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Am I Bi Polar Test
Talk w/psychiatrist: Please discuss your concerns with a psychiatrist -- if you've been on depression medicines for years but you think you're bipolar, depression medicines alone can worsen your condition. If not seeing a psychiatrist, getting this consultation can help clarify what you're dealing with, and allow any suggestions about your treatment to make it more effective. ...Read more
Difficult to say: I can't really say you are misdiagnosed without a thorough evaluation. With schizophrenia it is common not to believe one even has an illness. Sometimes input from family/friends or asking your doctor to explain your diagnosis may help put things into perspective. They may also be able to describe the symptoms you have when you are on or off of your medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting an ICD in a couple weeks. I was diagnosed with Brugada. I am afraid to sleep, am I being irrational?
Brugada: See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779019/ Discuss with your doctor if taking Quinidine/Isoproteranol while waiting for your ICD has any role. Avoid strenuous exercise. Do not worry. Also see : There are medications to avoid during this period see http://www.brugadadrugs.org/avoid/ Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I also have bipolar ptsd OCD and add.what am i to do i have two docs but im scared?
Fear not! - try CBT: From your query, it is clear that you are often very distressed and both you and those close to you suffer. It's not the # of docs, but your work-relshp w/ them that will help. Personality Dxs are NOT an additional 'illness' - merely a description. In fact, this must be said of other psych Dxs to a degree. Rather than labels, work to manage behavior/feelings/thoughts thru CBT skills. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Outside evaluation: Get an evaluation from a licensed professional. Bipolar disorder is not a joke. There are lots of misconceptions about what bipolar disorder is. No matter how much she cares, your mom can't know if you are bipolar. Maybe family therapy could help. It is brave of you to ask the question, good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had severe post pardym depression w my 2 kids. My youngest is 2.5, I am 34. I am not myself. Could it hormones? Thyroid? What tests r needed?
Hard to say: Since you've provided no personal information, it's impossible for us to do anything but guess here on healthtap. For a personalized evaluation with opportunity to discuss your situation and options, please consult with a psychiatrist. Best wishes, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no contraindication to tattooing but just be sure that the art from the ink is something you really want since it will stay on you for a long time. For example, having one's BF's name on a tattoo is often not a good idea. Also consider not tattooing areas which cannot be covered by clothing just in case you have a job which is not compatible with your tattoo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently been diagnosed bi polar! im starting my medication today called seraquel. Is this okay?
Yes: It sounds like you are hopefully on your way to having better control of your symptoms. Be sure to keep you prescribing physician in the loop at all times in terms of either lack of efficacy of prescribed medications or side effects. Stay safe! ...Read more
Hello, I am Sadia. I want to become pregnant. I got marry 4.5 years ago. Please help me. I am so worry. Sometime I have high prolactin level and pco?
Screeners only: The "testing" is only usefully when combined with a clinical exam and evaluation. If you're having that impulse, there likely reasons for it and I'd encourage you to request referral either from your PCP or, if still in school, school guidance office. ...Read more
ECT: Ect is sometimes used for individuals who have treatment-resistent depression or who for one reason or another cannot take traditional medications. It is thought to essentially "reset the circuits" and can be very effective for some people. It is essentially painless, and the number of treatments is dependant on the symptoms and severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer