I think it's great you educate yourself.
I work in the medical field, and I wish more people were advocates for themselves.
I do ask Qs like side effects and if that's te only med there is. But usually my drs give me options and tell me about them.
i don't really have problems that require meds, but if i did..... i would prob get the options from my dr, look into them myself, and choose that way.
I've never had many medical issues, and they generally don't require meds. When I do have an issue that requires meds, I try to look into things as much as I can without freaking myself out. I don't go super in depth, but I at least have an idea of what I need or should get.
idk ones around here or at least ive seen like quiet sheep.
i got angular chelitis once, i knew what it was because i learned the google machine. so i go to get a fungicide, the people were all like, so you are here for a cold sore? im like....no i think its angular chelitis. "yeah its probably just a cold sore the doc will be in in a minute to tell you how to take care of it"
dumb b***hes. i know a f**king cold sore. doc came in and asked how i knew what it was as if you could only learn this shit in a textbook and residency.
Not necessarily meds, but I do a ton of research on my issues and often by the time I see a doctor I know my condition inside and out and I know how I want it to be treated.
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" idk ones around here or at least ive seen like quiet sheep. i got angular chelitis once, i knew what ... [snip!] ... cold sore. doc came in and asked how i knew what it was as if you could only learn this shit in a textbook and residency. "
I had a similar experience with a doctor and refused to go back. I refuse to deal with doctors that won't listen to a patients needs or concerns.
I am like this as well, for myself and my kids. My Dr. is very well aware, when we have appointments she usually comes and addresses it like this "what is the problem?, what do you want to do about it?" I generally already have a plan before calling her. Rarely am I like "what do you suggest?"...
It's good to take into consideration though that a doctor is more likely to be up to date on the most recent research and findings.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" It's good to take into consideration though that a doctor is more likely to be up to date on the most recent research and findings."</blockquote>
Quoting Mum to a Monster:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" It's good to take into consideration though ... [snip!] ... something that serves the same purpose that better works with my life I feel I have the right to bring it up as an alternative."
Oh I agree 100%. I had to switch OBs for that reason. I loved my old OB but we were not on the same page at all. If it were up to her I'd need to lose a few more babies before I got the treatment I really needed.