My doctor doesn't listen to me at all, and due to the doctor shortage I can't switch. I even went to him once to get my thyroid tested (my family has a history of thyroid problems and I was showing symptoms) and he told me to get a pedometer and eat on a smaller plate (after I told him about how much healthier I am eating and my gym membership)
My mornings at work are basically a write-off as I spend most of them running back and forth to the washroom and trying to focus through the discomfort. I've tried telling every doctor I know about how when I was an infant I threw up everything I was given to the point where I nearly reached the point of having to be hospitalized, no doctor had the time to figure out what was wrong, and I still haven't seen a specialist besides my IBS diagnosis 10 years ago now. I have a feeling it's all related, but no one will listen. I even get nauseous really, really, easily.....but once again, mention that and they think you are pregnant.
But that's fine, I know one day I will be hospitalized for something, and they will look at my charts after numerous tests and play hero when they take the time of day to find out there's something wrong, and I can say "I told you so."
Just because I am bi-polar, no one takes my claims seriously, even though I have been honest with them since they took me on as a patient.
Is it so much to ask to be able to go to the bathroom less than 10 times a day minimum and not have abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, pain, and bloating?