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How Doctors With a 'God Complex' Contribute to Medical Gaslighting

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“Lose weight.” “You look fine to me.” “Your labs are normal.” “Are you making this up for attention?” If you have a chronic or complex illness for any length of time, you’ve probably heard these over and over.

This is the reality of having to navigate the American Medical Industrial Complex. The main discussions around “fixing” this system revolve around runaway costs and access to insurance coverage.

However, there is another massive contributor lurking behind physician doors: ego and the God complex. I’ve been in this system for over four decades trying to seek care for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s, and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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