Have you ever diagnosed yourself?
July 17, 2008 8:28pm CST
Have you ever diagnosed yourself and have your doctor disagree with you and then have tests come back confirming what you thought in the first place? I have had this happen THREE different times. Most recently I passed out at the gym (yeah really embarrassing!) and after a couple months of expirimenting with different diets/foods/etc... I diagnosed myself as being hypoglycemic (low blood sugar). When I went to my doctor she said to me "There is no reason to have hypoglycemia without an underlying cause." I asked her if there was some test that I could take that would confirm it and it was a four-hour test from hell but it indeed confirmed my blood sugar was low enough to be considered hypoglycemic. I don't mean to sound like a know-it-all but it frustrates me when I am told I don't have kidney stones and that there is something wrong with my stomach when my back hurt so bad an ambulance had to come for me or that I didn't have a rare neurological disorder when the top neurologist confirmed it 20 years earlier. Have you ever had experiences like this? Thanks Zelo
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