Lizze met with her new psychiatrist yesterday morning. This is for help with the PTSD and fibromyalgia. She’s been waiting forever to get in to see this lady. Appointment goes well until the doctor says that she can cure Lizze or everything inside of 6 months. Now by everything she means PTSD, migraines,fibromyalgia,acid reflux and the sleep disorder hypersomnia. Oh and she claims Lizze doesn’t need the hysterectomy either.
Now this through up all kids of red flags. To my knowledge there is no cure for PTSD. You can move on or move past it but it will always be there cause you cannot undo what happened. Also there is no cure for fibromyalgia, no one even fully understands wha causes it. So is this lady a quack? She also wants Lizze to take ativan 3 times a day. Now Lizze has a really hard time staying awake on a good day if she takes ativan 3 times a day she will literally not wake up. Life is already challenging enough this just seems like a really bad directions to go in right now.
We sought the advice of some other doctors just to get an idea of wether or not any of this made sense. They ll expressed concerns but they all said we should give it the 6 months and see how it goes. So now we have to decide what we are going to do. This will basically mean I will be on my own for the next 6 months because Lizze will be sleeping almost all day everyday, at least until she eventually adjusts to the meds.. I really want to do whatever we have to in order for her to get better but at the same time I don’t know that I have enough left to survive this. I’m already beyond what I can handle anymore but she’s my wife and I would do anything for her….These decisions are not easy ones. There are so many thingswe need to take into account…I’ll just have to do what I have to do……
Forgot to mention; even with the ativan Sandi still has to take another sleep med to sleep well so have hope.
My wife took ativan for a while following her initial surgury and it didn't keep her knocked out. Her Dr.s have now changed to klonopin and it works well for her. Following the initial "getting the dosage adjusted phase" it shouldn't knock her out. Good luck.