Does anyone else feel you are discriminated against because you have anxiety?
A few weeks ago my family and I went skiing on vacation, being my first time, I fell and broke my wrist. I bought a wrist brace at wal-mart and babied it for the rest of the time. So when I come home I get to my doctor who takes Ex-Rays and tells me I broke my Scaphoid bone. He shows me in the Ex-ray and sends me to an orthopedic office. That doctor there starts to ask me about my anxiety and how do I deal with it and etc. I was not rude but basically was like I have a doctor for that, thanks. Please fix my wrist, well this is the funny part. He tells me there is nothing wrong with my wrist, that it is anxiety. Hello my wrist is clearly deformed and swollen, well maybe I should take my anxiety meds and some IB Profen. Okay so can you at least give me a splint? Nope, because there is nothing wrong, it is all in my head.
So while I was paying the bill for this service I asked to speak with his nurse, to whom I showed my wrist to and said please I need a splint to keep the wrist immobilized. She looks at me horrified like she couldn't believe he didn't give me a splint or cast it. Then she walks to the cabinet and gives me a carpel tunnel splint.
My doctor said that this bone is tricky to fix, sometimes a splint is better than a cast. Which in my case he thinks the splint is better because I am a constant hand washer. That being said.............I truly feel the other doctor would have treated me different if he didn't know I have panic disorder.