Excuse me, Doctor... but are All The Drugs right for me?
September 7, 2012 11:10 AM Subscribe
I've decided to actually use my medical insurance as it was intended, rather than waiting for some body part to fall off. I have my first ever physical scheduled in 2 weeks. How do I bring up health concerns with my doctor in a way that doesn't make me sound like a hypochondriac with an internet connection?
posted by aristan to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know you're not my doctor, but I want to know how to bring these things up without looking like I'm self diagnosing, drug seeking, or anymore crazy than I actually am.
I want to come in prepared, but not look like I've spent the time preparing a top 10 of my favorite diseases.
I have a few concerns that I want to look at, but i don't know how to bring them up.
Possible Gluten or Wheat Allergy: I try to keep a low carb diet and I've noticed I feel a lot better when i cut my carbs. I feel like crap if I get carbs from things like pasta, breads, etc... but I feel fine if I'm getting them from fruits, vegetables, or even rice.
Adult ADHD: I'm late for everything, I'm either super focused on the wrong thing or trying to do too many of the right thing at once. I show a lot of classic signs for having ADHD.
Problems with my antidepressants: I need to know how to bring up to him that when i take my antidepressants and don't forget to take them regularly, I lose the ability to have an orgasm. I have no problem getting or maintaining an erection... but I just keep missing the best part, giving up before I actually reach it. Hell, sometimes I "forget" to take my Celexa just so I can get off.
I have some other issues, but these are the main ones. Any suggestions on how to broach the subjects in a constructive manner?