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I'm 17 years old, so all things medical that happen to me are still up to my parents. I had shoulder surgery a few months ago which is healing fine, but I never liked the doctor because I felt he was a little condecending. I expressed this to my parents months before it was decided I needed surgery but they didn't really care what I thought and he ended up doing the surgery anyways. I am now coming up on three months post op and a few other medical professionals have told me they don not think this surgery was necessary. I also have thorasic outlet syndrome (TOS) which we have been able to fix with PT but after my surgery we havent been able to relive the symptoms, they only get worse. I went to a neurologist who I also didnt like because when I told him my symptoms, he didn't belive me. he said I was fine and just perscribed more PT and a medicine to relieve the nerve pain. Two weeks ago I started getting shortness of breath and rib pains. It took a week of begging my parents to take me to the doctor before they finally did. I went to see my general practitioner and she said it is probably just anxiety. It was after that appointment that I began to question if my symptoms were even realy because so many people have told me otherwise, including my parents and other adults I typically turn to for advice. When I went back to my PT and told him that he immediately called my GP to explain that it is not anxiety and my symptoms are very much real, as he has witnessed me suffer through them. I was then sent to get a chest xray which showed up clean. My PT then advocated for a CT with contrast since he fears a blood clot. For this to happen I basically had to go behind my dads back since he claimed it would only cause me more anxiety. The results for that also came back normal. I am at a loss. Personally I would like to go to a specialist but my parents are against it. I am starting to question again whether this is all in my head or not, but I feel like it must be real when I have to put my head between my knees or just sleep because I am in so much pain. I've looked up my symptoms countless times but something would've showed up by now. It's gotten to the point where I hope I just collapse at school where they are forced to call 911 so I will be taken to the hospital and we might be able to get to the bottom of this. I've started to feel so hopeless that there will ever be an end to my pain. The only person advocating for me is my PT but I'm worried he is starting to give up on me also.
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