migraines, dizziness and a "weird taste in his mouth"
so I posted this in advice for moms but wasn't getting any suggestions...
background: Sam is 14, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety/panic disorder and is on zoloft and lithium. They just increased the zoloft from 50mg to 75mg last week.
He just told me all of this yesterday evening so I didn't know about it earlier in the week or I would have called the doctor sooner.
He told me for the past five or so days he has been getting severe waves of nausea (however the past two days he has forgotten his medicine and has not felt nauseous so we think the nausea is from the med increase) but he has been getting severe migraines everyday for the past five days. Saturday he had "one of the worst migraines he's ever had with blurry vision etc." (his words). He told me this evening that the past three days he has been very dizzy but he doesn't think its from stuffy ears or anything like that. He said he feels tired and today he has felt "slowed down". He told me he was talking to his mom and everything seemed to slow down, as if she was talking in slow motion and that lasted for about 30 seconds and it freaked him out.
he is insisting that his mouth tastes like plastic/chemical. He was chewing on his headphone cord so I asked if that was the reason why (maybe it had something on it) and he is insisting that it wasn't from the cord. This kid is a character.
He has an appointment to see his doctor next week, but I'm wondering if I should call his psychiatrist on monday as well, and if I should be worried about him continuing to take the 75mg of zoloft.
does anyone have any idea what might be going on? is it related to the meds? should I have him go back to 50mg until we talk to the doctor?