How many times have you been told you are faking it by a medical professional?

Got to go log off, but was wanting some idea of how common this is?

When they said you were faking, were you in crisis? a regular appointment? new doctor?

I have been told they thought I was faking before. I thought it offensive.
I stayed calm but objected. They asked more questions.

Answering their questions didnt seem to change their minds about getting me the help I needed.

This was all a while ago. Is it common?

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I was psychotic and completely out of my tree bananas and suicidal. I went to hospital and they wouldn’t let me in because I was holding it together enough to have a decent conversation. In short they didn’t believe me.

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I don’t believe I ever have.

When you think about it saying someone is faking, whether they are or aren’t is the wrong response. If they aren’t it makes people second guess. if they are it warns them.

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Never been told I was faking it but have been told “you can’t go into the hospital because you have to be strong right now”

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I was told by a Doctor once I was faking the pain in my hip, he was an ass, now my hip is totally in real bad shape, he was not smart enough to see the arthritis starting up

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My old pdoc from 12 years ago actually filed a report where he thought I was faking my sz and that I could work fulltime no problems.

When I used to talk to him about my symptoms and I’d be describing the voices, he’d say “Well that’s rude of them” and look at me weird.

He still has a job at the same place, and has put people in the hospital from overmedicating them. So it’s like he’s feast or famine, you’re either faking it or you’re so unwell he wants to give you 20 mg of zyprexa if you’re mildly symptomatic.

This was the only time I’ve ever found out a pdoc thought or said I was “faking it” even though he didn’t have the guts to say it to my face. He is a jerk.

After him, I’ve had a hard time trusting pdocs and therapists.

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Some people might’ve thought I was faking some things. Some doctors didn’t believe me when I told the truth and lied about me being psychotic. I might’ve been in other ways but not according to what I told them.

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Before I knew about mental disorder I went to many doctor and they said that everything was fine and that I had to go back to school. :frowning:

pdocs never told me that I was faking it but, especially initially, they felt like I made things worse than they were.

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I’ve never been told that by a doctor or health professional. but my in laws have accused me. i broke my ankle two years ago and the day i got home from the hospital and got told the ankle was indeed broken. my in laws read the paper and said it said fracture well their dumb asses thought fracture and broken meant different things and they said i needed to keep the apartment clean and i was just milking it. i was wearing a really big boot with crutches until i could go see the specialist. i had to clean entire apartment while on crutches the very next day after i broke my ankle. then they took my cell phone and only gave it back after they found out i needed surgery.

another time they accused me of faking was when i get upset the voices become more apparent well according to my in laws i’m making ■■■■ up.

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I haven’t been accused of that.

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Never straight out faking it, but that I’ve got the wrong diagnosis.

It’s happened to me with my physical disabilities more than mental. I have several chronic pain conditions and that too a lot of doctors ignoring me and telling me I was exaggerating or making it up.

Didn’t happen to me with my mental health nearly as much.

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I have never been told by a medical doctor that I’m faking mental illness. I find it unacceptable for a doctor to do so, for that might be just the thing that makes a person kill themselves.

Every patient should always be believed and taken seriously.

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Never accused of “faking it”,

But once at the ER a doctor told me I didn’t “look schizophrenic” so she didn’t want to admit me.

I was wearing a suit.

Insulting all the way around and made me wonder what a schizophrenic looks like to her.

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They really trust me. They never think I’m faking it and appreciate my openess

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How terrible that would be. As if we don’t spend enough time doubting ourselves as it is. I always think well maybe I’m not that sick, maybe I don’t really need to take all these meds. That would probably make me stop taking meds for awhile and end up getting even sicker. Sometimes people in the medical field don’t think through the consequences of what they say. Why would we fake something that requires us to take meds that kill us. How dumb.

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When I went in for my appendectomy surgery, the Anasthesialogist (sp?) told me that I didn’t need my Antipsychotic.
He was doubting my SZ dx.

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I used to think all these doctors were making up diagnoses on me. I didn’t think I was mentally ill. I never heard them say I didn’t have a mental illness.

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I have been told I don’t look like I was suffering from negative symptoms

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yeee gads. sounds like my luck.

I have got to stop being so calm about anything.

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Yeah the services only care if you externalise your pain. Being in internal torment doesn’t count apparently.

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