Ok I went yesterday and saw a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner about the shaking. I called all the psychriatrists on my husbands insurance and when i called this place I told them what I had and my issues and they said yes she could treat me. She knew nothing about CML or Gleevec. Is that normal? She put me on Klonopin, a half of a .5mg every 4 hrs for the shakes. Said my crying for no reason here lately is depression, said people can be depressed with out the obvious signs. I still go and do things but I am also depressed and she said it could be that realaity has set in. Maybe the shock of being diagnosed has wore off and now I am dealing with the diagnosis. Since the 1st onc. was so bad that now I have all these issues to deal with and fix. She did say he should have his license taken for stopping me on a dose of 150mg of Elavil at bedtime, I could of had seizures.
She would like to get me higher on the dose of Elavil, but i am stuck at 60mgs. My new onc. has been trying but if I go to 75mgs I get sick to my stomach. I was on 150mgs before and now can't get past 60mgs, I don't understand it. I am not sure about the Klonopin, I woke up with nausea this morning and I don't have a appetite. I forced a bagel down this morning and I have to eat or I will throw my Gleevec up. Has any one been on Klonopin and if so is this just a temporary thing till my body adjust to it?
Like I said I called all the psychriatrists in our county but should I call some one else that deals with cancer patients? I am on the county line so I can go into the next county and there were some on his insurance in that county. i was bothered that she didn't know anything about my CML. She did look it up and also Gleevec while I was there so she could see side effects and drug interactions. My appt. yesterday was very long but she said from now on they will only be like 20mins. long. That is all their allowed to spend with a patient, she is in a Community Service Group. She wants me back in 2 weeks. Any suggestions on what to do?
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