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6 hours in the Rare Diseases Community - 2
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...
Apr 21, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
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...
Apr 21, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 3
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.
Apr 21, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
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. Also ke...
Apr 19, 2014 in the Dementia Community - 1
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.
Apr 19, 2014 in the Depression Community - 4
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...
Apr 03, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 1
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.
Apr 03, 2014 in the Health Care Reform Community - 1
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...
Apr 01, 2014 in the General Health Community - 3
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 ...
Apr 01, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 2
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...