Since your initial comment included a depression example, let me tell you this.
Suppose you have a really hard to diagnois illness like lupus -- symptoms are vague and murky and vary all the time. I can't tell you how many (hundreds) of women I have met who spent years trying to get Drs to take the symptoms seriously. Instead, we were told it was depression, take this pill and it will fix everything. Well, obviously when you have an actual disease that doesn't work.
A man goes in with the same symptoms -- funny, but men w/lupus get diagnosed in about
2 yrs, while w/women that avg is 10-12 yr. What does that tell you??
It tells me that head doctors are in a whole different class than physical doctors --- and that women are automatically branded depressed reguardless of the situation.
Trust me, that isn't anything to be jealous of!!! We are jealous that you are taken more seriously in the world overall!!
SLE, mild Sjogren's Syndrome, mild Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
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