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    Default Misdiagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

    My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: California

    Was given lithium for bipolar. Didn't have much mood shifts other than irritability. Told doctor his diagnosis was wrong.

    Doctor raised my lithium to 2250 mg per day (way past the FDA recommended dose of 1200 mg / day). I had to stop working.

    Went on disability because the lithium level was so high.

    Finally got off lithium and got a new doctor who switched to ADHD medication. Now I'm working and doing EXTREMELY WELL for myself.

    What's the right thing to do? What's the best business thing to do? What's the healthiest thing to do?

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    Default Re: Bipolar Misdiagnosis

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    What's the right thing to do? What's the best business thing to do? What's the healthiest thing to do?
    Get on with life and appreciate the new doctor.

    Unless you have tens of thousands of dollars and experts lining up to testify that what the previous doc did was something no other doctor would have done, you are not likely to make any claim stick.

    So, move on. Be happy.
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    Default Re: Bipolar Misdiagnosis

    Not to mention the fact that you do not appear to have any long-lasting or permanent damages for which you need to be made whole

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    Default Re: Misdiagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

    Take your complete medical records to a lawyer in your state for review, along with details of how long you were disabled from working and how much income you lost.

    You told your doctor his diagnosis was wrong, but then took medication for bipoloar disorder. Why?

    When the medication didn't work, despite your previous assertion that your diagnosis was wrong, you accepted and took an increased dosage of lithium. Why?

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