When your doctors are not able to figure out what may be causing your symptoms, or when treatments are not helping, you can sometimes help in finding the right diagnosis by asking these three questions. What else could it be? Is there anything that doesn’t fit? Is it possible I have more than one problem?
Before every appointment, review your lab and other diagnostic test results. Also review your previous questions and the doctor’s answers. Be sure to bring your new list of questions and list of new symptoms. Be careful to only ask questions pertinent to that doctor’s specialty.
This video is the introduction to a second series of interviews with Huntington’s Disease patient Chris Furbee. The first series was shot a year earlier. His story is inspirational because of his courageous approach to living with one of the most awful diseases in existence. Chris discusses how he got diagnosed at UCSF and talks […]
This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below and I will answer them on […]
Become a Symptom Sleuth In my post earlier this week, I talked about the importance of practicing something different when what we are practicing isn’t improving or stabilizing our health. When it comes to practicing something different, we need to become private investigators of our own symptomatology. This may include keeping meticulous notes about the […]
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