Posted by tea on January 15, 2010, at 0:05:06
In reply to Re: sneezing, cough » tea, posted by casse on January 14, 2010, at 21:09:00
I so agree with you, and also with what you perceived you experienced:) I thought there may be "thinking" people on here who had tried it.
I did try posting on a few LDN forums first, but either they didnt get thru(did after a year) or you get 'stomped on".No replies on the actual topic of ldn medication and effects seem to get thru,. or everyone has given up. I do see their agenda of "promoting ldn" as they have achieved so much with it...but it shouldnt prevent open discussion. That and one forum is "vitD is the answer", another is "candida". Some are the doc says..therefore it must be so, even though I doubt those docs understand much of what they are saying. Docs here dont cover biochemistry subjects unless they study themselves as extras, or in postgrad, say in endocrinology, and that is where you learn about receptors and binding etc. Docs can really on report on how their patients are doing, like a stat report or an indivual anecdotal report..and that is IF their reEport is not biased(many are, I'd hate to say the majority- but ALL the docs so far I have been to whi have written books or done research on the subject I consult them about seem to have their own agenda unfortunately.
Studies, yes I could go on about their bias as well, but their fault often lies in their design. Even if perfect they are only averages for the selected sample population..and this sample is often not the best one to show anything, just easier to collect in a given timeframe and budget. If a drug is not effective in a study, it doesn't mean this drug may not be extremely effective for a small subset of these people or even a different subset altogether!
The most benefit from studies so far is the safety aspect, but then again many side effects are not considered in their list.. what is the word only the primary "goal"?..sorry memory lapse here.
Like it lowers cholesterol, but increases or doesn't decrease death form overall causes, but the primary goal was it lowers cholesterol so its passes its criteria..provided large nos do not die during the study lifetime.
The word of any astute intellient person is worth more to me, and if we can share with many and all can have their say then a forum may really help. It helps if people also tell you some of their history or you get to know the people and how they "go" their various drugs etc over time, and you can select those with a similar "makeup" to oneself and listen to them ..sometimes your reactions are similar. If they have found a solution that sometimes saves so much. I know its why people who have found solutions for themselves think it is everyones solution to everything, so we have to be careful in just chiming in as an "expert", as different groups of poeple are different,sigh.
It has happened on all forums in the past few years, that this is the pushed solution ..unfortunately. It was Armour on the hypothyroid forum, then VitD, fish oil, lyme, candida...and similar on other forums on and off. Gee I even spoke against VitD on this forum in its "day", mainly as I knew someone who committed suicide after going on large doses of it(and how do you think I feel as I suggested it and they tried it?). OK I hadn't heard from them for a few months at the time, but last thing I heard was they were feeling improvement on VitD I have NO idea what really caused it, but others have told me they have gone "manic" on it(or large doses of sunlight like in the Arabian peninsula), but I do realise it is critically short in many..just its NOT for everyone, especially in large doses, so at the time of its promotion I couldnt help trying to add a caution.
I think people should really only report on how they went on something and if anything solved or helped that problem.
being able to ask about and discuss everyything openly and without bias does help a lot.