What medication are you prescribed? Did
they definitively rule out all other conditions than t.b.?
Keep in touch with your doctor to let them know that some symptoms are not improving. They can see if it will just take some more time or if
you are not responsive to this particular treatment as can happen
with some medications to treat tb as drug resis...
Bipolar will generally stabilize unless it becomes treatment refractory. Responses to different medications vary. I have been tried on about 30 different mood stabilizers since I was started on treatment and it took a while to find one that worked. They are still trying to understand the cause of this effect in general.
I have found talk therapy to be q...
Lithium can take a month or more to build up to a working blood level
and also for side effects to start to mitigate but you can ask your psychiatrist about the clinical specifics. Fluid retention can sometimes be a side effect of concern and you can ask your psychiatrist what
is the best way to follow up with that.
A sense of doubt and self analysis that at times can be obsessive can be part of bipolar. However having auditory hallucinations can be part of specific types of bipolar such as bipolar with psychotic features. Only a psychiatrist could determine the difference. It would be worthwhile to follow up with a psychiatrist if you haven't before.
There is ongoing research to see if there is a potential connection
between diabetes and Alzheimer's but it hasn't been confirmed yet.
It would depend on the cause of the dementia as to whether
its a condition that can be inherited or not.
What type of symptoms are you experiencing? Have you been
treated for depression before?
There should be options as regards
insurance if you need help. Some mental health clinics have
sliding scale fees. Some people might be eligible for Medicaid
or if working and it is in their state the Medicaid Buy in program
for working people with disabilitie...
Anxiety disorder can cause mental changes
but some of what you are describing
does sound like psychosis although
only a psychiatrist could provide a conclusive diagnosis.
It would be worth seeing a psychiatrist
and explain to them what is happening
so they could diagnose and treat these concerns
within their clinical discretion.
Medicaid generally is supposed to respond on the time frame it says
on the form. However sometimes they can lose track of
the information so its important to call the office
that is processing it from time to time.
Also keep a record of any paperwork that
is part of the process. As well any information
you send them should be sent certified mail retur...
It would be very unsafe due to physical withdrawal symptoms to
stop the medications at once. There should be a way you
can obtain coverage for the medications. For example
there is the Patient Assistance Program where the companies
that produce the medications can if a person is eligible and falls between
the gaps with insurance coverage provide them ...
Sometimes it can be helpful to write down any specific concerns
you have had to remember to tell your psychiatrist. I do that when I need
to. If these concerns occur at intervals and stabilize for a while
I tell them about this as well. That way they can better
to know how to adjust things to have the episodes under control
and also keep track of them...
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