WOW - now I want to vent. :lol: I get so angry when physicians start with the "It's all in your head" stuff. Perhaps you should respond with, "Well, if you really believe this is all in my head, then wouldn't it be malpractice for you to be treating me with pharmaceutical drugs like plaquenil, that can damage my retina over time? I mean, if it is really in my head, then these drugs are not at all necessary and you should have referred me instead for psychiatric evaluation." OK, so maybe I get a little carried away sometimes.
I am speaking from experience. My mother was told it was all in her head 30 days before she died. She WAS sent for psychiatric evaluation. We now know that she passed from an unusually rare presentation of vasular disease, probably autoimmune in nature. Perhaps even lupus related. Her death was horribly painful. I share this not to scare you, but to empower you. If you know you are in your right mind (and I have no doubt you are) then don't let ANYONE convince you otherwise. You know your body better than any doctor ever will. Keep fighting for answers.
OK. My tirade is over for now.
Life is measured not by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.