I know a lot of us also have horror stories that have nothing to do with the doctor(s) and are simply because the whatever-it-is took forever to diagnose. I've been struggling with one of those for nearly 2 years now. I've seen probably 6 different doctors (one midwife/RN, two general prac., two gynocologists and one dermatologist) and they've tried all sorts of treatments and tested me for all sorts of things. I've tried eliminating all sorts of things, to see if it is a topical allergy. Zip, zilch, nada for all of it. For some reason I haven't yet decided I'll never get rid of it, or I'd probably get really depressed. Sigh. I know I'm not the only one with a condition that stubbornly refuses to identify itself. Oh, and I should say that all the docs I've seen have been very helpful and concerned, and my current gyn is very sorry he hasn't been able to help yet. The dermatologist was a hoot, though, and maybe I should see another. He was obviously not comfortable with looking at my *ahem*, and sort of leaned back and examined me as briefly as possible. It was hard not to start laughing!
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2/18/05 at 8:20pm