First, if you are in pain, SOMETHING IS WRONG. The challenge with most primary care for women is that they are to arrogant to say, ” I cannot find the reason for your pain (or symptoms)!” This would be an honest answer, but would also point out the limitations of the doctors.
Did you know that at least 40 percent of the diagnosis are incorrect. What is a diagnosis? It is a “guess” at what a “person” “thinks” might be” wrong with you. Listen to each of these words and grasp the reality of what they mean. It is not the doctors fault, it is just the reality of medicine. The same symptoms can point to a dozen different condition, or more. Is it a cold or bronchitis, is it a chest pain from indigestion or a hear attack, is it a headache or a brain tumor? This are the differences that a complaint or symptoms might be concluded as being.
It has sadly been shown that there are still patients who take the word of the doctor as infallible, no matter how many other explanations. Elderly women have been told that their joint is “bone on bone” and therefore MUST HAVE surgery or a knee replacement. In reality there is still space and it is not bone on bone and the joint can be in many cases “rehabilitated” and not require a replacement which is dangerous, many times unsuccessful and PERMANENT! Once you have had the knee replaced you cannot go back to dealing with the arthritic condition which might have been helped with other procedures.
Isn’t it amazing that a doctor can say there is nothing wrong and then pick up there pen and paper and prescribe a drug which will do harm to the stomach, kidneys and liver? If there is truly nothing wrong, why the symptoms and why not admit to the limitation of your profession and seek other directions that might have other answers like nutritional supplements that in the long term may improve the healing of the condition by “helping” the body and not doing more damage just covering the symptoms? Why not have a second opinion, not of someone in the same profession but from someone in a different field?
But that would be like going to a Ford dealer and when the customer was not totally sold on the product to suggest they go look at a Chevy. We are always thinking that doctors are gods, or at the least philanthropists who would always be looking out for your best interest. That is not the case and the only one who can look out for you is YOU!