I've gotten progressively worse over about a period of five years. I've had trouble breathing, especially while I sleep, for years. My throat feels swollen, and I'm always getting respiratory ailements, like bronchitis, sore throats, etc.
I've had all sorts of diagnosis, including asthma, allergies, Vasomotor Rhinitis, atopy and systemic candidista to name a few. I have been treated for all of them. None of these treatments have worked.
I recently returned from the Mayo clinic, to which I turned to as a last resort. They didn't tell me anything new, they just smuggly told me I have asthma, and prescribed several thousands of dollars worth of medication, all of which I've tried before.
Now, I don't know what to do. I've tried everything and come up with nothing. I have simply given up seeking medical treatment, and I believe I will just have to live with my poor health. As a result of my breathing problems, I can't even leave the house in the winter, and I live in a very cold climate (Eastern Canada).
But you know what really burns me? What really *****s me off? The attitude of the doctors. How almost without exception, they all shared one thing in common. They did not even let me finish reading them my list of symptoms I had prepared (I never went to a doctor unorganized) before they had made a diagnosis, which they would refuse to go back on even if I told them something which cancelled out their diagnosis. For instance, after one of the countless doctors diagnosed me with asthma, I pointed out that I had tried almost every asthma medication available in the western hemisphere and none of them had helped me. But they just sit there, write me the prescription for the same ******n inhaler every time, then mumble something about coming back in a month for another appointment. This has happened to me more than a dozen times over the years for asthma diagnosis alone.
So I'm at the end of my tether. I guess I just have to accept my life for what it has become.