Ok, let's say for months now, off and on, you have had really achy muscles. You have a lack of appetite (except around your period). Your back basically constantly hurts. And you are always tired no matter how much or little sleep you get.
You have tried exercise, stretching, change in diet, cutting out caffeine, OTC pain relievers, etc. and nothing works.
Your doctor keeps sending you for bloodwork, everything comes back normal and they just drop it even though you keep trying to push it. To you it seems like the doctor just blows you off everything you go in saying that you are only tired and achy because you are a stay at home mom to a 4 year old and 1 year old.
Would you trust your doctor? Find a new doctor? Just keep pushing the old one? What do you think could be wrong?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Health
Answer by Syphon at 12:53 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
Ask for a referral to another doc... infectious disease maybe?? Or flat out find a new doc!!
Did they check for Lyme's disease? Fibromialgia?? Just what I could think of off the top of my head. Good luck!!
Answer by Morgain at 12:54 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
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Answer by purpleducky at 1:34 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
If you have had Lyme's disease for a long time it becomes harder to Dx that why I suggest an infectious disease doc to rule it out. Good idea to look for some who specializes in Fibromialgia as well. PCP's arent' often good at Dx'ing the hard to find stuff!! Good Luck, hang in there!!
Answer by Morgain at 2:54 PM on Jul. 23, 2010