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Stuck In The Middle

What I am finding that is not the answer to what I am dealing with physically and emotionally is seeing at least three separate doctors about it all. I wish that I had just one cure-all doctor to see. Every time I see one I have to spend half my visit with them updating my medication list. As one online doctor has suggested to me that perhaps some of my meds are working against each other and making things worse than they should be. The only thing I know to do is call the pharmacy to see about an answer unless there is a magical website that I can use to list my meds and push a button to see if there is a problem.

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Have you already reviewed all the side effects of each med? I have had this problem numerous times when I've been put on a medication and it then interacts with one I've already been on. Ex: I got put on a medication for sleep and for migraines and then it turns out one of the side effects is "potential worsening of depression." I start out feeling fine then I'm on it for a while and before you know it I'm crying for no reason and I can't seem to make myself leave my house because it basically nullified the effects of my antidepressant. So review side effects closely and that might tell you if the meds might be interacting or cancelling each other out. Also don't always listen to doctors when they say "oh I don't think that med is causing/contributing to that." Trust how you feel.

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It's a pain, but make a list of your meds, date, and take a copy to each doctor visit. I started doing that years ago. If a med is changed, I don't delete the old list. Instead, I make certain it was dated and save it.

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Maybe it's a case of too many cooks spoil the broth? Do you need so many doctors? x

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To answer your question, the three doctors needed are my MD, my cardiologist, and the psychiatrist.

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Ok fair enough. x

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