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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 60y
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: Good

Chelena

Female, 60 years
Sacramento, CA

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About Chelena

Have suffered from severe chronic depression as well as periods of dysthymia pretty much from childhood. Obvious manifestation came at age five when I collapsed after one of my bipolar mom's rages. In just seconds, somehow, my body just shut down and I was paralyzed from the waist down and my hair had already been falling out in clumps but mom never noticed until I was hospitalized. So then later, add years of sexual molestation by my "godfather" in my late teens and many years later after another collapse and serious series of breakdowns and hospitalizations and it was not entiredly a shock when I learned all my "diagnoses" by doctors, therapists and social workers that I was bi-polar "atypical" (according to testing done at Stanford Psychiatric DEpartment or something and later that I had Post traumatic Stress Disorder and that wonderful phrase: Personality disorder. Haven't worked since 2002, battled depression, severe migraines, allergies, and suicidal thoughts and attempts for many years.... but thanks to perseverance and two great therapists and one very good Psychiatrist I am mostly in a good place compared to 2000 to 2011.

 

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Member since: Apr 02, 2008
Last Login Apr 21, 2016

Other conditions

  1. Atypical Depressive Disorder
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  2. Bone Spurs
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Stopped
    Stopped Reason
    This was resolved with Total Hip Replacement.
  3. Borderline Personality Disorder
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Stopped
    Stopped Reason
    This was resolved with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Journal Writing, and Menninger Clinic.
  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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    Diagnosis
  5. Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
  6. Chronic Neuralgia
    First symptom
    ?
    Diagnosis
    Stopped
    Stopped Reason
    I never had this.
  7. Chronic Pain Syndrome
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    Diagnosis
  8. Eczema
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    Diagnosis
  9. Fibromyalgia
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    Diagnosis
  10. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Undiagnosed
  11. Hypothyroidism
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    Diagnosis
  12. Major Depressive Disorder
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
  13. Menorrhagia
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Stopped
    Stopped Reason
    This was resolved with Estrogen derivative and Medroxyprogesterone Acetate.
  14. Migraine
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    Diagnosis
  15. Osteoarthritis
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
  16. Perimenopause
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Stopped
    Stopped Reason
    This was resolved without treatment.
  17. Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
  18. Post-traumatic stress disorder
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
  19. Sexual Abuse
    Occurred
  20. Social Anxiety Disorder
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Undiagnosed
  21. Spondylosis
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
  22. Urinary Incontinence
    First symptom
    Diagnosis
    Stopped
    Stopped Reason
    This was resolved without treatment.