I’ve been trying to lose a substantial amount of weight for the better part of the past 3 years. Without going into exhaustive detail about my medical history over these past 3 years, let me just say that I’ve been to 2 different family practitioners, a nutritionist and an endocrinologist. None of them have shown the slightest interest in actually digging in and finding the root of whatever my problem may be.
I’ve gone to these doctors armed with journals of my eating plans, exercise logs, research I’ve done on possible conditions and tests I’d like to have, etc. The response I’ve had from all of them, paraphrased, has been “You’re perfectly healthy despite your weight. Be happy with the weight you’ve lost (about 30% of my most modest goal) and try to accept the fact that you might never lose the rest.”
Obviously, this does not make me happy, and frankly, I just flat out don’t accept that as an answer.
The questions I’m asking are: What can I do to find a doctor who’s actually interested in spending the time it will take to figure this thing out? Is there a specialist (other than another endo) I should seek out? What would you do for a patient in my situation?
Oh…and if anyone feels like suggesting that I just eat less and exercise more, I reserve the right to stick a traffic cone up your patoot.