We work a lot with Meniere's Disease sufferers. The classic symptoms
or Meniere's Disease are
vertigo, hearing loss,
dizziness and pressure in the ear. It's tough
enough to have these symptoms: let alone trying to get help from
doctors who are too busy to listen.
Meniere's people know that doctors don't have many satisfactory,
long-term answers. So it's a discouraging visit to start with. There
is no cure, and often times…no hope.
The day comes and you get yourself ready to go to your specialist's
office…you finally attend your ten minute appointment after waiting
sometimes up to 6 months…so you really value this occasion and want to
make the most of it. Normally your appointment would be interrupted by
phone calls and knocks on the door.
Usually you are tired and depressed and anxious. But not this time!
TODAY YOU ARE PREPARED!
You enter the examination room at last with your CLIPBOARD and
QUESTIONS: all of them. And you ask for permission to lead the
conversation with these questions that you have so carefully and
hopefully put together. And you ask, " PLEASE, would it be OK to take
I guarantee you will have your doctor's complete and careful
attention. …no interruptions…no phone calls.
However, I must also warn you that your doctor may choose not to
answer your questions or allow you to take notes. But that in itself,
is an answer. The bottom line is that this is your body. You have
lived with it for years and know it very well. It takes courage to
take back control of your health, but any true health care
professional will be glad that you are ready to do so.
We have put
together these two comprehensive articles on working with your doctor: