I see a lot of people say that. Or kind of a lot, anyway. They want to know how to bring it up to their doctors and are scared or nervous about doing so. I don't quite understand why.
Someone told me that she worried her doctor would brush her off. I asked, "Does your
doctor often brush off things you bring up to her? And if so, why do
you keep seeing her? And if not, why do you think she will brush this
I mostly only see doctors that listen
to me and don't brush me off. That doesn't mean they always agree with
me, but if my doctor thought a service dog would be a bad idea or thought I
didn't qualify, he would tell me that, not brush me off.
I am looking
for a new rheumatologist now because mine has twice brushed off
something that turned out to be an illness or injury that needed
treatment. I won't keep seeing a doctor that does that.
Clearly people have different types of relationships with their doctors. It just seems unhealthy or somehow a bad thing to be afraid to bring up something you think would help you to your doctor.