You can’t. It’s impossible. They’ll either believe you or they won’t. Take it from someone who has been in the game for years. They’ll either listen and take it into consideration, come to the same conclusion, or blow you off for not being a medical professional.
Go in expecting to be disappointed. Then if they agree to help, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. You might get lucky and get a good doctor who actually listens. There is always that chance. If they don’t, try again with another doctor and repeat the cycle until you find someone. It’s a long game. It’s hard. It sucks. But there are times where you will get lucky and find someone willing to help
As sad as it is, when it comes to the medical industry, yes.
You have to keep on explaining until you find someone that listens. That’s how playing the game works. It’s a hit and miss but most chances are a miss depending on who you are, where you are, your situation and your medical background.
My main piece of advice is to not let yourself get discouraged. If they begin denying you help or making it clear they won’t listen, walk out and find someone else. Tell them what you’ve been saying to others in this threat. If that isn’t enough for them, then they’re not the right doctor to help you.
It really comes down to the following:
whether your doctor is in it to help or in it for the money
whether your doctor cares more about their ego and image than helping
whether your doctor is able to admit when/if they know they can’t help or not
whether they’ve dealt with this before
I understand what it’s like to go in, get blown off, and watch yourself get worse. I’ve been in that exact situation for the last 20 years of my life, and I am 20. It honestly just comes down to luck and your research on that particular doctor you’re seeing, but mostly luck
It is exhausting. I really do understand that I really do hope you have a hell of a lot more luck getting help than I do because, unlike me, you actually do have a chance of getting it.
The medical system is fucked. There is always a chance you won’t be believed. I’m not going to hide that from you because that is the truth of the matter. But there is also a chance that you will be believed and that you will get help.
In the event you get turned down again, you are allowed to be angry and upset, but don’t let that stop you from trying again. You know yourself better than any doctor ever will. You know there’s something wrong. It could be what you say it is, it could be your medication, it could be something else entirely. The point is that you know there is a problem. All you need to do now is make people listen and, sadly, that is the hardest part.
Explain your medical history. Explain what you’ve already had done. Explain your current situation. Explain what you think the problem is and why. Make it clear that you know what you are talking about because you do. If they’re a good doctor, they will listen to you. If they don’t, walk out and try someone else. You are allowed to do that.
Oh, and never be afraid to give them a good old fashioned guilt trip or interrupt them to say “you are not listening to me”
I appreciate that.
I’m just fighting for something that I should had help with years ago.
Nobody, as I was getting older help in a way that I should and I scares because I thought I would never get the proper help I needed!
I just can’t handle knowing I have a serious problem but nobody want to hear it while I believe the lies I was told!
I honestly didn’t want to cry but holy hell this hurts!