As I’ve plugged along through the medical system as a Type 2 diabetic, I’ve been confronted numerous times by medical professionals who have no idea that diabetics are not like other patients. I am now at the point that I would rather be a Difficult Patient (“Why didn’t you follow the directions you were given?” “Because they were stupid and might have killed me?”) than a Good Patient (“Mrs. Herlocker, we are VERY sorry for your loss…”)
Sounds like you are at the same place, Annie. (We should form a support group.)
We also went through this with my late mother-in-law. She would have to switch doctors, and the new doctor would [decide Mom needed to be weaned off her anti-depression medication] / [decide Mom would do better with a different medication] / [ask Mom questions to which Mom did not know the answers, and send her in a new treatment direction (this is when Deb started sitting in on Mom’s sessions)].