Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    HI DR. FARRELL I'M BACK
    avatar
    doxielover10 posted:
    Unfortunately, I became extremely ill again. Hospital again, housebound again. I do have permission to swim.

    There are so many posts from me, I was upset LOL. My trials now are a huge infection in the ear I had surgery on, might have to have surgery again.

    I've had chronic migraines since I was in high school, I have had a migraine every single day for 4 weeks. I'm becoming very concerned regarding all the medication I'm being prescribed butabarbital-belladonna Oral , Percoset, Hydrocodone.. All these drugs do is stop the pain temporarily. When I tried to discuss this with the doctor, not mine, he basically told me to go to hell, so I reported him to the State of Florida.

    My other issue is still every time I get anxious I start to shake uncontrollably and my speech is distorted. No one seems to know what to do ?

    Allison
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    You've been through a very bad situation with your surgery, your chronic migraines, the pain medications which were prescribed and the situation with your physician. It adds to any stress you may have been feeling.


    I do believe that you need to have another opinion on what has been done for you to date regarding medical care and also regarding the medications which were prescribed to you. I'm not an MD, but I do know that migraines that persist require somewhat more specialized treatment than might have been available to you previously. I believe there are a number of specialists in this area and they should be doing a complete evaluation to find out why you are having these migraines. Sometimes, migraines run in families and are often associated with depression.


    You indicated that when you get anxious you start to shake and your speech becomes problematic. I have seen this happen in other people and this anxiety may best be handled by you by using the relaxation breathing technique that I may have recommended to you before. If I did not, please look in our Tips column and watch the video.


    Give yourself a few minutes whenever you feel yourself becoming anxious. During this time, do the exercise, help yourself just to have a little time to calm down and then begin to slowly express what you wish to say. The thing to do is allow yourself time to step back from the anxiety and to collect your thoughts.


    As I said, I think you need a 2nd opinion on a number of things and I hope that you do find someone who will work well and productively with you.


    Dr. Farrell
     
    avatar
    doxielover10 replied to Patricia Farrell, PhD's response:
    Hi Dr Farrell,

    After receiving your post, I decided I'm going back to NYC. As I have said before, my Florida town is gorgeous but the medical care is atrocious. Have you EVER in your life heard that 4 RN's in a hospital could not insert an IV so the patient did it ?

    I called my NY doctor and told him what was happening and he was triple aghast LOL. I am fearful of the care here, this issue has been going on for almost a year and I find it incredibly unacceptable.

    I did take your advise, I was EXTREMELY upset regarding what happened here. I started to shake violently and the breathing really helped me focus and address the issue. You have been my mainstay, I appreciate everything you have done to help me, thank you.

    BEST
    ALLISON
     
    avatar
    Patricia Farrell, PhD replied to doxielover10's response:
    Glad I could help and I'm sure your NY doc will also be helpful.


    Featuring Experts

    Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Don...More

    Helpful Tips

    Dr. Farrell's WebMD TV videosExpert
    Dr. Farrell has a series of 12 videos that cover everything from your need for sleep, inheriting anxiety disorders, positive self-talk and ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    68 of 85 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.