visit to a PsychoNeuroEndocrinologist

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by klutzo, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I promised to report to those of you who were interested in my seeing this specialist about the uncontrollable anger I've had ever since menopause.
    She turned out to be excellent, with knowledge of and belief in FMS, and she spent 1 1/2 hrs. with me. Surprisingly, she does not think I have depression. She thinks I may have a mild form of "intermittent explosive disorder", and possibly "hypomania" as well. But, I don't really meet all the criteria for either of these conditions, so she is running blood tests first, and these will include the tests Madwolf recommended ,as well as a TRH and something called an NEP (Neuroendocrine Panel). She feels all of this is probably coming from my head injury, but she put down the two psych dx's so my insurance would pay, thank goodness. I don't care what they call me as long as it's paid for and I get some help!
    I am having the blood tests next Monday and will see her in 3 wks. for results. I'll report to you all at that time. BTW, I notice many of you say you have "racing thoughts", and this is one of the most prominent symptoms of hypomania and is a symptom that often precedes an attack of "intermittent explosive disorder" as well.
    Sorry I don't have something more interesting to report at this time.
    Klutzo
    [This Message was Edited on 11/21/2002]
  2. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I promised to report to those of you who were interested in my seeing this specialist about the uncontrollable anger I've had ever since menopause.
    She turned out to be excellent, with knowledge of and belief in FMS, and she spent 1 1/2 hrs. with me. Surprisingly, she does not think I have depression. She thinks I may have a mild form of "intermittent explosive disorder", and possibly "hypomania" as well. But, I don't really meet all the criteria for either of these conditions, so she is running blood tests first, and these will include the tests Madwolf recommended ,as well as a TRH and something called an NEP (Neuroendocrine Panel). She feels all of this is probably coming from my head injury, but she put down the two psych dx's so my insurance would pay, thank goodness. I don't care what they call me as long as it's paid for and I get some help!
    I am having the blood tests next Monday and will see her in 3 wks. for results. I'll report to you all at that time. BTW, I notice many of you say you have "racing thoughts", and this is one of the most prominent symptoms of hypomania and is a symptom that often precedes an attack of "intermittent explosive disorder" as well.
    Sorry I don't have something more interesting to report at this time.
    Klutzo
    [This Message was Edited on 11/21/2002]
  3. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    That is one of the most bothersome symptoms for my son sho is either bipolar or schizoaffective. I personally believe he's bipolar. I've been around him a lot longer and I think thats where his symptoms point.

    In the past one of the signs that he was becoming psychotic, or not on the correct meds was his racing thoughts, and often constant motion to go with it. This last time it was the worst it's ever been. We just hope he understands he has to stay on the meds for life. It's tough at his age, but unfortunately the other options are not good at all.

    Barbara