Kenyan Hospitals Part 2:I almost beat up a doctor in Nairobi Women's and Nairobi Hospital told me to go to a cheaper hospital

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To get this story, you need to read part 1 So yesterday morning I left the house huuuuuuungry for days thanks to the new meds which had made me sleep forever. My main ambition was to get my med tampered tapered down but I was kicked out of Nairobi Women's hospital for almost beating the doctor who injected me with valium when I was unconscious and she was clearly told not to, then kicked out of Nairobi hospital  so I went to Java for their full breakfast and I ate that plus  their big samosa then crossed over to Nairobi Women's where I unfortunately had a seizure. Minutes or hours later, I woke up to find myself on the floor, apparently I fell off the bed  and learnt that the doctor who had been specifically told not to put valium in my system had done that and wanted to admit me. I almost beat her up but fortunately my brother and Fred were there to restrain me. I have never been the violent type so I blame that medicine and high dosage.


So we marched out of Nairobi Womens, went to Doctors Plaza near Nairobi Hospital but we were told they don't work on Sundays and decided to go to Nairobi Hospital where I was kept waiting for 30 minutes and it wasn't until I had a seizure that they attended to me giving me what again, valium and that is when they say I was violent but I was resisting admission and another valium injection, then  had another seizure and when my pals agreed I should be admitted we where told to get a cheaper hospital like Avenue Hospital as their psychiatric unit was under renovation and I was a danger to be admitted in the general ward. I had money to pay for the deposit....so where do I go...all I want is my med tampered down so that I don't sleep the whole day and I am able to help the millions of Kenyans who rely on me. Where do persons w/ mental health conditions go and seen as humans of sound mind with needs and plans for themselves? I wont lie but I feel very discriminated because I have had this illness from 2003, I know what works and what doesn't, I know meds can be tampered down, I know how expensive admission is and that is money I'd have used on someone in Wajir or elsewhere looking to travel to Mathari because there are no psychiatric services there.
Today I will try Coptic, Mater and Avenue and see what happens. Keep it here.

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11 comments

  1. Mrembo, I wish you quick recovery! Kindly contact Prof. Kioy to get his advice. We have tried to get in touch with you for this since yesterday. I hope you allow his assistance. We're with you and hope you allow us to assist you where we can. Lots of love and we hope to hearing from you! Hug, Karijn

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  2. Beat up a doctor... hahahaha, you're funny... I am a doctor and if you tried that shit on me i would beat you into a coma...dont use mental health as a platform to assert your foolishness... whichever hospital you go to.. the guidelines are that you are given diazepam as a first line after a seizure to prevent another one from happening leading to permanent brain damage..if unsuccessful we move up to phenobarb>lorazepam>valproic acid... blah... plus other modalities... if you believe you can treat yourself.. do not come to hospital.... stay home.. we are not slaves.. (I speak for myself)

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    1. I hope that whenever I fall sick and need a doctor that you are NOT the one treating me. The quality of your post clearly indicates your unprofessionalism. Being a doctor you should be sensitive about people's needs and worries and particularly of those living with mental health conditions. If you are incapable of doing this I strongly believe you have chosen the wrong profession and might want to reconsider for the sake of all the patients who will be unlucky to be treated by you. This country clearly faces major gaps in decent provision of healthcare. Being a doctor you definitely should not deny this and instead of inconsiderably defending yourself for reasons not be understood you should rather use your understanding of the issues and fight to improve matters. I can only hope that you are still young and at the start of your career so that you will quickly learn that a response that you have given here is simply thoughtless. You are a truly awful representation of health workers in this country and in my opinion you are a shame for this profession.

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  3. Anonymous Mad Doctor, why do you have to be judgemental and rude? Why not just state your point and let it go?

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  4. this post is written from a point of ignorance. Before you judge and write about doctors and hospitals, get your facts right. Diazepam is a standard drug used to stop ongoing seizures all over the world. By the way, medicines are tapered down NOT tampered!

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    1. Thank you for the correction, will work on all posts that have the m in tapered. Sending love and love to you.

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  5. It is perfectly within your right to ask for your meds to be readjusted. After all, you are the only one who knows what feels right and what doesnt. It disgusts me that doctors act like you are a piece of wood and should just take what they dish.

    Having said that, theres a manic quality about this post. I dont know how good you are at spotting an oncoming episode so let me just leave it at that.

    Much love,
    A complete stranger who happens to care about you.

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  6. "Strange Doctor" i believe there is a much professional n polite way to drive a point home to a patient rather than show your self as one just literally dragged to the profession by whatever circumstances/reasons
    Sitawa you are a voice of reason in any case no hero gets positivity without challenges in between.

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  7. I'm concerned that you want your dosage to be lowered while the current dose isn't helping stop your recurrent seizure. Shouldn't you get reassessed?

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