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Ne Ne
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   Posted 5/2/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
confused I was told I had bipolar from my therapist and, the psychiatrist said I had major depression. So I'm not sure what I have now. I only see the psychiatrist for my drugs and hes not going to be doing that any more....I'm going to be seeing someone else for my drugs. I was under the assumption who I was seeing knew me better for something like that. ... I'm getting ready to see the SSDI Judge and I said I had bipolar, now what????? I look stupid because they put major depression....... sad confused I'm so confused.......


Dawn turn yeah
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Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,off crestor,now pravastatin,off humira, pristiq, abilify,
Dx Bipolar May 08


serafena
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   Posted 5/2/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Why do you have to see someone else for your drugs? Are you going to be seeing your psychiatrist at all?

Your therapist is not supposed to be diagnosing you. Only a doctor can do that. But if you don't like the diagnosis or don't believe it's correct (a ton of us were diagnosed depressed before we were correctly diagnosed bipolar) then get a second opinion from a different doctor.

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Ne Ne
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   Posted 5/2/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I see the psychiatrist for my drugs, I talked to him for 10 or 15 mins and he was the one who said I had major depression.... But I'm going to start seeing a PA for my drugs and I won't see the psychiatrist at all....So will the PA diagnose me?????



Dawn turn yeah
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,off crestor,now pravastatin,off humira, pristiq, abilify,
Dx Bipolar May 08


serafena
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   Posted 5/3/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Wait...what's a PA?
Serafena
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Ne Ne
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   Posted 5/3/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
physician assistant is a PA


Dawn turn yeah
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,off crestor,now pravastatin,off humira, pristiq, abilify,
Dx Bipolar May 08


serafena
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   Posted 5/3/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay... That's very strange. If you're okay with that, then go with it. The PA won't rediagnose you, probably. You've already been diagnosed. If you want a second opinion, you need a new doc, I'd think.
Serafena
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