I am also reminded of how the chronic fatigue (CFS) label really says “we don’t know what’s going on”. And for dedicated doctors, it says “we are going to find out what’s really going on with you”. (For other doctors, it says “I can’t help you”.) In my case, I was lucky to finally find a doctor who could diagnose it and help with treatment.
From a previous post.
The CFS label is a temporary and somewhat lazy label. It can be helpful as a label that includes a typical cluster of symptoms, and it does give some doctors an idea of what to look for.
I have certainly had my share of doctors who half-heartedly asked some questions and did a few tests, and for whom the label really meant “I can’t help you”. And now finally, one for whom the label meant “I can help you. I won’t give up until I figure out what’s going on with you. I have found several reasons for your fatigue and brain fog, and it can be treated”.