Hello and Welcome Cassie;
Yes, we have to pay for everything here in the states and the costs are absolutely devastating to most. Our health care system is absolute madness!!
It sounds as if you, at least, finally have a doctor who wants to find out what is wrong and wants to treat it appropriately.
I am sure that you are not really willing to stop taking your meds so that you establish markers (lol). But, I am so happy to hear that your doctor, at least, understands this phenomenon. Here in the states, we have too many doctors who, when the test results are within normal range due to the treatment, tell their patients that they no longer have the disease and then discontinue treatment!
I am glad that you are here and, as you can see, we are all here to help you in any way that we can and we want you to know that you are not alone!
Peace and Blessings
Look For The Good and Praise It!