Just a venting session here.......
My sister e-mailed me the other night with the following complaints:
A three ringed "bullseye" rash approx. 6 inches in diameter on her stomach, headaches, malaise....just feeling crummy.
She's very much like me...hikes a lot, in fact her latest trek was in CONN. Did pull a few TICKS off her dog after hiking. A very easy diagnosis right? All above info was reported to MD's. Should've have been as easy as a preschoolers puzzle right?
3 doctors...yes THREE doctors pooh-poohed her suspicions of Lyme disease...her allergist, PCP and 1 other MD. She got so disgusted she went to an emergent care clinic and it took the NURSE there 1 second to look at the rash and listen to my sister's complaints for her to think..."wow...this looks like a case of lyme disease."
She's on abx now and starting to feel a little better.
Gawd I get so disgusted with the medical profession at times..ug!
Anyone else have obvious illnesses ignored like this? I'm sure the answer is yes.