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psychosis, delusions and doctors

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  • Posted By: just83
  • October 27, 2009
  • 02:44 PM

hello. I am a 'healthy' 26 year old male. At 17 i was diagnosed with bipolar and ocd, when i was 23 i contracted a virus in my brain and fell ill, and was diagnosed with me/cfs as i met the criteria, but nothing else fitted the symptoms, ie ruled out parkinson's, ms... But because of this diagnosis and the amount of tests i've had (doctors request) i have had problems seeking seeking help for my bipolar. The last doctor i saw said i suffered with health anxiety and drug abuse and did not want to see me. I smoked cannabis for 1 year for chronic pain but stopped as it interfered with work. I do not drink alcohol or use any other drug apart from nicotine and caffeine. 4 years before i smoked cannabis i had a psychotic break, suffered delusions, attempted suicide, and not drift in and out of reality. But somehow the doctor thinks this is down to cannabis. I am now finding it very hard to to see a doctor because i am labeled a hypochondriac. Even though i have never seen a doctor thinking i am dying of cancer etc. I have a lump on my face that bleeds, one on my leg and my lymph nodes are hard and mis shapen, all don't bother me, i am not perfect, however family are now concerned because i won't get checked out. Even though i know i'm ok. What can i do. I still need to go to see someone about my detachment and psychosis but i'm going to be bombarding the doc with all these things and confirm hypochondria

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  • i am bipolar also and i've had number of other strange problems. just recently i came across a website about mega-vitamin therapy. (www.doctoryourself.com) i've been taking 500mg of niacin five times daily and i am symptom free. i also take 500mg of vitamin c at the same time. just remember, do not take the time release niacin (or the sustained release). i take the flush free niacin and it seems to work.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 17, 2009
    • 01:02 AM
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  • Its shameful how many doctors treat people if they've been diagnosed with CFS... so many myths surround this illness. They really need to be educating themselves more about it. i hope you dont go to that doctor for anything again. Find yourself a better doctor. It would also be a good idea if you can find a ME/CFS specialist who can then point out to general GPs that your bipolar is completely separate (along with giving advice over the ME/CFS too). lumps which bleed. I agree with your family, you should see a doctor about that... Dont let this bad naive doctor stop you from taking good care of your health and impact you due to his own issues.
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