Reminder to Self--Don't Minimize!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ann C., Jul 27, 2015.

    1. Ann C.

      Ann C. Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2015
      I just scheduled a visit to my primary care provider to talk about my tinnitus. Of course, today the ringing seem less pronounced. Placebo effect? My ears still feel clogged up, though.

      I have a tendency to minimize my symptoms, and, like most medical professionals, she doesn't get too worried about anything unless it's a life-threatening condition. :)

      I need to be specific and clear with her about how annoying this condition is. Although I'm hopeful that impacted ear wax is the cause, I hope she'll give me a referral to an ENT if removing the wax doesn't stop the ringing.
    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I can't repeat your words enough, when dealing with Medical people DON'T MINIMIZE! ("Capitalize" on not minimizing).

      They take minimizing to mean coping, every time.
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    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      With tinnitus, if you minimize you are fine and coping, if you don't minimize then you have a mental problem.

      Don't expect understanding.
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