Thank you all for your responses.
TKelly - it was seroquel that I was put on. I have had lots of sleep problems and pain.
A rheumatologist actually had the audacity to write about me to my PCP that "her complaints certainly exceed her physical findings"!! What an a**!! My punishment to him is a mere 10 minutes in my body--that should suffice to make him cry "uncle" in about 30 seconds. Why do physicians write such irrelevant and inane blather???
Anyway--I just got home from my EMG tests. The neuro said they were abnormal. She artfully dodged all of my questions as to what she thinks the problem is. I have an EEG and a spinal tap on Monday. I cried all the way home (1.5 hrs) and just can't stop crying. Why? I think it is because I can't relax and have confidence in these doctors who seem incapable of communicating with one another, incapable of communicating with me, incapable of communicating with their front office staff, etc. How are we supposed to be confident that, if the day ever does come that we get a diagnosis, that they haven't missed the mark by a mile???
I am just so depressed and upset right now. I hope none of you have been through this, but it would make me feel better to know you have.....
Thank you all for your answers.
Thank you, TKelly.
BTW, I do want to say that all my negative feelings about doctors do not apply to my PCP. She has been wonderful in every way. I really can't say a single negative thing about her. She is a good listener, communicator, and is very, very bright. She does not have an overblown ego which prevents her from saying "I don't know". I really respect and appreciate her for that.
If you ever meet anyone who claims they have all the answers, run away as fast as you can!!!
"Don't wrestle with pigs; you get dirty, and they enjoy it"
Oh I totally know what you are feeling. I went through the same thing. One doc told me I was shaky b/c I smoked too much! When I finally got diagnosed I was home alone with my 6month old and the doc called and said you have MS and asked me to hold for a follow up appointment. Are you kidding me?! It is awful to feel so alone and the professionals you are looking to help you just make you feel worse. I hope you get some answers soon and I hope that those answers lead to some relief soon!!!
How utterly insensitive!! To tell someone over the phone like that, and then ask if you can hold??? I mean, do some of these people take a class in med school entitled "How to be Crass"??? Unbelievable!!!