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Epilepsy & Seizures | Last Active: Aug 15, 2022 | Replies (29)

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Hi @isittll!
I very much agree with what @jakedduck1 has said. I have also to feel confident about the doctor's recommendation, that it is a good solution for me. Just to give you an example. In 2019, my current doctor at that time has introduced Vimpat, which had terrible side effects and affected very much my life quality. He wanted me to stay on Vimpat and was against replacing it. After 6 months, after feeling worse and worse and not controlling all my seizures, I went to see another doctor so as to have a second opinion. I changed doctors and medication. Very happy to have done it!
In my opinion, the relationship doctor-patient should be a partnership. If you do not feel that, I believe it is worth looking for another doctor.
Take good care of yourself.

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Hello @santosha!

I also feel the doctor patient relationship should be a partnership. The doctor has a way of being controlling in replacing the battery. She just says I think the battery should replaced I'll refer you to Dr. X rather than I think the battery should be replaced I'll refer you to X okay? I have considered another doctor but I do not like changing doctors. I have to have someone learn my whole history which is very complex and I don't want them to add any different medications.