i sure can empathize with you regarding "they've thrown their hands up in the air". my feelings are, that when a patient is not "textbook" doctors tend to get lazy.
i've been brushed off, been refused to be seen, given up on, handed over to someone else as well. my PCP, he looks at me a sighs & says "i wish i knew what to do to fix you!"
i'm in NJ and been through a slew a docs...basically because i'm 24! and for some strange reason around here, if you are younger than 70 and have an arthritic problem or chronic disease...docs don't know how the heck to handle ya!
i guess i live in a very geriatric city!
and when a person has multiple complications, it confuses Drs even more.
i've been told..."people like you are reasons we regret going to med school."
so that's proof for ya!
if you're a tough case, keep looking and asking around for suggestions on where to move onto next. i've bluntly come out & ask doctors now that if they DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TREAT ME....can you suggest to me someone who might?
there are a lot of innovative doctors out there with excellent minds, who don't mind taking on the harder of cases.
so don't give up!