Doctors Telling You Your Health Is More Important Than Money?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mad maggot, Sep 12, 2015.

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    1. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I was going to a doctor who used acupuncture, massage and medicines which cost a fortune but she insisted she could cure my T so I gave it a go. It was costing me over a hundred dollars a week. I went for a while but I have a family to feed! I told her I couldn't keep coming in hopes of her curing me because I simply didn't have the money to afford it.
      Her reply makes me laugh because how many times have you been told this? She said: "Your health is more important than money."
      So I looked at her and said: "To me yes it is. But not to you because you're the one charging crazy amounts I can't pay."
      Strangely she didn't have a come back for that one.
      I realise they are providing a service and ought to be paid for what they do. But sometimes they're just out for the money and don't really care and they do love to throw that profound bit of advice around. Of course health is more important, at least to the person who is ill but if you don't have it they don't want to help.
       
    2. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Ultra expensive "treatment" for T? And she's trying to keep you wasting your money!
      She's a swindler.
      Of course people ask money to give treatments, they have to live, doctors . But this doctor is lying, saying she can cure T. It can work for some people but the majority not. And this is shocking : asking huge amount of money for useless treatment.

      I would have not be so polite with her. She was clearly playing with you.
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Mad Maggot,
      Well at least It might of helped you in some way maybe the emotional side off tinnitus for the money you spent....like your name....lots of love glynis
       
    4. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      I'm sorry to hear that, and I'm sorry to say it, but there is no cure for T.
      I don't want to go as far as to call her a swindler, she may be misguided/misinformed/deluded or whatever, but she's not stating the truth.

      The line "Your health is more important than money" is a classic. It completely ignores your point, sends you on a guilt trip and demands an answer that's in favor of the person asking. It's bad form and very impolite.
      It's certainly very far from trying to help you in assessing your financial situation and priorities, and then giving you advice on how you could spend your money in the best way possible. Which is what she also could have done.

      I think your comeback was (understandably) a bit aggressive, but you certainly stood your ground, which is not always easy. Well done :)
      (You can read more on these 'aggressive verbal tactics' here: http://www.vandruff.com/art_converse.html
      The one above is in there too! It's under "The Salesman's Close". Some are clearly ridiculous, but some others are actually used. Recognizing them can help you identify them quickly when someone brings them up. I then find it a lot easier to respond in a clear headed and polite way.)


      Paying 'a fortune' for a treatment can be justified, but you need a reason to expect it'll actually work. Good doctors will be happy to tell you the chances of success, the chances of possible side-effects, and the expected costs.
       
    5. Barbara777

      Barbara777 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2015
      I went for ten sessions of acupuncture which my insurance covered. I didn't see any improvement in my t so I quit going. I would have had to pay for any more sessions out of my own pocket. I know if I felt it was helping my t I would have kept going. Yes, health is more important than money, but I wouldn't pay for something that didn't show any results. Unfortunately, like anywhere you go, there are truly people who want to help, and others who are just in it for the $$$.
       
    6. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I was once put onto a supposedly great Tinnitus Specialist/ENT who turned out to only be interested in referring people like me to a specific Audiology chain that flogged Neuromonics, and which he was heavily invested in.
       
    7. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Lots of interesting replies.
       
    8. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I did it all and spent tons of $$$: massage, (3 months), chiro (for a year), craniosacral therapy (2 months) and acupuncture (4 months). Massage made me feel relaxed, chiro - not sure, craino also relaxed me, acupuncture- I actually feel asleep on 1/2 my visits so I was relaxed. None of these did anything for my T. They did help me to relax and I am sure helped my extreme anxiety. You cannot expect them to cure any condition. I still consider these methods to be pseudo science. They help you feel good but medically cannot cure any serious problems. Check out http://www.quackwatch.org/index.html.
       

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