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Hi Dragonfly

I have one question for you regarding your lithium are you still on it ?

The reason I ask is I almost died this year from [ Lithium induced (NDI) Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus] that's Diabetes caused by taking Lithium. It sound to me like this has happened to you by the need for a kidney specialist and having Diabetes. Most mood stabilizers and antipsychotic are all listed as a medication that can cause or worsen Diabetes.  I am also suspecting you have had bladder problems as well.

Did you have Diabetes before taking lithium ?

Finding any kind of DR step 1.

I am going to presume you are in ontario and what you do is go to this website to find doctors in your area accepting new patients.

Once you have names you can go to this website called; here is a link to the site and my doctor who help save my life from Lithium (NDI). Dr Lillian Narouz and you can see the rating I gave her on October 30th 2016 . She practises in Ontario now but the website hasn't updated her page yet

On Ratemds you can see what others think of a GP or any specialist long before you waste you time making an appointment.

I very sorry to hear about your condition it is horrible like torture. Here is a link to one of  many articles about lithium (NDI)

As long as you know the date and hospital where the MRI was done any doctor can access it off the database

Edit; OHIP does not cover physical examinations anymore they do not feel they are effective enough for the cost involved when blood testing is technically more effective. Make no sense to me but they are the big machine.

second edit; you can continue to see all your specialist under a new GP. The new Dr just needs to pull your file from your current Dr. In my opinion I would change doctors.

Buddy mack.

General Discussion / Re: What OCD Really Looks Like
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:53:05 am »
Hi Peace

I am very glad you responded. I can see in what you write and how you write that your conditions can cause you great stress. I have both (OCD) and (OCPD). I am right now crafting a post in office that I will be posting regarding the two conditions. They are similar but very different. One is very controlling and the other is too but isolates you from the world because you are to rigid in your believes that you can't conform to the world that being me (OCPD).

The post I am creating is very descriptive about the conditions from 1910 till  today, and just how many different type there truly are.

Buddy mack.

General Discussion / Re: Did I do the right thing
« on: January 26, 2017, 07:47:36 pm »
Hey Paulm

No your right and I agree with you. Risperdal has been used for many years with young children in low dose. I personally prefer and think that Quetiapine is much better but that only came out in 2006. When they are given to children it is only normally for very severe cases based on a doctor's assessment.

It is very tough world for our young children they are often frustrated and tend to isolate them-self in a digital world not socializing in person anymore. I remember riding my BMX in the late 70's with 50 friends. Boy have times changed.

Buddy Mack.

Hey Paulm

They do get paid well and sometimes I think to much. But then again how much is saving a life worth ?

I think it's priceless, especially for the family involved. Dr's have my greatest respect if they do their job right.

I am glad they need to keep updating it's important there is always new meds and research hitting the market.

Buddy Mack.

What is a DSM textbook and why are you not supposed to see it or know about it ?

Because it can influence your mind and thoughts about yourself and who you really are.

First the book was created by the (APA) American Psychiatric Association and we are now up to version 5 published in 2013.  This is the book that psychologist and psychiatrist use to diagnose mental illnesses. It is a very large book of 1000 pages that spans all type of illnesses of the mind.

Being able to read, use, and not allow the text to influence your view of yourself is very hard to do. I am a scientific researcher so when I read the book I don't read it to diagnose myself or others, i use it to clarify myself and conditions that are visible to me and need a better understanding.

I was first diagnosed as a rapid cycling type II bipolar in 1997. I was not willing to accept this diagnosis till 2004. In 2004 I had a great psychiatrist that was encouraging and very explanatory. He encouraged me to go to the library and read about it so I did.  In most books they kept referring to a book called the DSM.  I then read this book from cover to cover. Yes a book that nobody truly reads completely. The question you should now ask is WHY did i read the entire book ?

OK the reason I read the whole book was:::

                  " in order to understand who I am, I must first understand who I am Not".

Mental illness has a horrible stigma attached to it like we are all psycho, insane, crazy, or a psychopathy and yet nothing can be further from the truth. Mentally ill people are all very nice people that just need help and are searching for clarification that they will likely never get. So if you need some clarification I would be happy to try to explain your condition to you in more detail than you were given. I do not diagnose people I clarify and make suggestions for you to consider.   

The book title DSM stands for [ The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ] 

My ears and heart are open so fire away if you have a question.

BTW don't be afraid to advocate for yourself and do research to make sure the treatment you are getting is for the right condition you have.

Buddy mack. 


General Discussion / Re: Do you need help understanding things
« on: January 26, 2017, 02:29:00 pm »

Quoting you form your post;

many docs prescribe anti depressants without asking any questions about mania and then the patient may end up flying higher than kite.

This is a deadly problem the antidepressants RRSI's are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors making and increasing the serotonin. There is a condition called [ Serotonin Syndrome ] that is lethal. That is when the serotonin level are too high. It is a big problem with mania or a manic state because mania over produces serotonin naturally. Mixing the two is a bad combination. Thanks for bring that to light and I hope my explanation helps other understand.

Buddy mack.     

General Discussion / Re: Do you need help understanding things
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:14:29 pm »
Hi Paulm and thank for you welcome and edits

It's hard for people to imagine but they the Doctors are so overworked and have little time to really research things properly. They have to fall back on their training and take the next best guess and not saying they are not right....but is it a complete my experience not likely.

I like that line about one doctor per decade; this year alone i ended up with, neurologist, rheumatologist, gastroenterologist, psychiatrist's, ENT, cardiologist, urologist, and a dentist.

Sadly I was dying this years  and fell deadly ill from  Lithium induced (NDI) (Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus)

And I will be criminally prosecuting My Psychiatrist for assault and battery. Lithium is a Class B controlled drug that requires regular intervention and testing. He never intervened only did blood test, and never asked if I wanted to be on Lithium he just put me on it.   If he had of intervened I would have never got that sick. I ended up in the ER 17 times because of this I can't imagine what that cost us taxpayers because someone didn't do their job right.  He basically left me to die. I have made a full recovery physically and mentally. When a doctor graduated in 1963 and he is still practising I am not sure that is a good idea. All of our minds start to go as we get older, and some worse than others. 

Buddy Mack.


General Discussion / Re: Are natural remedies vs big pharma
« on: January 26, 2017, 12:33:44 am »
Thanks for the welcome. :D

Me to

I love my pharmacy they take such great care of me.

Buddy Mack.

General Discussion / Re: Did I do the right thing
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:35:28 pm »
  I came across an newspaper article in my local paper. It was about a young boy who is out of control and has been charged not once but twice. In the comments so many people of course blamed bad parenting. I of course didn't and I know families read those comments. A family member expressed that the parent had tried to get help and she also expressed that they didn't want the child medicated.

The parents are influential but not the direct cause. It is a composition of nurture and nature.   

This is a very commonplace problem that I doubt will ever be solved. First the male brain is not typically fully formed till age 23. Second, all mental health medications do cause brain damage in their own specific degree. Third, nobody wants to be the bad guy and step up and say "I will fix the problem".

This biggest problem with this is how one condition is proven to lead to another.  In this case it starts with (ODD) Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Which by mid teens typically becomes (CD) Conduct Disorder, and then (CD) if not outgrown becomes (ASPD) Antisocial Social Personality Disorder. The real kicker is more than 20% of the core criteria for a true Sociopathy is (ASPD). (ASPD) is also  the most important  key defining feature between a Psychopathy and a Sociopathy. 

A physiatrist will very seldom prescribe antipsychotic medication to a teenager. It comes down to Malpractice insurance. If the medication does harm to the child the doctor is liable. So I understand the doctor's position and respect it. It can only be fixed if provincial laws allowing medications to be prescribed is changed for today's times. Antidepressants or RRSI's aren't the answer either. Those tend to create suicidal tendencies in teens.  Antipsychotics like   Risperdal  and Quetiapine are well suited for these conditions but can cause Tardive-Dyskinesia involuntary muscular movement that can become permanent in some patients. 

In today's world it's all about band-aids and how many we can put on things.

My Question is: "why do we always have to wait till it breaks before we fix it".

Buddy mack.


General Discussion / Do you need help understanding things
« on: January 25, 2017, 02:50:58 pm »
Hi I am new here and you can call me Buddy, or Buddy mack.

If you need help understanding things and your doctors description is to vague to get you going the right way with things, ask me I may be able to help.

I will not diagnose you only point you on the most likely path

I am a independent taxonomic researcher into the classification and ecosystems of aquatic insects.  And just finished a 5 years study of one genus resulting in two books unpublished on the subject.

I am very knowledgeable on mental illnesses and am capable of researching things for you and to be able to describe things to you in a very personal manner. Most times when we see our doctors there is little time for proper descriptions and proper diagnosis. Often times doctors reach for the closet diagnosis and go with it. That doesn't mean the diagnosis was correct. But in many cases the medication given will treat multiple disorders with similar moderate effects. I am all about advocating for myself and others. We need serious help and there is little funding available from governments for research and treatments.

I am finally properly diagnosed, meaning; 2 psychiatrists, my GP and myself all agree on the following and yes it took 20 years and my personal study and knowledge to finally come to this; 

Bipolar type II, ADHD, Compartmentalized (OCD), Systematical (OCPD) Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, anxiety disorder, and 20 years of chronic (MDD) Major Depressive Disorder. I have lived with chronic suicide since 1997. In 1997 I did officially commit suicide by drowning was revived and have been institutionalized 12 times since.

What this tells you is there is someone worse than you are that is understanding and may be able to help you out with some understanding. That's not saying you're not as bad off as I am but just different.

Buddy Mack.   

General Discussion / Re: Are natural remedies vs big pharma
« on: January 24, 2017, 07:05:41 pm »
I can't believe I am actually saying this but I trust the big pharmaceutical machine more.

I just saw on 60 minutes about 3 weeks ago about counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs. Some are even RRSI's and antipsychotics and even lithium. People are dying from the poisonous compounds in the fakes. Here is a video if I load it right. It is not the 60 minute piece I saw but is basically the same.  So far there has only been one fatality in north America. NEVER EVER, buy medication online PERIOD..If the price is to good to be true it is likely a fake.

Buddy mack.

General Discussion / Re: What OCD Really Looks Like
« on: January 24, 2017, 03:42:07 pm »
Dear Peace

I am new here but suffer multiple mental illnesses since 1997. I am not a psychologist or a psychiatrist but am enormously studied since 2004 on the subjects regarding personality disorders, and bipolarity. I only read (scientific literature publications) on subjects that interest me. I have a (DSM)-IV in book form, and a (DSM)-5 on pdf file. The (DSM) is the Textbook (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

This is the book used to properly diagnosis patients that suffer mental illnesses such as (OCD). There is allot involved with coming to a good diagnosis. EXP; body language, typing errors, phrasing, patterns, cohesiveness, visual cues, and what is said (content). I cannot see you, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help you, and point you in the right possible direction, and yes I do shrink my shrinks and they all enjoy our shrink fun LOL. I will not diagnose you but will try to point you in the right direction.

My first question for you is (Have you been properly assessed with mental health disorders) ? I see you posted (Agoraphobia, & OCD) If you would like to share them here I will try help you understand them and how they overlap, because many mental illnesses overlap, that is why proper diagnosis is difficult and we often have multiple illnesses or a primary with many specifiers.

Quoting you in your post;
   “I trace patterns in lines with either my index finger or my eyes. I’ve traced curtains with pleats, television and computer screens, picture frames, tables, trees, fences, lamp posts. I can’t even go for a walk or watch television to escape this compulsion”.

I am by no means saying you are Autistic, but you may suffer some Autistic features caused by a very weak form of that condition. These specific behaviors are not (OCD) in any shape or form. I am unaware nor can find any other disorders that have this behavioral (pattern searching and trace-marking). I looked right through my DSM-IV and nothing but the Autistic spectrum has this. I would also talk to your GP doctor about this specific behavior. There is a mental disorder that this behavior occurs in called “Asperger Syndrome” which I believe may be part of the Autistic spectrum, and there is medication for that condition.

 I take Diazepam 5 mg in the AM, and 5 mg in the afternoon with all my other med’s. I take great sleeping med called Zopiclone at 7.5 mg

In 2007 I wrote;          “Relax you’ll live longer”

Buddy Mack.     

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