How many people do you think lie or have lied to their doctors at least once because they felt their doctor couldn’t (or didn’t) understand? And since many veteran patients are convinced they know what is best for them anyway (guilty), why wouldn’t they just lie to get what they want?
I will be upfront and honest. I have done this. After so many years as a patient and now thankfully (knock) have a bit of wiggle room, I have.
I need to do things a certain way. I need to introduce new medications the way I feel comfortable… or else the new medication will not be tried. It doesn’t matter to me what the doctor thinks in regards to things I don’t trust and/or are afraid of. It helps to know he/she is on board but the reality is I have had so many medications thrown at me, so many disappointments from doctors and people in the healthcare industry, that I just don’t care anymore. Now, I rely on my instincts and staying in tuned to my body.
But, I am always always smart about it.
It would be amazing if people in the healthcare field weren’t so concerned with protocol, getting fired, and covering their be-hinds but rather, what is best for individual patients. Obviously, this goes along with the healthcare industry and the one’s who make those laws which I won’t get into.
But, it just bothers me how so many of us have to jump through hoops to get basic things that we know will help us or at least possibly get us on a path to better health; physical and/or mental.