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Old 01-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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A lot of false diagnosis due to bipolar

I went through some wierd stuff over a few years time. I started out with being told I was bipolar about 13 years ago.I was not very accepting of the diagnosis at the time and quit taking my meds. As I got worse my symptoms change alot to the point that when i went to a doctor, I was given a new diagnosis. I went from bipolar to A.D.H.d to O.C.D to symptoms like schizophrenia then P.T.S.D and more...I was getting very nervous for awhile. But, 20 months ago I got back on lithium( at the right dosage this time) and have been doing great. Why do you think this happened? Any ideas?

 
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Re: A lot of false diagnosis due to bipolar

Hi Lynnlee -

It is difficult to diagnose mental disorders in general - you might have been going back and forth between mainia and depression which can confuse doctors who are not knowledgable about the disorder. The very fact that you are doing well on lithium is a sure sign that you are bipolar - I am happy to hear you are doing well.

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Re: A lot of false diagnosis due to bipolar

Actually, now that I think about it, im pretty sure I was in fact manic when the wierd symptoms happened, just didnt think thats all it was. Thanks for the insight.

 
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