The only ppl I freely chat about my health with are here on this forum, and friends I have made from this forum. I grew up in a family where all the aged relatives found their health the most interminably fascinating topic of conversation (particularly their bowels!), and I grew up into someone who cringes when ppl start subjecting me to their personal health history. I call it The Wind Tunnel Effect, when your hair gets blown back with the force of their enthusiastic self-obsession. If the topic comes up naturally (it almost never does), I may mention ‘oh yes, same here.’ Or ‘have you looked online? DCUK has a lot of info that dispels a lot of the media myths and nonsense.’ Or ‘I found .... worked for me.’ But I ain’t going further than that unless they leap all over it. And I’m certainly not handing my personal health history out to strangers or colleagues. It can get REALLY dodgy when you discuss health at work. I’ve seen it come back and bite ppl badly. as for doctors and nurses, I have always been polite, but appointments often leave me frustrated, angry and despairing. Especially when I have researched the subject beforehand, and can see how the HCP is just running on a hamsterwheel. But that applies to other conditions as well as D.