Hi Margot, I had the same trouble as you with a doctor and there was no way he would listen to me. As I was checking out, I told them I would not be back and found someone to replace him. It is so difficult when you are going to the best and he doesn't HEAR you. Bring a close friend, relative with you to your appointment, so when you speak to the doctor that person can affirm what you are saying with a nod or verbal reply. If not that, when the doctor comes in, look at him square in the face and tell him I want you to listen to me in a firm voice. Maybe these suggestions may work. If not, remind yourself that you are doing the best you can and you chose the best. And this should being out a "best"outcome. Blessings.