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Any doctors in Finland ?

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by ArunP, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. ArunP

    ArunP

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    This is for a friend.

    Is there any good CFS/ME doctor in Finland? If so, name and contact details would help.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Arun.
     
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  3. ArunP

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    @A.B. That was terribly fast. Thanks.

    The doctor looks very interesting.
     
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    I don't know if he is good though.
     
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    @A.B. He can't be worse than the traditional doctors. And from what I read in that page, he seems ok. I'll let my friend know, its her choice from then. I'll let you know if anything comes off this. Thanks again. :)
     
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  6. JES

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    Polo is to my knowledge among the only doctors in Finland that offer some treatment for CFS (his most famous treatment is LDN). There are some other doctors like Markku Partinen who recognizes CFS, especially in children as there seems to have been some CFS/PANS outbreak recently among young children here, but AFAIK he has no good treatments at the moment.
     
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  7. Jonathan Edwards

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    For what it's worth he gave a very poor presentation at an IiME conference suggesting that ME could be diagnosed on the basis of how flabby your stomach looks. I think the audience wondered what he was going on about.
     
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    I certainly did. I was wondering if there had been a mistake and he was actually talking about something else completely.
     
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    With regards to the flabby stomach etc., he was talking about EDS (skin hyperelasticity), which he finds a lot in his CFS/ME patients.
     
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    That is what you might have thought but as far as I remember his talk consisted of saying that since it was unsatisfactory to diagnose ME on subjective symptoms like fatigue it would be better to diagnose it on 'objective' physical symptoms like having a fat tummy - which you could do because people with ME often have EDS. (A fat tummy is not actually a diagnostic feature of EDS.) Most people in the audience thought he was crazy to be honest. It made no medical sense to me at all.
     
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