Our instinct is often to go along with what our doctors tell us, as they're the authority figures. However, it's important to be able to advocate for yourself if you feel like a treatment isn't for you, or if your doctor isn't seeing the whole picture.
This is particularly common in conditions like scleroderma, which are so complicated they can involve multiple specialists treating you.
Before your next appointment, why not spend a couple of minutes watching the latest video from SRUK on shared decision making and how best to do it?
Thank you to SRUK for this valuable content
Scleroderma Queensland Support Group