- Aug 12, 2018
Just fyi, I am not currently on any medications - not willing right now to go through the trial and error process. Last one gave me TD which thankfully went away a couple of months after stopping it (Latuda). Also, trust in doctors is a struggle for me, so I don't go unless I have to. SO, I went on my online medical records to see about imaging I'd had done on my back some time ago - to find out if a problem area was on the imaging. To my surprise, one of my diagnoses was alcohol abuse! I'm so angry. Thought I'd found a good GP I could trust (as far as I'm willing), but now I'm not so sure. I told her I used alcohol to lessen symptoms when I can't distract myself or deal with them. I drink enough to lessen them - don't even finish the drink I've started if it has eased it. Don't drink until I stagger or pass out or anything. Go weeks without a drink when symptoms are light. So pissed! I want it taken off my record because it could cause any number of problems. But, afraid bringing it up will get me tagged as uncooperative, confrontational, or who knows what and it still be on the record. Have any of you had similar experiences? What did you do and how did it work out? Thank you!