Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Good Morning; I have seen progress with DS, but yesterday he had a VA mental health session with a new psychiatrist who has never seen him. DS was with him 2 hours. He actually had all of his records from Fort Hood. He told DS that he needs to be put on this drug and next appt in 2 months. DS told the dr that this drug gives him suicide thoughts and have been tried b/4. There is a notation in my Army records. There was no negotiation. DS called his Army doctor. He told him not to go on the medication b/c of the side effects that he noted in his medical records. He told Greg to escalate to his boss. DS asked for a note from his Army doctor stating this, he said he could not do it but it is documented in his records. Needless the afternoon was very stressful. A soldier as DS has multiple problems does not want all this hassle. DS knew more about the side effects from these drugs better than the doctor at VA b/c he spend 2 years going through the protocols in the Army. He is so overwhelmed by the system. What we did find out that Korean people metabolize these medications fastest due to some enzyme in their bodies. Did not know this. My Ds is an Korean Adoptee. Hoping for a better day today. Did not over eat over the day.