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How do I tell my doctor?

Posted by Dan Perkins on January 4, 2005, at 14:23:36

I just started seeing a new pdoc and I'm a bit nervous about telling him that I get a lot of my health information from the internet. In my experience, doctors can get a bit defensive and feel kind of threatened that they are not the only source for medical information.

How do I tell my doctor, for example, that Effexor is out of the question for me because of all the horrid first-hand accounts that I have read about the drug on this and other websites??? Or how do I tell him that I'm not interested in trying Cymbalta, because most people's (calm down, I know there are some exceptions) experiences with it seem to be pretty underwhelming and that the only advantage I can see to taking it is that it hasn't been around long enough for all of the problems it causes to be known about???

I'm kind of rambling here, I just want to hear how others of you have told your pdocs about things you have read online.




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