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I Was Misdiagnosed By a Doctor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I hope some people are reading this! Just knowing I can tell my story knowing people are reading will help. See I was sexually molested by my father as a child. His name is William...
    Judyb42 Judyb42 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 2

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    Hi, I'm from Canada. I'm almost 21 now, and ever since I was little I've been told I have Cerebral Palsy; However, as I grew and got older, it was apparent to everyone that...
    1happylady 1happylady 18-21, F Apr 8

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    So it isn't really doctor related but I want to share my awful experience with the hospital. Last month I was having severe chest pains. Including dizziness, lightheaded ness and...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 14

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    you guys know me and my husband just moved to this town a few months ago, so I been looking around for a new doctor here, I been wanting to get back on this one kind of birth...
    kimheart1992 kimheart1992 22-25, F Mar 26

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    Still not up to doing exercise. Moved my leg up slightly today and it triggered my left hip to be a little more painful. I was thinking of braving it today too. The pain is mild...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A young woman was having a physical examination and was embarrassed because of a weight problem. As she removed her last bit of clothing, she blushed. "I'm so ashamed, Doctor," she...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Doctors have ruined my life and broke down my family. Stingy gatekeepers should be illegal. The arrogant doctors as well as the nice ones only care about insurance companies and...
    Ihateirondeficiency Ihateirondeficiency 56-60 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    So, many people know my husband and I have a domestic discipline relationship. One of the things we agreed was that neither can turn down the others request for sex. I also have a...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I Broke my Arm when I was young Before moving to Manhattan we use to live upstate New York I was only 2 years old at that time I was running out the house with my tooth brush to...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    To all Egyptians and Arabs in Britain .Egyptians and Arabs in London ,brighton and Bournemouth. Beware of this disingenuous man ..he had seen me shopping in one of the shops in...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    When I was 14 I loved skateboarding it was my life and all I wanted to do I would skate every day and every chance I got, I grew up in smallish town in Texas, one in which...
    Jakep99 Jakep99 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Wow so I was just thinking back on something from my childhood... For several years of my younger years (ages 11-about 14) I had problems with lightheaded-ness. I couldn't get out...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    I am hopefully this summer going to start filming for a doctor who series. but there is only one problem. I need some people to write some stories for the series. if you are...
    noahfaith noahfaith 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I love doctor who. hopefully I am going to start filming my own doctor who series and I need some people to write some scripts for it. you will be credited so if you are interested...
    noahfaith noahfaith 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    You call an ambulance and come in with problems and the doctor says you shouldn't be here for these problems. What a waste of money for the ambulance. And a waste of time in...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    doctors.... such scary people... taking your blood.. standing next to your bed while you sleep... drinking it .. blood dripping down the side of their mouth.. mwah ahaha blood...
    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    So I am so frustrated and annoyed with my doctor. He dismissed it again with his stupid tests, saying its from exercise (which is nonsense after I told him I've had symptoms since...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I just got hit with the most agonising pain. I tried to exercise again but did not do anything involving my hips or waist like twisting. Well, I went to sit just before and got hit...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 16

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    My doctor here in Paris is an older guy, and I've seen how he looks at me when I slip off my clothes for an internal examination. I get nervous, which might sound strange, not...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    High fees, barely listened to, he takes stupid doctor-y tests that apparently can show everything and I'm out the door. Why can't what's wrong with me be taken seriously? It's...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 14

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    Any doctors on here? Have I broken my foot?
    HMC17 HMC17 13-15, M 8 Responses Mar 29

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    my dad watched doctor who as a kid and he used to hide behind the couch when the Cybermen came on. now he's watching every new episode with me :)
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I really want to know who the next doctor is going to be already!
    jessieruth34 jessieruth34 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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