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Re: Dr's or PA's

Posted by bleauberry on October 18, 2019, at 16:28:21

In reply to Dr's or PA's, posted by joe f on August 19, 2019, at 14:46:51

I don't mean any insult whatsoever to anyone reading this. I offer only a personal opinion. That is, I do not feel psychiatrists, PAS, or most family doctors to be competent when it comes to mood disorders. That's because the vast majority of them don't know how to diagnose some of the major causes of mood disorders, they are unaware of the causes, and they focus too narrowly on what is happening in the patient's body.

What do I mean by that? Well here is just one example to make the point.

I got depression out of nowhere for no reason. It just hit. It was diagnosed as depression. For the next 20 years I was bounced from one failed cocktail to another, all sorts of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and all sorts of OTC experiments.

During that time I saw a total of 12 specialists - most of them were psychiatrists, several doctors, several nurses. I spent over $120,000 out of pocket. I had literally backpacks full of failed prescriptions and supplements.

Then a Nurse Practitioner one day says this to me, "Gee it looks like Lyme, it could be Lyme, Lyme is very psychiatric, but testing is terrible, too inaccurate, we could just start you on antibiotics and see what happens?" I said ok. I had a dramatic response. 3 years later I was in remission. The entire time they missed it! It was Lyme the entire time! I want a refund!

I also had 3 Lyme lab tests during those years. All were negative. One doc looked through his glasses across his desk at me and said, "I am happy to inform you that you do not have Lyme". That was the kiss of death. What didn't tell me, probably because he didn't know, was that those tests are no more accurate than flipping a coin. They are wrong very often. And still.

So I generally have great distrust of medical professionals except for these:
1.They've lived it themselves - the depression or lyme
2.They have a great deal of extracurricular training on psychiatry and lyme
3.They are in the business because they absolutely love it, and you can tell, they are not in the business because it's a good gig.


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