Posted by linkadge on November 12, 2009, at 20:03:50
In reply to Linkadge - one more thing, posted by Meltingpot on November 12, 2009, at 14:07:17
>I mean I always go to see the psychiatrist >looking fairly smart and composed and I can >express how I feel very well.
Well thats where doctors weight the pros and cons. If they think your condition is mild compared to others, they are probably more likely to shrug you off.
I would never tell anybody to fake symptoms that they don't have but at the same time the doctor needs to get a good picture of how this is affecting your life.
That being said, going in with an "agenda" has never really helped me. I have pushed for this med or that based on what I had heard from this patient or that doctor. None of it has really got me anywhere.
Not sure what to suggest. Just try and keep your foot in the door somehow, I guess.