i have been receiving treatment for both,plus i have been on an SSRI.
due to my worsening physical conditions,including my tremors, uncontrolled muscle movements with extremely painful muscle contractions throughout my body,including freezing of arms and legs while walking. my neurologist has recently been ruling out different medications as the cause for the worsening of these symptoms by stopping medications for a time,then restarting if there is no change in symptoms.
most recently he has me cutting back on the SSRI meds,which recently have come into question as possible causes of hemorrhagic strokes (brain bleeds). though i do not know his opinion of this recent study.
last week thursday, while seeing my psychiatrist, i was shocked to learn of his strong resentment toward neurologists (on his part anyway) when it comes to differing opinions as to the effects on patients with brain damage and the use of SSRIs.
this was the 1st time i had seen him without a nurse practitioner or other medical type person from the program in the room,so of course i have no witness to his anger toward my neurologist or myself, for choosing to follow through with stopping the use of the SSRI even long enough to find if my muscular symptoms improve.
the psychiatrist was very adamant about his thoughts that this was a mistake and therefore he would not continue treatment with me unless i come to the conclusion that stopping the SSRI was a mistake and was ready to go back on them,he also stated if my neurologist wants to treat me with a different kind of medication other than an SSRI he should feel free to do so without him or his approval,at which time he dismissed me, now stating there would be no more appointments with him until i am ready to return to taking the SSRI ,as he escorted me to his office door.
due to my PTSD (which causes fight,flight or freeze responses) i froze, unable to ask about further treatment of my PTSD,including HIS prescription of anti-anxiety medication and HIS recommended monthly counseling sessions.
I BELIEVE IT IS MY LEGAL RIGHT TO REFUSE OR STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION WITHOUT RETRIBUTION OR REMOVAL OF OTHER TREATMENT OR MEDICATION UNDER *COERCION* OR ANY OTHER DEMAND BY ANY TYPE OF PHYSICAL,NEUROLOGICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC DOCTOR.
*coercionWeb definitions: the act of compelling by force of authority.
~ i would greatly appreciate legitimate opinions on this matter~
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