Re: OT...fugging cold!
- From: Michael B <baughfam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:51:20 -0800 (PST)
That's a wide question with an even wider answer.
Because "education" is such a vague topic.
One of the FMSers has a PhD, but when she was
seeking a diagnosis she went from doctor to doctor
with no prospect of resolution of her condition. The
reason I frequently ask for a person's actual numbers
for thyroid stimulating hormone was because of her.
She kept being told her TSH was "normal". But the
American Council of Clinical Endocrinologists has a
different notion of "normal", and I kept reminding her
to actually get the lab value. After she did the research,
saw the difference, demanded to know the results,
she got it and her clinical course completely changed.
And her primary care physician is now an osteopath
at my suggestion.
She was very "educated", but very ignorant when it
came time to be dealing with her personal health
issues. Especially when her doctors were basically
patting her head and telling her that they knew best.
Care to guess how many people I deal with that have
been treated the same way? Including the ones that
have a massive sigh of relief when they finally get the
fibromyalgia 'diagnosis', as though it had real value as
a diagnosis, rather than simply a comorbid condition
that called for further determination to find the primary
I doubt that what I've said answers your question, but
the real answer is that I'm simply not willing to deal with
people, mainly women, that are not willing to take an
active part in their medical management. So generally
speaking, I deal mainly with fairly well educated people
that have an acknowledged ignorance in matters that I
might be able to help them resolve that ignorance..
In fact, the number of people that have me on speed-dial
probably doesn't include anyone that is not fairly well
educated. Because when they ask me something, I try
to help them have direction rather than telling them what
I think they need to be doing. And certainly, the example
of the lady with the TSH issue is an exception. One of
On Jan 22, 1:53 am, Gigglz <nut...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
michael, from what i read from you...i assume that most people you
deal with are totally uneducated. is that true?
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:46:40 -0800 (PST), Michael B
Remind them that it is a fat-soluble vitamin. Far better
to take it with milk or peanut butter than orange juice
On Jan 21, 7:00 pm, Gigglz <nut...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
since that time, i've had others i know go and get their vitamin D
levels checked as well. helluva discovery!
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