By Anonymous - 22/08/2018 12:30 - United States - Missoula
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That’s a pretty serious misdiagnosis. You should have that doctor checked out.
They share so many similar traits and the doctors go off of what we tell them. I was diagnosed adult adhd with major depressive disorder before the pattern of manias emerged and I got diagnosed bipolar 2. Treatment showed that the manias were more severe and I was then diagnosed bipolar 1 with rapid cycling and mixed episodes. We know so little about the brain, a correct mi diagnosis can take time and multiple doctors. And the correct patient feedback. The doctors sometimes don’t ask questions that can give clues, and since the behavior is normal to is, we don’t think of bringing it up. This can make getting a correct diagnosis take longer.
Don’t they usually follow up to make sure you’re getting the right dose, or switch your med altogether?
Ha ha, try following a patient whose very condition makes him/her forget little details like appointments, symptoms and taking his/her meds, ragequit after fifteen minutes of waiting at the doctor's office, lie on the ground trying to muster the energy to call the doctor or get so focused on getting his/her meds at the pharmacy that he/she forgets to tell his/her doctor about that change of phone number. Psychologist's secretaries must be super saiyans.
Bipolar is a serious disorder and nobody can understand how serious unless the are bi-polar themselves. I have bi-polar 2, highs are high, lows are rock bottom. If you need help, seek it. Having mental issues is a flaw in chemistry not character. I hope the meds will work better!