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Stormshield

281d

My psychiatrist says she thinks I have bipolar type 2 disorder but is "nsf" about it... like, she's unsure. I'm feeling weird about having that on my permanent medical record...? Anyone with experience?

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    • dolphinblues

      277d

      @Stormshield the Genesight test is wonderful! It definitely helps weed out ones that will not help at all

    • Aaronb03

      278d

      Bipolar has a lot of stigma behind it, but getting an accurate diagnosis and medication has saved my life

    • dolphinblues

      281d

      The process of getting a correct diagnosis is complex. Symptoms can be the same or similar in so many different disorders. Sometimes, it takes exploring a potential yet possibly wrong diagnosis to lead you to the correct one. I would hope that a psychiatrist would not put a disorder down as an actual diagnosis unless they are positive that it's correct. But, it will be listed in their notes as a possibility. I have gone through several wrong diagnoses to get to one that seems right. I hope you find the right diagnosis and meds to help you.

    • faerywyrm

      281d

      I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 as a teen. It was a bit of a hassle to figure out for sure. It was a blessing in disguise, though. Finally there were meds that helped me get stable for awhile.

      • Stormshield

        281d

        @faerywyrm I took a "Genesight" test... 🤞really hoping I can skip the "trial by fire" medication experimentation... I tried Caplyta before the genesight thing, and ended up in the ER.

        • dolphinblues

          277d

          @Stormshield the Genesight test is wonderful! It definitely helps weed out ones that will not help at all

        • faerywyrm

          281d

          @Stormshield I was too young for a test. I was diagnosed by symptoms and an allergy test ran to see what I could tolerate. The dosages were started low to test for side effects.

    • Rainberries

      281d

      I ended up having schizoaffective. But I was wrongly diagnosed with bipolar 2 when I was 12.

    • Kmlb5464

      281d

      I'm diagnosed bipolar type 2 disorder. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me!

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