I have a new doctor. And am really missing my old doc, who knew everything about me, and basically knew me. My new doc and I don't know each other so we have that dance of how to talk to one another for maximum comprehension and clarity. I think she is too quick to send me off for in-house testing of every ailment. We have to work on the trust... that I trust that she is not making her hospital money every which way and she has to trust I am an involved patient and know my body. Kinda. As well as I can know a dumb body that throws strokes and tumors at me seemingly at random. Sorry, I am in a mood.
She does not know I do not like focusing/talking about my medical ailments, and I sometimes forget all the things going on. So if I am in her office, even though I may be calm, it is usually serious.
But she at least does what I want within reason, if it sounds reasonable.
I had another bad reaction to something. She thought I was having a gall bladder attack. I think it is the damn statins. She may be right, but I am switching drugs first... just in case.