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Im having a problem with one of my medications i need to

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hi im having a problem with one of my medications i need to speak to a pyschatrist not just an gp
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

This is Dr. David

what is your question?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

Let me give you an example.

alphagan is an alpha adrenogenic agonist.

Monopost is a prostaglandin analogue.

The new drug regimen has a completely different set of receptor actions.

Clearly, your new specialist feels that by approaching the situation differentily, in receptor terms, that you will have more effective treatment.

You previous doctor apparently did not address this or acknowledge it.

Now, I am guessing, as we don't work with your doctor

But that is the best explanation.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ive been on mirtrapine for over 6 months in the last few weeks ive been getting horrific side effects.like brain zaps jerking shaking what is your opinion and what will i do
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
its making me feel like lifes not worth living anymore and my own dr does not belive me
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
i m living in hell
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
nobody wants to listen to me
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

Hi

Please ignore my post above.

That was a light glitch and meant for another post.

If mirtrapine has not worked for 6 months, then it is the wrong medication.

Does your doctor not understand this?

There are many, many choices for medications.

What type of doctor is in charge?

You should be working with a psychiatrist, as they work with the appropriate medications daily.

Please let me know if you have more questions. Or information.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
its the side effects that are the problem do you believe me when i say in getting these
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
the side effects are making me panic
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

I do believe you.

And that is why the medication should be changed.

You can see a psychiatrist, or if you are seeing a psychiatrist, then a different one for a second opinion.

Don't try to do it on your own.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
why are my drs not believing me its put me into a panic
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

Hi

I have not seen any positive ratings on my answers.

Please do one, that is how we are paid.

Then come back

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

OK, thanks.

I suggest you find another doctor, a different psychiatrist.

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