Thursday, February 12, 2015

This is what we're up against | Phoenix Rising ME / CFS Forums

The comment section of Miriam Tucker's new Medscape article is, once again, full of physicians making extremely derogatory remarks about patients with ME/CFS/SEID. Curiously, the article is under the Psychiatry and Mental Health section, whereas one of her recent articles was under Rheumatology.

Here is the kind of ignorant prejudice a new name is not going to overcome. The only thing that's going to change the minds of unthinking people like this is if they can order a blood test. 
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Even after I got a blood test that was 10x normal, I was still dealing with people who were sure I'd somehow faked that blood test.
The only thing that will change the minds of some people is to come down with it themselves.

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