Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
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Suggestions for specialists in U.K?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Arise, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Arise

    Arise

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    Hello I just wanted suggestions for any specialists that can help with ME/CFS, they don't necessarily have be ME/CFS specialists, but I would consider a good rheumatologist or neurologist.

    I already know of Dr Myhill and have already done the mito test and followed her suggestions. Julia Newton I have heard of but I am unsure if I am able to choose to see who I wish on NHS. Which leaves me with private consultants and of course KDM.

    I was thinking seeing a good rheumatologist to rule out lupus and mast cell disorders. Of course there are so many avenues to choose from but with limited budget and energy, I would best like to channel these to what would be most useful.

    Any suggestions appreciated
     
  2. tandrsc

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    The Countess of Marr asked about the question of choice in parliament, the answer was yes, you can.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...-their-own-choice-of-consultant-24-june-2014/

    Julia Newton is certainly doing interesting things, here's an article from August last year:
    http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/201...ria-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-dr-newton-talks/

    I don't know if she sees patients direct or whether she is attached to an ME/CFS clinic.

    You could try emailing the ME association on meconnect@meassociation.org.uk to ask them, they might know.
     
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  3. peggy-sue

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    Your gp should be able to get you tested for Lupus.
    It was one of the few things I did manage to get tested for, although it did help that I had a rosacea like rash on my face at the time.
    It is done on the NHS.
    But maybe you should take some dirty sandpaper to your cheeks first - get some spots and flakiness going in order to convince your gp that you need the test done.
    It depends on your gp - if they're the sort that want to refuse you tests ("because they only convince you you really are ill") or not.
     

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