Were your medical records ever mistaken?

I started seeing a new doc last month saw him again today. He says in my records with him from a few years ago I took klonipin and neurotin, two drugs have never taken in my life let alone from him he had given me geodon back then. anyhow he asked me again today if I still take neurotin l dont’ thnk he believes me and again I told him I never took it my life good grief. For a second I wondered if something fishy happened then, if someone impersonated me or worse about the doctor himself, but realize of course it is a records mistake probably. right?

Whatever it is I would get it straightened out. It could affect your future medical treatment.

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One of my symptoms is seeing things every now and then when I read that isn’t there. Doctors also have the stereotype of having the worst handwriting. Which is very true. The hallucinations when I read tends to happen when I just glance or speed read. Maybe try reading it again.

I would say that they had the wrong file. at least you brought it to their attention maybe they can fix it now? sorry this happened to you.

In my more paranoid days I used to look at my files. There were some errors, generally minor ones like the wrong eye color but there was also one major mistake. My file said that my mother had killed herself when I was an infant. This just wasn’t true.

I don’t care what my file says. If they want to ask me anything I would tell them. nobody goes around looking up bad files on people or anything. so it really doesn’t matter I don’t think.

I don’t know about medical information however there have been ‘notes’ that are incorrect with my son’s. Things that he has perhaps said while psychotic and other things that aren’t correct. He used to tell them that he had a really high IQ and that he made it to grade 10 or 11. Some other notes about family medical history have been off as well based on what he had to say.

Definitely a mistake–tell him you want to make sure to get it right on your records.

Sometimes mine have reflected the personal biases of the psychiatrists.