14 things to never lie to your doctor about
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9. How you're really feeling – mentally
You're allowed to answer 'fine' to an acquaintance's 'how are you feeling?' But be straight with how you're really feeling with your doctor. If you're feeling 'blah' – tell them.
Kind of depressed, sometimes, maybe? Say that. Anxious and not sure what to do about it? Be open.
Says fertility specialist Dr Michael Alper, "No matter what, aim to share these feelings with your doctor if you feel unhappy or 'stuck'.
We understand the emotions you may be feeling. By speaking your mind and being honest, no matter how imperfect you may feel, it helps you to feel better. And it helps us," he says.
"An honest dialogue frees your mind when speaking with a doctor. It will do wonders for helping you to process information in a clear manner, recall questions you may have previously had, and give you a renewed sense of confidence and control."