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Medscape: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Takes Down Doctors, Too

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Miriam E. Tucker: CFS takes down doctors, too

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    Tells story of Gary Solomon, Mark Vink and anonymous Dr. X and Dr. Y - all MDs who developed ME.

    Asked what he would like other physicians to know about ME/CFS, Vink responded "...that this is a debilitating neuroimmune disease, which has got nothing to do with being tired."

    Dr X says that in contrast to widespread misconception, "This is not a psychiatric or psychological illness that can be cured by positive thinking or mere deconditioning that can be cured by aerobic exercise." In fact, "incautious exercise or activity can harm patients."
     
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    At Invest in ME, Dr. Unger said the CDC Information for Healthcare Providers would be available in June. That would mean tomorrow (Friday).

    We've been waiting a year for this "Coming Soon" content. I'm not holding my breath.

    PS: Another great article by Miriam Tucker.
     
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  4. Trish

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    Good article. Perhaps one to show to skeptical doctors.
     
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    We can only hope.

    My money is on the bulk of doctors willing to actually read it would likely rationalize (internally, of course) the physicians discussed as outliers to their population.

    But my faith in doctors is not exactly high anymore, so there is that...
     
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    It would only reconfirm the opinion of those doctors, who do not believe in it, that they are made of sterner stuff and have no cause to be concerned.
     
  8. Wonko

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    Doctors can read?
     
  9. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sure they can. It is handwriting they have trouble with.
     
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    Yes, I think so. What they have trouble believing is that patients can read too. :mad: :mad: :mad: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
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    Got an update today from the CDC on the delayed "Information for Healthcare Providers". I had written to let them know that Dr. Unger had stated the new content would be available in June, and the CDC had missed the deadline.

    For personal reasons, the CDC delay has been a major inconvenience to me.
    Once the new CDC content is available, it definitely requires a new thread.
     
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    Many suffer from Functional Illiteracy
     

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