Advise to patients

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    puppy Guest

    From Orlando Martinez IWA
    6020 Kathryn Ave. SE #16
    Albuquerque NM 87108 (505)262-2561

    To whom it may concern:

    This article is written with the intentions of providing patients with
    information they need to participate in their medical care.

    Advise to Patients:

    I am an outpatient at an Albuquerque Hospital. This story is
    about of my
    medical nightmare and a near death experience caused by drugs my
    doctor and psychologist prescribe. Drugs that made me so deathly ill
    that it had me had me thinking that suicide was the only way to end
    my suffering.
    The first thing to remember is the doctor is not always right and
    medical advise is not sacrosanct i.e. to important to interfere with.
    Patient and doctor relations does not include being subservience i,e,
    to obey without questioning. The doctors make mistakes - just like we
    do. If you have any doubt about your treatment or drugs tell your
    doctor about your concern.
    One of the most important things is that the patients must tell
    doctors exactly how ill they feel. The patient should listen
    carefully and then ask questions and should always take notes and have
    a list of questions for their doctor. Read the information that comes
    with their medications. Ask questions. Then get the electronic record
    of their visit so they can double check on what was discussed.
    Following these steps will help the patients get better health care.

    At one time the drug metoprololo had made me so terribly sick
    that I was going to commit suicide. When I told my doctor about my
    intentions she-instead of looking towards the metoprololo as the cause
    of my problems-sent me to a psychologist to be treated for depression
    and anxiety. The psychologist prescribe trazadone for my
    depression and suicidal thoughts. The drug she prescribe only
    succeeded in making me sicker and more suicidal.
    Here is the dangerous and absurd situation that I was in:

    Metoprololo a drug my doctor prescribed, after my heart By-
    pass, made me deathly ill and suicidal and when I told her she made
    me an appointment with psychologist.
    The psychologist, after listening to my concerns, prescribe
    tarazadone for depression, sickness and suicidal thoughts. The
    trazadone suceeded in making me sicker more suicidal and sick! I now
    had two problems that were threating my life.
    Because of the doctors and the psychologist prescribe drugs I had
    diarrhea, palpitations, irregular heart beats, lose of appetite,
    troubled sleep and lose interest in reading and music. I was so sick
    from the drugs that I sharpened a kitchen knife and made a practice
    run by cutting my wrist very lightly, just enough to make a thin red
    Then one day I was in my psychologist consulting room, feeling
    depressed and very sick, she said, “I can see that your intoxicated on
    your medications." I wasn’t intoxicated I was very sick. At the
    time, I was so sick, that couldn't think well enough to reply, but
    when I returned home I thought over her remark and decided that
    tarazadone, the drug she had prescribe , and was over dosing me with,
    was the cause of my near suicide and I gradually stop taking the drug-
    without the consent of the psychologist -and in a couple of weeks I
    felt much better.
    Then I went to my doctor and insisted that she change my drug
    metoprololo-which I suspected was also making me ill- to antenolol.
    When she changed it she said “Remember this is an experiment” (I
    suspected that the metoprololo was an experiment too) When I stop
    taking those two drugs most of my drug induced sicknesses disappeared
    and the thoughts of suicide went away. I had save my life from the
    hands of incompetent doctors. The people that were soppose to be
    taking good care of me.
    After that near death experience I realized the importance of
    in my health care. If i hadn’t taken control of my medial treatment I
    might have committed suicide because of the drugs, inadvertently,
    administered by a doctor and psychologist,who might have been
    incompetent. It was a
    close call Because of my close call with death I know the doctors
    decisions are not infallible and they have to to watched closely
    because they make mistakes like we do but their mistakes sometimes
    prove fatal. And remember that the doctor is the employee of the
    patient. The patient tax pay or insurance payer pay their salaries and
    pay for the hospital and all the medical
    puppy, Jun 9, 2009
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