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#1 Bluestocking

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

I really don't like going to the doctors about myself. I'd rather consult Dr Google which is of course not good.

I can't figure out why, anyone else the same?

#2 Flimsy*But*Fun

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:22 AM

Sorry, Excentrique, not me!  I never stick my head in the sand about anything to do with my health - my Mum does though, so does my husband.  Drives me mental  wacko.gif

#3 ComradeBob

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Not like that at all - but then I have a fantastic GP who doesn't patronise me or make me feel silly about consulting her, which I will say helps immensely.

#4 EssentialBludger

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

Yeah, I do anything I possibly can to avoid doctors. It's an absolute last resort. Maybe it's because I don't have a good one? I bounce around a few at our local medical centre, or go to a bulk billing walk in clinic. None of them I'd choose to go and see voluntarily.

#5 Just Another Cat

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (Excentrique @ 11/02/2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really don't like going to the doctors about myself. I'd rather consult Dr Google which is of course not good.

I can't figure out why, anyone else the same?


I'm the same. It's a PITA trying to get to the doctor and waiting around with impatient kids in tow.

#6 elizabethany

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

I have a really good GP, and I find that makes all the difference.

#7 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

Our GPs are great, I try to only see mine but on the odd occasion I've seen someone else in the small practice (including the kids' doc) they have been fantastic.

And I am the idiot who consults Dr Google th2n goes to the Dr - so they must have the collective patience of all the saints ever martyred. laughing2.gif

#8 Musk Sticks

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

I was like this until recently but have recently found a couple of GPs I am comfortable with.

I still consult Dr Google first though.

I think my hang ups come from finding it difficult to admit that I don't know everything.

I also dislike waiting room times and have had a couple of bad experiences with doctors.

Once while studying overseas and living in a dormitory, I was accused by a dr of being a 'carrier' for strep throat when the whole dorm became sick except for me.

I ended up being escorted to the doctors surgery for a throat culture. I didn't have strep throat and I didn't receive an apology.

#9 Liz_A88

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

My head needs to be about to fall off before I go to the doctors. No real reason I have a nice doctor, have time to go and everything and it is in walking distance from my house. I'm just a wait and see sort of person and nine times out of ten what ever is wrong goes away by itself. My husband is exactly the same and we are VERY VERY lucky in the fact that our son who Is four has only ever been ill (touch wood) once! However if I felt it was something serious I would probably go sooner! And if it was my child or bump I was worried about I would go straight away.

#10 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Unless im unconcious and have no say I wont go to a dr. Even a suspected fractured ankle didnt get me there.

Before I was pregnant with DD I hadnt seen one since I was 10. If it wasnt for a friends paranoia I wouldnt have known I was pregnant for another few weeks untill I 'popped'
Since she was born I havnt seen since I left hospital.
Bad experiances as a kid make me stay far, far away. Unless its for DD.


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Edited by squeekums, 11 February 2013 - 12:51 PM.


#11 medion

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

I can be prone to a lot of health anxiety but in a way that actually stops me going to doctors because deep down I know it's my anxiety and I get worried that if I went to a doctor for everything I ever think is wrong with me then they might not take me seriously if there ever IS anything seriously wrong with me. Does that make any sense whatsoever? Heh.

I also used to have a GP who always made you feel like you were wasting his time, so I get incredibly nervous and never say everything I want to say.

I'm actually going this afternoon to discuss a mental health plan for the first time, and I am absolutely terrified.

#12 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

I used to be like that too. Then I was sick for quite awhile, and finally gave in and went to the GP where I was diagnosed with a chronic illness - in the first year of it I was going to the doctor every 6ish weeks, and surprisingly I found I had something to talk about at every appointment (I'm not paying $75 just to get my blood test results Tounge1.gif). So now I'm much more willing to go to a doctor, and not just when I'm at death's door.

Edited by HerringToMarmalade, 11 February 2013 - 01:19 PM.


#13 GamerMum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

The only doctor in town is a doofus. Diagnosed me with appendicitis when I had internal & external chicken pox that landed me in hospital with pox on my esophagus. I've seen him google symptoms, eat lunch during exams (as in, take a bite of sandwich, go back to poking and prodding, take another bite...). He is horrible, I've complained to relevant authorities.. no one cares. He's been here forever.

You couldn't pay me to see him.

Occasionally they send a locum up to help with demand (over Christmas/New Year while the regular one goes on holiday). I'll wait weeks for an appointment if I desperately need one. For DD I take her to the nurses, the locum, or bug the midwife until she will see her.

I google everything and do my own research before I see anyone. The medical care here is pathetic.

#14 Oriental lily

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

My sister is the same.

Has not been to the doctors for over a decade.

Which is weird because she has chronic asthma. Her husband also suffers mildly from asthma so she gets him to get her medication. If she gets a chest infection or similar her DH goes in and says he is suffering the symptoms.

And scripts are written.

No questions asked!

I worry that the next  time she sees a medical professional is the paramedics  unsure.gif .

She has a genuine phobia but has no desire to get help from it.

#15 sparkles30

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

I agree. I don't mind going if it's something obvious - a gash, an awful cough etc. But absolutely hate going for vague kind of things - pains in abdo etc. Not sure why!

#16 Bluestocking

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (sparkles30 @ 11/02/2013, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree. I don't mind going if it's something obvious - a gash, an awful cough etc. But absolutely hate going for vague kind of things - pains in abdo etc. Not sure why!

^me too!

#17 tres-chic

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I just went to the GP to talk about my ongoing migraines which are because of photo-sensitivity, mainly because my personal trainer was worried sick.

I was sure it wasn't anything more serious, and the GP concurred, but I'm still glad I went. You never know and with three little kids I try not to take serious chances with my health.

It often takes a real effort for women and mothers to put ourselves first. But I've had my eyes tested and my first mammogram in the past month and it feels really good!

#18 mel43

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I used to be the same but I have chronic pain. One of my painkillers comes in a box of 20 and I take 2 each day, so I need to see my GP every 10 days.




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