Somatoform disorders are physical ailments (such as pain, nausea, depression, dizziness) or concerns for which no adequate medical explanation has been found. Somatoform disorders are physical symptoms that seem as if they are part of a general medical condition, however no general medical condition, other mental disorder, or substance is present. The complaints are serious enough to cause significant emotional distress and impairment of social and/or occupational functioning.*A diagnosis of a somatoform disorder implies that psychological factors are a large contributor to the symptoms' onset, severity and duration. It is important to note that somatoform disorders are not the result of conscious malingering or factitious disorders
Now, I do agree that this all sounds like whats been going on with me, but it basically says that it is a psychological origin, not physical at all. I don't know what to think really. At least this proves they don't think I'm faking.....
Have any of you heard of this or perhaps been labeled has having this disorder??
My question is if doctors see this in my history, are they going to assume automatically that whatever going on isn't physical in nature and jump to conclusions that I'm just a Psych-patient???????
They also have me listed as Bi-polar, which i was dx'ed after 3 days of seeing a Psyck for 30 mins a day,several years ago, and all my doctors have dismissed the Dx, saying I don't have Bi-polar, but it is still in my records and history that every/any doc sees the first thing they type my name in a computer. Is there a way to get this removed from my records??? I just want doctors to take me seriously.
Reading your medical records is very interesting. There is a lot they don't tell you. For example I have a hiatal hernia they just 'failed' to mention. Maybe that explains the stomach pain/nausea I have. but NOOO they don't even tell me. and when i was having 'psychogenic seizures' they would state outloud that they were giving me Ativan, but would really give me Saline through the IV, of course I didn't hear them i was unconscious and it didn't work. This ticks me off, i wasn't faking just for meds....!!! It took me paying $65!!! for a 1/4 a stack of papers. Oh I hate West Tennessee Healthcare!! Thanks for letting me vent.