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Misdiagnosed bi-polar / other things going on

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 6, 2006
  • 06:12 AM

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Hi! Thank you for this venue to vent. I'm still not sure if all of this is related. However, I was misdiagnosed as bi-polar. I listened to my psychiatrist and eventually ended up on lithium (after numerous other stabilizers).


I trusted that my thyroid was being checked along with my lithium levels. My psych. let me go 14 months and one week without testing. In the meantime, I had to leave work due to extreme hearing acuity. Then I became depressed and extremely fatigued.


I asked my psych. to help and he said go to the psych ward. I did. They gave me a third opinion which reflected the second opinion from them. They said it was severe depression and I received six ECT treatments (shocking eh?).


Then my friends began saying that my neck was getting bigger. I visited my family doctor often with complaints. The day before I got help from an urgent care facility, my doctor said that my lists of problems were too long for her. With regard to her comment: Wilson (medical journal) has said that people who go to the doctor with a LONG LIST of unspecific symptoms are often thought of as odd. I felt like some kind of nut.


Now, I am awaiting nuclear medicine scans. I know from the ultrasound results that I have an enlarged thyroid and I'm full of calloid cysts. I was passed those results by the receptionist and not given a consult by the doctor. Furthermore, while I was in the psych ward I passed a bloody lump or clot from my urethra and I was urinating every ten minutes, it was ***l. My bones ache like crazy. I had cervical traction at physio and then tried chiropractic care, nothing has helped.


I'm concerned that my thyroid problems may have caused renal or bone damage. It was reported to the nurse (prime). Nothing done. My family doctor signed a form for me to get diapers without sending me to a specialist to find out why I have accidents. Nothing was connecting in my case. I can't remember the last time that I could do housework or go for a nice walk.


Hope this helps someone. This site has helped me a great deal.

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  • It sounds to me like you may be dealing with a parathyroid problem and passing a bloody clot through your urethra is commonly known as kidney stones. See if you fit the description by visiting www.parathyroid.com This is one of the most underdiagnosed diseases out there. Sorry to hear of your issues, sounds pretty familiar to me.Lisa
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 02:47 AM
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  • Your story breaks my heart.I can relate to your story.You may want to read mine it is on this site under wrong diagnosis stories named 'I can't prove I'm not'....it may help you.Hugs from Kay :)
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