Do you feel that your Doctor is listening to you?
April 11, 2011 10:34am CST
I had a very bad experience when I was 15 years old. Ever since I got seisures. My seizures are only kicking in when I cant have enough sleep. So my main problem is that I have a sleeping problem. Everytime I am going to my doc. she gives me a new seizure medicine. I try to explain that I need a good sleeping pill or something that makes me sleep. But she said "First things first" we need to get rid of the seizure. I just think she is not listening to me. Now after almost 4 years of changing seizure meds with no luck at all I am changing the doc. Did you ever had such an experience?
12 Apr 11
My previous doctor was really good. He would sit and chat/listen to the problems that you had and explain everything from the possible causes, symptoms to the course he was goig to take and what to expect, he would also reasure you with alternatives further down the line if the first course of action didn't work. But, he moved out of the area to another town miles away and I was left with looking for a new doctor. I moved to one closer to where I lived. My new doctor has never got out of his chair and examined me at all. I went to see him 3 weeks ago complaining about a bad lower back and the only response I got was, "Have you suffered with this before?" "Yes." "What did you take for it?" I told him the medication I took 15 years ago and he just filled out a perscrpt and said "Is that all." Everytime I see him now I tell him what I need and I get it. Where is the medical care. I hate taking tablets, which is just as well because if I was a hypocondriact I could just go in tell him I needed ..... and get it. I am moving house soon so have decided to stay with him until I move and then change doctors as well.
• United States
11 Apr 11
Oh yes. quite often. They act as tho their education outweighs my experiencing whatever health issue is in question at the time, because 'What could I possibly know about it?'...For instnce, last year I suffered from Congestive Heart Failure and the water gain/swelling is an important issue. Well, the swelling is down to where they check only my legs and feet anymore and comment and fiddle with the medication to resolve the issue. I have told them that swelling in the legs has been suffered in my family for at least a couple generations but those generation did not have CHF. They've been told how I badly broke my right ankle in '75 and how it stays swollen most of the time since. And they have been told how I have no arch at all which adds to the swelling...BUT, as I only have experienced these things over my years and not been educated in CHF I know not what I'm talking about..AAAAArgh!!
• Pamplona, Spain
29 Jun 11
Hiya Gothicana, One of my Sister in Laws has very severe seizures and has had them all of her life. They are forever changing the medication as she is long term in her illness. I think that they change the medicine to relieve the Kidneys of so much burden as she has to take so many tablets yet she still has fits even now. When I used to take my Sons to the Doctors most times I always had the impression that I was invisible and of course they were not really listening to a word I said. Changing your Doctor is a good idea if you are not happy with her. I had one when I was pregnant once and he tried to tell me that I did not know what going into Labour meant. I could not believe my ears and I changed that very same afternoon. Also I never looked back either.xxx