Arrrgh! I don't understand why so many doctors insist on refusing treatment and act like everything is "normal" and you must just be imagining the problem simply because you are in their range. I totally understand your frustration with doctors and with the system!! You have every right to be angry! To be told that there is no cause for your symptoms when you know that there is...that's one of the most infuriating things in the world. As if you aren't feeling bad enough anyway, then you have to weather their skepticism and refusal to help you. I'm sorry that your doctors are being such idiots, Soccerspeed.
If you don't mind, I'm going to add to your venting... just got back from a family doc who was a real monster. When I told her that my newest labwork from my thyroid specialist showed my tsh around 4, a big jump from 6 months ago, she said "I don't know how his
lab measures but that's considered normal." She then pressed really hard on my thyroid, which is tender anyway, and said "seems fine to me."
I had gone in because I've been having throat and ear pain and a fever and chills (my guess is strep, which I have a tendency to get). She didn't even take my temperature and said I'm probably feverish because of the synthroid! She doesn't think that I should be being treated at all for hashi's despite all my thyroid symptoms and lab work so she's playing out her passive aggression by dismissing whatever else if going on healthwise.
Why is it so hard to find a doctor who gives a damn about you or your health? Why do these people even bother going into the medical profession if they don't want to help?! So frustrated. Thanks for listening