yea chris i hear that. i've always been one to go to the doc, but i do get kind of cheesed when i find out how simple some of the answers that really make a diff are.
when i got dx'd i set up camp w/ GP, neuro, physio, psychologist, various pharmacists, naturopath (who has ms), and a nutritionist (who didn't know much beyond the food guide) - and joined TIMS
what did your nutritionist tell you you needed to do?
and not to belittle the immense help it has been to have access to various tests and the array of medical professionals, and of course i will continue to go to my doctors, i always do (whether i listen to what they say or not, and thank god they listen to me...)
here are some of my favourite professional health care quotes
at this point, you know more about MS than I do
you have to go through years of medical school to understand the answer to that question
i don't think this is really going to help you, but you can keep doing that thing that really aggravates your nerves, just in case
wow you're like a role model or something!
whoa glad you're here to check my math
you need to take magnesium
get some potassium with that magnesium; they work together
oh right, it *is* 25(OH)D3 we're supposed to be testing, not 1,25(OH)2D3
can you stop calling the office staff, they don't understand you
um, we usually advise on the food guide... our student patient demographic doesn't include too many ms cases
there's nothing wrong with your throat, you need this behaviour modification protocol (JL: then how come it's getting better right now during this appointment, since i took magnesium earlier today, and i can feel it kicking in right this second just like every other time i take it?)
-i don't know.
but you haven't ever been b12 deficient (JL: yes i have, your computer isn't graphing my medical record right, go right to the lab results and read them)
and from outside the ms arena
it's a coincidence that your recurrent UTI symptoms cleared up now (JL: ie after using herbs and probiotics successfully once, following years of abx cycles)
here's a prescription for your skin lesion that hasn't healed for a year (JL: which i never filled, then identified a zinc deficiency and corrected it - the lesion has disappeared never yet to return