Unfortunately, what you have experienced isn’t just limited to those who are overweight. Woman, in general, are dismissed more by medical doctors than men are. It is insane in this day and age. I almost died from a life threatening chronic illness and it was not until I lost over 20 pounds in a few weeks, unintentionally, that my doctors decided something might actually be wrong. I have heard far too many stories and some of them have tragic endings. Thank you for having the courage to speak out. Maybe if we all did — the medical community would be forced to pay attention.