Traditional (allopathic) doctorâs view on Illnesses without a medical explanation COI: I am not quite a traditional Dr: I am a near organic, near homesteader, crunchy granola sometimes hairy-legged woman type even to most Drs. I have Ulcerative Colitis (starting in past year) and have had depression and am dealing with my own issues of illness and disease. Doctors want to fix things, and get gratitude for having done so. Bladder infection, time and antibiotics, better, youâre welcome Mrs Jones. Repeat appointments, Iâm not better yet, that didnât work, maybe you (Dr) donât even believe Iâm actually sick or know what the devil you're doingâ¦. Doctors have a term for these patients- in the UK it's "heartsink" as in the Dr's heart sinks when he sees the patient on the list or as she (usually) walks into the room. Medically unexplained symptoms is the term used in a few papers lately. ME FM MCS are the sorts of things Drs have in mind when we use that term. Lot of resentment/anger at these patients from some Drs. Guess they don't fit our model of we fix you, you thank us. Further they don't fit the scientific model of we can measure what's wrong objectively not with you telling me it happens but noone else was affected that way and it isn't even 100% for you. N=1 sample size and no big research explaining the reason for your illness. In my training I saw a lot of disdain for patients who âwerenât really sickâ. My insight that they were afraid- that without my knowledge I too would be afraid if I were them- has led to my slightly better tolerance of such pts. Furthermore medical science advances in my career lifetime show us that todayâs unexplained symptoms may be tomorrowâs well delineated and treatable disease. Fibromyalgia is actually a described and pretty much accepted disease amongst docs now where it was at MEâs stage- âthey say theyâre sick not depressed but if they try antidepressants half of them get betterâ. This all leads to resentment between drs and pts, drs not able to make pts happy and pts feeling maybe drs are part of a conspiracy to ignore their illness. (See ME and its handlng by the Wessely School school- google them- for a case history of a psychiatrist, Dr Wessely, with clear issues with a disease, ME) Sure some drs vote Republican, own bigpharm stock, some even sadly get gifts from bigpharma. But if we had a magic cure weâd give/sell/offer it to you.