onedayillsailagain Posted April 26, 2013 Report Share Posted April 26, 2013 Hello everyone. For the past 3 months I've been trying to get my hands on Keppra.Amazing how I could walk across the street and score some heroïn (not that I ever would), yet getting a medication seems almost impossible. I just came back from my doctor whom I showed the DSM pages that cover HPPD, and the study on the efficacy of Levitiracetam (Keppra) on HPPD. Neither my doctor, nor my psychiatrist, deem themselves competent enough to deal with HPPD, let alone prescribe me Keppra. Subsequently I have an appointment with a "addiction doctor", who "might have more experience in the area". I can't stop thinking: "This summer is going to pass without me ever being able to enjoy a single ray of sunshine". I was told the "addiction doctor" will perform a series of neuropsychological testing. Not knowing exactly what that entails, I presume it consists of CAT scans and the like. Judging from my experience with professionals, merely calling them can take up to a week to come through. Between calling, appointments, and tests, I can almost certainly estimate that this obsolete procedure will take several months.This I conveyed to my doctor, who would consult with my psychiatrist, whom I will see next week. And thus the circle completes itself once more. My doctor also told me that Keppra has to be prescribed by a Neurologist. And there comes the gap: HPPD cannot be diagnosed by a Neurologist or a doctor, and Keppra can't (?) be prescribed by a psychiatrist or a doctor. Have any of you been caught up in such a fruitless pursuit as well? If so, how did you get out of it?Is it merely dependant on whether or not you'll find someone for whom helping others precedes the fear of losing their job? I really don't see why acquiring a simple medicine has to be so tiring and demoralizing. Perhaps I'm missing something. I've contemplated ordering online, but taken into account the various risks involved, that seems like a bad idea. Ironically, I no longer have the cognitive skill to do a crash course in chemistry to synthesize the stuff myself.I'd be grateful for any suggestions which could facilitate this tedious progress. Feel free to PM me if necessary.I hope to be able to share my experience with Keppra here in the near future.Many thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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