Posted by Margi (220.127.116.11) on December 08, 1999 at 10:53:56:
In Reply to: Doctors posted by Todd on December 07, 1999 at 22:45:46:
is that thanks to the ch.com community, we sure feel more educated now and better prepared to talk to docs. We have both learned so much more about CH since the inception of this board!!
The doctors Mike has seen in the past have probably been equally as frustrated as he has been, them not having a clue how to interpret his symptoms, and we have not known enough about CH to put it all together for them.
I remember going with him once to a GP to see about the different sized pupils and you could actually see that it scared her! She had never seen anything like that before and immediately put him on a waiting list to get in to see a Neuro. However, that particular waiting list was 12 months long and, of course, the symptoms were gone and Mike was not in cycle by then.
I guess it didn't scare her enough to push him through the system faster though.
As yet another cluster season approaches and if our "natural" controls don't work, I would be interested to see the difference in the reception we get from a doc now that we know more.
Good post, Todd.
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