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Is it common for a neurologist to not support the findings of another neurologist?

I was previously diagnosed with fibromyalgia but then I had other symptoms that were not common for fibromyalgia. I went to a neurologist who tested my large nerves and did a muscle biopsy  to check for muscular dystrophy and only found that I had a myositis condition but did not find any neuropathies. I then went to another neurologist who did a skin biopsy and it was determined that I have an idiopathic small fiber neuropathy I was also tested for and confirm to have autonomic neuropathy and POTS . The first neurologist is now downplaying or discounting my small fiber basically saying it's not a big deal because some of the symptoms that I have he says that I shouldn't be having. For example I am now limping quite a bit do not know why but he said that would not come from small fiber but he looks as though he does not believe that I really am suffering from small fiber neuropathy yet it has been backed by the skin biopsy. It almost seems as though he might be discounting it because he did not test for my small nerves and since he did not discover the illness does not want to accept me as having it. How should I take this?
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