No one likes to talk about it, but doctor’s don’t know everything. Gasp! But it’s true. Correctly diagnosing someone can take longer than we’d all like. This is especially true when you have had your symptoms for a long time and have seen multiple specialists. Whether you are dealing with chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, fatigue or mood swings, having symptoms that are not easily seen or found in blood tests makes it more likely to fall into this category. It is demoralizing and frustrating for everyone involved. Although every case is unique, in the video above, I go over some of the most common reasons why people find themselves in this situation. Understanding our system and how we participate in the system can help us work within it to get to answers and ultimately, better health. This video can hopefully provide some insight into why you aren’t getting answers and what you can do to start getting some.
After watching the video, if you are interested in how you can be better organized for all your appointments, check out our Worksheets page! We have tools there that will help you organize your thoughts, medical journey and appointment notes.