A Tale of Twelve Medications!

In Two Cities Concerning

Bipolar Disorder & Insufficient Kidneys:

An unusual doctor told me to stop Tricor and all’s well now with my kidneys. Seems that Tricor and statin drugs don’t always mix.

Who’d of thunk it?

Not most doctors for sure!

Bipolar Disorder/Mood Stabilizers:

Zyprexa

Tegratol

Abilify

Riseridone

Mirtazapine

Lanotrigine

Serequil

Oxcapbazerine

Olanzapine

Quetiapine

Causing a variety of hallucinations; loss of appetite; extreme weight loss; muscle spasms; crossed eyes; heart attack like conditions; dizziness; super-hyperactivity; and much, much more!

And the best of all

Lithium Toxicity 4 days in the hospital, in and out of consciousness and requiring dialysis to recover!

The Moral of This Story:

Cute down the meds

Cute down the prescriptions

Only one doctor and no more…

Arrogant manners and stupid looks!

************

Now just mostly Traditional Chinese Medicine; lifestyle changes; prayer; meditation and acupressure.

You see, I was never really Bipolar!

Just Bi-Sicilian!

No! Sicily!

No! The Island, You Fool!

Oh! There were more med problems for sure. But the above were the worst!

In summary:

Rip him!
Rip him good!
If you want quality care
If you want to be understood
Don’t go to a doctor
With just 8 years
Of med school
No!
Go to the Cool J Doctor
Who earned his life degree
In the hood!

34 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    Interesting, educational, and informative……

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      And sometimes life threatening!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Halbarbera says:

    Lifestyle should be one of the first treatments. Not just meds!

    Do you think that any doctor who has
    a patient who is taking multiple meds knows anything about the side effects of those meds and possible negative interactions?

    I had insufficient kidneys because of the negative interaction between a statin drug and Tricor! Luckily I went to a doctor who had noticed the negative interactions in his practice!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes! If only doctor’s knew about the med side effects and the interactions of the drugs there would be a lot of unnecessary misdiagnosed illnesses!

      It is my experience and that of others that they do not have the inclination and time to get that information.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve had serious side effects to nearly all bipolar meds! Lithium toxicity was among the worst. The the full body hives from one of the newer meds was really bad! I tried being off meds for a couple years. Life was really hard for me. I happen to have bipolar 1 which is primarily mania, so my symptoms are quite severe without any medication at all. The only one I can successfully take is Trileptal (Oxcarbezepine).

    You are SOOO right about lifestyle changes keeping you in balance. Medication is a support, but a far cry from all it takes for me to be stable and have a happy life.

    Wishing you well.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Go to YouTube and search “acupressure for bipolar disorder!” There are exercises you can use that can help.

      Acupressure is acupuncture using your fingers not pins. It is easy and no doctor is needed. It helps me in many ways.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. gemstrong63 says:

    this is scary shit! They almost killed you! It is a rare doctor these days who will do their reading first and prescription writing second. I had a similar incident, nowhere near as traumatic as yours, but after my son had been diagnosed with malfunctioning kidneys we had need to call a doctor out for a different matter for him. That doctor arrived some 4 hours after the call around 1am in the morning and gave my son an antibiotic that clearly stated on the box DO NOT TAKE IF YOU HAVE KIDNEY PROBLEMS. CONSULT WITH YOUR GP. Hmm. I showed the GP the box and he said, oh that’s okay it’s just a precautionary message for anyone with kidney issues! WTF???
    I shaved at least 10 minutes of that man’s life that night, as my son now likes to say, you ripped him 3 new one’s mum! It was awesome! Needless to say, the doctor hastily prescribed a kidney-friendly antibiotic (if there is such a thing) and all but ran out of the door. I do like the sound of this acupressure you speak of, I am looking into it to see how it can help the boy.
    In other news, there is one new blog on my page that is related to our current theme and then I am returning to my diary to rescue my own head. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Rip him!
      Rip him good!
      If you want quality care
      If you want to be understood
      Don’t go to a doctor
      With just 8 years
      Of med school
      No!
      Go to the Cool J Doctor
      Who earned his life degree
      In the hood!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Halbarbera says:

      See my latest Hip-Hop rap post

      Like

  5. hcmorris77 says:

    I don’t like doctors, for reasons you have stated! Some teachers can be just as bad…as they can’t prescribe meds, than can suggest that the parent get testing done (ADD?, ADHD?) so the school can get more funding! A teacher suggested that my son get tested for ADHD, I refused. 9 out of 10 boys that are tested are diagnosed, many of them misdiagnosed. I had a friend whose son was tested and put on meds for ADHD, turns out he was bipolar.
    My dad had encounters with docs with my mom…she had aplastic anemia, got pneumonia, the doctor tried to prescribe blood thinner! My dad about threw her out of the room!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      See my latest Hip Hop post in your honor!

      Like

  6. Amy Barbera says:

    WOW Dad all these medications sure are dangerous! I am so glad you are not taking any of them anymore and you are going the more natural route!! That is the way to go!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes!
      The mind is the best doctor!
      Lifestyle and
      What you eat
      The best medicine
      I do say!

      Like

  7. Scary what is out there. “I’m now sick to my stomach and can barely function but hey! My elbow feels great now!” And another prescription for nausea and another for dehydration and another to counter the side effects for the last one and …next. It’s insane. Drink water? Ever tried ginger for nausea? You won’t need five more meds to counter these side effects! 🧐

    Liked by 1 person

    1. And yikes on the side effects of most of these prescriptions. 😱

      Food. It’s in the garden and kitchen. Food is our very first, and best, medicine.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Halbarbera says:

      Yes. When you get a med it list all the side effects and yet when you go to a doctor they don’t really have the time to consider

      Liked by 1 person

      1. S c a r y. I don’t remember the last time I took a prescription. Not that some aren’t necessary evils, but… they are so overused and they’re effects so unconsidered.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Halbarbera says:

        … these side effects. They ask you how you feel but they don’t consider that what you are experiencing may be the side effects and interactions of your meds!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Yes! What is taught in med school?

        Certainly not actual health. Health isn’t government or institution. Health is taught at home. See those berries Johnny? They look like eyes! They’re good for eye health! I went off blood pressure meds (for panic) by just learning to breathe. I had a friend who went off of his meds for thick blood by drinking warm cinnamon water every day. Twice a day. No side effects but improved health!

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Halbarbera says:

        Treat the symptoms and to hell with a cure!

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Yup, that’s easier. It’s also easier to pop pills than to make health a lifestyle. So frustrating to me but we’d have to reform the whole system to get anywhere… it isn’t being taught at home

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Halbarbera says:

        Or at medical schools… I read somewhere that doctors on average get $60,000+ on kickbacks from Big Pharma. And what’s with all those full-formed female Pharmaceutical Reps?

        Liked by 1 person

      7. Yes, it’s a very good business. Just not a health business.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. When will we have health care? Instead of “sick care”?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hibiscus tea can help kidneys. I drink it often as I’ve had kidney issues for over 20 years. I’ve never seen a doctor that could treat it as well as I could at home and for under $50 instead of $6000.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Halbarbera says:

        Yes! It all started with how Rockefeller founded modern medicine and killed natural cures! Look it up!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. We have cure practices that are thousands of years old … and modern medicine seeks to replace them with side effects. Sad. Will do some reading 🌟

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      I know that I can’t take no more
      It ain’t no lie
      I want to see you out that door
      Baby bye bye bye

      Bye Bye Bye
      Song by NSYNC

      Liked by 1 person

  9. ROJEENA says:

    A lot of meds. Go natural 😇

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.