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My new GP in a new city won't refer me to a psych to adjust my medication, due to the fact that I refused therapy in my old city.
My bipolar is under control tanks to lamotragine.
However, my PMS is crazy pre-period. So much so it's impacting my relationship (me and my bf ended up very nearly breaking up last month because of this). I also do not want to feel the way I do before my period.
My GP refuses to 'deal with anything relating to my mood'. Today she gave me birth control as a solution to my PMS problems. She told me that birth control with stop lamotragine from working, but she refused to look at an alternative to birth control, gave me the birth control, and told me it was my choice.
I told her I had read that fluoxetine was another PMS solution (I know personally that it comes with risks when bipolar). However again she told me that I had to go see a male Dr, despite me telling her I felt uncomfortable taking about my period with a male Dr (specifically this one).
It appears she is refusing to deal with me based on the fact that last year, I was all over the place.
Does anyone else take lemotragine but suffer from PMS and have you found anything useful?
I am hitting a dead end. Everything in my life is falling apart and I'm trying to hard to keep it together and ask for help, but I feel like the Drs is neglecting their duties. What can I do?? I'm in the UK. I don't know how I can get help.
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