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I am sick, and fed up of trying to cope with everything

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Hello,
I am sick, and fed up of trying to cope with everything I need to do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionI'm Dr. Phil and I'm ready to helpI'm sorry you are having so much troubleHow can I help you?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 54213
Experience: GP in the United States
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I have accepted to pay £21 , have not really had help. If it is just down to money then you are not really trying to help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To be honest if I told you of the last two years you wouldn't believe it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Go ahead.try me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Really?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yeah
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, you won't believe it honestly
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Like I said. Try me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right, you asked for it! I was diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymalgia. On steroids from then on. Then had a fall and had a brain heamoraghe was given 48 hours to live, managed to get through that and have epilepsy now in the meantime trying to look after my Mum who had dementia. Mum died a few weeks ago
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bet you wish you hadn't got involved, I know I don't
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Ok that is definitely a lot.are you still on steroids?what other meds do you take?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I ask why?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
because they can have side effects that might be causing some of your issuesmaybe i can help by tuning up the meds
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Steroids, Lamotrigine, citalopram, accrete. Lamitraprole, aspirin
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
What doses
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've got down to 7.5 on steroids, 20mg on citalopram, lamitrazole twice a day and 75 aspirin because I had strokes in HDU
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this replyThat is good but I think the steroids could be causing a lot of your issuesThis high of a dose for a long time can cause a lot of side effects including mental
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know you will think I am not caring but to be honest my life is dominated by hospital appointments. I have now been told I might have cancer in my mouth. To be honest I have had enough. Gna give up now. Regards
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I appreciate what you have said but you also know that if I didn't take the steroids then I might lose my sight!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
what do you mean give up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You need to ask? I am only human. How much am I expected to deal with.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I have bothered you, no one can help me. The pain inside is awful.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry to say this but do you really care? You are talking to someone who really is struggling
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I absolutely care.It is my job to help peopleI took an oath as a physician
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I know that but although I thank you for talking to me. I understand you took the hypocratic oath. (Maybe wrong spelling) I had to sign the oficial secret act with my job. Doesn't mean anything when it comes to feelings, does it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you for telling me what I already know. Goodnight and goodbye
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Sure it does. I wouldn't be a physician if I didn't want to help people

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