Posted by Cindylou on May 1, 2002, at 19:04:05
In reply to Well said Cindy. Best wishes to both you and Colin (nm) » Cindylou, posted by Ron Hill on April 30, 2002, at 22:36:48
... I met with those alternative medicine M.D.'s yesterday. Unfortunately, he didn't advocate much for SAM-e -- I guess what they do there is determine each patient's individual needs, then put them on a vitamin/herb/diet program. They actually have someone in their office who makes up vitamin/herb combos specifically for each individual. They also will distribute vitamins through an IV ... quite interesting.
He wasn't negative about SAM-e, but just didn't seem especially interested in it -- perhaps he doesn't know enough about it.
The whole appointment was kind of a bummer, because I shelled out a lot of dough only for him to tell me that he couldn't do anything for me until he had all my blood tests, urine tests, etc. I won't see him again for 3 weeks. He didn't even suggest a multi-vitamin.
I will ask more about the SAM-e issue next time I'm there -- I was very overwhelmed yesterday, and didn't push the issue much.
Thought I'd give you the update! I am definitely interested in trying SAM-e in the future, once I get myself leveled out a bit after my 2-week "no-med stint." Not a good idea, I've learned (one too many times.)