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  • Posted By: lovexxme
  • December 27, 2006
  • 05:42 AM

My name is Tiffany. I have had four different diagnoses from three different doctors. Some say I have ADD, others depression, others bipolar, others ADHD. But the thing is. None of them really know me, seeing as how I have this sickening feeling of letting anyone into the bowels of my soul. So here are a few symptoms I may have noticed in myself

Disorganization
Promiscuousity
Severe sadness
Uncontrollable hyperactivity
Unexplained coldness
Constant shivers in warm temperatures
Distorted self image
Need for attention
Troubles holding relationships for over a few weeks
Memory Loss
Confusion
Occasionally hearing voices
More often seeing thingsI'm 14...What's wrong with me?

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  • What type of doctors have you went to in the past? You need to go to more then just a gp. Try a counselor, or a pshyciatrist. They would help you out so much more. If you are seeing one of those, do not give up. Keep going back, nobody can "diagnose" you in just one sitting. It may take awhile, but they are there to help. Good luck. Sorry I didn't help much.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2006
    • 07:42 PM
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  • Your symptoms sound very much like those of schizophrenia. Please seek advice from a psychiatrist. You don't have to let them completely into your soul. Just tell them what you are comfortable with. There are some wonderful doctors out there. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to go through alot of not so fabulous ones first. I'll pray for you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 04:53 AM
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  • BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) Some of what you listed are classic symptoms, namely the promiscuity and relationship problems, as well as the depression and similar symptoms. Look it up, and consider seeing a therapist for it. Good luck, and I hope this helps!--Sarah
    deadlysauce 67 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 05:37 AM
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  • i'm thinking cyclothymia or even pms...i also heard voices and saw things as a kid that disappeared as i got older and you're much too young to have a firm personality disorder yet - every kid can sound borderline pd at this age. Cyclothymia is a kind of a VERY mild form of bipolarity that *can potentially* mature to bipolar disease. It rapidly cycles - 2 days up, next 2 days down, 4 up, 6 down, etc. Pms is easy to tell becoz you're sad b4 yr pd and hyperactive after. See a doctor...tell him what you think it might be...do some research on the ideas here and see if anything "fits". Good luck...this too shall pass.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 08:52 AM
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  • one more thing...take a multi vitamin like Michael's for Teens (available at whole foods) and a calcium and d supplement...this could also be vitamin deficiency...puberty is peak time for growing and if you're not eating right, the symptoms can get pretty ugly mood-wise and even temp regulating wise, esp if you're underweight, which you dont say, but in a Dr House kinda way, i'm guessing :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 08:58 AM
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  • hi tiffany, im sorry you are so distressed. you are a very smart girl to seek help. i had all of these symptoms at 14 too. i am 25 now and trust me- the more you learn about it- the better you can deal with it. have you read about bipolar disorder or the other diagnosis? does it fit you? are there other people in your family with similiar problems? there are alot of treatments that can help relieve the pressure your feeling. some meds are really good, you can also try occupational therapy, sensory treatments, or a counselor (non-psychiatrist) to vent with. alot of times the things like bipolar are genetic, so you can talk with your parents about everyone in your family tree to see if there is a pattern and of what. good luck sweetie.
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 04:40 PM
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  • Hi Tiffany, Is started at a young age with depression, anxiety etc and like everyone is saying ask your family doctor for a recommendation to a physciatrist. Don't give up sometimes you have to find the right one and be persistent in getting help. if you have a friend or family member who is older and you can trust maybe they can take you or offers some support without breaking your confidence. There is someone out there who will be caring enough to be supportive without betraying your trust. I now how you feel but sn't bear the burden alon. if you have to keep in cntact with us here for support. Let us know and hang in there you made a mature and positive step in reaching out here so you are heading in the right direction. Sometimes the right medication and counseling will do the trick. :)
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 04:56 PM
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  • Your symptoms do sound alot like they could be psychiatric related but they could also be medical related too.Please rule out a medical problem first before seeing a psychiatristBelieve me, I was told for over 10 years that I had a mental problem (they told me that I had everything from Bipolar, Anxiety, Borderline personality disorder, to ADHD, etc.). I have been on every medicine you can think of (Lithium, Prozac, Clonazapam, Risperadal, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Ritalin, Neurontin, Zeprexa & many others I cannot remember right now). None of them helped. I found out that I ended up having a Thyroid problemIf I were you I would first see an Endocrinolgist just to rule out Thyroid problems first (Your symptoms suggest that).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 08:00 PM
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  • Sorry I did mean to say rule out the medical causes first. I should know that one first hand since they always said it was in my head and it was physical except your symptoms sounded physciatric but so many physical symptoms can mimic a mental conditions. The site here itself has a symptom and condition search might be worth a try and see what comes up. :)
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 08:24 PM
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  • Hi Tiffany - my favourite jewellers! ;) Well i guess you would be 15 now :) Hope the exams are not putting too much pressure on you. I wonder if you got a diagnosis or at least if you are feeling better since you posted this thread? I am 25 and in the process of diagnosis on the suspicion of suffering from Borderline. Much like you, i was questioning my mental health from the age of around 15 and knew there was something that wasn't quite right. My symptoms have progressed over time and have become stronger, to the point where i have endangered my life and the lives of others on several occasions. I do hope to get better, but without a sound diagnosis and a proper treatment plan, it looks a bit bleak. What i am saying is, go with your instinct. It may not just be your age, hormones, school pressures etc. women have been proven to be more mentally advanced in adolecense, so technically, you're probably about 19! Get as many professional opinions as you can but please, no matter how low or hysterical you feel, do not accept medication without a full biological conclusion that you need it - i.e blood tests etc. I have learned that doctors are willing to give out drugs as a "quick fix" but that was not the answer to my problems, and i think i speak on behalf of many when i say that. I would definately suggest talking to an occupational therapst, initially, and let him/her guide you with your medical health. They are very understanding and patient and dont judge, they listen and guide. I would also suggest looking into group therapy. I am looking into an adult class where we meet at the centre and do plastercine and colouring in! Ha ha, i know, but its so easy and very very relaxing. There are also buddy groups where you can meet someone with similar interests or hobbies and share them, like shopping together or playing sports etc. You sound quite social and still willing to meet people despite your rocky relationships - give it a chance sweetie and keep your chin up. You dont have to tell anyone if you think they will laugh or judge you. Just please dont wait because it might be too late. Sends a little hug :)
    Jezebel Iscariot 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Tiffany - my favourite jewellers! ;) Well i guess you would be 15 now :) Hope the exams are not putting too much pressure on you. I wonder if you got a diagnosis or at least if you are feeling better since you posted this thread? I am 25 and in the process of diagnosis on the suspicion of suffering from Borderline. Much like you, i was questioning my mental health from the age of around 15 and knew there was something that wasn't quite right. My symptoms have progressed over time and have become stronger, to the point where i have endangered my life and the lives of others on several occasions. I do hope to get better, but without a sound diagnosis and a proper treatment plan, it looks a bit bleak. What i am saying is, go with your instinct. It may not just be your age, hormones, school pressures etc. women have been proven to be more mentally advanced in adolecense, so technically, you're probably about 19! Get as many professional opinions as you can but please, no matter how low or hysterical you feel, do not accept medication without a full biological conclusion that you need it - i.e blood tests etc. I have learned that doctors are willing to give out drugs as a "quick fix" but that was not the answer to my problems, and i think i speak on behalf of many when i say that. I would definately suggest talking to an occupational therapst, initially, and let him/her guide you with your medical health. They are very understanding and patient and dont judge, they listen and guide. I would also suggest looking into group therapy. I am looking into an adult class where we meet at the centre and do plastercine and colouring in! Ha ha, i know, but its so easy and very very relaxing. There are also buddy groups where you can meet someone with similar interests or hobbies and share them, like shopping together or playing sports etc. You sound quite social and still willing to meet people despite your rocky relationships - give it a chance sweetie and keep your chin up. You dont have to tell anyone if you think they will laugh or judge you. Just please dont wait because it might be too late. Sends a little hug :)
    Jezebel Iscariot 4 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Are you on any medications???? My name is Tiffany. I have had four different diagnoses from three different doctors. Some say I have ADD, others depression, others bipolar, others ADHD. But the thing is. None of them really know me, seeing as how I have this sickening feeling of letting anyone into the bowels of my soul. So here are a few symptoms I may have noticed in myselfDisorganizationPromiscuousitySevere sadnessUncontrollable hyperactivityUnexplained coldnessConstant shivers in warm temperaturesDistorted self imageNeed for attentionTroubles holding relationships for over a few weeksMemory LossConfusionOccasionally hearing voicesMore often seeing thingsI'm 14...What's wrong with me?
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was thinking the same also... BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) Some of what you listed are classic symptoms, namely the promiscuity and relationship problems, as well as the depression and similar symptoms. Look it up, and consider seeing a therapist for it. Good luck, and I hope this helps!--Sarah
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think thyroid, too. You need an endocrinologist to run tests on you. Please talk with your school counselor and if you are going to have sex, go to planned parenthood and do something to protect yourself.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • sounds like 2 diff problems , one is mental and It sounds schitzo to me and the physical stuff couldx be because of the mental stoff or it could be some sort of hormonal stuff ? I'd mabe hsy some lab work doneMy name is Tiffany. I have had four different diagnoses from three different doctors. Some say I have ADD, others depression, others bipolar, others ADHD. But the thing is. None of them really know me, seeing as how I have this sickening feeling of letting anyone into the bowels of my soul. So here are a few symptoms I may have noticed in myselfDisorganizationPromiscuousitySevere sadnessUncontrollable hyperactivityUnexplained coldnessConstant shivers in warm temperaturesDistorted self imageNeed for attentionTroubles holding relationships for over a few weeksMemory LossConfusionOccasionally hearing voicesMore often seeing thingsI'm 14...What's wrong with me?
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