Re: Hi Everyone, My story
PLEASE , PLEASE, Take a tally of your "OWN" symptoms ( in your own words) , before reading too many "blogs" or web sites for symptoms... Just jot them down when you feel them, and you can always add to them later if needed. We are influenced by the white lab coat as we sit half naked in a previously used , back opened " GOWN" to discuss our " Symptoms" and our " Diagnosis" and "TREATMENT" in 15 min or less.... I ALWAYS write down my questions AND my MD's " SUGGESTIONS" for my symptoms. Think of your body like a car... you don't need to go to the first mechanic if you don't feel comfortable with the " estimate". I am NOT SAYING TO DOCTOR SHOP!!! But PLEASE make sure its a very very comfortable fit...especially HALF naked while your MD is clothed.. Its sounds humorous, but it is very very true.
Ask to talk to them in their office AFTER the exam!!! You are hiring THEM , as they are you, too. They may have little compassion for the "diagnosis" because of the HUGE MISDIAGNOSIS. Life is just to short , ESPECIALLY if you have any medical challenge ( I was finally diagnosed in 1995 after a 4 year experiment/search which took toll on my soul and bank account)
I was literally told everything.. ( I have been in the hospital based medical field since 1981). So, sometimes a little bit of knowledge IS dangerous. But please believe me when I say.. there is the RIGHT MD fit for you.... IT IS NOT ALL IN YOUR HEAD or lab results. It took me some time but I was determined to be respected, not only during a office visit ( front office to back) but at the Pharmacy too. I WILL NOT be looked at as a " lesser being'ecause I may be prescribed a " pain" medication.
OK now I realize I have vented... But it is years of experience, in any way if I can shorten your path to health... Let me know...