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Honk your horn if you think you will ever get a diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 12, 2009
  • 10:27 AM

I have been trying to get a diagnosis for seems like for ever, at least a year and each day I am getting worse, but no nearer getting a diagnosis, I feel I shall die before that happens.

OK I have liver problems, maybe NASH maybe something more serious like cancer. I have been to experts, and again no agreement. My liver Dr phoned yesterday to say that he did not think my nausea and GURD had anything to do with my liver. All scans just show fatty liver. He ran many many blood tests and said they are fine.

Great so I don't have Wilsons, I don't have hepatitis A,B or C, and the list goes on about what I don't have but not what IS causing my problems. And he sees no reason to see me again, great, fantastic not.

Anxiety, this old chestnut, yes we are ALL anxious who wouldn't be, we are not feeling well and are desperate to find an answer, it is the old chicken or egg question, are we ill because we are anxious or anxious because we are ill/ Don't get me wrong anxiety CAN make symptoms worse especially stomach or pain problems, but?

Does there not come a time when you have to say, you will never get a firm diagnosis and you have to make do with your lot?

So many posts on here from desperate and very ill people, but very few who come back arms in the air saying they have found the answer.

I am not by any means say give up the fight to find a diagnosis but it can ruin our lives looking. Relationships are often ruined, I know mine has been by doctors who can't or won't do what is needed, and there are so many stories of people spending there lives savings looking for answers but never finding them.

A friend said to me once, " Doctors bury there mistakes don't they". how true.


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