Little white lies never hurt. Wrong. Little white lies can hurt you, if you are telling these little white lies to your doctor.
You need to be honest with your doctor. If you are not honest, your doctor can not treat your correctly.
Here are some facts you must be honest with your doctor about and the reason why:
If you drink more than an occasional drink and your doctor doesn’t know it, he may not be checking you for such things as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or breast cancer as closely as he/she might have been if he knew that you drank more.
That you don’t always take your medicine
Many medications must be taken as prescribed and should not be taken without your doctor knowing it. You need to stop taking some medications slowly or it can have a harmful effect on your body such as blood pressure medications and antidepressants.
Some medications also need to be taken in full before they can achieve the desire effect such as antibiotics.
If you are developing side effects, you should tell your doctor and he may want to adjust the dosage or change or prescription. Yet, you should never just stop taking your medication without informing your doctor.
Stating for a fact that you never forget to take your birth control pill
Your doctor needs to know if there is a chance you could be pregnant. If you skip your birth control pills off and on, there is always a chance you might be pregnant, if you are sexually active, especially if you are close to menopause.
That you are smoker
Even if you smoke off and on, you need to let your doctor know this when he asks you if you smoke. It makes it riskier for women to take birth control if they smoke. Plus, smokers have a greater chance of developing many diseases.
Stating that you are fine when you know you are depressed
Depression can be a sign of many diseases including thyroid disorder or hormone problems. If you are depressed and it isn’t going away, you should tell your doctor.
Yes, your doctor should know exactly how you feel. You should never tell him little white lies.