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Peace

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Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 01:14:18 PM »
This is what I don't like about mental health. My 1st hospitalization I was 19. They suspected bipolar and wanted to start me on lithium, which I objected to, so they didn't. Each time I would slip since they suspected bipolar I had the thought in my mind I might have bipolar disorder. This breakdown I was obsessing about it. It took meeting my most recent psychiatrist, now retired, to get an accurate mental health diagnosis because he took the time to talk to me and he had experience. 30 years of seeing social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists before I got an accurate diagnosis, the rest was just a guessing game.

How are we supposed to get on the right medication and receive the right treatment if we don't know what our diagnosis is?

I wish you the best of luck, Peter. Keep advocating for yourself and keep searching for the treatment and treatment specialist fit you need and deserve.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2019, 10:51:00 PM »
Good Luck with your social worker Peter. Take Care. paul m

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Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2019, 03:19:41 PM »
Peace, thanks, and sorry to hear about your diagnosis difficulties.

Speaking of medication, I'm forgetting to take my Mirtazapine and Melatonin too often! :o

I take them when I go to sleep.

I don't forget to take Wellbutrin XL (I still take that), as I take it when I get up.


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