saying no to meds

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Zoe Butterfly
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   Posted 8/3/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone told a doctor no to certain ms meds too afraid of the side effects??
Zoe Butterfly3
MS-- Diagnosed August 2006
 
 


uppitycats
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   Posted 8/3/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Zoe Butterfly said...
has anyone told a doctor no to certain ms meds too afraid of the side effects??

You can always say no to a doctor about any prescription.  Just be sure you understand the consequences, both short- and long-term.  And know that, depending on the doctor and how often you might say no, or disregard her advice, it is quite within their privilege to tell you that they no longer want you as a patient.  Generally when you say no, they'll try to figure out why you don't want the med, and then suggest a substitute, or help you get comfortable with their original prescription.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Zoe Butterfly
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   Posted 8/3/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks i will take your advise into serious account and talk openly to my doctors about what i am looking of rand what they think of each move and accept if they do not want to treat me-- i have to have the ultimate control-- i have a disease the disease doesn't have me-- i will keep an open mind and ask to try things my way first and if it doesn't work i will do it their way-- i just don't want to get sicker again like i did on my last med -- and have to back track like i have to now-- i am doing much bettter now on no meds but i do want to maintain treatment just not one where the side effects will decrease my quality of life ability to function-- i am sure you can understand that--

Zoe Butterfly3
MS-- Diagnosed August 2006
 
 

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