Got my new, official diagnosis today, finally

I have a brand new pdoc and like I stated in a previous thread, she did an intake, diagnostic interview on me. It took about a half hour to an hour and she settled on the diagnosis of schizoaffective, bipolar type. She completely ruled out borderline personality disorder. She also diagnosed me with insomnia and anxiety.

I have to say that I admire her diagnostic prowess and I wholeheartedly agree with everything she concluded.

And she wants to get to know me better before lowering my Risperdal Consta shots any further. I agree.


Sounds good. It’s all about the treatment anyways but it’s nice to know the beast your dealing with.

Any changes to your treatment with the new psydoc or is it maintain your current status?


Maintenance of current treatment for now.


I had a roommate who was border personality disorder. And thought she was a real sweet person. She did have the symptoms but I don’t know enough about bpd to understand the stigma behind it.

But that is really good that you got a full intake and know exactly what your diagnosis is so you get the right treatment.

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Yeah sorry…was doing something and missed the end of your post…Sounds good and professional and getting to know you is an art. I’m a big believer in psydocs who do the hard yards and get to know you and your symptoms. Hope it goes well for you.


How is your insomnia being treated. I been up for almost 40 hours. I’m on ambien but its hit and miss.

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I’m on 240 mg a day of geodon. I take 160 mg of that in the evening and that’s supposed to help me sleep. I take 100 mg of Seroquel at bedtime and that is supposed to be a sleeper too. I quite often have to resort to taking klonipin 0.5 mg prn at bedtime as well.

You would think that all this, plus my main tranquilizer, Risperdal Consta shots, would all knock me out cold every night but they don’t. Like tonight, I’m absolutely exhausted, I’ve had all my meds, plus prn Klonipin, but, I’m not at all sleepy. I’m just my usual. “Tired and wired” state. It’s all very frustrating.


Wow that’s over the recommended by double for Geodon. Im on 160mg + 40mg Latuda

Yeah i should be knocked out too with my APs+Ambien+Mirtazapine+bentropine. But Im gonna have to sleep sooner or later. Truly frustrating.


I feel for you. I truly do.

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I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder bipolar type in 2017 or 2018. It really explained what I had been going through. Finally got on the right meds in 2019 so I’m stable now.


I am pleased you reached a consensus on your treatment plan. That’s important that you both agree on what’s best, and it sounds like good reasoning/diagnosis.

Hopefully you can start to feel better moving forwards!!!


Thanks @Joker .

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Glad you’re getting answers you agree with and that you’re happy with your treatment plan @SkinnyMe.

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