Does anyone else have medical trauma? I'm not referring to the events that put you in the situation. I'm referring to the mistreatment from heath care "professionals". this is a huge factor in my PTSD journey and just trying to find someone who understands. just for context mine was both with medical and psychiatric workers.
Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD)
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Chronic Pain in foot and toes
Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)
Totally! Due to my weight and chronic pain I am treated very rudely a lot. I try to advocate for myself but it is hard when the "experts" treat you like you don't know anything. I live in this body 27/7
it’s so ass when they are like “you are severely obese” like bruh what? I’m 180lbs and 5’6 and was told this and like almost fell into an eating disorder
I’m kinda dealing with this now, I moved to a different state and my medical stuff is accident and they will not deal with them, so they treat me mean, like I don’t understand my Conditions my medication, I even had one doctor say that I was fine nothing wrong with me
Yep literally got discharged from the hospital never seeing an actual doctor despite having arrived by ambo and put in the cardiac observation unit after ER got my stable to make sure my heart continued to behave. I also live with traumatic brain injury so I was struggling with all the stress and overstimuli and got referred to psych! The kicker? This woman reviewed the discharge ekg against an abnormal one from a separate syncope incident so I'm absolutely not good. Didn't even run Echo for comparison despite my old one already showing Lvef in the 40s, marking already reduced heart function. Thsts something we watch. At least I see my actual cardiologist tomorrow...
YES doctors kept telling me that everything wrong with me was all caused by anxiety, which caused me to even doubt myself. now i'm always terrified to go to the doctor even when i'm really sick. you are not alone.
YES! I've had an extremely rare type of epilepsy (petit-mal, not very noticeable except for me, affects me daily 4-6 tines) since I was 2 and I wasn't diagnosed until I had a life-threatening seziure when I was 15. I was told I was faking it or that I'd grow out of it so it didn't matter and I should just deal with it, if it was even real at all. Wasn't faking it, and it got 10× worse as I grew up.
A separate incident was when I had eye surgery at the age of 4. The anesthesiologist must've been new or something because I saw the needle coming straight at my eye before I was out.
Ive only dealt with this a couple of times one time i was at a state mental hospital and the doctor gave me some meds that i told him would make me anger and he said im the doctor i know what's best. It pissed me off. So when i got home i told my doctor and he stop the meds. Then another time i was in a psych ward amd i was given 3 shots of thorazine a day for 5 days cause the nurse practitioner thought is was best cause of me acting up. When the real doctor came back he was pissed and stop the order. Some people are stupid. It never Cause ptsd but they mistreated me.
something similar here. I can't even talk to a therapist because I'm scared I will say the wrong thing and get sent to a facility again. Thay are not good here ither. It took me 1 full year to even talk with a doctor and even then I still struggle.
yeah i understand i think some are stupid who need to be fired. I also remember of another time i was 18 amd im a state mental hospital and the doctor imcreased my med amd added another. I was shakong so bad that i couldnt even write my name i told my doctor about it when i got discharged and he lower the one increased amd decrease the new med. Doctors suck plus the doctor at the hospital told me if i didnt sign myself in im keeping you here for 6 months caise i was in the hospital under a hold. Thats how you get into state hospitals is thru a hold. Ao i sign myself in and only had to stay another week.
Omg yes!!! I have such severe PTSD from being misdiagnosed so many times, I cry out of the blue about it, I catch myself muttering about it all day long, like I am practicing what to say at the doc appt so that they will believe me. I have been in therapy for two years for it now.
i also practice what im gonna say to my doctor or therapist.
Yes. I had a friend of mine advise me to repeat “this is not personal” and it helps with my anxiety in medical situations because I feel hypersensitive and feel like I need to be on guard and protect myself because of past issues. When I’m not well, I feel so vulnerable to the point where I’ve avoided seeking medical help because of it. But repeating “it’s not personal” only helps until something goes really wrong again. I get really bad anxiety and sometimes panic attacks in medical situations which is not helpful for me when I’m in the middle of trying to get help and I shutdown (defensive response). I usually try to get someone to go with me for moral support when I’m not doing well and go over a game plan before so they can support me and kind of cover if I need a min but not interfere with getting help. Major trust issues but at this point I feel like that’s warranted and just need to keep it in check and make sure I do my research and am in a place to advocate for myself and try to plan enough prep and recovery time around appointments.
Yes, I have issues going in to get checked out. Being in pain all the time, diabetic and over weight, you get looked at or told well nothing seems to be wrong. I hate getting test results back and being told, "Well nothing looks to bad, why don't you come back in a few months and we will see how you feel." It is so frustrating that most doctors just look at the smaller picture and not the whole picture of our bodies. Or even just listen to us. When I say somethings wrong and I normally don't feel this way, you would think that they would listen. I'm pretty sure I know how I'm feeling better than them. I ended up in the ER twice before I found a doctor that realized I was having a sever reaction to one of my meds. It made me severely dehydrated and made me feel like I was having a heart attack. Also he found out I have a severely low vitamin D deficiency. Still having lots of pain but at least I seem to be on a better track.
❤️do you ask for x-rays something has to be wrong if hurting. Try new Dr
I've had mris ctscans ultra sounds, you name it I've probably had it done. But my body likes to do things differently. Like I went in with a gall bladder issues and continued to complain of pain. All test came back as normal or non specific. It ended up taking 2 surgeons to remove my infected gallbladder. Same for my appendix, I was an EMT and I knew what it was. All result came back normal. They sent me to a surgeon the next day, had it removed and he said one more day and it would have ruptured. We always like to think that the doctors know exactly what they're doing but a lot of the time it's just educational guess work.
Yes 100% I understand 🤦🏻♀️ I can’t even watch Dr shows right now because it gives me too much anxiety and flares up my ptsd
im the same way when it comes to horror movies or doctor shows due to my schizophrenia and being in mental hospitals restainted on to a bed many times
Feel free to message me if you need to talk with someone whose been there
Yes. Mostly because of of appointment issues. They gave me the wrong time and date countless times and blamed it on me. The worst part is that my previous doctor office if you missed an appointment they refused to see you and wouldn't let you reschedule unless you came in person. Now I have a panic attack if I'm even two minutes late even though my current doctor is pretty forgiving
Oh wow I feel the same thing including mistrust, hopelessness, and anger. I've had a lot of medical practicioners break confidentially and then blame me and act verbally abusive. When I was a child I was abused and then got threatened at the hospital and not believed and laughed at. I still feel the pain it's so vivid and it scares me. I'm in college now and I'm slowly recovering but it's still hard.
I feel this. When I'm driveing I have to avoid areas of town where the hospitals are.
same! It's such a gut wrenching feeling for me
i remember one time in therapy at a psych ward i was in a session and she asked how do you like school. I told her i felt like blowing it up. And she called my insurance company who called the cops who broke hippa. And charged me with terroristic threatening. I had to go to court and everything. The cops asked for my records which they cant do cause of hippa and my mom being my legal guardian so they broke alot of things.
Yes I broke my ankle when I was 6 and the doctors didn't believe I was actually in pain, so they refused to do further imaging. It took moving across the country and 2 years before a doctor finally listened and ordered the testing. I ended up needing surgery and because it was broken for 2 years, it did permanent damage that I still deal with to this day.
Yes it’s sometimes super challenging to get a doctor that wants to help with chronic pain. I have been dealing with it for the past 6 years and it’s a result of 3 unsuccessful spine surgeries and breast cancer treatments. However, I often feel like there’s many assumptions made by medical professionals when they read my medical history. So, I get treated like crap cause they see my diabetes, & that I’m overweight and make assumptions, based on what they read in chart. So I have learned to be my assertive and advocate for myself constantly. It sucks to have to be in such pain, even medical professionals can’t fully get it. Unless they themselves have experienced it. I won’t let them be rude or openly make statements regarding to how I manage my health . Also I’m quick to let them know what I need and what my body is telling me. I think I just have always be on it or I won’t get any help. Finding a doc that is willing to really help is tough and I have changed docs many times in this past 6 years. Finally, I am working with a doc that I think is actually gonna help me. Believe me it’s been a long time coming. From all this medical hell I now have major depressive disorder! And Anxiety. So managing my health care is a full time job. 💕
Yes! My psychiatrist who was prescribing me anti depressants and anti-anxiety meds for panic attacks just stopped his practice and I was unable to get my anti-anxiety meds for a week or so when I found a primary doctor near my college. When I started taking them again, I had to go to the ER bc I was having tics to which has NEVER happened
To me before
I’m suffer from chronic Fibromyalgia, I have to take medicine every, to help with the pain so I can move “ I got a doctor ones that told me, if I continue taking medicine every like I do , I will Drop dead any minute! She makes me feel like Crap
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