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Please Help my meds are causing me lots of problems
An_249987 posted:
My diagnosis is Bipolar 2 with anxiety issues and PTSD. I also stuffer from fibromyalgia. Currently I am taking 15mg Zyprexa Zydis, 50mg prestiq, 1mg xanax 3 times and 10mg adderall twice a day as well as my meds for fibro. neurton, flexerell and loratab. People are constantly telling me I seem "out of it" or that my speech is slurred, even when I feel fine. My question is: If that is the case should I be working? Is the combination of the medications making this occur. My life is in a serious downward spiral even though I try like hell to make things better. Over the last year I have been fired from 2 jobs and that has never been I problem for me. Do symptom get harder to control the older you get? Please help me,I feel like I'm about to lose it. I have already lost so much, jobs, my car, friends. I have not had any thought of harming myself or others. just need to figure out what is causing this problem because it is effecting my life in a very bad way. i had to move back in with my parents which also includes my stepsister and her kids. They cause me anormous amounts of stress. The entire living situation is so stressful I feel like it's making everything else worse.Please help. I did try to tell my doctor but he just turn around and wrote a script for Haldol . Which I am terrified to take! I need somebody to point me in a direction that will help me understand why these things (slurred speech, "out of it" , thick tongue, loss of balance etc.)
slik_kitty responded:
go see another doc. the signs you talk of sound like you are over medicated, and adding more meds isn't going to help. you need a revamp of your meds. if what you are taking isn't working and they make you feel this way, then you need to be taking different meds. welcome to the group.

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