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  1. kungfudao replied to the thread New doctor wants to treat empirically for Lyme, good idea?.

    Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis, the blood test is only a extra tool to be used. They should also be looking for other markers like...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:18 AM
  2. Marco replied to the thread Have you significantly used or abused any drugs in the past before the onset of symptoms?.

    My thoughts too :...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:06 AM
  3. Marco liked Dufresne's post in the thread Have you significantly used or abused any drugs in the past before the onset of symptoms?.

    Incidentally I know about a hundred people in recovery from alcoholism in my neck of the woods; three of whom have ME/CFS, and another five...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:03 AM
  4. Marco liked MeSci's post in the thread Have you significantly used or abused any drugs in the past before the onset of symptoms?.

    My own main reason for using drugs (legal and illegal) was that I suffered from anxiety and lack of confidence, with complex causes. (E.g....

    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:02 AM
  5. TiredSam replied to the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    So decide what's wrong with your patient, then lie to them in a disrespectful, dismissive and patronising manner, pretending you take them...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:48 AM
  6. Hutan liked Snowdrop's post in the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    And yet when it came down to it: Include or not include--she choose inclusion. That's important. If there was uncertainty there was the...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:33 AM
  7. Hutan liked Valentijn's post in the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    I think you (and O'Sullivan) are asking the wrong question. In the pragmatic context of a clinical situation, there is not a need to...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:32 AM
  8. Hutan liked user9876's post in the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    You start with an approach that says they are unexplained and then start looking for explanations. Forming a well-defined hypothesis and...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:30 AM
  9. Hutan liked TiredSam's post in the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    The onus is not on Kyla, Snowdrop or anyone else to explain medically unexplained symptoms. The fact that they can't (and nobody can at the...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:29 AM
  10. Hutan liked Kyla's post in the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    @Seanko I am happy to say my local library does not carry it, and I certainly won't be suggesting they do. Regardless, as I said it does...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:29 AM
  11. Hutan liked Kyla's post in the thread Book published this week in UK referring to ME as psychosomatic.

    I have read every excerpt available online. As well as heard/read the author's own words on it. While it may seem unfair to comment without...

    Jul 31, 2015 at 1:28 AM
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