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Schizophrenia, Amphetamine addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi i have been diagnosed with schizaphrenia and depresion but i also take amphetaminesto brighten myself up i know im addicted to it ive been on it 7 years i looked online and it says there are prescription drugs instead of taking illegal drugs such as dexedrine adderall and ritalin do i see my gp for these or my mental health doctor
Doctor :   HI
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Let me read it
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You have to see your mental health doctor for this
User :   what treatent do you think is best
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May I ask you few questions to know about you, before I proceed further?
User :   yes
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Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   i am 33 female live in united kingdom am ingle 5ft 7 10 stone and a size 12
Doctor :   Ok
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What other
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medicines are you on?
User :   i am having an injection for hearing voices and i am takiagvenlafaxine nifedipine mirtazipine and zolpidem for sleep
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Are you on amphetamines
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on a regular basis?
User :   yes
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Since 7years?
User :   yes
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When were you diagnosed
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to have schizophrenia?
User :   10 years ago
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So are you on venlafaxine
User :   yes
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& zolpidem since then?
User :   no they changed my medication6 months ago
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Ok
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So now finally you
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realized that amphetamine is harmful & you
Doctor :   want to stop it?
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OK
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amphetamine does not usually
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cause physical dependence
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though withdrawal can still be hard for a user
User :   yes but i cant get of it it seems to stimulate my brain and make me want to do things when i dont take it i stay in my room in my bed allday
Doctor :   Are you on any other
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drugs?
User :   no
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Ok
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when is your
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next scheduled visit
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to the Psychiatrist?
User :   i dont have one with the doctor shes off sick i se support workers every wek
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When is she returning, any idea?
User :   2 weeks time
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Ok
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Do you have any serious
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troublesome symptoms now?
User :   just that i feel low because i havent took speed today
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Is there no other Psychiatrist around?
User :   no
User :   what alternatives do you suggest
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You have to inform the drug abuse
User :   i only have a minute left
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department of your ordeal
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they will try to

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get a replacement
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Psychiatrist
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