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Old 02-03-2015, 05:08 PM #3 (permalink)
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Interest: I have Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, or chronic fatigue.
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Default Re: Dealing with Comorbid Conditions (such as Bipolar)

Hi PazzyRay. I have a multiple diagnosis as well-many the same as yoursand others. Since I try to limit the medications, I see my primary doc (internist) who monitors all my prescriptions from psych meds to B12 injections. I choose the doc because she is in a practice that includes a physchiatrist and pharmacist, and she is as keen as I am about diet, supplements and other avenues beside more medications. When I was diagnosed, I was in a similar type practice and I think that helped me find a good mix efficiently. If you get all your meds at one pharmacy (a really good idea)' your pharmacist can help as well.
I used to stress about what diagnosis was rearing its ugly head during flares, etc. Now I just go with the flow. Keeping a diary does help you and your doc figure out what might need to be tweaked or added. I've tried to keep any meds on as low a dose as I can stand so I'll have someplace to go if the symptoms escalate or become intolerable.
Good luck, take care and hugs.
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