Hi, I'd prefer to chat offline, to write me back, if you feel like it, you can click on my name and my e-mail address is there. Thanks.
I did see Dr. E ongoing (NJ) and now have another LLPA and LLMD that I see (JS, JM). None seem to be able to figure out or control my strange parch waking dehydration episodes. I have some sort of genetic piece that is intertwined here, metabolic anomaly likely brought out by lyme and opportunistic infection. My docs are insisting that I keep seeking out an endo who will take me on. Not many doctors want to take on a patient whom is a bit of a puzzle or whom they have no immediate answers for. Not many are willing to experiment, to look at a bunch of paperwork that I come with, etc., etc. You probably know the drill. Since I struck out with a lot of endo's (I have neither Cushings nor Addisons), I tried to get consults with different LLMD's to see if any of them had seen this bizzare sleep issue. This doc that I was recommended to has treated people with salt-wasting (LO) Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, which was my former diagnosis.
Regarding the rejections, a lot of us have had them. If they don't reject you directly, they say things like 'there's nothing wrong with you that I can see' or 'this is impossible'. The most recent sleep doc I saw actually said that the sleep test that NYU did had impossible results: "You had 147 jerks prior to Ativan?-Impossible". These jerks should be intermittent and mild, he said. And with that had no interest in helping me.
How many of us have been turned away from docs or hospitals, our applications denied, because we have Lyme? I applied to them all. One I got wait listed for, and they said it would take at least a year.
It's like applying to college, only your life is on the line!
Ok, ending this public thread.