I sorta wish there was something that could legally be done to make the doctors be accountable to at least behave properly. It’s not a crime if they don’t understand but I think it is a crime if they abuse the patient by treating them like they are a ‘crazy’. That’s just not right!
About 5 years ago, I saw an Internist. I was so excited because I actually had proof that my glucose levels were dropping into the 1’s and the 2’s on my glucometer (yes, it is possible to still be conscious). HE ACCUSED ME OF TAKING INSULIN AND ASKED IF HE COULD SEARCH MY BAG! I actually said yes, b/c I didn’t want it to look like I had insulin in there! He declined to search my bag and wouldn’t even look at my glucometer readings. He also did not read my list of symptoms that I brought in.
I also told him how when I go for a walk when it is cold outside, the temp. in my head (not my body) drops to the hypothermic levels (90, 91, 92, etc.) and this is when I get my symptoms. I offered to go for a walk to prove it to him and have him take my temperature when I got back. He declined and said that I was reading the thermometer incorrectly. Not that you need a BA in Mathematics for Commerce to read a thermometer…but I do have the degree and I AM NOT dyslexic!
He also had his secretary follow me downstairs and watch me get the blood work!!!
ANyway, I could go on forever about how I have not been believed or taken seriously about my symptoms; those examples were just from one doctor. In a lot of cases, they should be accountable for their actions/inactions.