So one of the great things about the internet is that you can look up every little symptom that you might have. The problem with that logic is that you’re looking up every little symptom online and a simple head could be just that or a brain tumor that has you dying tomorrow. If you’ve ever tried looking up symptoms, you know exactly what I mean.
It’s even harder when looking at symptoms of mental health.
I HATE the phrase “in the last two weeks, have you felt…”. If we’re talking mental health aspects…yes, I have felt it. From the good to the awful. And don’t even think about asking me to rate them on some weird scale of seriousness….Never. Rarely. Sometimes. Most times. All the time.
- Personality Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Abuse Disorders
I’ve been around the block more than once when it comes to a diagnosis…I’ve had one doctor say one thing and then another doctor say that was the wrong diagnosis and do something different.
I know that how I answer certain questions will change what I could be diagnosed with or what medications I’ll be put on…hoping that the medication could possibly help without me divulging too much in a doctors office.
What happens when I read about an illness and I can tell you that it resonates with me and I wonder if… what if the reasons it resonates is because it is me? Or the opposite…what if I’m making it all up because I read the article?
Mental health is tricky. It likes to play games on me…I never know from one day to the next.