I wasn't able to seek help until I turned 9 years old, at that time I was diagnosed with OCD, ADHD Inattentive type, and Bipolar Disorder. We started me on very simple medications and over time we've tried quite a few.
My diagnoses are as follows, Anxiety Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Inattentive Type, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I'm 71.5 inches tall and weigh 155-168 lbs, I'm white. I didn't before but now I will periodically hit my vapes, once nicotine the other thc. Mostly towards the evening time because they both seem to help when I'm able to use them but I don't want them to be my solution forever as they're not a proper solution I don't think, right? I don't know.
I was doing well for 2 or 3 years on seroquel 100 mg and celexa 40 mg or 60 mg I can't remember, with my current dose of Ativan as needed.Then bad things happen, first, while I was driving around with a 350lb piece of attempted equipment(I had strapped it down as best as I could and even pulled and pushed it prior to leaving, I thought I had eliminated the sliding risk.) in the back of my truck I attempted to merge onto the highway but I wasn't able to see in my blind spot, the left lane was clear I was merging into the right and myself and this other person were the only other cars for a few hundred feet when I seen him I fully had to emergency brake sending the part flying through my rear windshield, hitting my head and launching me out of my seat being caught by my seatbelt. I went to the ER, I stopped seeing colors whenever I did math in my head, I could no longer do 15*17 in my head, and my memory seemed impaired but my CT was fine, sent home, and have been seeing a neurologist every few months every since. Then, I went through a rough break up which was fair enough, a couple of months later one of my only friends was arrested and then I didn't get to speak to them for a month. Near this time as well my dad started to get sick and in the span of 2 months went to 2 or 3 hospitals, was told he was fine, went back they transferred him to another hospital for surgery as one of his internal organs was multiple times its size, perforated, and about to explode and leak into his abdomen.
Why do I mention this? I feel like things shouldn't change for no reason, right? There had to be something or some reason as to why these medications suddenly stopped working?
Currently, I'm taking Lexapro 10 mg, Ativan 1 mg, Concerta 36 mg, Seroquel 100 mg, Topamax ?mg, and Amitriptyline ?mg. Daily however I take Concerta and Lexapro whenever I wake up, Topamax at 9:00 in the evening, and Seroquel and Ativan around the same time recently since I'm having difficulty sleeping(even before I was put on Concerta).
How long should it take to find the correct medication? What am I doing wrong? Do I need a new doctor? I want to be able to function throughout the day, be happy, be able to sleep, be with my family, be able to shower, be able to do my college work. What do I do? 10 years and counting can't be normal right? Is it more difficult to find medication due to my autism?