The very first rheumotologist i met, without actually saying the words, accused me of making up my symptoms. She told me my problem was psychosomatic. She then went on to ask me about my family pet??? She was really concerned i had a dog at home?? And i got a gold start put on my medical record because i did own a dog...like WTF??? She totally controlled the subject and it had little to do with my physical complaints. I left that office hurt, confused and feeling really stupid.
Doctors are people. I try to be diplomatic but people can be very unreliable and often very fallible.
My personal doctor is ok i guess. He is a very busy fellow. works in a clinic where the patients outnumber the doctors a gazillion to one. He is a nice fllow and afrom what i can tell a good man, but...
I am not a member of his family, he does not have a personal interest in my case. He is frustrated too and doesnt have all the answers. He gets busy and losses focus on me.
What do I do? Do i blame him, get mad and take out the worst of my disease on him? Doesnt seem to help much...lol
It is my job to get him to listen. My job to get his attention and help me, im not that special that he should treat me like the King.
If he is too busy to hear me or too confused to be of help, then its my responsiblity to find someone who can help. Its a tough one but what can i do...
Anyone who reads my posts, may think im a little preachy but truth be told, im trying to keep myself convinced, not you, but i hope i do help you too
On a side note, the rheumatologist mentioned at the start, was coincedentally removed from her position, no longer a doctor now.(thru no contributions from me...but i was tempted).