You have a new primary physician, one that you are still learning how to communicate with. You have not been feeling well lately, but your new doctor says you are fine. Were you misdiagnosed?
To better determine what is going on, and to ensure that you are not misdiagnosed in the future, see what HuffPost has to say on the matter. Become an advocate for your health to ease your anxiety.
Perform your own research
The advancement of the internet has made accessing factual and current medical information easier. Do some research on your symptoms to see what you uncover, sharing your findings with your doctor. No matter what turns up, double-check that it comes from a reliable and certified source.
Concentrate on your symptoms
While researching what may be going on with your body, do not worry so much about the diagnosis. Instead, focus on giving an accurate assessment of your symptoms, such as when they flare up, how often they last, if you think something may trigger them and if anything you do calms them. If possible, take pictures of your symptoms.
Bring a friend or family member
Maybe you are not the most assertive patient, or perhaps there are things you fear you may have missed during your doctor’s appointment. Either way, bringing a family member or friend with you to your next appointment could help you to receive an accurate diagnosis.
Get a second opinion
There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Ask for your current medical records when you see another doctor, to help speed things up.
You do not have to harbor fears about an inaccurate diagnosis. If your current doctor becomes negligent, know that you can take legal action.