If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about doctors through these last few months of being so sick, it’s that they absolutely do not give a shit about you when it comes to most invisible illnesses such as; ME/CFS, Lyme, Fibro, Lupus and pretty much any other invisible illness. If nothing shows up in basic bloodwork (which is usually the case) then we are looked at like a bunch of hypochondriacs.
I have found that if I wanted to get any sort of answers besides the typical “You’re depressed, go exercise.” I have to become an asshole and push for further testing. This is the exact reason that I have been forced to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket for private medical doctors just to finally get some solid answers as to what has been going on with my body (which I’ll go over in my next post)
This has been making me wonder what happens to the large majority of sufferers who can’t afford to go and see an ME/CFS specialist. Seriously, what happens when an ignorant doctor tells a sufferer that they need to exercise and push their way out of this, instead of resting like they should be?
I don’t know, I guess that I’m just feeling frustrated with the neglect and doubt that ME/CFS sufferers have to put up with on a daily basis. I can’t even count how many times I have been told that I don’t look sick and that I am perfectly healthy by some lazy doctor who didn’t feel like running the appropriate tests.
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