While we all know how much we hate tests and the hassles of going through this bunch of marlarce, I can see why a doctor would like to see where you're at right now. A lot can change in 5 years within the body even though we're not fully aware of it. On the other side of the coin, you always have the right to say you've had enough and that you just don't want to be messed with anymore. In return, the doctor can also feel like you're tying his/her hands since he's being forced to work with very dated information, so nothing can really be accomplished. Sort of like making stock investments with a newspaper dated 2005. There are some health conditions that validate the need for current info.
Anytime we start a new relationship with a new doctor we're all exposed to starting all over again. Unless the tests are very new and current (90 days or less), it's not unreasonable for a highly dedicated doctor to double check both your current situation and the diagnosis of other doctors leading up till now. If we're not willing to accept the fact that most doctors will always demand very current information on anything and everything, then we might as well just stay home and just keep riding it out the way we are, but after 5 years it sounds like it might just be time to look once again and check everything under your hood before proceeding with whatever step is next as far as care, treatment and medications go.
Best of luck you'll get the results you need. Bob.
After an accident in 1997 crushed the nerves in my pelvis, halfway down the calf and at the fibular head (knee), my left leg slowly started to turn color from the foot up, along with swelling and temp change. Within 2 weeks I was diagnosed with RSD. By 1999 I landed in a wheelchair and started a life taking narcotics all the time. In 2004 I got an Intrathecal morphine pump &5 years ago the RSD spread to my right leg and has done around 80% of the damage it did to my left leg in half the time. 1 1/2 years ago I went septic, and the infection did go body-wide. After 2 days in the hospital I then had a clot in my lungs. Both should have killed me, but this time I got lucky. Meanwhile I've been battling blood clots for the last 4 years. A year ago my left leg was ampuated above the knee after ging septic. Guess that about say's it all. Bob.