I was picking up a refill for one of my pills. The pharmacist asked me if the pills were working. The conversation turned to my diagnosis. I told him about my chronic migraines and small fiber neuropathy. He then said that it is very rare to have two overlapping diagnoses. That typically it is one thing that both are encompassed within.
Being on here, I see overlapping diagnoses all the time. Does this guy not know what he's talking about or what?
I only wish they didn't overlap! A pharmacist is not a doctor so I would say it is not his area of expertise. Although one would think seeing that many people on meds he would get it. On the flip side doctors seem to like to lump everything under one condition.
I have many diagnoses that overlap. My various doctor's have told me over the past 15 years that this is expected with autoimmune disorders. From what folks I know tell me and according to many here, I think it seems very common.
I think part of it is that many people bring up the diagnosis that makes the most sense to them, or affects them the most. I have/had CRPS (meds keep from relapse), alongside many other diseases, but usually only mention CRPS because it changed my life.