I Was Misdiagnosed By a Doctor

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    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
    Oct 2, 2009

    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
    1 Response Aug 10, 2008

    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
    10 Responses May 19, 2010


    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

    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


    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

    I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder

    in April of 2012 but I'm starting to think I was diagnosed wrong. I have the symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder but I also have a very hard time taking care of myself and my house. I always have to be reminded to bathe and other personal hygiene activities or clean my room or...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    I myself wasn't misdiagnosed by a doctor.

    My 6 week old son was sent for surgery that he didn't need and now he bares an ugly scar that makes me cry almost evertime I look at it :( I don't want to feel this way when I look at my now 6 year old son. He was a perfect healthy baby and they sent him for surgery and gave...
    keajoy keajoy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    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
    Jul 28, 2009

    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

    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

    They Told Me I Had a Mitral Valve Prolapse

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

    i have been diagnosed with different

    issues every doctor i see says i have something different... i give up and am starting not to care about things anymore... this last experience has left me hopeless
    bloodRedd bloodRedd
    26-30, F
    Jan 11, 2016

    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
    Aug 25, 2009

    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
    Jun 9, 2012

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    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
    1 Response Dec 11, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2009
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