Medication Holiday

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ASC
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:41 am
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: OBPI

Medication Holiday

Post by ASC » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:50 pm

Hi Everyone:

I know that I have been away from the network, but not in my mind.

On March 2014, all my doctors placed me on a MEDICATION HOLIDAY that last until APRIL 28, 2014. There was no real reason to do this, however, my medical staff, against my requests, stripped me of all my medications, except for one anti-depressant. No tapering or weaning...just an abrupt stop. It was a horrible time for me. Six E.R. visits, 4 doctor visits, and 5 mental health visits within a month! Finally, after advocating for myself, I threatened the V.A. with a human rights violation lawsuit. That same day I was reevaluated for my hypertension medication and written a prescription. The medication has two benefits for me, hypertension reduction and anti-anxiety. SO, THE REASON I AM WRITING THIS TOPIC IS TO INFORM ANYONE WHOM TAKES MEDICATION(S), PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO TAKE THEM AWAY FROM YOU. DO NOT BE A AFRAID TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF. AND, I MEAN HARDCORE, IN THEIR FACE, NO HOLDS BARRED VERBAL ADVOCATING. It will be about a month before I will feel like me (again). I will try to answer eMail, post topics, and make comments. However, I must go slow. But, I am still active with UBPN!

Carolyn J
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Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:22 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI. I am 77 yrs old and never had a name for my injuries until 2004 when I found UBPN at age 66.

My injuries are: LOBPI on upper body and Cerebrael Palsy on the lower left extremities. The only intervention I've had is a tendon transplant from my left leg to my left foot to enable flexing t age 24 in 1962. Before that, my foot would freeze without notice on the side when wearing heels AND I always did wear them at work "to fit in" I also stuttered until around age 18-19...just outgrew it...no therapy for it. Also suffered from very very low self esteem; severe Depression and Anxiety attacks started at menopause. I stuffed emotions and over-compensated in every thing I did to "fit in" and be "invisible". My injuries were Never addressed or talked about until age 66. I am a late bloomer!!!!!

I welcome any and all questions about "My Journey".
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Re: Medication Holiday

Post by Carolyn J » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:28 am

THANK YOU THANK YOU!! WE need to be reminded of this. I'm sorry you went through this unnecessary experience.!.

Carolyn J
LOBPI/75++++ 8-)

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