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Have you written a note / some points for your doctor?

(5 Posts)
Sothisishowitfeels Wed 06-Apr-16 10:36:42

I just came back from another appointment where I said I was "fine" I'm really not. I have no idea why I do this. She offered to up he dose of my medication but I actually said "no I'm totally fine" wtf?!

She wants to see me in two weeks again. I have some serious issues I NEED help with and I'm thinking maybe if I wrote down just one or two bullet points. I'm not talking a big long letter the appointment is only ten minutes but just like

- tics
- lists
- family history
- intrusive thoughts

So that at least she knows if not high else that I'm really not ok!

Has anyone done his can you tell me how t actually went did the doctor actually read the lost. Did it help?

Sothisishowitfeels Wed 06-Apr-16 10:37:18

Oh and the HV is coming next week I'm wondering if I should do the same here as she was here two weeks ago and of course I said I was fine hmm

scribbles1980 Wed 06-Apr-16 11:19:19

I think writing everything down is a great idea.
I was actually going to do this at my appointment this week but the doctor just needed to look at me to see that I wasn't ok.
Just something like I told you I was fine but I'm really not.
My doctor kind of saw I wasn't ok and didn't really ask too much.
It was just a case of "ok let's get you better".
I think this is good thing to do & you should go soon as you can.
Good luck

Finchley26 Wed 06-Apr-16 11:31:51

I think this is a great idea too. One other thing you may want to do is to give some specific examples if you feel up to it. Nothing big - maybe just like:

* trembling whilst taking to cashier at supermarket
* avoided friends wedding due to fear over the number of unknown people.

Good luck with your appointment.

Marchate Wed 06-Apr-16 12:41:52

Yes, do that. It really helps. And tell the GP you've brought the note, as you generally go home without saying what you wanted to

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