it took me three long years down a very long very dark road once I realized I had a problem, 8 different doctors, 20 different blood test draws (with up to 26 vials in a single sitting), multiple set backs, constant depression, feeling of worthlessness, failure, frustration, apathy, no libido, no emotional control, anxiety, weight gain, fatigue, doctors telling me it was in my head, doctors telling me there was nothing wrong with me, doctors patronizing me, doctors ignoring me, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
you have to be your own advocate, educate yourself, push your ideas, you are the customer, this is your body, your life, don't just settle, FIGHT DAMN IT!!!! get angry, do what ever it takes to motivate you to keep pushing, things can get better, but most just give up the fight and settle for whatever scraps the doctors will give them. God has some amazing plans for you and I, but we can't realize them if we just sit back and let life pass us by. For me, I was able to hold onto the fact that there was a purpose I was going through everything I was facing. Maybe that purpose is to help others, maybe there are other reasons that I don't know about yet, but I am glad I went through what I did. I have grown and am stronger now because of it, my appreciation of my wife who has stood by me, my appreciation for how precious my time is with my children, my appreciation for life overall.