I sometimes don't think I have schizophrenia

Other times I am convinced I have it. One of the consultants who took me off the antipsychotic before I had a relapse told me one episode in 10 years was not enough to diagnose schizophrenia. Do I think I have bipolar? I am not entirely sure of this either most of the time. When I was in hospital, my family were told my moods were going up and down a lot so they couldn’t let me out of hospital. I think I was super depressed and super irritable but most of it is a blur to me.

I just feel like after 10 years of not knowing, I am probably never going to know.

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Lol you’re so funny Ish.

It’s OK. If we don’t know.

I mean I don’t know either.

As long as you feel like your mind is healing slowly then that’s what matters :stuck_out_tongue:

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I agree with you, but sometimes I just want to know for the sake of knowing. I am tired of not knowing what’s wrong with me. And endlessly quitting job after job.

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Same old debate.

Right corner - ish

Left - the mental health

Bouth exhausted. Round 2

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I’m sorry I do talk about the diagnosis a lot. I am just fed up of not knowing.

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I am joking. Do what you must

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When does that job begin that you recently mentioned?

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I haven’t heard back from HR yet, it’s still in the process… but once I do I have to send them my reference details and probably undergo a dbs. I am going holiday this week so hopefully they write back soon.

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No offense @ish, but you’ve been going back and forth on this for years. Why don’t you just get a competent doctor, who you can trust, and who know’s what he’s doing, and get your diagnosis settled once and for all? How can your doctors go for years without being able to give you a diagnosis? Something’s not right with this picture.

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Unfortunately they all say different things hard to know who to believe. But I should stop worrying about it. I agree.

Can’t you tell them you’re tired of not knowing for this many years and demand they get their act together and give you a reliable diagnosis? I never heard of someone being in the dark so long on a diagnosis.

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I know. I guess the problem here is every Dr in this team leaves. So everytime I see a new Dr it’s either I have schizoaffective , or anxiety or bipolar. I’m fed up too. Believe me.

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I’m in the same boat @77nick77
Unfortunately sometimes getting a solid diagnosis is not so clear cut.

My diagnosis keeps switching from bipolar to schizoaffective back and forth.

It’s been like this forever

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I don’t know what my problem is other than that I’m alone. I take the blame, I scared people away.

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@ish

I think if you were bipolar - you would definitely know. And your family would not be able to control you. But i guess if you are med compliant your mania would be managed.

Irritability agitation is a symptom of SZ too. But does it matter as you are managing most of your symptoms, psychosis and mood. If you have a problem with mood - talk to your doctor.

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