It is so easy for someone with an Invisible Illness to be frustrated and/or disgruntled with the medical profession. It seems that women, perhaps more then men, tend to think that they are being ignored, treated as if they are pretending or lying, malingering, and are subjected to this over and over again to the point that they develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I'm here to tell you that I was there. I'm still there. I know what it feels like, and that's after a diagnosis of dysautonomia, traumatic brain injury with DI, vertebral artery syndrome, hypothyroidism, menopause, hypoperfusion of the brainstem, and more. More than all of that, I'm here to encourage you to Persevere. Keep searching for another doctor, another specialist. Ask other patients on the internet. It's okay. It's 2013 and that's how patients help one another these days.