Someone on another site today admitted he lies to his doctors. He says they are very judgemental when he admits he is not doing the right things to have good control. They even treat him like he doesn't care about getting that control. He has a new doctor now who is kind and understanding and does not downgrade him but he is still telling a few lies. He is ashamed of admitting his bad habits.
I have lied to some doctors in the past but that was a long time ago. Now I have a doctor (for 31 years now) who understands me so well and I do NOT lie to him. We have built a great trust and friendship. If I do something completely different and it is working he makes a note and approves. It might be unpleasant the first time we lie to a doctor but if he/she is a good doctor and not judgemental then we owe it to ourselves to be completely honest so we can build that relationship of mutual trust. That is the kind of doctor-patient relationship that we all need. It is up to us to plant the seed and watch a great relationship grow!!
OK, I will climb down from my soap box and hush now. If any of you are guilty of lying to your doctor(s) please think about this and do the right thing for the sake of your good health.