My doctor can't stand the fact that I do research on my own. I do double and triple check the facts I find and the sources I find them in and rely on the essays of big universities and professors rather than Google search, so it's not like I'm talking complete nonsense. I even figured out the basics of neuroendocrinology (if that's translated correctly, not a native English speaker) in order to understand what is going on with me.
I know the main components of all my meds, what group the belong in, what they are prescribed for, the possible side effects, half-life duration, maximum daily doses and interactions with my other meds. I take my meds only as a last resort and try every other trick up my sleeve, like yoga, first. Still, every time I need a prescription, she treats me like I'm an addict and I practically have to beg for it.
I double and triple check all the facts I find about my conditions and use reliable resources like studies from big universities. I don't 'google search' for 2 minutes and think I'm a doctor. I take that research to my doctor to ask her about it (not to say I know better, but to verify or deny the information I found) and she completely ignores anything I find.
I want a doctor who's open minded enough to think along with me instead of that "I'm the professional so I'll think for you"-attitude. It's like she thinks that being chronically ill makes me stupid. And it's not just me; my roommate has a very rare and painful condition and she gets treated even worse.
Tonight, I'm going to see a new doctor. His website hints that he is experienced in dealing with chronic conditions and very open to new information. It is really the last doctor within reach that I haven't met yet, so fingers crossed it is a good one...