MisdiagnosedI 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 compulsive, Avoidant and Dependant personalities. She also said; I have anxiety and panic + Dysthimia. I have gone back not long ago and my diagnosis on top of the other one's: Borderline traits and Attention Deficit Disorder. (I never really had a big obsession, I had few obsession tendencies). (I am not dependant to others, I am dependant towards my husband).
Whether we admitted it or not, we all have something, we all have a kind of personalities.
She diagnosed me with Borderline traits and she said in 15 to 20 years I'll be fine and I need a 2 year therapy. I find it funny (not funny haha) that she diagnosed me being Borderline. Its not that I have something against borderline or being labeled as such, the thing is I have nothing of what a Borderline sufferer has. I don't cut myself and never did, I don't feel lonely, I'm not bored. I don't fear being abandoned. My moods are stable (I do have anxiety and panic), I don't alcohol or drug abuse. (I did start drinking for a while and stopped). I have anger. I don't seek for attention, etc...
Attention deficit disorder, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality disorder and Post-traumatic stress have quite similar symptoms, they all resembles one another.
I have A.D.D. & PTSD. + Anxiety & panic attacks.
Post traumatic stress symptoms: I have nightmares, flashback, loss of concentration, Black outs, Avoidance, I became numb, phobia of certain people or places, corrupted sleep (insomnia), anger, irritable, lack of energy, migraine headaches (I rarely had a headache before), chest pains, started drinking coffee more then what I drank (unlike me), started drinking alcohol (unlike me), smoke cigarettes like a chimney,.etc...
Prior seeing this doctor / therapist...I was diagnosed by another doctor who said I have Post-traumatic stress or Complex post-traumatic stress. She sent me to therapy cause she wanted to know which one of the two I have. When I saw my therapist, she said No, I don't from none, when I have all of the symptoms. I know why she doesn't want to give me the diagnosis and I won't mention it as of yet on my story. I guess I had Post traumatic stress all along. I also have done almost all the post-traumatic stress therapy except for EMDR. In the past, the therapy I have done with her was good and at last was fast and with no importance. Since I've seen my therapy wasn't going anywhere + I wasn't feeling better but worse, I stopped completely. I don't want to waste time, I want to get and feel better, that is my goal. It is too bad cause I really liked her as a doctor / therapist.
- I saw two other therapist.
They both said, Not because they are doctors that they are right.
- One said: They are like anyone of us, they use the washroom just the same as anyone else and they aren't any better then anyone else.
(Her words not mine)
- The other: Also doctor can do wrong.
Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 0 Oct 27, 2010