Drug abuse nursing diagnosis

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Avatar f tn Your psychiatric issues are not just the anorexia/bulimia and drug and alcohol abuse but the most important are the "obvious BPD, bipolar recently became apparent" that you said in the Borderline personality disorder forum, neither are recoverable but are life long conditions that can be managed.
535089 tn?1400677119 It seems that many members are often having "bad" drug screens so again, here is some information on why your Test may be wrong. Medications & Substances Causing False Positives According to a report by the Los Angeles Times New Service, a study of 161 prescription and over the counter medications showed that 65 of them produced false positive results in the most widely administered urine test.
Avatar f tn The test was taken numerous times because no one could believe that I was still alive. I have this documented. I have no history of drug or alcohol abuse. Have you ever heard of anyone with an ammonia level this elevated who survived it without any lasting organ damage?
Avatar f tn Also attached is the abstract of our published paper reporting our experience with open-label usage of this drug. We have attached these documents for your informational uses only. Although our initial results have been promising, use of Valganciclovir for this indication has not been approved by the FDA and we cannot recommend using the drug outside clinical trials.
Avatar m tn I fully recognize the danger she is putting herself in and in some way I have come to believe that it contributed to my own drug abuse. In no way do I want to make excuses for myself but I find myself more and more wanting to use just to dull away the stress that it causes. Ive tried confronting her many times but I always end up getting too mad or sad to rationally reason with her.
Avatar f tn again i go to the dr complaining about anxiety and am dx with bi-polor issues and would go thur 3 years of a different drug after drug. finally i found a dr who listened to me and with the grace of god and ativan i'm anxiety free. but she felt i had depression and srarted a 2 year trial and error with every drug and then some. if anything they made me feel depressed or caused anxiety issues. finally i said lexapro works fine and left it at that. then my life took a spin again.
Avatar m tn That's drug abuse. I have never taken more than the prescribed amount. So there's a different problem with the overdoses. If she's that distressed by the medication change, and that's what caused the overdosing, then there's no way a responsible psychiatrist should keep her on the drug -- it is known that these meds can cause irrational behavior in some people, including suicidal thoughts, and that warning is on the label.
Avatar f tn Today, I spoke to the office manager who stated that she talked to the doctor about the way I was treated and she stated they are going to change the way they do things in the office. For example, the drug test he gave me was a 5 panel drug test that did not pick up on the medication that was in my system, so they are switching to 10 panel.
Avatar m tn Hi, here it is again, a re post of my conditions, medications, drugs abuse and withdrawal effects. I'm 50 years old and suffer from depression, anxiety and schizoid personality. Also from diabetes type II, arrhythmia and migraines. For my conditions I take Imitrex 100mg,Depakote ER 500 mg,Digoxin 0.25mg,Seroquel 100 mg, Fortamet 500 mg and Wellbutrin 150 mg. I also use Ambien 12.5 mg to sleep.
544292 tn?1268886268 The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose). Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain.
Avatar n tn Often borderlines are from substance abuse parents who were distant. Many had abuse, from verbal-physical-sexual. The rapes happen to us too. Although, I believe the statistic is 1 out of 10 women will be raped. It may be more now, that is old information. I do not believe borderlines are more likely to be raped. Are you independently wealthy? How do things there work for single mothers?
Avatar f tn It's the same withdrawal a strung-out addict experiences. Addiction is a mental condition and drug abuse is merely a symptom of a larger problem. While it's true that some patients on opiate therapy abuse the medication, the percentage is pretty low. If you find yourself taking more than prescribed, craving the euphoric feelings, obtaining more from different doctors, you have a problem. To make matters more confusing, there is a little-discussed phenomenon called pseudo-addiction.
Avatar n tn Will I ever be able to get off the benzodiazapines like the licensure board wants. I do not want to practice nursing right now. I do not want to be around the drugs. I am changing my career. Do I need a good psychiatrist instead of my internist who treats me for asthma. Asthma is another reason I take the benzodiazapines. A SL xanax will help stop a broncospasm after I've had my albuterol inhaler much quicker than without the xanax. What are your thoughts?
Avatar n tn Ritalin is the one of the most over prescribed drug in Australia right now, its become a drug of abuse and is being sold on the street the same way oxycodone is - its become the favorite of workaholics as its seen as safe - its not but the perception and reality rarely mix.
Avatar f tn Sometimes they last for a while (sometimes even a few months), but they will eventually go away once the drug is stopped, in most cases. Best of luck.
Avatar n tn Tell the Doc of the drug use. If you have a legimate diagnosis for the cause of the pain then there should be no reason to think they won't believe you. It is vital that you are up front with your doctor so that he/she can take care of you and the child having ALL of the information. Keeping this from the Doc won't help you, the Doc or the baby. There concern will be in getting you off the drugs so that the remainder of your pregnancy is healthy with you making good choices.
Avatar m tn Without this drug, an erection is not possible for me. In an incedent where I ended up with bleeding shortly after my catheter was placed I ended up going to emergency at our local hospital. The doctor who took care of me at that time was not our regular doctor. Since my catheter comes out of my body in between the penis and belly button, there was no need for this doctor to move the waist band on my underwear and touch my penis. There was no need for him to retract my foreskin.
Avatar f tn That accounts for about 60 percent of the infections in young children, Delgado-Borrego said. Teenagers can get it through IV drug use and other substance abuse, she added. So why are so many kids missed? According to Delgado-Borrego, there's a widespread lack of awareness of the condition and adequate screening is not often done. Moreover, children are too often not referred to treatment.
1074733 tn?1256235219 When we applied with a new company, they refused to accept me because our doctor had so many diagnosis written in my records. There were diagnosis in there I had never even been told of! If i said I had dry eyes, it became sjogren's on paper. I had pain in my abdomen, I had diverticultis. My tingling was diagnosed peripheral neuropathy, and on and on and on! So, now my family is insured, but I am not. After all this, my flares seemed to have stopped in around 2003.
Avatar f tn Illicit drugs were on the streets at those times...
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Avatar n tn I'm a nurse with lost of experience in working with patient's who have a wide range of pain levels. I now work in hospice nursing with patients that have any number of diagnosis including cancer. Some are terminal. Your body has been through a lot and the prescribed meds have helped you survive. However now you want to do more than survive. You want to experience a quality of life.
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Avatar n tn I could try to just spend more time working ( I'm building a new business after losing my last one from my drug abuse) but somehow I feel I would be substituting one addiction for another. How do you learn to be alone and feel at peace? While I do feel the best I've ever felt in years thanks to stopping the vikes and getting real treatment for my depression, after being islolated for so long I feel like I've lost my ability to engage life outside of work.
Avatar n tn She makes $80,000 grand/year, I asked for help with buying a house, she said she didn't have $, but gave me $1000 worth of rare plants for my new shower that died in 2 days, while my sister is on welfare with 2 kids trying to get through nursing school. She called to ask if I wanted perfume for x-mas and I said, no, ABSOLUTELY not. 2 days later, I got perfume. The year before she asked what I wanted, I said $ or a drafting desk.
Avatar m tn She had 2 sinus surgeries, lymph node removal, etc etc. They passed her around from doctor to doctor, without a diagnosis as to what is causing all of the problems. So, finally 3 yrs ago, the spinal lesion was found and was operated on twice in Los Angeles (not at Mayo) and was stopped (the insides have been destroyed), but the lesion is still present.
Avatar n tn I read this forum several times a day, go to na meetings, talk to my sponsor and joined a dual diagnosis support group (I have an anxiety depression diagnosis), I also go my anti-depressents increased by my DR. I also read meditations and take kava kava and other supplements. I try not to dwell on the past and problem but live in the solution. When I get desperate I post.
Avatar f tn It is not like I came to another state unprepared. My mother told me Utah has one of the highest drug abuse rates in the nation, and that is why I am having so many problems. Who knows if that is true because she is an unmedicated Bi-Polar mess without any clue to what is going on. Anyway, they never called it in or bothered to call me back and let me know what was going on. I called back Friday and still no response.
Avatar f tn Besides the xanax and the vicodin, they are not pills that I could abuse. And I don't abuse them. My psychiatrist is too liberal in her xanax writing rx's in my opinion and her one month supply lasts me for months because I don't like to take them and rarely do anymore. And my pain meds MUST last me all month and with two a day I have to be very careful to stay on track. Our marriage is on a very slippery slope right now and we have been discussing divorce lately.