Monday, October 18, 2010

X Rx: More Lyme Disease

 
"I know these guys. I knew them when I was in practice and some of them were my doctors. I can list all the reasons why they are behaving like ostriches for as long as they can get away with, but the reality is, I don't understand. They aren't dumb, though you couldn't tell from their behavior. So I can only conclude that they are self-serving. Poor patients."

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Typical male doctors.  Ego first, patient second.
 


1 comment:

Joanne said...

I think continually knocking ILADS is harsh many of us have gained significant recovery from following their guidelines on long term antibiotics.

This doctor rather jumped the gun with this post and her later one shows that indeed the ILADS conference did include presentations from other areas as the Patient Advocate so elloquently posted.
http://treatingxmrv.blogspot.com/2010/10/coverage-of-weekends-events-by-cfs.html

Science is still evolving and it is important to keep an open mind on all these pathogens however if treatment helps I see no reason to deny that treatment to sick patients in the same way that this doctor is using anti retrovirals many of us have found antibiotics very helpfull.