You'd think by now, we'd be adept at telling everyone to go f**k themselves. But sometimes, we just can't figure out what to say. Medical gaslighting presents one of those challenges.
I was gaslight for 4 doctors until I found the good one. It was a sad experience to be dismissed for them, cause my poor use of the English language. But every time they did it, I changed them.
This hit home for me. I had the most amazing OB/GYN who makes you feel like you're her best friend every time... save one. I went in during perimenopause a couple of years ago, distraught with how I was feeling. I had many questions. She turned into an entirely different person when I mentioned menopause, almost dismissive. I was stunned by her demeanor. I cried in the car afterwards. It's taken two years, a lot of research, and I'm currently post-menopause; but now aware of certified menopause practitioners—where I will make my next appointment. We get this feeling our doctors know more than us and feel inadequate when they gaslight. Not anymore. We have options.