sumsum wrote:@Daisy: Unfortunately, I don't think that doctors always make up an independent choice or decision when treating patients. They make up their "own" choice based on information and this information is, unfortunately, sometimes biased.
Just a very concrete example: a year ago I was told by my then GP that I had a thyroid hypofunction, although I didn't have any symptoms. I took the medication, an other doctor even raised the dose and then my first MS symptomes came up - a coincidence, the neurologists I saw told me (however in the CCSVI paradigm there might be an link between these two phenomena). Now I saw a "No free lunch doctor" who did another blood test with me.
Result: I don't have a thyroid hypofunction!
He told me that thyroid hormones are the most often prescribed medications for young women in Germany, because, doctors consider, that you can always improve something in this regard, it does no real harm and it makes you a regular customer (blood test every 3-6 months etc.)...
Cece wrote:In articles about ccsvi, the users of this forum decry their neuros as being in the pocket of an enormous pharmaceutical cabal.
Cece wrote:In articles about ccsvi, the media makes note of MSers decrying their neuros as being in the pocket of an enormous pharmaceutical cabal.
They say it the way they do to ridicule our beliefs. But I think it is ridiculous to assume that the pharmaceutical companies outreach to doctors, 'hot babe' pharma sales reps, and financial support of doctor's research on an enormous scale would NOT buy some influence. OF COURSE they are influenced. Why else would the pharma companies be bothering?
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