Treating the Symptoms Not Taking Care of the Problem
In pain, the doctor gives you a medication to alleviate the symptom. What caused the pain? Is there a plan to discover what exactly caused the problem in the first place? It is so much easier to just fix the symptoms than to dig deep and find out what the problem is. Think this is only for medical problems, think again. If you have an issue in your life, how easy is it for you to discover what is at the root and fix it. We have a tendency to either ignore the problem until it can no longer be ignored or we run from the situation, thinking that time and space will make the problem go away. Neither works and both can be detrimental in the long run. For instance, you have chest pain and you put it off thinking it is just indigestion. You chomp down on antacids until you have a full-blown heart attack. Happens more than you think.
The faucet drips, you take a wrench and tighten it. One day the pipe burst and your bathroom is flooded. See I told you putting things off is not always the best policy.
How do you get the doctor to take you seriously that something is wrong? Be persistent. Be your own advocate. Be informed. Doctors are only human and if you don’t stand up for yourself, no one else will until it could be too late.