The Uphill Struggle For A Diagnosis Part 1

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  1. A familiar sorry for so many of us. The battle continues. I have a diagnosis but feel it is just a label to justify the unknown as they “play” with meds to try and ease the symptoms (or at least just shut me up for a while). Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find anything that comes close so dumped the meds for a more holistic approach. Whilst still only chipping away at the corners, I am starting to ease some of the pain. I spend the rest of my time trying to evoke positivity into my life as this is now all I can do. I wish you well and hope you find some answers real soon xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment and well wishes. I think one half of the problem is gender bias (even from female doctors) and the other is the way the human body is still viewed. We’re so often seen as ‘mechanical animals’, separate gears and engines that are only tenuously linked together, and not as an organic system where each part is very much connected to the whole. It’s almost like thinking that the river and the waterfall are two separate entities, and assigning a different expert for each one.

      I truly wish you all the best (and all the spoons!) in your efforts for wellness: keep at it – there are many illnesses that are now recognised, that used to be considered psychosomatic. The more we talk, the more we educate. Xx

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  2. I stumbled across this story after I’d just written a post about my own problems with fatigue. I can relate to your experiences with doctors. Thanks for sharing, I hope you find your solution soon.

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    1. Thanks for reading!

      I actually got a spark of inspiration, from a very unexpected source, that created a sea change in how I dealt with my doctor, which I’ll post next week. I’m also putting the finishing touches to a post about dealing with obstinate doctors, which I hope people will find useful. 🙂 Checking out your blog, now…

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      1. Mine is a bit of a mismatch of things, just wanted a place to get down my ideas when I felt like writing! I’ll be interested to read both posts. I’ll be writing more about health, doctors and fatigue soon. It’s tricky to make a coherent post about things that are so slow moving! You seem to be doing a better job than me.

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