Medical gaslighting
Medical gaslighting is when your symptoms are dismissed, minimized or disregarded by a doctor. It’s a confusing and humiliating experience, as if your lived experience didn’t really happen, and it leaves you to continue on without help for your condition.

That medical gaslighting happens has received some attention lately, but I don't think it's enough. I'm collecting our stories one by one toward activating a conversation about change.

You can share your experiences here. I will hear them with the respect they deserve.

It’s confidential. This form does not extract or request any information about you. I’ll receive only what you choose to write. I think the first step is the opportunity to be heard.

— Alexandra Jacoby
Please describe your situation in as much detail as you can. *
What were you experiencing that led you to consult a doctor?
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What were you thinking? *
In addition to a description of physical symptoms and sensations, please share if there were questions on your mind, what your beliefs were about the situation, how you felt throughout the experience.
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Please describe your experience with the doctor. *
What was it that felt dismissive of your symptoms and experience?
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What did you next? *
For example, did you see another doctor? A different kind of healthcare or wellness provider? Did you seek information or services from another source?
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How are you now? *
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What would you do if you found yourself in a similar situation again? *
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Anything you'd like to add? *
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