You don’t follow all of your doctor’s instructions (or any of them!).
Why it’s key: If you say nothing, she’ll think her treatment isn’t working and ratchet it up, leading to possible overmedication or more aggressive tests. How to spit it out: Tell her why you’re not complying – the meds cost too much, the exercises take too long – and ask if there’s another solution. This moves the conversation from confession into problem-solving, says Katz. Don’t worry that she’ll be hurt that you blew off her advice – she’d rather know the truth.