I'm 25 and have been going to doctors on my own since I was 15-16. Doctors should assume I've been going since I was at least 18, right? I look young and could probably pass for 17 or so if I tried. Anyway, my 2 primary doctors treat me really well and get that I understand the system. They don't automatically explain EVERYTHING assuming that there's no possible way I can know, but instead let me ask if I need to. Any specialists or whatever they send me to, though,always treat me like crap and think I can't possibly know anything because I'm young or whatever. Anybody else have this problem? How do you deal with it?
(note: posted by/for friend who's a survivor, not self)