Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Was Misdiagnosed By a Doctor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    Acid Reflex

    well just last year actually I had been going to the er on many occasions because i was throwing up constantly... the dumb er Doctor kept misdiagnosing me saying it was food poisoning, told me to stop waisting there time I was making myself throw up, then again misdiagnosed and...
    akasharose akasharose 31-35, F Mar 2, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Prescribing Sleeping Pills For Depression Is a Bad Idea.

    I tried to get help from a professional when I was a teenager, and it ended up screwing me up worse.  I couldn't sleep, couldn't concentrate, was having suicidal thoughts and anhedonia, and had a family history of depression.  The psychiatrist prescribed sleeping pills...
    utena utena 31-35 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Me Having a Dream... Or Seizures

    When I was little my mom would notice me sometimes shaking in what she thought was my sleep. She brought me to this docter that turned out to be a know it all *******. He swore up and down I was just having bad dreams. Well it took like half a year of my mom bringing me in for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Growing Pains Don't Stop You From Breathing...

    Ever since I was a child I have had random episodes of stabbing pains in the left side of my chest. They may strike twice in one day, or they may strike only once a year. When I have these pains I can only take shallow, quick breaths else it hurts more. Sometimes the pain feels...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ankylosing Spondylitis

    When i was 20 i started getting pains in my legs after exercise. i though they were just growing pains and that they would pass. they didn't and as time passed went from sciatica to full on not being able to walk or get out of bed agony. during that time i saw around 7 doctors, 4...
    thinkandgrowrich thinkandgrowrich 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Diagnosis

    Unfortunately, lots of people get misdiagnosed by a doctor.  Doctors are doctors and for sure they know more then us cause they have studied in their fields.  I also have to say, doctors can also be wrong at times.  Many patients knows their bodies inside and out and when...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Blood Clot Could Have Been Fatal.

    For a year my wife has been going to her doctor about pain and swelling in the leg. the doctor looked at it and said it was water retention and gave her a water pill. the pain and swelling would come and go and she went back and did ultra sound and found nothing and kept giving...
    seidokan seidokan 31-35 Aug 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Misdiagnosed

    I read a few online stories and I can't believe many people are getting misdiagnosed and it is quite scary.  A few years ago, I went to a doctor who is also a therapist as I wasn't feeling to well and my diagnoses: Cluster C.  Cluster C is: Obsessive...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 27, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    They Told Me I Had a Mitral Valve Prolapse

    then another dr said i didnt ...figure it out guys
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Had Horriable Pain In My Left Big Toe & Foot!

    It all started last yr in May 2011.I noticed this huge lump on the right side of my big toe on my left foot.So i went 2c a doctor threw my employer becouse they have there own docter's.I explained that the lump has been on there 4 a while & my big toe was litterly crossed under...
    dholder dholder 31-35 Jun 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Think...

    Age 6--Attention Deficit Disorder Age 16--sorry, no you actually have  Bipolar Disorder! sorry about that! But since you stopped taking your anti-depressant medication for ADD against our advice and tried to kill yourself, we totally got to find out!!! Look on the bright...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Very Painful Process Of Not Knowing.

    I am not ready to talk about what I was misdiagnosed with or the symptoms I've experienced but hopefully ep can make me open up. I have no one to turn to in my real life. :(
    IamHealing IamHealing 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Misdiagnosed With Asperger's.

    Yeah, bet that title got the Asperger's Syndrome sufferers blood up. Most people have this idea that Asperger's is everywhere, and in fact, that the female portion of our populace just simply can't nail down a diagnosis anywhere. Well, that's untrue for me. My doctors and...
    RollingFish RollingFish 22-25 3 Responses Sep 26, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Epilepsy, What Epilepsy?

    At the age of fifteen I was diagnosed as epileptic. I now know that I actually have a heart condition. I also know that I was on cardiotoxic medication (medication that is poisonous to the heart) for 8 years.   I only stopped the medication when it made me feel dizzy and...
    robin1986 robin1986 22-25, F Dec 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Is It A Game To Them?

    Are they trying to diagnose with me with as many disorders as possible?  I guess a lot of mine are related, but I don't wanna admit to having them T_T I was dianosed with bipolar disorder in mid 2009.  I've done some reasearch myself, and I think I'm...
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lymes Disease?!!!

    When I was working animal control I got some very nasty splotches on my arms. About four of them the size of quarters actually. They swelled, festered, ran with discharge, were hot to the touch, and itched like crazy!!! I went to the ER thinking that a spider had gotten the best...
    rhyll rhyll 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Multiple Sclerosis Took 4 Years (probably Longer) To Confirm

    I haven't felt "normal" since I was 12. That is when my back pain started. First, they said it may be scoliosis. Then they changed their mind and said it was not that bad, and that I probably just had "weak back muscles" and told me to do sit ups to strengthen them. I always had...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Was Major

    I was in my late twenties.....in excellent shape and involved in competitive Karate. I was working out six days a week. I was sparring with someone when my foot pad got hooked on his hand pad. As he backed up and raised his hand I heard a snapping sound. My knee immediately...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 11 Responses May 19, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Life of Pain

    My pain started as a child, it was in my right side, kinda where your right kidney is.  As a youngster my parents were told it was growing pains, as a teen, I was told it was gas, in my twenties while getting ready to head off to  Nam, I was diagnosed with having a...
    Milom Milom 56-60 Oct 2, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I went out for a walk wearing leggings, black v-neck, 36D bra, thong and wore black wig. I did my makeup b4 I left and no one could tell I was a boy. When I was walking in town...
    CDMadds CDMadds 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wash my clothes, but more then anything I hate folding and putting them away, sometimes I will, but a lot of times they just go into a clean basket.
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well i was falsey accused for doing stuff to a 4 year old girl. My mothers freinds daughter that lived accross the road. I had moved out of home at 15 in with my girl freind now...
    imgirly14 imgirly14 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I didn't hate doctors when I lived in Ecuador, but my dad was on the board of the hospital or I knew them all personally (again, through my dad) so I got a lot of personal...
    MayaTamika MayaTamika 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This comes from a dream I had. I added things to make it into a story. Every scene was real but with dreams you know what is going on so there was little or no duologue. It needs...
    evenelfe11 evenelfe11 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was about 5 I went to my friends house and we played doctor. I was the patient first and she checked my eyes then my ears. Next she she told me to get naked. I did and she...
    bvoller bvoller 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    and no body does i suppose. being ill is what everyone hates and so do i. but i dont hate doctors for that. i actually like them for what they do.
    sweetestspirit sweetestspirit 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes I completely feel this way.The main reason is I have a complete physical and the doctor sees all of me and would have not seen something suspicious if it was covered up. So for...
    justmyskin justmyskin 56-60, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love Doctor Who but for some reason when Series 8 came along and Clara was p***ed off for some reason, I went off it and when Danny died, she really went off the deep end...
    JamesAlcock JamesAlcock 18-21, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was at the doctors and being examined, I was totally naked and quite unwell and the nurse came in with tablets for me and then left but she didn't pull the curtain back far...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There's just something about having to ***** down naked and knowing you're going to be looked at, touched and basically fingered is embarrassing and nervous. Especially if you see...
    Nataliebib18 Nataliebib18 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always had a problem with my dad. I never felt like I was living up to my sister or being the kid he wanted. He pushed me to join sports but I had no interest in them. He made...
    emaseraptor emaseraptor 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This really hasn't affected me until recently. I'm in my early 20's and between the ages of 6-9 my neighbors son (college kid) would touch me inappropriately while I would sit on...
    courtcourt94 courtcourt94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I recently had to go to my dermatologist for an annual scan. I do this because of skin cancer in my family. Anyhow his off was being remodeled and I was seeing him in a different...
    Bobin2445 Bobin2445 41-45, M Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i remember when i was 4 years old and i literally food processed my thumb and destroyed most of the arteries in my thumb. That evening i became comatose and an amputee . when the...
    MAXSTEIN MAXSTEIN 22-25, M Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My dad died when I was 5. My 4 twin brothers and I were waiting for him for weeks. I went to his funeral and everybody was hugging me and crying. I said mom what happen where's dad...
    Romeyallen Romeyallen 22-25, M Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear Dr Stephanie I'm very thankful for all the time ,advice and therapy you ve given me ..I have benefited very much from those session and my life is much darker without your...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't think I was a good caregiver. I left her at the hospital alone sometimes. I left her at home alone to go to school. I got impatient sometimes. I ignored the cries...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Check out the Dr. Who video playing the theme music with violins: Doctor Who Theme (Violins) - Taylor Davis - YouTube Video for dr. who violins theme youtube▶ 2:38 www.youtube...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But pain led to antisocial being proper. Fifteen years later.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok for the longest time I wanted to be taller because I thought I was only 5'2" 1/2. I went to the doctor today for a random check up and I was measured, I found out I'm actually 5...
    sassycookie sassycookie 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a question. Does anybody know what could kill a Weeping Angel? I have one idea, because bullets didn't work on them. The Krafayis. Since it is invisible, the Weeping Angels...
    pokemaster2001 pokemaster2001 13-15, M 5 Responses Jun 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I suffer from Chronic Pain. This came about from a car accident that resulted in me having three herniated discs. This accident occurred in 1996, and I have had to live with the...
    snagglepus snagglepus 46-50, M Jun 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is a long story stay with me! :) When I was in my first year of high school I became depressed. Today i have no idea why but I was very serious. I had severe depression with...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12