Sometimes when we go to the doctor, we may be tempted to lie to them because we know we haven’t been doing everything we are supposed to! Lying to your doctor is not a good strategy because in order for them to help you they need to know everything you are doing! Here are some reasons why telling your doctor everything is important in order for you to stay healthy!
Throwing away medication- When a doctor prescribes medication, they prescribe it for a reason! So putting it in a napkin and throwing it in the trash is not helping you! Everyone mom knows this technique so if you are a child and do this it probably won’t be long before your mom finds out, so I suggest you stop and just take your medication! Most of the time kids will only try to be sneaky and throw out their medication but occasionally there will be a twenty-year-old that does it. You are not doing yourself any favors and if you don’t plan on taking your medication why do you go to the doctor and get a prescription for it?
Honesty- If your doctor asks you if you’re taking, your medication be honest about it! If you go to the doctor and are having medical issues and aren’t taking your medication, tell them that because you don’t want them to think the medication is not working. If your doctor thinks your medication is not working they will probably either increase the dose or put you on something else. If you tell them you have not been taking it chances are they will not do that!
Bad News-If your doctor asks you all your symptoms you are having they want to know all of them not just some of them! You can’t get the best possible care if you are leaving out half of your symptoms. Some people may fear they will need a surgery but if you don’t tell them all your symptoms your condition could get worse. If you do tell them all your symptoms, they will be able to treat it before it gets worse. You never know medication may be able to treat your condition never assume you will need surgery!
Embarrassment- We all slip up sometimes no one is going to judge you just admit it when you have! Your doctor wants nothing more than to help you and they can’t do that if you are not providing them with accurate information. There is a chance that if you do lie to them about things you are doing they may already know your lying they just aren’t telling you they did go to medical school!
Telling your doctor the truth can really help you to improve your overall health because they will have accurate information! I personally see no point in going if you have no intentions of doing what they say. Giving them accurate information can help them prevent a lot of problems that they won’t be able to do if you are lying to them. If you have any questions about why it is important to tell your doctor everything please leave them in the comments below!
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