I spent many years with increasing problems. I was practically bedridden for 2 years after leading a very physically active life. I saw 7-9 endocrinologists and many other doctors. I was told that I was suffering from menopause, depression, loneliness, lack of self control/discipline, hypochondriac. The most insulting was being told I needed to get a puppy to relieve the loneliness. I've talked to several people locally and they've had similar experiences.