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Re: Do Antidepressants extend lifespan? bleauberry

Posted by yxibow on September 1, 2009, at 5:14:19

In reply to Re: Do Antidepressants extend lifespan? yxibow, posted by bleauberry on August 31, 2009, at 21:24:57

> The CDC is a political beauracracy that is in the business of surveillance and monitoring.
>
> They are not in the business of treating actual patients and thus have no direct experience or contact with them.
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> The clearly offer the disclaimer that their testing guidelines and treatments are for surveillance and monitoring purposes, not intended for clinical use.
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> Lyme is extremely complicated. We wish it would be so easy as to say take this ABX for 2 months and that's all we can do for you.
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> You think treating your depression is tricky? Lyme makes your depression look like child's play.
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> Anyone wishing to comment on the topic, one way or other, doesn't matter, should refrain from doing so until they know more than a cherry picked view of it.

I thought I would just stop because its pointless to get into arguments that become uncivil but this is too provocative.


I'm sorry, I don't really believe in generalizations and conspiracy theories. The CDC is a research institution associated with the US government founded just after the war.


One of its first tasks was to control malaria which was still rampant. Yes, DDT was used and we now know that we can't use this and malathion is usually used today, but it was effective against something that was at the time potentially a debilitating disease in the US still.


It doesn't just pay lip service to diseases; monitoring is important to epidemiology and gathering information on existing and emerging diseases in the US.


They continue to provide valuable assistance to first responders and assess threats of potential activity.


They are involved in research as well as prevention of diseases.. that's where the "and Prevention" comes from.


And as for your comment on "cherry picking", people are welcome to post their views on any subject on here just as much as your generalization of an agency.

Yes, the director of the agency is an appointment of the president and if one wants to make any political comments, that's where it can be generalized as "bureaucracy", but many agencies of the government also have some form of appointments as well for better or worse.

But I especially am taken aback that somehow my condition is "child's play" compared to Lyme Disease.


I've been sick for 8 years with a disorder that only parts of it are known, the etiology/onset and source of its continuation are not particularly known unlike Lyme disease which has a blatant and clear vector and organism responsible for what I'm not denying are some fairly nasty symptoms that may persist even after one no longer tests positive for anything.


So to be clear, I'm no happy camper either. Try standing at an intersection and perceive cars going by at 150% and more of their speed, knowing this isn't true, and not knowing any way of controlling this emergent symptom that has been with me for more than two years.

And I could go on with primary and secondary depression, massive weight gain, somatic issues and iatrogenic neurological conditions and a half dozen catch-22 situations.


I hope you have resolution to what ails you but that doesn't require comparison of things, including myself, if I sound upset, I am, but just had to put it out there.

So sorry for implying any above comparison. I just needed to get it out there. I rarely say anything much about myself.


Good day and let's just leave things here.

 

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