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I Was Misdiagnosed By a Doctor

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 1 hr ago

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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 4 days ago

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    My Mom had been suffering a cough since this past fall 2014. It started out what seemed to be the cold or the flu, and never went away. She finally went in to the doctor after...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My latest doctor yelled at me today just because I asked a question about my CT scan results. "Who actually analyzed this test?This is the first brain scan I have ever done and I...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days 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 4 days ago

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    I actually suspect some doctors get kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies from the amount of times they over diagnose some things. one of my cousins friends kid got diagnosed as...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M Mar 4

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    I had a ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Doctor who basically doubted many of the real symptoms I told him I was experiencing for 2+ years, Then about 4 months ago I moved on to a...
    seattle1991 seattle1991 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I used to be a dancer, mainly ballet. About a year ago though I injured my left ankle. For several months I couldn't dance. Dance used to take up most of my day so I never had much...
    fattenedballerina fattenedballerina 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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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 3 days ago

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    My dad used to accompany me for my physicals, even when i was 14 and 15. The doctor told me in front of him that my package is smaller than average. This really cemented my self...
    basketballx94 basketballx94 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I get so nervous about going to the doctor's. My dad told me today that I have to go on Thursday and I freaked out. Then my dad and my sister made fun of my for being scared. I...
    AgnesStewart AgnesStewart 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I am watching Doctor Who with a friend and she knows I love it (as everything I have is Doctor Who themed) but she is trying to multitask right now and thus is forbidding me to...
    lauramarie1995 lauramarie1995 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I was teased a lot in my childhood and teenage years. Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been a feminine girl or woman. I got a lot of negative attention from my peers...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Going to go to the doctors today to get a refill on my antidepressants. I...gah. I really don't want to go. I hate going outside especially for a small matter like this. Please...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Any doctors on here? Have I broken my foot?
    HMC17 HMC17 13-15, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    As various environmental protection regulations come into effect, Chinese government’s control over offshore and onshore drilling discharge is becoming more and more stringent...
    zmzmllll zmzmllll 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    About a week ago, i went with my mother to get my school skirt fitted. The person doing it was a man.He worked with my mother. It was just really weird. My mom left for ten minutes...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 57 mins ago

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    When I was 18, I traveled alone to another city to see a concert. I got stuck there without any place to stay. I was close to a college, and a guy told me I could crash on the...
    lotusdrum lotusdrum 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Last Sunday I took a drive to another city with the intent of dressing and shopping. Just a little me time. I got to the mall and totally freaked. I chickened out. As I was getting...
    shadowplt shadowplt 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Anyone read my experience about bullying? Well I found out it was just a group of people saying those things, not everyone. Apparently this so called 'friend' of mine had...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    Wasted time, wasted hopes, wasted dreams, and wasted words from the pieces of my heart that have never been seen....
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My whole time in school from Kindergarten through 6th grade in grade school, 7-8th grades in Junior High/Middle school, and all through 9-12th grades in High school I was bullied...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response