Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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9 Rounds of Electroshock Therapy. 6 Years Lost. All Because Her Doctors Got It Horribly Wrong.

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by laughin, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. laughin

    laughin Mom of teen with possible CFS

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    Mary Moderator

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    This is a horror story. It's not just doctors' ignorance, it's their arrogance too - their refusal to listen to patients and refusal to say "I don't know", when they don't know. Modern "medicine" truly scares me.
     
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    Thinktank Senior Member

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    Autoimmune disease???
     
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    Good to see this excellent article in a widely circulated magazine @laughin, thanks for posting it!

    From the publisher:
    Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women's magazine in the U.S., a bible for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 17 million readers a month. Cosmopolitan delivers the latest news on men and love, work and money, fashion and beauty, health, self-improvement and entertainment.

    Cosmopolitan.com reaches over 35 million unique users a month, in addition to boasting a social media following of nearly 15 million. In addition to the U.S. flagship, Cosmopolitan publishes in more than 80 countries around the world.


    Like that the author mentions "ME/CFS can cause up to 60 different symptoms." The sheer number of symptoms is one of the most distinguishing features of ME/CFS not reflected in Case Definitions.
     
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  5. Gemini

    Gemini Senior Member

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    Sadly, yes @Mary.

    Perhaps in the future computer-assisted diagnosis of complex illnesses, and artificial intelligence, will eliminate the ignorance and bias described in this article.
     
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    I did have a specialist imply that my symptoms are of "an unknown autoimmune issue that perhaps has not yet been discovered." Gave him an A for most creative way of saying "I have no idea" that I have ever heard.
     
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    I think I'll opt for the the other old treatment for "female hysteria" thanks, clittoral stimulation!
     
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  9. laughin

    laughin Mom of teen with possible CFS

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    Please tell me you have seen the movie "The Road to Wellville."
     
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    kangaSue Senior Member

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    I haven't, no, but it sounds like something I should chase up.
     
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    I have seen the Road To Wellville! It is a must see in my opinion!
     
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  12. laughin

    laughin Mom of teen with possible CFS

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    It's so bad it's good.

    Then again, I had the flu when I watched it so I may have been delirious!
     
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