Do you believe that male patients are treated differently than female patients by doctors?
I still believe men are generally treated as more "believable" when discussing s/s, while women are treated as having "anxiety"-related s/s.
Example: my elderly mother went to doc for c/o "feeling like a lump in my throat" and general malaise. Doc automatically prescribes Valium 2 mg. Mother goes to a different doc, who immediately finds a node on her thyroid. (Biopsy showed benign.)
Next time she gets sick, she can't keep any food down, weak as a kitten after a few days of vomiting. Doc tries to put her on Zoloft, saying that she's "depressed."
Where the He11 did he get that from???
Anyone care to share?