Now, I would like to share with you my simple "health coaching" approach to help manage these types of presentations.
I usually say to my patient the following...
"How I would describe your set of symptoms is that it is an atypical problem. It is quite confusing and I am not certain as to what the problem is exactly at this point. With these sort of problems, I often think of 3 possible explanations.
- It is a typical problem and the Doctors who you have seen including myself, have not got our thinking hat on.
- It is a rare problem and it will take a longer time to work it out.
- There is a underlying emotional content and hence, making it a bit confusing.