I'm sure many people feel the same especially when it is related to the nerves and you can't get help because the only people who can do anything are on the defensive around misdiagnosing .
But especially when the issue of benefits is in the arena, as belief is very important when decisions are made.
But the most important one' that I' think, is the most important, and that is unless you have them believing you ,(the medical professionals) then getting better is pushed further away, for first is the diagnosing, then the treatment, and then getting well.
So getting them to believe that your pain comes from somewhere in your body, and not an imaginary issue of the mind, must be the first goal of the person who is in pain.
Because there can be a reluctance on the part of those people who first diagnosed you, to look again at what you are telling them.
And finally' if maybe there is an issue around mental health then that to can further complicate matters even for many years.
But I will end my little rant by saying' that as long as you know that your pain is very real, then Two fingers up' to those who do not believe.