I think I found what pills will work for me ,how do itell my doctor without him saying I know?
Added 22 Mar 2015:
What I mean is I hate the pills I am taking ,I have a medicine book,I think I have found a better option but how do I approach my doctor.I find it difficult after car accident to form and put my point across perfectly.especially since I am depressed and suicidal I don't really care about my health to push my opinion.I would rather just hurry up and be with my mum.so if nothing helps ,what's the point.
I wish your mum was there with you now. Since she isn't, I believe she'd want you to find someone else to talk to who would listen and help you figure things out. Be it a friend or relative, a doctor or clergy, or someone you can call. Think about what your mum would want you to do.
Having said that, consider consulting your pharmacist. Ask just what you did here. Mention the particular drugs. He might advise that your idea is reasonable or why it might not be. He's another source of information and should be happy to talk with you.
Next I think you should write down what you found then try writing down what you will ask your doctor. Write down why you don't like the pills you're taking now. Write down why you think the others might be better. Read it back to yourself and see if it sounds right. You can change it to make it just right. You might ask a friend or perhaps post it here for feedback. You can get it just right or close enough.
Then take this with you to the next appointment. If you get stuck, you can read from the paper. If you still get stuck, then just show it to the doc. He might agree with you and change to what you want. He might suggest yet another medication that accomodates both your concerns and his.
If necessary, ask why he is choosing the drug you're on. Ask him to explain anything you don't understand. You want to be involved in your care and both of you should jointly agree on your treatment.
If you're unhappy with his decision, you can ask for another opinion. Perhaps another doctor will see things differently and offer a more acceptable therapy. You always have the right to a second opinion.
You also have the right to refuse any medication. This doesn't mean you should just stop taking something--that could be dangerous. You can tell your doctor you aren't happy with this medication (or this type of medication) and want want to be taken off of it. It is your prerogative and don't need his approval. He will help you taper off the drug and inform you of any possible effects. Now this doesn't mean he will be forced to give you what you want. He might give you that, something else, nothing or recommend you consult another physician.
Don't give up. Your mum will still be there later.
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