Don't get me started on doctors. I've been chasing them for years trying to get them to tell me what's wrong with me. My new mantra is that having an MD doesn't grant you common sense. I have literally been going from doctor to doctor for YEARS... I finally changed endocrinologists because my previous doctor tried to tell me my thyroid cancer wasn't metastatic--I have photographic and diagnostic PROOF that it had spread to a major lymph node, he swore it hadn't spread... UGH UGH UGH... and when his answer to my TSH being 27 was to take an extra pill once a week I was over it. It was actually my new endocrinologist who figured out (ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!) that I wasn't ABSORBING my medicine. She was the one who opened my eyes to celiacs, and as soon as I saw this site, I knew... all those things I had been suffering from for so many years... one more UGH and then I'm done ranting.
I understand the ignorance of the general public, but it makes me very sad when doctors perpetuate it.
YOU know when something isn't right with your body... good for you for pushing forward and not taking IBS for an answer.
Hugs, and feel better!
Thank goodness for the internet because YOUR story needs to be heard! That is amazing what it took for you to get help. I'm so glad to read that some of your symptoms are improving and I hope your thyroid meds can start working for you asap. I think too many of us (ok, me) are too trusting of someone with MD after their name. My eyes are being opened. Better late than never. I think they still serve a valuable service and will continue to see my doctors but I am ready to be more proactive for myself and not take everything they say as "The ONLY" answer.