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Re: So-called expert expertise

Posted by kazoo on May 11, 2001, at 10:50:44

In reply to Re: So-called expert expertise, posted by Outremont on May 10, 2001, at 21:42:25

Dear Outremont:

You're in a terrible bind: not only is the medication you need outlawed in Canada, but the doctors you have to contend with are too stupid to know any better, and too ignorant to know what to do with it even if they did have it!

(If you want to find out why there's such fear-and-loathing with amphetamines, go here:
Remember that the article is dated 1972 and though the author's opinions are jaded and outdated, the facts remain the same.)

But bear in mind that you're not alone. Even in a country (the U.S.A.) where stimulants are used sparingly, finding the right doctor who's dynamic enough to use them is just as difficult here as it is where you are. Case in point: in January 2000, I was kicked out of a clinic because the psychiatrist left, and I was assigned a Physician's Assistant who, by virtue of her limited knowledge and prescribing power, changed the drug protocol I was on for years to something that she was able to do. For me to get Ritalin, which augmented the PROZAC, she had to get a non-departmental shrink, and that was just too much for this pinhead to do. She didn't want to "bother" him, so she gave me a "like-it-or-lump-it" proposition. I think you can figure out what I did.

Since that time, I've been trying to get help, but I, too, am limited by inadequate insurance which just isn't sufficient enough to keep doctors in their Cadillac "Eldorados," so I had to resort to the kindness of friends and family for medication; however, I realize that this isn't going to last forever, so when I say that you're in a bind, I, too, am in a bind, also.

What I suggest you do is to write to your Minister of Health and very politely explain the situation to them. If you don't get the results you want the first time around, don't give up! Keep writing and calling. Someone will listen. After all, these government people are there only because you put them there, so make them work!

Good luck, and stay in touch.





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