Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
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Experiences with dr Hertoghe?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Ninan, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Ninan

    Ninan Senior Member

    I've only seen a few posts on this and would like to know more. How does he treat patients with ME/CFS and hormonal issues? Any experiences?
  2. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

    @Ninan No personal experience, but I have read a few patient testimonials about this doctor, and interviews with him. I haven't heard anything really positive from PWME, when they went there specifically to get help for ME. It's a different story when you have a differential diagnosis of something hormonal that could be treated separately, cause it looks like he has made quite a name in the hormonal field.

    He's a little bit obsessed with 'eternal youth', which is why he has been taking growth hormone himself for many years. (He does look a lot younger than his age, so it seems to be working! ;)) He says that his focus is not to cure, but to give better quality of life.

    From what I've heard (and again, this is coming only from patient testimonials) he runs a thorough blood panel, and prescribes a LOT of things in one go, which usually boils down to a combo of growth hormones + something for adrenal insufficiency which he seems to deem necessary for many/most PWME. He also adds supplements and diet/lifestyle advice to that. The ME patient testimonials I have read weren't great tbh. Maybe too much/too agressive for a sensitive body? It also seems difficult to get off the hormones once you've been taking them for a while.

    By the way, his sister is also a doctor (internal medicine) and also has a practice near Brussels. It looks like she follows a similar diagnostic routine, but I haven't read any testimonials from her patients.
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  3. pepous


    I have read his book which was honestly mostly self promo. He does not practise by himself at his clinic at this time from what I heard.

    But I think his clinic is good think to go I think.

    But no personal experience. Only considering him as one of the choise in Europe.

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