What's Wrong with Me? The Frustrated Patient's Guide to Getting an Accurate Diagnosis

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9780071435062: What's Wrong with Me? The Frustrated Patient's Guide to Getting an Accurate Diagnosis

The Rx for solving your "mystery malady" when your doctors can't

You may feel that your doctor isn't spending the time needed to give you accurate diagnoses--and often you are right. One-third to one-half of all symptoms evaluated by a doctor are medically unexplained. Written by two "mystery malady" patients, What's Wrong with Me? identifies an array of often undiagnosed and misdiagnosed conditions and teaches you how to become your own medical detective.

Inside, you will find:

  • The authors' revolutionary Self-Diagnosis Model, including the "Eight Steps to Self-Diagnosis" and numerous case studies of medical mysteries that illustrate the model's success
  • Tips on how to create a partnership with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis
  • Advice on how to search for medical clues on the Internet
  • Techniques for dealing with chronic pain, insomnia, and stress accompanying mysterious maladies

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"What's Wrong with Me? makes a clear and convincing case that anyone can help themselves get an accurate diagnosis, no matter how complicated the malady. A "must" for you or someone you love who is having a tough time navigating the medical maze with anything from unexplained back pain to unidentified children's ailments."
--Judge Marilyn Milian of "The People's Court"

From persistent stomachaches to inexplicable skin rashes, recurring infections, and chronic pain, millions of people suffer with misdiagnosed or undiagnosed medical conditions. Overburdened doctors and an often frustrating medical system leave patients no option but to take charge of their own medical care.

Written by two "mystery malady" patients, What's Wrong With Me? centers around the Eight Steps to Self-Diagnosis, an easy-to-follow program designed to help you take charge of your health, in conjunction with your doctor's advice. Through numerous case studies covering a wide array of conditions, you will learn how to:

  • Develop and track down the clues that may lead to a correct diagnosis
  • Choose the right physicians and create a team of medical care professionals, and learn how to work with them for your benefit
  • Use the Internet in search of valid medical clues
  • Find relief from suffering and learn techniques to live well despite your mystery illness, including advice on dealing with chronic pain, insomnia, and emotional stress

About the Author:

Lynn Dannheisser is a highly regarded attorney who has been in practice for more than twenty-five years. She is also a local community activist and a writer in Miami, Florida. Dannheisser has been a regular guest columnist for the Miami Herald for four years, covering social and ethical issues.

Jerry Rosenbaum, M.D., is a board-certified internist and rheumatologist with more than twenty years of experience as a clinician and clinical researcher.

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