Re: How do you deal with doctors who don't take your pain seriously?
I know how hard it is to hear these things, and we always leave and wish later that we had said something. The last time this happened to me, I wrote a very long letter and sent it directly to the doctor by certified mail. (The doc had to sign to receive the letter) Did this change my experience? No. Did it change the doctor? Probably not. But this is about you feeling misunderstood and judged, when if the doctor only knew..........So tell him! Tell him like you just told us! This is for YOU to feel better. So do it! The hardest part is feeling that we are not heard, and misunderstood. Make yourself heard..........if only for you.