Posted by IsoM on May 13, 2002, at 16:42:46
In reply to Self Diagnosis Anyone?, posted by MomO3 on May 13, 2002, at 15:54:57
Maybe this sounds arrogant but I trust myself more than a doctor. I know myself - good & bad, in diff situations, diff environments, etc. He doesn't. But he does trust me to present him factual info on what my symptoms are & how they vary accordingly. We work together.
My medical knowledge is quite good but not nearly as good as a doctor's. But I do have the time & resources to delve deeper into something that's troubling me & present the info to him. He can then look it through, ask further questions & together with me, decide if that may fit me.
Work *with* your doctor, not independent of him/her.