THE PSYCHOTIC PDOC: The Saga Continues......
Some of you may recall that I was getting my medication from a psychiatric nurse practitioner (Steve Arvin from Concord, NH) who has...well, let's just say some issues. Once I successfully got off the Depakote that he insisted I needed (you guessed it) "Like a diabetic needs insulin", he tried to force me off the Lexapro by refusing to prescribe enough for a reasonable taper.
So... I went to my PCP. She was willing to give me a 30 day supply, but didn't want to give me any more until she got my records from his office. Mind you, I had submitted a records release form to Mr. Arvin three weeks prior so she should have already had them. She was going to talk to him and get back in touch with me to set up an appointment.
Six weeks go by. I had an extra bottle of the liquid Lex tucked away so I didn't run out. Left a message with my PCP for an update. No return call. Finally gave up and called for a refill, and a nurse from her office just called me back today.
Apparently Mr. Arvin is refusing to send them my records because he thinks I should continue the taper with him. HE WASN'T EVEN TAPERING ME! HE WAS FORCING ME OFF! WTF! I'm pretty sure that refusing to release my medical records and forcing me to see him for care is illegal even if he did agree to a safe taper which he clearly is not.
I just made an appointment to see him Feb. 15. Hopefully, he'll agree to continue the liquid. I'm going to need it for another year, at least. It's going to be all I can do to keep from telling the SOB where he can shove his script pad. In the meantime, I'm going to file a complaint with the board of medicine since he is clearly violating my rights.
I know I should find another pdoc, but I don't even know where to look. I guess anyone would be better than this a**hiole.
Thanks for listening to my rant. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Zoloft 150-200 mg- on and off between 1998 and 2004.
Lexapro 40 mg - 2004-2013 30 mg 2013 - August 2015 20 mg August 2015- September 2015 15 mg September 2015 - October 2015 10 mg October 2015 -Nov. 1 2015. Nov. 2015 increased dose to 12.5 mg to stabilize. Dec. 28 2015 11.25 mg March 29, 2016 10 mg. August 1, 2016 9 mg. October 23, 2016 8.1 mg. Nov. 29, 2016 7.5 mg
Depakote 1000 mg 2008-2013 750 2013-Dec 2015 500 mg Dec 2015 to Feb 2, 2016. Sopped completely Feb 2 2016.
Adderall 40mg 2004-Feb 29, 2016. Feb 29,2016 - reduced Adderall to 20 mg based on pdoc's recommendations. March 29, 2016 - Reduced Adderall to 15 mg. April 30 reduced Adderall to 10 mgs. May 28, 2016 reduced Adderall to 5 mgs.June 8, 2016 stopped taking Adderall due to extreme agitation.
Amphetamine 20mg 2008 - 1/16. 1/16 - Stopped Amphetamine completely because pdoc did not renew script.
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