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|freespirited1||Posted - 07 September 2009 0:51
So, as some of you already know, my father is a single parent. I love him dearly, but he isn't always...nurturing. Now, I don't need it that much, since I'm already a little later on in years, but...
Okay, so I have lots of medical problems. Most of them are not immediately life-threatening, and if I take good care of myself, nothing should go seriously wrong. Except for the past year or so, I have other problems. Every time I go to my doctor (who I trust, I just know he's wrong), he either tells me that I'm depressed or stressed. It's gotten to the point where I'm having trouble doing normal everyday activities, and even walking is hard for me now. And guess who hasn't noticed?
I had to cancel an event that I was really looking forward to, and my neighbor (who's a radiologist) got a bit nervous, because when I explained one symptom to her, she told me that that's a serious thing, and that it's not whatever my doctor has been telling me it is, and it's definitely not related to any of my other medical problems. Now, a bunch of other things that I constantly say are due to other problems don't seem like it anymore (though this didn't come as a result of my neighbor, this came from me).
So she wants me to see either a rheumatologist or a neurologist (which I'm not surprised about), but my father really trusts this other doctor. The last time I saw him, he told me that it's all stress, but I really don't believe him anymore. If I mention it to my father, he's probably going to dismiss it (or take me back to the doctor, which, for once in my life, I really really don't want to do). I don't know where to turn. I think my neighbor's going to ask a rheumatologist about my problems before she confronts my father, but if she says anything to him (which I want her to), then he'll probably get upset that I went behind his back, even though it is absolutely necessary.
Please, can anyone give me advice? Normally, my symptoms are pretty intermittent, but lately they've been going stong for about two months. Please, I'm so scared I hardly know what to do with myself. All of my free time is spent obsessing over what it could me, and I'm desperately seeking an answer to both my medical problem and what to do about my father. This is the last place I can turn. HELP!!!
|josh1||Posted - 22 September 2009 13:57
Forgive me for saying this, but you do seem at least a little stressed out (at least because of the doctor), so maybe he is somewhat right? Aside from that, I dont see why you cant ask an opinion from another doctor, it cant hurt, can it? Tell your father that as well.
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