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I Was Misdiagnosed By a Doctor

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    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 4 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    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

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    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

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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 56-60 Oct 2, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I've been misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia,

    mood-disorder, autism, Aspurger's, and mental-retardation. Hearing those things really made a negative impact on my life. I know they were wrong, but the very fact that they labelled me that way... it really damaged an already insecure individual (I was a teenager, so I was...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    5 Months ago, my first son was stillborn at 34 weeks. it was and still is very devastating for me. . i miss my son dearly. i had to bury him along with all of my hopes and dreams...
    Sasquatch1990 Sasquatch1990 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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    About a year ago , I got really drunk after receiving some bad news , I then got it into my head to sleep with a man I did not know without using protection During our encounter...
    babina8 babina8 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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    The doctor I've been going to since November for my disorder only last week told me how incompetent she was and how little she actually knew made her feel so uncomfortable that she...
    gottakeepyourheadup gottakeepyourheadup 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I can't say I love being naked in front of the doctor (he is a friend of mine I grew up with ) but I don't have a problem with it. I don't even mind if they are other nurses or...
    Luvtobenude Luvtobenude 46-50, M 1 Response May 1

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    Went to see the British ***** again. He treated me terribly. I understand he has stress and can't see me for longer but he was rude. Pretty much thinks it's all in my head and isn...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 7

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    I wear leotard and tights with snug jeans and pull over shirt. Both my doctor and nurse are in the room when I start undressing. They do my physical exam in stages of undress. I'm...
    ONY11 ONY11 70+, M May 11

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    When i was bout 4 or 5, there was this teacher who came to my house to teach my sister mathematics. He used to sexually abuse me and my sister, he used to ask me to touch him...
    anonymousgirl2000 anonymousgirl2000 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    I had just made my skirt shorter and got a new pull over (since we wore uniforms at school) just so I could be socially acceptable I walked past the mean girls all confident and...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 5 Responses May 8

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    my doctor was never rude tbh, but I hate the mystery some of them make until they fully explain something. I had a surgery last year and since then I do examinations every 3...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response May 20

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    if i was offered a chance to be the doctor's companion, I'd sure as hell accept'
    Azeazal Azeazal 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Fewer Office Hours Now!!! After sitting in the waiting room for as much as three hours and waiting for weeks to get an appointment, now we learn that the doctor of ours only has...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Yes.., i hate to admit it but me and my gang used to bully a lot while we were in school..we used to make fun of guys, girls and even teachers...but everyone found us naughty..and...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses May 2

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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 9

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    April 21 2015 I collapse on the playground at my school I don't remember anything! My mom got a call from Grant Juner High saying I was pretending to be passed out and refusing to...
    Omglolhaha15 Omglolhaha15 13-15, T 1 Response May 1

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    I'm 14 and I've noticed for a few years now that the whites of my eyes have a very VERY slight tint of a pale blue color. My brother first noticed it about two years ago and my...
    gabi0010 gabi0010 13-15, F 4 Responses May 10

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    A lot of my doctors/psychiatrists wanted to blame every bit of my mental illnesses on my weight. I may not be happy with my body, but the fact that "professionals" think that it...
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I am not a doctor , but I have a question for doctors When I'm in a swimming pool I feel like I'm in a dream .you know like when in a dream when you feel like your there but...
    prankqueen prankqueen 16-17, F May 9

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    Dr. Jesse Stoff is a licensed medical doctor based in the United States. Owing to his expertise in the field of naturopathy, homeopathy, immunology, acupuncture, and holistic...
    rhodes155 rhodes155 22-25, M May 14

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    I have a doctors appointment this morning. I am wearing a nappy and plastic pants as usual. My doctor knows I am incontinent and enuretic as it is stated in my notes.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M May 15

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    just got my back xray done. not sure what was worse, the nun paintings staring me down in the waiting room or the two male introverted doctors feeling me up.. don't forget the semi...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F May 8

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    someday I will be a Doctor the good kind very good better then any other in the world
    KValentine17 KValentine17 22-25, M 1 Response May 1

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    Surgical doctor, maybe a psychologist. Both are great. But there's always that fear that while I'm studying either of those, I may end up shifting into a simpler course. I'm the...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F May 9

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    When my doctor comments on my weight, it makes me excited. It's the same every time, but always better. Sits down with me and tells me how I've gained 30 pounds since my last visit...
    parrotbay parrotbay 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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