Maybe there is a reason why I feel this way...

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by pisces-music-girl, Aug 2, 2007.

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  1. pisces-music-girl

    pisces-music-girl Well-Known Member

    So today I went to my new neurologist.

    I have NF1 (don't ask me to spell out the whole thing. It's a complete bitch to spell), which basically means I have little, tiny, eensie-weensie tumors in my brain. My condition is not serious, but it could have been. I have to be monitered closely to make sure that my condition does not up and go off the deep end.

    But, I'm about ten years past the whole going-off-the-deep-end-mark. If it was gonna give me hell, we would have known by the time I was six.

    But anyway, I was dying to know if NF1 and bipolar disorder, or depression in general, had any links.

    When I asked my new neurologist (I had basically kicked my mother out of the room), he said he didn't know. He said that normally NF1 doesn't include physchiatric illnesses/diseases... but as the conversation progressed

    He asked me how I'd been feeling lately. I said that my mood has been all over the place for years now. I recognize that a lot of my depressive and manic syptoms are very similar to an adesoclent bipolar disorder.

    So he said he'll hit the books for me and see if there was a link.

    So yeah, I dunno. Mebbie he'll order me to a therapist or something.

    But it was a step, wasn't it?

    I'll keep you guys updated, I go for an EEG tomorrow.
     
  2. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    It's good to see you asked about it :)
     
  3. pisces-music-girl

    pisces-music-girl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it felt good, even though I was so nervous. :smile: I also opened up to my friend Marty (not his real name... but yeah) and he opened up to me, saying that he was in the same boat as I was. I told him to come to SF.

    I'm opening up... it's a start, I guess.
     
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