my doctor saw how fat i was & suggested a sleep study, thinking i may have sleep apnea- she was right. the error occurred when she DIDNT tell me what sleep apnea was!!! so when i got the mask treament prescribed for me, i refused to wear it (cause it felt funny to wear all night when i slept). from what she told me, sleep apnea was ONLY a "rare, breathing issue at night", so with that info i simply figured it was NO BIG THING!!
i didnt wear the mask treatment & it backfired REAL BAD with a HOST of terrible symptoms, so i educated myself on sleep apnea & found the TRUTH- no wonder i became SO ILL!!
i've learned this: dont make the mistake i did of ASSUMING the doctor has told you EVERYTHING about your diagnosis & treatment. i've discovered that it's UP TO ME to find out the info MYSELF!!
and...this wasnt the ONLY case of medical error in this department--i've seen a pattern with ALOT of doctors on this subject-- they simply LEAVE INFO OUT!!
its just this way, i dont know why!!