First of all, thank you to everyone who responded with such kind words on my last post. I am taking all your advice and meeting with my doctor about possible depression.

How do I even do this?

I don’t particularly like my doctor—she’s nice enough, but I have a feeling that she views me as a fat patient, rather than a patient who is also fat. There’s never been any overt discrimination, but I can’t shake that feeling. Therefore, I interact with her as much as possible via email with simple questions for simple answers.

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I imagine a big part of me ignoring my issues has been not wanting to talk to my doctor about it. Plus, I’ve never talked with any doctor about mental illness—I’ve sought out private therapists for those issues. So how do I talk with an MD about all this?