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I Was Misdiagnosed By a Doctor

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was was between 6 and 8 my cousin would babysit me and my younger brother. When it would be time for be he would make my brother go into his room and shut the door and then...
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    My friend was killed by a demon years ago.There was a demon inside their house.I stayed at their house for several months. The first night that we prayed for her something...
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    I need a doctor that knows what they are talking about and are willing to get to the bottom of the issue instead of giving me drugs and that's the end. I have had this issue for a...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This was Wensday. My toenail had a bacterial infection. This was an office in Milford, DE. I had to see this guy, because the other guy I used to see was booked by then. When we...
    RainbowBlood RainbowBlood 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Earlier today I was at the pool with a couple of my friends and while we were there I got stung by a bee. It really hurt for a couple of minutes but then the area that got stung...
    olivia81401 olivia81401 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    i've been betrayed by many people over the years yet it's still a surprise probably when it shouldn't be. last summer, i guy i've known for over 20 years decided that 50 dollars...
    jerrica jerrica 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My family is kinda the type to avoid any medical services, if that makes sense? Since all of my siblings were homeschooled, none of us had to go get shots for school, we never get...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Okay. . . I know with all of the symptoms that I have now. . . I should be seeing a doctor. (No auntie flo in 18 weeks, depression, exhaustion, headaches, anxiety, ab pressure and...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I want to share about my relationship with my Doctor. We will call him Doctor CS. He is a great wonderful and kind man. I have been going to him since September 24 1988. The last 8...
    frankred frankred 46-50 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was born about three months earlier than I should have been and I was in the hospital for a couple of months before I even got to come home. I was supposed to be born in May but...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I love being naked in front of my doctor she had great touch of her hand it felt awesome on my hot dog even if she was a lesbian I would love to do her
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was dating this guy I worked with... We started dating in April of this year. I finally said yes to being his girlfriend after I knew I was going to quit. I just did not want to...
    deniseee deniseee 22-25, F Jul 17

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    My career counsellors suggested I become an Urban Planner because I didn't like mundane tasks and routine, but then later on people told me I should have been correctly placed with...
    findinghappinessnow findinghappinessnow 26-30, F Jul 16

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    Yes I was emotionally abused emotionally and physically when I was 8 until 19 by my mother and brother and emotionally by my ex husband. My mother had me write letters ( i have...
    meg2014 meg2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was adopted by my dad's brother (and his wife) She had two daughters with her first husband and they told her she couldn't have my uncles children after a bad miscarriage when...
    surioregon surioregon 26-30, F Jul 15

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    Since my husband (of 41 years) and I were (supposedly) virgins when we married and are in a monogamous relationship, I thought I didn't need to get tested for HPV although I always...
    asjmk asjmk 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows
    BarcelonaGirl BarcelonaGirl 13-15, F Jul 9

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    It was after an attempted suicide and it was just a big waste of time and one of the most miserable times of my life. It was before I started college and moved out and got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9

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    Here is my experience today at the Drs office. It wasn't a pleasant one lol! : This morning I walk in and wait online to sign in. Once I get up to the window, this fat...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I hate the gyno. I hate going. Being here this early in the morning is a waste of my time. Lol.
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I hate going to the doctor i went to go get blood drawn a couple of months ago when I went the medical assistant who did it she jerked the needle and it hurt she was trying to...
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F Jul 9

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