Due to their chronic condition, I have many clients who are working with multiple physicians. One doctor for this aspect of their diagnosis, another doctor for something else. Maybe multiple specialists. As well as their regular internist. That’s a lot of appointments. Furthermore, my clients also tell me that it is hard to get all of their physicians on the same page. This further adds to the burden. The result? Doctor fatigue. Here are some ideas for coping with doctor fatigue: https://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/just-got-diagnosed-how-cope-doctor-fatigue/
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Dr. Gary McClain
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Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...