By David Hucks from MyrtleBeachSC.com
"We often assume that doctors have all the answers. If we visit a doctor with a problem that is impacting us, we expect them to be able to tell us immediately what’s wrong and hopefully provide the right solution. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Research suggests that 30 million people in the US alone are experiencing a mystery illness that doctors simply can’t diagnose. So, a problem like this is far more common than most people realize.
It can also have a significant impact on your life. For instance, a mystery illness could cause you to feel pain. If you don’t know the reason then this can be frustrating at best and feel completely hopeless at worst. It could also impact your mobility and even your mood.
Great tips on how to approach a mystery illness like, duh, don't google it. WebMD is not your friend. Tests, Doctors, Lifestyle. We think you need one more that wraps these up into a nice package: The Symptoms Log. One place to track all your symptoms. This will help your doctors see the full picture of everything you experience. If you get a second opinion, you'll have the same notes + the tests. If you make a lifestyle change, document that too. All the things your doctor wants to know!
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