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CactusCat

829d

Have you ever been misdiagnosed with Bipolar?

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    • CactusCat

      826d

      @Psychonautical7 Whoa! How did you know you weren't and get it sorted out?

    • Psychonautical7

      827d

      I was misdiagnosed bipolar for 5 years!!

      • CactusCat

        826d

        @Psychonautical7 Whoa! How did you know you weren't and get it sorted out?

    • Sydari

      827d

      When I went to the hospital they said something about schizoaffective but later the computer said I was Bipolar disorder. I'm neither so...

    • anemone

      828d

      yeah, i got diagnosed with bd2 by a teledoc in the er at like 3 am, so it was already pretty flimsy as a diagnosis. but according to the last therapist i saw, in bd2 there may only be 1 or 2 manic episodes in a year, on avg, so i think it's possible i do also have bipolar on top of bpd. the mood swings between the two feel different, with bd2 it feels like it's entirely random when mania comes on, completely unrelated to anything going on in my life. with bpd, my mood swings are still directed by my surroundings, even if it's an "inappropriate" (don't like calling it that but dont have a better word) response to the situation. like last night i made some cornbread but because we live in a higher altitude than i used to and because i added some extra ingredients, i didn't cook it long enough... it was easily fixed, just popped it back in the oven for 5 or so minutes, but at the time i went from busily and skillfully cooking 6 dishes at once to saying intense words i couldn't stop myself from sharing and storming off and all sorts of terrible impulses. borderline for me is just like being extra vulnerable to any little mishap in my life and bipolar is inexplicable sudden energy (and i'm sure some of the depression is influenced by that but not to the point i can separate it from my other symptoms)

      • anemone

        828d

        @anemone forgot to clarify also, this was before telemedicine was improved the way it is now and i had to communicate with him via proxy as i was mute at the time... not the ideal situation for diagnosis, but the lamictal i was given did work for me for awhile anyway, took it for at least 2 years

    • paintandchalk

      829d

      Absolutely I just had an extensive stay in a psych hospital and my Dr in there believed I my BPD was a misdiagnosis that I don't have all the characteristics I have some but not all you can be Miss diagnosed with just about anything though that's just what I'm getting at

      • CactusCat

        829d

        @paintandchalk I'm kind of panicked because i was diagnosed with BP2 and definitely feel like i'm having a mixed episode these last couple days, but my therapist thinks i was misdiagnosed. So i feel like i'm going insane because my energy and mood isn't normal right now and i don't have a good explanation for it if it isn't bipolar. I've been worrying about it all day... It doesn't seem right for it to "just" be BPD. But it isn't the perfect example of a manic episode, either, so i don't know. 🙈🙈🙈

        • paintandchalk

          829d

          @CactusCat exactly I would seenk an appointment with a psychiatrist not a therapist or a psychologist a psychiatrist would be able to diagnose you better no mind you I don't recommend the way I did it because I was pretty close to going off the deep end but you know there's so many misconceptions about misdiagnosis that it it literally could be anything it's really difficult to figure it out mixed episode could be a number of things your mood could be affecting your thinking you're thinking could be affecting your ability to do a lot of things so believe me I get it I've been there

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