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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
shocked   shocked   shocked   kinda confused and maybe someone out there could help clarify. I was diagnosed with OCD & depression at 16 and went onto aropax to lessen the symptoms, i was showing signs of mood swings about late teens, stopped taking medication and did some drugs gave away alot of money gambled and then i was hospitalised after hallucinating having dilusions of granduer attempting suicide and being basically on a different planet and was diagnosed with bipolar type 2, i then got out of hospital after i got well and was put on olanzapine, and aropax again
(aropax antidepressant olanzapine mood stabiliser and antiphycotic) and was managing my health alone for the last 5 years. I just paid a visit to the phychiatrist as i havent been coping to well and after 45mins he said i was bipolar 1 , potentially adhd and showed signs of anxiety and ocd. Now this is alot for anyone to handle, do these doctors know what they are talking about or are they taking a stab in the dark. Next i will have multiple personalities andSchizophrenia.   confused I do not know where to begin as the doctor wants to change my meds and i really thought he was listening to himself more than me.
Can someone please help and can anyone relate. I cant remember when i wasnt hi or low or all over the show here there or my mind everywhere..... :-)

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not any help to you, but I wanted to welcome you, and tell you how sorry I am that you are suffering like this.
The way you described yourself as being before hospitalization sure sounds more like BP1 than BP2. But I am not a doctor, and would never try to tell you "yes you have this, or that".
If you are not happy with the psych you went to, can you get a second opinion? Being hi or low all the time can affect your health long term. You need to be stabilized.
I hope you get the answers you need, and get on meds that will work.

Fibromyalgia, Bipolar II, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Anxiety, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bpadhdocd,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar board.

If the doc spent 45 minutes talking to you before reaching a diagnosis, that's a long time. He is probably correct. But if you don't feel comfortable with the diagnosis then by all means get a second opinion. Poodles is definitely correct there.

Anxiety is extremely common for people with bipolar. It sounds like you've had the symptoms of OCD and ADD for a long time. The hard part is to take stock of your true conditions and accept that you need to do something about them to feel better. Going to the doctor was the first step to that, obviously. Did the doc give you meds? Have you been taking them? What about other changes in your life? Have you stopped using recreational drugs?

Good luck,
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