We wasted 9 months on local doctors that did almost nothing in that time. I’ve lost complete confidence in our medical system. My son had so many different doctors, one for every symptom. None of them were talking to each other and each was treating him like their specialty was his only problem. It made everything worse. Try to go somewhere like Mayo, where all the doctors talk and your blood work is centrally located. I’m not saying Mayo is the only place but big well known hospitals see a lot more than everyday doctors see. At the very least, get a consult with another doctor to ask about surgery. I’ve heard about many people that were told by their local doctor that they couldn’t have surgery, then a place like Mayo says they can do it. No one should have to feel bad for so long. I had to fight my sons insurance company to let him go to Mayo Jacksonville, but they finally did. So far, I think they have done ok. I’m not as impressed as I’d hoped to be but I think they will eventually help him. Everything just moves a lot slower than I had hoped for, but still not as slow as locally. The blood work they do comes up within about 4 hours so you can see it. The local doctors took about 1 week to get you blood work results. One thing I didn’t like was that when things came back out of range, I had to call the doctors office and ask what was the next step. I think in the end, they will find his problem and fix it, just slow. The doctors at Mayo do take time with you when you have an appt though. You are not rushed thru like the local doctors.