Yeah, been sent to pshrinks a few times (usually at the recommendation of an incompetant MD who is more interested in getting rid of me than in actually figuring out what's going on with my body), who seem more interested in pushing antidepressants than in actually figuring out if I have a mental condition that warrants such meds... So I've learned to suppress talking about
certain types of symptoms. And unfortunately, even my dysfunctional stomach was initally thought to be "somatoform" and that is what is in my record despite proof that I really do have a motility disorder (gastroparesis), so every doc after that instantly re-diagnoses somatoform instead of taking me seriously. I've had them do tests then tell me, nobody can fake those wacky test results, but then turn around and treat me like a nutcase anyway. Wish I could burn those darn records and start over sometimes, but every new doc I go to insists on getting records from where I've been, and I haven't been able to figure out how to get around that without lying about
surgery or about
other procedures done that did point to a real physical problem. They should teach doctors to take their patients more seriously, because usually the patient really does have a clue about
their own body... Sigh...
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, homeopathy.