Blanket Diagnosis AKA They Don't KnowApr 14, 2022
If your labs are normal or the doctor can’t figure out what is wrong with you, they will frequently give what we call a “Blanket Diagnosis” which is basically a label for symptoms.
Common labels are
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
But if you get a diagnosis like that, WHY? Why is the body doing that? Don’t just try to squash it. You have to find out why it’s happening and fix THAT.
When I’ve worked with patients who have come in having received one of these “Blanket Diagnoses”, I don’t find the same underlying issues causing them.
For example, two different people who come in with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome do not test for the same supplement program and do not have the same underlying issues causing their symptoms even though they may have the same set of symptoms!
Even if two people come in with Hashimoto’s or Hyper/Hypo Thyroid, they do not test for the same underlying issues. Even with the same diagnosis, two different people will have different underlying issues causing the same thing.
Meds are used to force the body into a certain state. They do not address what’s causing that dysfunction. Even if you get on meds and get temporary relief, if that underlying reason is not addressed, it will turn into other symptoms that you won’t even realize are connected to that original problem and on top of that, the meds will have side effects and cause even more dysfunction over time.
Back when I was sick and had so many crazy symptoms for almost 10 years, every doctor I went to tried to get me on anti depressants or anti anxiety meds because they couldn’t find the answers so it had to be in my head when in reality, I had a choline deficiency that was impacting my liver/gallbladder function and nervous system that didn’t show up in their labs.
If you get a “Blanket Diagnosis”. Don’t give up and keep trying different Naturopathic or Holistic Practitioners until you can get some real answers. You have to treat the source, not the symptom.