My name is Ann Guerra. My Dr s name is Siegal in Hamden Connecticut. I saw his P.A. for the second time. I needed a phyc doctor as I was diagnosed approx. 10 yrs ago for Bi-Polar by a Dr Stitelman of Branford who after many misdiagnosis was able to pinpoint my condition and prescribed a med for me which really worked. In moving, They couldn t continue to see me, and I had to fiind another Dr. so this is where I am. After speaking with his P.A. today, she attempted to see if she could get him in to see me. God only knows what she told him, but she returned with two bottles of SEROQUEL XR. After reading the enclosed info, I then went into the internet and found out that this drug is not FDA apporoved and is for Schizophrenia. Also it states that it shortens ones lifespan, worsens depression, causes suicidality, causes weight gain, can cause hyperglycemia (I am a diabetic) and can cause changes in the activity of natural substances in the brain. I am on meds for tansverse myelietis, hypo thyroid, high cholesterol, nerothapy, etc. All I told her was that for the past 6 wks I haven t been feeling like myself. (my oldest daughter talks to me daily and has noticed a change) Rapid speech, constant babbling, problems in sleeping all night, loss of energy and in the normal things I would normally do. Meds presently on: Coumadin; Metformin 500 MG; MS04 (MSCONTIN) 30MG OXYCODONE 10/325 MG; COLACE;VIT B COMPLEX; FISH OIL; CALCIUM; ZETIA; HYDROORTISONE TOPICAL FOR SKIN RASH; CELEXA; VIT. D 2000IU OMERAZOLE 20MG; ATENOLOL 12.5MG; RAMIPRIL 2.5MG; ARMOUR THYRIOD 60 MG; NASONEX 50MCG 2 SPRAYS; GABAPENTIN 300 MG; KCL 10 MEQ ; ATROVASTIN 20 MG; VALIUM 10 MG; ARICEPT 10 MG; VITAMIN B12 INJECTION; BIOTIN; SELENIUM; VITAMIN 3E; AND A MULTIVITAMIN. I DO NOT KNOW WHY I HAVE TO TAKE SO MUCH MEDICINE AND WANT TO CUT BACK. I AM PLANNING ON HAVING SOMEONE GO OVER ALL OF THESE WITH ME TO SEE WHAT WE CAN CUT OUT. MY MAIN PROBLEMS AT PRESENT IS THE SEVERE PAIN IN MY BACK AND SEE TWO DRS FOR THIS. DR PATEL IN MILFORD PRESCRIBES THE VALIUM, PERCOCET AND MORPHINE AND THE OTHER DR.MARINO GIVES ME SHOTS IN MY BACK AND RT LEG FOR THE SPINAL CORD INJURY I HAVE. THEN I AM HYPOTHROID, HAVE HAD SEVERE MIGRAINES, HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL, A BAD CLOTTING CONDITION CAUSED BY AN AUTO ACCIDENT IN 1966. recently BECAUSE I STARTED GETTING TREMORS AND SHORTENING OF MEMORY I SAW A DR MEDNICK WHO DID A CAT SCAN OF MY BRAIN AND FOUND TWO SECTIONS IN MY BRAIN. ONE RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT I HAD IN 66, WHICH SHOCKED ME AS I WAS NEVER TOLD I HAD HAD A BRAIN INJURY, AND THEN A SECTION WHICH HE SAID WAS IN THE PITUARY. WE WERE LOOKING TO SEE IF I HAD EARLY AHLEZHEIMER OR THE START OF PARKINSONS DISEASE. HE DID NOT ORDER ANY MEDS BUT REQUESTED I SEE HIM AGAIN IN 6 MOS. I CAN T IMAGINE WHAT THIS P.A. TOLD DR. SEIGAL, BUT I SINCERELY BELIEVE HE ORDERED THE WRONG MEDICATION DUE TO HER DESCRIPTIONS, AND AFTER READING WHAT I JUST DID, I HAVE DECIDED THAT I WILL NOT START TAKING THIS MEDICATION. AT ONE TIME THEY STARTED ME ON LATRUDA, AND I HAD SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS FROM IT. SHE SAID SHE SAW NOTHING IN MY CHART THAT SAID I WAS BIPOLAR, SO SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. I GET NIGHT SWEETS AS IT IS ALMOST EVERY NIGHT AND I BELIEVE ITS FROM A COMBINATION OF THE MEDS I TAKE AT NIGHT AS IT DOESNT HAPPEN DURING THE DAY AND AT 75 YRS OF AGE I AM PAST MENOPOSE. I HAD DIFFICULTY FINDING A DOCTOR AFTER BRANFORD DRS COULDN T SEE ME, AS THEY ONLY TREATED PEOPLE FROM BRANFORD (?) THESE MEDS ARE SCARING ME, AND I WOULD LIKE TO DROP ALL OF THEM AND THEN START FROM SCRATCH. I DISCUSSED THIS WITH MY PRIMARY PHYSCIAN DR SHYLIA MURIEL, AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD LOOK THINGS OVER AND TALK ABOUT IT AT OUR NEXT APPT. WHICH I HAVE YET TO MAKE. PLEASE HELP IT SEEMS ALL MY DOCTORS NOW HAVE P.A. S AND DR. PATEL S P.A. MESSED UP MY VALIUMS SCRIPT LAST MONTH AND MY NURSE HAD TO ADDRESS HER ON IT. I LIVE IN SENIOR AND QUALIFY FOR THE BENEFIT OF HAVING A NURSE WHO PRE-POURS MY MEDS ONCE A WEEK, GIVES ME THE B12 SHOT, CKS BLOOD PRESSURE, AND WATCHES ME FOR ANY CHANGES. IT WAS ON HER ADVICE THAT I SEE DR. SEIGAL ASAP, AND INSTEAD ENDED UP WITH HIS P.A. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST I DO NEXT..I AM CONFUSED AND NEED PROPER MEDS FOR MY BI-POLAR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION (GOD I JUST NOTICED U NEED MY E MAIL, AND IT UNFORTUNATELY IS MESSED UP AS I DO NOT SEEM TO BE GETTING MY MSGS. LENOVA CHANGED A BOX ON MY COMPUTER AND I BELIEVE THEY MESSED UP MY E MAIL ADDRESS. MY HOME ADDRESS IS: ANN GUERRA, 100 RED CEDAR ROAD, APT 223, ORANGE CONNECTICUT 06477..HERE S A SHOT OF WHATS SHOWING ON MY E MAIL WHEN I OPEN IT UP YYYY@YYYY . ORIGINALLY IT WAS ANNGUERRA YYYY@YYYY . AND THIS IS ANOTHER THING I HAVE TO STRAIGHTEN OUT. SORRY.