Broken trust: the consequences of doctor anxiety

Broken trust: The consequences of doctor anxiety

Hi, I’m Shelley and I have doctor anxiety. What? You’ve never heard of it?It’s more than just having your blood pressure go sky high every time you’re at the doctor (yes, that happens to me). It happens when you’ve been told so many times by doctors that you’re a hypochondriac or you’re depressed that you […]

Why I will never have a normal life

A simple mix up at the doctors office has affected my whole week. I was at the doctors office a few weeks ago and they forgot to refill my prescription. I realized it as I was leaving, so they told me just to have the pharmacy fax in the refill. The pharmacy did so, and […]

How do you tell the difference between fibromyalgia and lyme disease

How do you tell the difference between Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease?

Many doctors confuse Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia. Part of the problem is that so little is known about them. Both are new diseases that scientists are still trying to figure out, and their symptoms are so similar that many lazy doctors just diagnose patients with Fibro and never even bother with testing for Lyme. Most doctors […]

microaggressions

5 Microaggressions seen at the doctors office

One of my biggest challenges is going to the doctors office. It sounds like I’m exaggerating, but it’s actually hard to exaggerate how hard it is to go to the doctor when you have a chronic illness. For many people going to the doctors office is unpleasant. No one wants to wait in an uncomfortable chair for hours at a time. No […]

what it's really like going to the doctors office

What it’s really like going to the doctors office

– You walk in and the receptionist gives you the stink eye So sorry for inconveniencing you by making you do your job. -You fill out reams of paperwork that are exactly the same as the paperwork you filled out the last 5 times you were there. Do doctors offices make you do this for […]