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Re: I 've given up hope)frustratedmama)blueberry

Posted by ihatedrugs on May 31, 2009, at 0:52:59

In reply to Re: I 've given up hope bleauberry, posted by Frustratedmama on May 30, 2009, at 19:52:01

> Just wanted to say that I agree with your take; however, I was SURE it was something else and have had extensive testing done (thyroid, RA, lupus, lyme, MRI's, EEG's, allergies, homeopathic tests, etc). All of the "specialists" agree that it is "psychiatric" in nature. One doc (a mean spirited rheumatologist) looked in my chart and said "You don't have RA, why are you here? You are bi-polar and should be seeing a shrink". I responded that my doctor said I had low IgG and IgA levels and had referred me to him. He then shook his head and said "Unless you are in and out of the hospital several times a year with pneumonia, I see no reason for you to be here with a simple immune deficiency. Follow up with a good shrink." So, sometimes, digging for anwers can be hurtful- just saying......

I believe that the consensus amongst us is that depression is a symptom and not a disease per se. The problem however lies in the lack of training, desire, ingnorance and arrogance in the medical community who continue to overlook possible causes despite the literature supporting it. To find a dr. who is willing to do a battery of tests
is uncommon and if they do, like the poster above, when they send you to a specialist they blatantly dismiss you and treat you as hysterical and resent the fact that you as the patient may be up to something.
My brother in law is a dr. and he is the most condescending, arrogant sob, who if I dare to suggest something possibly unconventional, smirks at my audacity to question the actual state of medical care today.
And to the above poster frustatedmama, I agree with you that searching for answers is so hurtful and exhausting that you just rather stick with the status quo and give up.
Perhaps we should all organize a strike against some of these doctors and the meds and hit the pharmaceutical industry where it hurts most(their pockets)maybe then they can come up with a good antidepressant to cure their suffering.




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