Posted by partlycloudy on June 26, 2005, at 10:55:49
In reply to Re: Im really messed up » partlycloudy, posted by rainbowbrite on June 26, 2005, at 10:26:31
...please don't think less of yourself if your doctor and you are not communicating well - it goes both ways. When I first started seeing my p-doc I would have to bring a list of current symptoms with me because I'd get so flustered and overwrought that I'd be sitting there grinning like a moron saying, "I'm much better, thanks!" when in fact the medication I'd taken was making me so confused I was driving and not knowing where I was! Eventually I became more comfortable talking to her inscrutableness and even tease her about it ("you're not going to tell me what you think, are you??"). We have a good relationship now and I'm at ease talking about any subject with her. I'm very lucky.
What it comes down to is if you don't feel your doctor is listening to you, or that you can't speak plainly with him, he not be the right doctor for you.
Sending calming and happier thoughts your way....