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What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part VI)


The chief of hospitalists listened long and thoughtfully to my tale of woe and he got it!  He took over management of my case and relieved me of the line of hospitalists, one of whom had stood at my window … Continue reading

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Good News, Chariot’s Comin’


Yesterday I went to see a new doctor—not my most favorite thing. It was only about eight blocks away from my apartment so I wheeled over, thereby saving you $53 in round-trip Medicaid transportation expenses. This is one good reason … Continue reading

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Answers to More Questions


Family physician prescribe lithium Medicaid ANYONE TAKING LITHIUM SHOULD HAVE LITHIUM LEVELS DONE EVERY TWO MONTHS; KIDNEY FUNCTION SHOULD BE CHECKED EVERY SIX MONTHS, AND AN EKG SHOULD BE DONE ONCE A YEAR.         Family physicians should not be prescribing lithium.  … Continue reading

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SOB and the S.O.B.s (part I)


Between 1984 and 1991, I was progressively poisoned by a psychiatrist who prescribed lithium and didn’t monitor it.  She should have been checking lithium levels every two months, kidney function every six months, and cardiac function annually.  She did none … Continue reading

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Under a Waning Moon


Around 1982, Dr. Jenifer Rich prescribed lithium for my bipolar depression.  She failed to monitor it.  She should have checked lithium levels every two months, kidney function every six months, and cardiac function once a year.  I didn’t know; I … Continue reading

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