When you are having symptoms that affect your quality of life, it's important to keep fighting until someone will help you put all the puzzle pieces together…but it's also important to keep an open mind along that journey and to leave no stone unturned in exploring *all* of the potential causes.
If you find research from a credible source that seems to fit the symptoms you are having, definitely bring this to your own doctors' attention.
THIS. THIS is why I am the b**ch mom who always questions every doctor, even getting angry with them. My son can't fight for himself yet (he turns 6 in 2 weeks), and he's been complaining about pain since the summer. Why, WHY do i have to fight with the doctors AND the disease AND my tantrum-prone son (which, I know, is just the Graves, not my sweet and loving boy)
I am thankful that my son doesn't have to advocate AND fight the disease – he's got built in support with his parents. BUT, it's hard to advocate when I don't really know what he's feeling, and he doesn't always know how to describe it. Yet i KNOW he's got joint pain, chest pain, throat pain, headaches, etc….
His quality of life is affected already. I hate this disease.