1 day ago
i can't count how many times i've been accused of faking my illnesses. doctors only began taking my eds seriously when i presented to a&e with a dislocated, twisted hip, 'how on earth did this happen?' 'i just stood up'. i'm so sick of doctors not believing me, i don't know why anyone would actively want this life. i want a good doctor. i want a doctor who can do their job. i want to be believed and i don't think that's asking the whole world. i hate that in film, someone present with symptoms that don't correlate and suddenly every doctor in the hospital is rushing to diagnose and treat them. the reality is 'have you considered that all of this is your anxiety? maybe that you're exacerbating your symptoms for attention?' telling people things such as is so so harmful. i sometimes don't believe myself, because doctors have failed me so so many times. i fail to report new symptoms. i choose not to report new symptoms. i think it's time that all doctors stop failing their patients, something has to change because it isn't fair. people with chronic illness aren't liars. we just want help and we deserve to get it.