The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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International online consultation?

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by necessary8, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. necessary8

    necessary8

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    I live in Poland, where 99% of doctors never heard of ME/CFS and the 1% are CBT/GET proponents. I'm bedridden so travel is out of the question. Is there any ME/CFS-friendly doctor that would do online consultations internationally?
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    This is a tough one as most countries don't allow docs to prescribe without seeing the patient in person. Quite a few docs will do followup consultations through Skype or phone though. Sorry for your situation--I hope you find a doctor who could come to your home.
     
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    I could do just fine without prescriptions (find a doctor in Poland who would write them, or obtain the drugs some other ways), the thing I want the most is an official diagnosis. My case screams classic ME/CFS all over, but no-one here in Poland diagnoses that. I mean, I could do without the official diagnosis also, but my parents need to hear it from a doctor to believe it. And I also need a diagnosis to be able to apply for disability benefits, to be able to keep my health insurance and to not be mistreated if I end up in a hospital (last time I did, they made me crash pretty bad). In other words, it's pretty dangerous for me to not have an official diagnosis.
    And also, I could use some medical advice in planning my treatment.
    Is that even an option internationally? I can't imagine a doctor who would fly to another country to see a patient. Or did you mean that you hope I find a Polish doctor who knows ME/CFS? Cause that seems kinda hopeless...
     
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    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Dr Marty Ross, who is a Lyme Dr does Skype consults and makes suggestions without prescribing. Have you have a Borrelia infection ruled out? Not sure if this is helpful at all - I cant think of an ME specialist who could do this.
     

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