My history is that I had been dx with breast cancer about 5 yrs ago. I had an MRI done, where it showed what the drs. dx as a syrinx. I went to a neurosurgeon at the time and he said congenital, its not causing any issues, in about 2 min. of his precious time. About a year ago I had a rear end MVA and ever since then my symptoms have been getting progressively worse. I have seen 3 neurosurgeons, all who say its not the syrinx. One of them dx me with Chairi ? I asked why he said Chairi and the others said SM, he said they are both the same but my symptoms are not from that. So..this last neurosurgeon I seen, I printed a copy of the symptoms from the Mayo Clinic site, checked off the ones that I was having and also brought a letter with me, listing all my issues. I took that with me, and a copy of all my MRI's, x-rays, CT's yada yada..she looked at the brain MRI and told me she did not have time to look at the rest. I guess for me, after awhile I feel mentally beaten down by all of this. Which is probably what the Drs hope for. I know I need be loud. I am just getting very tired and burnt out. I believe you are 100% correct that the doctors will not work against each other, even if it means our health. And that is what is so extremely frustrating. I just don't know which way to turn on that.