ghost_train Posted March 23, 2009 Share Posted March 23, 2009 I've been following CrazyMeds for a while, but only started reading the boards yesterday, despite having read allusions to them long ago. My Rx/Dx are listed in my signature, but....OCD (pure O, scrupulous), ADHD (predominantly inattentive), Nonverbal Language Disorder, MDD exacerbated by PMDD. I'm a nontraditional undergraduate student in my mid-twenties - psychology, with concentrations in bio and chem. Looking at pharmacology, clinical neuropsychology, or neuroscience for grad school. I've been hyperlexic, hyperactive (mellowed out considerably before school), inattentive/spacey, spelling bee champion, math whiz, bullied, verbally abused, religious (scrupulous OCD ftw!), "asked to leave" one of my high schools....a college dropout (I had a 2.1), a waitress, a medical transcriptionist, a bartender...fired, laid off due to corporate bankrupcy (twice!), told I was shitty at my job despite five years of experience, forced to quit quietly. I don't think I've never shared so many of these things at once before. My interest in mental illness began when my sister was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Turns out she has likely been misdiagnosed for the past seven years, and actually has a severe version of what I do, only perhaps without the NLD. (Neurosis, not psychosis.) I plan to help drag her out of the living hell of meds that do the opposite of what she actually needs (if she indeed, isn't psychotic) but when one has been diagnosed schizoaffective for seven years, that takes paperwork. At worst, I think she may have had psychosis in the past related to severe depression. But pretty much every fear she's had, I've had before. (One doctor heard this from her, and suggested I was also OCD. A few years later, here I am.) I had forgotten how debilitating OCD could be until it came back while on my Wellbutrin. A lot of bad things happened, and it was very humiliating for me. Someday, with the work I do, I hope to enable everyone to have what I now have - a good, healthy thought-life. Anyway, I also hope to learn more awesome things, exchange ideas, and meet some people who are interesting, or who are similar to me in diagnosis. (Understandably, people who are OCD - pure O / scrupulous don't really talk about it in mixed company, if at all.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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