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Old 10-11-2018, 02:01 PM   #11
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Thank you very much for telling me about this, I've never heard of this method before. It sounds very helpful, will definetly be trying it

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Thanks for this thread. Iím also from the uk ( ) I agree about writing your concerns down. I had heard of DEAR MAN before but had forgotten it, thanks for posting. Iíll have to consult a GP myself soon probably.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:26 PM   #12
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Here is an online DEARMAN worksheet:

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Who is speaking up for you if you arenít doing it? I believe most health care providers will recognize you are speaking up for yourself when you come to them for help. I also believe most health care providers want to help and appreciate the most direct and compete form of communication. And even if they donít care as much as you would like them to... they still have to do their job so donít worry about what they say or think. Write down what you need to tell them if you have to. Tell them you feel nervous coming to them. I hope the visit goes well and you feel better soon. ❤️
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I agree that telling them you feel nervous consulting them might help. Itís hard when there is only 10 minutes and someone told me there is 11 seconds for them to ďunderstandĒ the issue I can quite believe that too, as that has been my experience at least a couple of times. So I definitely recommend writing something down for them to read.

I have consulted a couple of GPís who were helpful, or tried to be. One of them retired and the other moved away. Iím keeping my paws crossed for you
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UPDATE!
Had my appointment today, came prepared with a letter explaining everything.
But GP already had my medical records up and guessed everything i wanted to say! She just gave me the number of a counselling service. So it was waaayyy easier than expected. Waited 40 minutes for a 4 minute appointment lol


Thanks again to all of you who gave me advice
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((((StripedTapir)))) I'm so happy for you
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I guess I am really blessed because I see a PA who is my friend & lives on a farm a few miles away from me right across the street from my retired pharmacist. I can ask them questions any time I need & unless something needs done formally to be put in my records just a quick check at her home saves a trip to the office. So different from my big city living most of my life.

I was farm sitting for her last Christmas when I got bad bronchitis & was feeling horrible when they got home from their trip. She said you sound like yiu have bronchitis & She gave me a bottle of musinix & said if this doesn't help in about 3 days you can come in. It helped. Sometimes it is just good to talk to her about the best way do deal with something like when I ended up having issues with my pain specialist. I talked with her & my pharmacist friend about how to handle the situation outside of going to the office.
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UPDATE!
Had my appointment today, came prepared with a letter explaining everything.
But GP already had my medical records up and guessed everything i wanted to say! She just gave me the number of a counselling service. So it was waaayyy easier than expected. Waited 40 minutes for a 4 minute appointment lol


Thanks again to all of you who gave me advice
Thatís great news!!! Congratulations on your persistence.
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