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I realize that medicine is a great tool and it works absolute wonders for some people. In my experience, I have unfortunately been misdiagnosed with different mental health conditions, which further leads to the wrong medicines being prescribed. For a good 3 years, I was taking antidepressants for co-occuring anxiety/depression when it turned out I had bipolar disorder all along, and these pills were making me feel worse for this reason. Always remember to play an active roll in your diagnosis and prescription process; give yourself more credit for what you know about your own body and mind.
I realize this response is quite late to the original post, but preach! Doctors are certainly experts in their fields but they also are trying to understand something within your mind! You must be willing to be active in your diagnosis in order to get the best treatment possible. The doctor can only know as much as you tell them, so be open with your experiences. They are there to help you.