Are you Reluctant to go to the Doctor?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
November 21, 2007 9:49am CST
I think I am rather reluctant to go to the doctor. Well, I must say that I've been very lucky so far, since I don't get ill, I hardly ever been ill in my life, so I haven't needed doctors that often. But the few times that i have, i have been really reluctant. It's not that i fear doctors or that i don't like them, i Just always think i am fine and i don't need to go to the doctor, until someone like my mother kicks me to the clinic lol. So how are you when it comes to going to the doctor? are you reluctant to go? why?
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
21 Nov 07
I hate doctors and dentists and hospitals and everything connected to those fields. I have been lucky so far and haven't had to go too often. I hate needles the most of all and I think that may be the root of my problem. The only thing that gets me in for a physical is my professional drivers license, I am at the age where they insist on medicals every couple of years. Getting older sucks!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Nov 07
hehe, well yes, getting older is not the best thing, but we must assume it as something natural. I am not a big fan of needles either, but i don't think i am scared to them. thank you for replying.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I am 53 and haven't liked going to any medical proffesional since childhood. No bad experience just don't like them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
21 Nov 07
I dont really like to go to the doctor. I am way overdue my check-up, by about 4 years lol. At this stage I am just afraid of what he might tell me. I also have my husband asking me everyday have I made my appointment..... But I will have to make my appointment in the next couple of days. :-)
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@Lifeless (2638)
• India
24 Nov 07
No, not at all.. If I am not well, then I find it good to visit the doctor so that he can advice me the right medicine to take.. Otherwise it may happen that I don't take the right medicine....
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
24 Nov 07
Thank you for replying, lifeless.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Hi lIghtninStrike! Yes, i am like you and one of those who really don't like being around the hospital so much. I guess, so far i am lucky to be healthy in a way and not having any illness for the longest time. Take care and have a nice day. :)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
24 Nov 07
thank you for replying and have a nice day you too, faith.
• India
22 Nov 07
Hi LightninStrike! I don't like to go to the doctors and injections sure scare me a lot.I must say that I have not got any serious illness which requires me to get hospitalized so far. But I do get migraine very often and as I am accident prone I come home with one injury or the other. Normally I go for home or known remedies or call and ask my Cousins who are doctors as to what is to be done.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Nov 07
Thank you for replying, lovelydame.
@fanji008 (782)
• China
22 Nov 07
Hi,there! I'm not willing to go to see the doctor but I'm not too reluctant to go to a doctor if I really need to. When I was very young,I needed to go to the doctor.It was easy to get a cough or a cold at that time. Well,it's becoming better these years. I prefer to eat some medicine at home if it's not too serious:) I hope everybody can be very healthy and don't go to see a doctor that often! Thanks for the discussion and have a nice day^_^
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Nov 07
Thank you too for replying and have a nice day as well, fanji :)
@mummymo (23707)
22 Nov 07
Well sweety I have to see the DR every few weeks as I have a few health problems and I learned a long time ago that not telling them the truth or not going when you need to can make your health problems a lot worse! I guess the answer is I don't really have a choice so it is just as well that I have a wonderful doctor who knows me really well! xxx
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Nov 07
Well when you really need medical attention on a regular basis it's completely different. Then confidence and trust on your doctor is essential, because after all it's your health what it's at stake. I am glad that your doctor is wonderful. hugs honey.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
I don't actually mind going to the doctor unless its a gynecologist. LOL! I am used to doctors and feel comfortable with them. I don't mind much being pricked or examined much except when its a gynecologist who is doing the examining. he he he! I can only take so much so to say.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Nov 07
Good thing i don't have to go to the gynecologist....YET!! hehehe. thank you for replying, cd :)
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
22 Nov 07
The only reason that I am reluctant to going to the doctor is having to pay the copays and any medication costs that could occur from seeing the doctor. I like my doctor plus she is very pretty and usually gets me healed quickly. I do not worry about any procedures that she may have to do on me or if she has to refer me to a specialist. I could not ask for a better doctor than who I have now.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Nov 07
I know what copay is, but I am lucky enough to say that it doesn't exist in Spain, at least not yet lol. Our public healthcare is one of world's best, and it's totally free, and i think that's how it should be.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
22 Nov 07
I don't like going to the doctor either. I don't think that it's the doctor that I mind so much as the wait in the waiting room. When you aren't feeling good and then you have to surround yourself with more sick people it just makes it even worse. And I seem to always have to wait a really long time. I would much rather just suffer in bed at home.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Nov 07
Being in a queue always sucks, and if you're feeling ill it's even worse, no doubt about it, so i agree with you in that aspect. Thanks for replying.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 07
I am just like you. I just do not like to see the doctor. I will only go if I am really sick and really sick means that I have no more energy to stop people from dragging me to the doctor. LOL!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Nov 07
The funny thing is that i don't feel bad with going to the doctor. I mean, obviously i hate to be ill so that i have to go, but the doctor itself doesn't scare me or annoy me. But i am incredibly reluctant to go for some reason...It could be that I am lazy hehe.
@azimsay (545)
• India
22 Nov 07
Yes I am also reluctant to the doctor because of my illness,so far I am also feeling well.But it is not every time because some time we become ill.I n cold days we willbe ill.
• Australia
22 Nov 07
Yes, I am so scared to go to the doctor and even worse with the dentist! I have no idea why but I avoid it at all costs! However, I do organise a lot of preventative measures! I take good care of myself and am generally very healthy!
• India
22 Nov 07
Me too. I am very very reluctant to go to a doctor for many reasons. In my childhood, GPs & Paediatricians were a completely different lot. Most of them had a way of dealing with children (I don’t know how they dealt with adults then) and offered candies as an easy distraction while they checked the ailments. They were also a more avuncular lot. But medics these days are a lot more professional, no-frills and tech-savvy lot. The clinical eye for diagnosis is fast disappearing and instead a battery of tests need to be conducted for a GP to conclude a simple case of common cold. Top all these with the medicines and treatment common ailments are gradually becoming way too expensive for the common people. So I try to avoid docs as much as possible. Another thing that helps is the fact that my husband is in the medical line so he can diagnose a lot of common ailments and prescribe medicines for them. and as long as I am cured and my pocket stays happy, I am happy too!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
Well, I'm not sure wether reluctant is quite the right word for me. Hate, maybe better, lol! No tuthfully, I don't know what it is about going to the doctor, but I feel myself getting quite tense waiting in the waiting room, even just trying to make the decision to go see a doctor gets me a little anxious. I'm not really sure why, because the doctor I see is a nice guy, and very easy going, yet it doesn't seem to matter. That's probably why I don't see him very often!
@lihang (4)
• China
22 Nov 07
i think it is necessary to see a doctor if we are ill,this is because it will make our body more serious .my fried is a example ,he had a couch ,but he didn't see a doctor ,he thought it was not serious ,but a few days later ,he couldn't got up ,untill then he realisd the important of health .in a word ,we must go to see a doctor when we are ill .
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 Nov 07
heck yeah! I am also reluctant to go to the doctors. The price of consultation has been increasing so much, I am finding it painful on the pocket to go see the doctor. Years ago, when I was younger, consulting the doctor to get medication for a fever and a cough only cost
• United States
22 Nov 07
i'm reluctant to go as well.. only i don't like going. i've never particularly had a bad experience at the doctors office..i just don't care for going, haha. but, fortunately, i too am lucky. i don't get sick very often - except for strep throat and a pretty bad allergic reaction to something [they never found out what] earlier this year.
@meenneixz (668)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
yah i am, because im afraid to know the sickness im ill of, if im just at home im confident that i only have some mild sickness that could be healed by time or some tablet or herbal, and it only cost little while in hospital, the hospitalization is very expensive...
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
22 Nov 07
i very rarely go to the doctors. for one thing i do not have insurance on myself and i really can't afford to go for no reason. i feel healthy and assume that i am. last year i did go when i felt really bad and began coughing up blood. turns out i had broncitis. I had to pay alot of money for the visit and antibiotics but I did recover quickly. I have not missed a days work in 20 + years and i don't have any sick days or personal days where i work. i am very , very lucky and yes...playing with fire as I am over 50 years old.