My problem is the opposite of most posts. Most doctors I've seen for years treat me like I have a somatoform disorder, but won't come out and tell me. I have all the symptoms. The only positive diagnosis I've received are the ones that tests are not good indicators if you have the problem or not. As long as they respect that the symptoms are real to me and treat the more serious ones such as extreme pain, diarrhea, etc, I'm find with having frank discussions about how I might be bringing all this on myself. It is demeaning to think the doctor thinks you don't have a real physical problem, but sits there and treats you like you do. I would LOVE some honesty. Maybe my problems are physical, but I will never find out without an honest discussion with a doctor. Dishonesty makes my heart sink. If I am just causing my problems then how am I supposed to deal with them if my doctor won't tell his true feelings? I feel like I'm looked at as not being mentally competent to make my own decisions when things are kept from me. This makes me feel like I am not worth a whole person and I am made a joke, even if the doctor doesn't come out and see me as a joke. I'm a joke none the less. I really wish someone would be honest with me. Then I could have a talk that meant something.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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