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First appointment with Dr. John Chia

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by RestingInHim, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Ayaju

    Ayaju

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    Greetings! I'm new here, but not new to CFS; was stricken at Christmastime 1997. I'm a new patient of Dr. Chia's. I meet the criteria to take the Chinese herbs. He wants me to get a couple more lab tests, and the stomach biopsy. I want to do those before I start taking the Equilibrant. Also, this will give me more time to research whether or not it's a good idea for me to experiment by taking the herbs.

    Because I have autoimmune disease, it's possible I will acquire more pain from taking the herbs as the fatigue lessens; if it does. Do you know what I'm talking about? Has anyone here had that experience?

    Dr. Chia doesn't think my Hashimotos or RA will be much of a factor for me personally; because of how they present in me, which is minimally. I also understand that the herbs don't work as well for women as they do for men (because of our ovaries). Funny, my ovaries are now depleted of eggs... wonder if that will help me out? LOL! Hurray for menopause, eh?!

    I look forward to hearing your replies, Judy
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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  3. Ayaju

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    Thanks muchly, Sushi! Judy
     
  4. heat123

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    Does anyone have Dr. Chia's or Dr. Kaufman's email address? I would like to send them my health summary in hopes that they can help me with my situation
     
  5. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    You need to make an appt and can't just email them your health summaries out of the blue! I am seeing Chia in Feb after an eight month wait and was told very clearly on phone and in letter not to send him anything prior to the appt (except the blood test results that he is requesting.)
     
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  6. Folk

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    I emailed Dr. Kaufman with my history to know if he would be able to help me prior to my appt and he replied with his thoughts and that yes, he thought he could help me.
    So I think it's ok at OMI. He won't treat you over e-mail, but he can give you his oppinion.
     
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