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Subject: Please respond! So confused! Physical and Mental, PTSD,BPD,Bulumia etc
Forum: The Mental Health Forum
I have so many problems, and questions, I truly hope somebody will give me some answers. I am a 41 year old female. I have been treated for 9 years for Severe depression, PTSD, Bulumia and BPD. In the last few years I have had elevated liver enzymes. I may have Autoimmune hepatitis or NASH. Nobody is truly sure. I have had a serious suicide attempt 3 years ago. I overdosed on 1month supply of Depakote and high 1mos of Xanax-at 8mg per day. Had some serious problems-open wounds for laying so long before found. Severe infection, venilator etc. Now for all the questions. Now that I have tested positive for some Autoimmune diseases-mainly positive ANA, could autoimmune disease also cause severe depression. My psychiatrist thinks the liver disease could be-since I have been real resistant to anti-depressants-just don't work well. I have had a liver biopsy which shows fibrosis/cirrhosis. Could the depakote caused my liver problems-when I was hospitalized they said I had no liver damage-I'm so confused. I saw a hepatologist at IU and because of my mental health history I was treated very poorly. I am a nurse-worked for 20 years off and on with depression and then just couldn't maintain anymore. I'm currently on SSDI-did not have to appeal-I was that severe. With my health problems I am finding it difficult to find a doctor that will listen to all the problems without judging me. Could you also provide a referral to a doctor-for liver diseases that would treat me like a real person. I live in Indiana and would be willing to travel to OH,MI. I'm divorced with 2 children and want to live to finish raising them. The hepatologist said eventually my liver would fail-transplant probably slim because of psych history. I haven't been hospitalized for 3 years now-he said that was good. He said I needed to improve my psychosocial status before I would get a liver transplant. Thanks for listening. I would appreciate any information.
Re: Please respond! So confused! Physical and Mental, PTSD,BPD,Bulumia etc HFHS.MD-AJ 3/31/1999
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