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Help my dad!His doctor will not.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 29, 2008
  • 03:52 AM

My father is 66 years old retired Army enlisted with three tours to NAM. He has a standing diagnosis of PTSD. He has faught prostate and colon cancer and has WON. But the current Doctor he is seeing is trying to tell him the type II Biploar is causeing his seizures.

He has had two heart attackes, smokes like a chimney, and might be bipolar. I am bipolar and have done my homework quite extvensive and told him she is a insane if she believes his siezures are from bipolar.

The seizures are quite profound or very mild.

The mild siezures occure ten to fifteen times a day this would be uncontrollable tremors in his arms, legs, or other parts of the body last less then 2minuets. The middel road ones is it would be more then one extremity going slight confusion and loss of balance this can occure a few times a week to multiple times a day aproxx five minutes. The really bad ones he loses conciouness, his heart beat goes irregular, blood pressure swings uncotrollably high then low then back to high it looks like a heart attack but no additional damage is done to the heart Minutes. This has occured but once a month or every few months.

I am not a doctor but I don't agree with this women on her current diagonises. He is taking Lamitical 600mg and an anxiety med. Which I agree with but I think she is missing something. All this has done is lessen the number of attackes but not the severity of them.

I am worried about him, but more so about my mother who dosen't want to go to work for fear of his safety or do anything if it is not real close to him. This is just not a good situation. If anyone has a good though on this please share it with me.

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