On my most recent visit to my doctor I had presented her with a paper chronicalling the 3 years of progressing symptoms , broken down into 6 month periods, what is new , what is better, questions in red , and other typical OCD things I had written about 7-8 months ago. Many of my questions were things that she actually tested for on my first visit with her in DEC. and the punch biopsy came back positive for small fiber neurapathy. I apologized because the questions were a bit scattered due to not being diagnosed at the time I wrote it and I said I am OCD ( obsessive compulsive ) and she said no one is more OCD than a neuromusular specialist. She went on to say some doctors dont like to get questions about things in this way, but she enjoys them and always learns things about her patients this way. She commented that she could tell an engineering mind ( i am an engineer ) wrote this due to the breakdown in a problem solving way and then said their is a huge push to bring more electrical and mechanical engineers ( not just biomedical ) like myself into neurology and medicine as a whole due to the way engineers think about things ( differerent than doctors at times), can think outside the box and are always problem solvers. I had heard this before when in chicago seeing a thoracic specialist years ago, he had his own mechanical engineer that ran simulations to predict where damage to spine was after injuries to test MRI machines and used them for surgical placements stuff. Now I am not the simulation kind of engineer , i worked labor before I became an engineer , but I do think its a welcome thing in medicine to bring more of the different disciplines in to help.
Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.