I'm completely new to this site and am really glad I found you. I've read a number of posts that I found totally helpful. What I had trouble with is determining which group I belong to. In the last month, I was labeled depressed, bipolar II and then mild borderline personality disorder. These three diagnosis given after only a short 45 minute meeting with each of the three doctors. Each one had their own idea of medications. Each one had their own idea of treatment. Each one left me feeling completely discouraged at the process of just trying to get some help. I can't help but feel they don't know what the hell they're talking about and they don't particularly care.
I've tried just about every anti-depressant known to man with really bad results. 40 lbs up, never-ending hot-flashes, complete exhaustion and the loss of my job all in the past year... I give up!
Does anyone else feel like you can't find anyone willing to work with you long enough to give you a proper diagnosis before dropping some "crazy" label on you followed by a bunch of pills that make things worse, not better?
I know I have some issues. I am actively seeking help so I can not only survive but thrive. My problems haven't been made better by throwing the wrong drugs at it. In fact, with the withdrawal symptoms of several, I was honestly better off having suicidal thoughts and panic attacks. Now I have nausea, vertigo, headaches, diarrhea and a huge amount of weight to take off when I can finally move like a normal human being again. Thank God I married a patient man!
I'd love to hear some feedback from others and find out how you've gotten the right help (assuming some people have been successful).
Thanks in advance for your feedback,