So have any of you out there heard of or watch the Fox TV show, House? It is about a brilliant doctor with horrid bedside manners. Despite being brilliant, Dr. House can never identify the patient's problem right away. He spends the entire episode trying out different methods of treatments. If treatment A works, then the patient have one disease. If treatment B works, then the patients has this disease. If one of the treatments doesn't work, then the patient gets sicker because the disease they do have doesn't like the treatment plan.
So this has been my experience for the past 8 months. Unfortunately, I have been bumped from doctor to doctor to doctor. All of them have tried something and none of them have had success. After their attempts at treatment fail, they send me on to the next doctor. As annoying as this has been, at least they have all been kind and honest about the situation. I have now discovered the Real Dr. House. His bedside manner is about equal to the TV Dr. House and his idea of treatment is about the same. One month, its this set of medicines and next month it is another set of medicines.
I'm not sure I agree with testing a bunch of different medicines in an attempt to get a full diagnosis, but at the same time I really want a solution. I've talked to several different doctors and this seems to be an okay method to them, but then again, it isn't their body that has to handle all the different combinations. So have any of you out there experienced Dr. House? What did you do in the situation? Did you trust your doctor unconditionally or worry that you were just a guinea pig? Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!