) it is impossible for me to get any more than 1 30mg pill a day.
He doesn't grasp social cues regarding what is appropriate behavior or not in given situations. He can be very happy or excited one moment and in a split second, something didn't sit well and he totally withdraws into himself. He has good fine motor skills and as met all the normal "milestones" during his growth. He basically is very good if alone and no one dares to enter his "space".
He told me to call back later if I needed to, but I am o embarassed. I drove home in a complete brain fog. I wason auto piolet. Is this something like emotional liability? I am not laughing at funerals or anything, but the extremely quick temper, tears, or spacy ness are not my normal reaction to stress. Sorry that this rambles, but I can't keep my mind on what I am doing....the baby demands a bottle....now!
But the good news is after a break from the drug I can switch back and it will work for me so I just have to keep changing around. I also understand about the "medicine cabitnet" peole think I'm a drug addict but when they live with differnt health problems as I do they can say something. My mother is the worst and she has been a prescription addict since I can remember!
- Adderall XR 20mg - Adderall IR 10mg - Ambien 10mg - Klonopin (clonazepam) 1mg - Ritalin SR 40mg (before concerta) - Concerta 54mg (before adderall) On 5 occasions, he's broken into the safe I keep in my bedroom, and stole whatever meds I had at the time, over the course of about a year. He broke my first key-pad safe with a crowbar and took all the Ritalin and Klonopin I had...
If he is bouncing of the walls and I am trying to get him to focus and get in PJ's for bed, at times I literally have to hold on to him, get on my knees and repeat several times to him that he needs to look me in the eyes.
For all of this information from all who are TXing or have finished TXing I thank you. At least I know what I am possibly in for and can mentally prepare myself. BTW-- Almost healed from the ovarian surgery which "thank God" was negative for Cancer. well it's been 3 weeks, but I am hoping that when I go back to doc at 5 weeks he will give me the ok to start TXing for the hepC. If so I will start TX on the 28th of this month.
I have done the garbage thing with my son's toys too. He actually helped also and another time I told him I was going to break them in half and throw them away - he broke them for me and threw them in the trash bin...I just don't get it...
Unfortunately, it all depends on the child as to wither he can take a break or not. The best person to answer that question is the child's doctor. I can think of reasons both ways to take him off or keep him on. I completely agree with wj74. Your point about him being on the pills for 4 years and not improving is not a reason for taking a vacation from the pills. If anything its a reason to keep him on them.
My mother in law died of cancer in December and I basically watched her fade away in a matter of days...now I always think I have cancer. Now I have serious facial sensations and problems. The only time it goes away is when I am outside in the sunshine walking and in the pool. I also went on a mini vacation for 3 days 2 weeks ago and I had not one tingle or pain . The SECOND I got back to this house the weird facial sensations came back. I also went out to dinner on Saturday and had a margarita.
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