I'll be going to the doctor's for my yearly physical, and I have very minimal school-affiliated health insurance. I gained weight before my last physical, so I will probably weigh a difference of 40 pounds since my last visit. I'm concerned that if "PATIENT HAS AN ED" appears on my medical charts, I will be charged more money for insurance. Not necessarily while on this plan, but if I'm seeking my own insurance plan in the future. I'd like to avoid this happening, in case I am able to recover on my own (or with therapy alone). I don't want to do irrevocable damage to my records (yes, I recognize the irony in that statement).
The same goes with the dentist. I have always been a model patient with them, and they always comment on how well I clean my teeth, but probably due to my purging (typically, 30,000 calories a day) they have noticed some gum recession in the last year and declared it was due to "brushing too hard."
What is your experience lying to/being honest with medical practitioners? What is your experience with saying nothing; how have they responded independently to significant changes in weight? Obviously honesty is technically the best policy to preserve one's health, but I feel as though sometimes it can be better to try and slip under the radar. Please keep in mind that I am an extremely secretive question, so if lying to a doctor on this scale sounds ludicrous to you, realize that I conceal almost everything and it isn't so out-of-the-ordinary to me (and also, I have a history of convincing myself that medical issues will just "go away").