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fragile_reverie
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   Posted 6/10/2006 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey you guys,
 
I have recently signed up for health care here in Indy and have pretty much been accepted. I'm going to start looking for a psychologist because psychiatrist(sp) are not covered. How were you guys diagnosed is my question. I have read up and taken medical online test from webmd and other such sites all also pointing to bipolar. I just found out that my biological father was bipolar which made our thoughts seem even more correct. Do I just walk in and tell them I think I'm bipolar or what? What can I can and cannot tell them? I mentioned in a previous post that I had been put in a ward twice, the first time because I said the wrong thing and the second because I attempted suicide.
I see things all of the time, when I was younger it was spiders and now its death maybe me killing someone, myself, or me dying in some freak accidents. Yesterday I was at work and I just saw people hanging everywhere around me. I hear things all of the time, telling me to do things to myself or to others are other horrific things. My point is what of this can I mention. I cannot risk being in another psych ward; I can't afford it I'll lose my job and I'm trying to save for college my life is too hectic to worry about that but I want to be honest to the point what ever the hell is wrong with me I can get it fixed.
I'm sorry it's so long my basic questions is how were yall diagnosed and what can and can't I say?
 
Thanks,
Wendy

tiffers
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   Posted 6/10/2006 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Wendy,

You need to tell the doc everything so that they can properly diagnose you. They should not put you in a ward unless you are a danger to yourself or others (it doesn't sound like you are a danger). Tell the doc what you think your diagnosis is and why. Also, it is important to mention all family history. FYI-You legally can't lose your job for needing mental health care. It is covered under the Disabilities Act. So, don't worry about your job and take care of yourself. I just went and told my GP all of my symptoms. She then referred me to a pdoc and I have been nothing but honest with her in hopes of feeling better. Good luck!


 
Tiff :)


fragile_reverie
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   Posted 6/11/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
So thinking of harming others and myself isn't a risk of acctually doing it? I know we all think that sometimes but I mean hearing that I should do it and seeing things like that isn't seen as a risk?

Wendy

tiffers
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   Posted 6/11/2006 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
My pdoc told me that as long as you know you will not hurt yourself or someone else, you are not a danger.

 
Tiff :)


fragile_reverie
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   Posted 6/11/2006 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you! That is very comforting I don't really know if I would or not I mean my past will not help my case too much on saying that I wouldn't. I don't think I will...

One more question are there any treatment that do not cause weight gain I have a huge fear of this. I'm at 110 right now and if I go too much higher than 115 I completely lose it. I know I sound like a child (which kind of still am at 18) but that has been my biggest fear since I was 9...

bucci
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   Posted 6/11/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wendy,

If you go to a psychologist be sure to explain all of your history and current
thoughts and experiences.

Medication is serious business. Now all doctors seem to be more careful before
they prescribe antidepressants. Now if you fall into BIPOLAR category you can not
take SSRI antidepresants because they will set off a manic episode.

It's really important to be aware of your own symptoms and past behavior. keep a
journal. Whe ever you get a "brite"idea be sure to run it by someone.

Sometime what could seem to you like THE MOST LOGICAL thing to do, is NOT.

Don't stay alone in your thoughts.

If it was me, knowing what I know now, after having some bad experiences with
medications, I would spend the money and go to a PHARMACOLIGIST/PSYCHIATRIST
to get first opinion and subscription on meds and then work with the psychoTHERIPIST
to talk to every week or two. It takes time with medication and sometimes trying
different ones.

Watch out for gynocologists giving you something like SERAFEM for PMS. It is really
prozac that they subscribe for certian days of the month.


The pharmacoligist will work with the therapist. Two shrinks are better than one.

take care
bucci

fragile_reverie
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   Posted 6/11/2006 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
bucci said...
Hi Wendy,

If you go to a psychologist be sure to explain all of your history and current
thoughts and experiences.

Medication is serious business. Now all doctors seem to be more careful before
they prescribe antidepressants. Now if you fall into BIPOLAR category you can not
take SSRI antidepresants because they will set off a manic episode.

It's really important to be aware of your own symptoms and past behavior. keep a
journal. Whe ever you get a "brite"idea be sure to run it by someone.

Sometime what could seem to you like THE MOST LOGICAL thing to do, is NOT.

Don't stay alone in your thoughts.

If it was me, knowing what I know now, after having some bad experiences with
medications, I would spend the money and go to a PHARMACOLIGIST/PSYCHIATRIST
to get first opinion and subscription on meds and then work with the psychoTHERIPIST
to talk to every week or two. It takes time with medication and sometimes trying
different ones.

Watch out for gynocologists giving you something like SERAFEM for PMS. It is really
prozac that they subscribe for certian days of the month.


The pharmacoligist will work with the therapist. Two shrinks are better than one.

take care
bucci
 
I was on Serafem for three months and that completely messed me up! As soon as I stopped taking it I went "mad" as my mom called it she blamed it for my attempt of suicide.
Wendy
 
I'm going to be on Medicade and the bad thing with that is that I pretty much have to take what they give me. I have a short list of psychologist I am allowed to see and nothing higher than that. I think if my psych refers me to a higher psyche like a pdoc they have to take my insurance. I guess I will have to see. If I am perscribed something I will post it on here to find out other experiances as well as do my major research that I have learned to do since the serafem.

Post Edited (fragile_reverie) : 6/11/2006 11:54:29 AM (GMT-6)


bucci
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   Posted 6/11/2006 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Wendy , Wendy , Wendy,

wow I just realized you are only 18.

Do you live with your parents?

Also you weigh 110 pounds and your weight has been a big concern since you
are 9 yrs old.

Wendy, one thing for sure, if you do not get propper nutrition you will not have clear
head and clear vibrant energy. Are you a healthy and thin? If you don't eat
balanced diet you can get sluggish, fragile and depressed.

The only way to be thin is by being healthy and thin.

The best way to have good energy is to exercise.

To excercise you neet to eat good so you have plenty to burn off.

You have your whole life ahead of you. Take good care of your body.

Have a wonderful summer

God bless you
bucci

fragile_reverie
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   Posted 6/11/2006 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
bucci said...
Wendy , Wendy , Wendy,

wow I just realized you are only 18.

Do you live with your parents?

Also you weigh 110 pounds and your weight has been a big concern since you
are 9 yrs old.

Wendy, one thing for sure, if you do not get propper nutrition you will not have clear
head and clear vibrant energy. Are you a healthy and thin? If you don't eat
balanced diet you can get sluggish, fragile and depressed.

The only way to be thin is by being healthy and thin.

The best way to have good energy is to exercise.

To excercise you neet to eat good so you have plenty to burn off.

You have your whole life ahead of you. Take good care of your body.

Have a wonderful summer

God bless you
bucci
I  eat like crazy I have never been able to gain weight. High metabolism I guess. I do have a fear of gaining too much weight however like 5 pounds I wont fret. I do eat and I a lot of "exercize" in the fact that I work constantly to try and save money.
 
Eating and taking care of myself that way is one thing you do not have to worry about
Wendy
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