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Jul 31, 2014 in the Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community - 1
It would be worthwhile to make an appointment to update your doctor. Then they would be able to determine what is happening and whether further testing is needed. It also would be of help to ask them if follow up appointments should be made on a regular basis or if specific concerns you are experiencing occur or don't improve.
If you don't have an insurance plan or are not eligible for an insurance plan that would cover Chantix find out if the Patient Assistance Program might be of help. For people who fall between the gaps in insurance for various forms of coverage some pharmaceutical companies can provide free coverage for some of their medications. You can speak to your ...
Jul 30, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
Yes this can happen. The follow up and treatment for PTSD is somewhat different than that of bipolar and aside from medication and talk therapy cognitive behavioral therapy has especially shown to be of help. However only a psychiatrist would understand this in full so it would be worthwhile to discuss their ideas for a treatment and follow up plan at the ...
Jul 30, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
Generally going to a psych hospital is best when more intensive follow up is needed or a person experiences any concerns as regards stability. I have been through this in the past and when needed as directed by my psychiatrist it was helpful. You could discuss the specifics with your psychiatrist and see how to start the process if needed and what further f...
Jul 30, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
Some medications can have side effects that can cause mental changes in some people although each person reacts differently to each medication. Also psychiatric medication can cause more side effects in children. Also as children are developing their brains are changing over time as can their disability and response to medications. However only a psych...
Jul 27, 2014 in the Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community - 1
Depending on the severity of the impact the effects could remain. If you have any concerns you could ask for a referral to a neurologist. It also would be important to discuss when the symptoms of depression started and if they occurred only after the accident. The treatment of mental symptoms of a TBI is somewhat different than that of a mental illness. A...
Jul 26, 2014 in the Rare Diseases Community - 1
There could be a variety of causes. However as this symptom sounds of concern it would be best to have a doctor follow up with this as soon as possible. They could do tests as regards blood pressure, pulse and check for signs of palpitations or heart arrhythmia. Standard tests such as EKG would be of help. Also if this only occurs at night a doctor can ha...
Jul 25, 2014 in the Neurology Community - 9
There is continuing research into new treatments for tardive dyskinesia. The first step is to obtain a referral to a neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist. There should be an outpatient movement disorders clinic at most nearby hospitals. If you don't respond to known options for tardive there are some ongoing clinical studies. I am doin...
Jul 20, 2014 in the Anxiety Community - 4
Temporary movement disorders can occur from all antipsychotics but generally not to that severity. Each person responds to each antipsychotic differently. When a person experiences severe temporary movement disorders such as a dystonic reaction there can be personality changes but only a psychiatrist would understand this in full. Generally over ti...
Jul 16, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 2
Drinking can decrease the efficacy of any antipsychotic (other psychiatric medications as well. Generally if a person stops drinking this effect will go away. Missing a dose of medication will make it unable to work as it needs to but if this happens once the effect should settle. If you are having an increase in symptoms overall you should ask to be in...