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Steroid psychosis

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  • Posted By: mechanic
  • April 23, 2011
  • 06:50 PM

I have several on the job injuries, each time the doctors gave me either an injection of steriods or prednosone to relieve the swelling. I went crazy. Pain management gave me shots of steriods for years. I went crazy. I've had ear infections and gotten the multi packs, and all had the same effect. Like a repeating cycle. But the problem was they didn't see it, and kept it up no matter what I said. I was referred to mental health, given more drugs over the decades, and kept this way between the times I received more of the steroids for the next injury or infection. The injuries weren't treated all the way. I"ve had misfireing muscles for 14 years. And since I was crazy what I said didn't matter. It took them years in pain management for my knee and more shots to find out my hip was so worn out it needed to be replaced. It took a different doctor to see it and to find it. So I lived with pain until he did find and finally fixed it. I noticed the repeating pattern and told them about it, I told them of the misfireing nerves and tactile illusions. I got more drugs to try from mental health. With more side effects to deal with on each drug. and with each injury I got, I went down hill again. and things were missed or not treated or found again.
And finally it was figured out, I was being treated for decades for steriod psychosis, I wasn't crazy after all, I was discharged. My head cleared up over the months when the latest drug treatment wore off. I had lost my job and insurance and couldn't pay them anymore so I was released and dumped. I asked if anything could be done, and I was told, too much time had passed. I can do nothing. So I am stuck with the results. and the nerve and muscle misfires and limitations for the last 14 years.
I lost my wife, my house, and my job. and now have a record with mental health.
I call it falling through the cracks.
I've three bulging disks in my lower back, and one in my upper neck found when fifth one ruptured and had to have a plate., I have no gaul bladder, a rutured testicle, I've an artificial hip after the pain management. They found stenosis when a nerve got pinched at work. I've had operations to remove and fix things. And I have other things as well they didn't find or treat since I was concidered just crazy. And one of the other drugs they gave me along the way to treat me left my muscles misfireing. So my legs go numb when I lay on my back. It hard to sleep. I can drive down the road and loose bladder or colon control from misfiring muscles. When they misfire in my chest I will not sleep until it passes. because I refuse to die in my sleep. I have no way of getting it fixed, no insurance, or job. All I have is case after case of old medical papers and the scars I now wear. and informed nothing can be done to fix it due to the years that took to find the problem. But still I seek answers and some way to get the rest fixed. It's been living a nightmare all these years.

I wasn't born this way, I was made.

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