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Hello, just wanted to know if anyone has had any dealings with Dr Sharma in the UK ? Positive or negative. I've started seeing him but feel very unsure about continuing, I've seen his name pop up a few times on here but any more info would be wonderful! Thank you.
 
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Hope it works out for you. It takes so much energy to try to find a new doctor and then to discover they don't really care and/or don't know what they are talking about and don't care to learn. :bang-head:
Thanks for this. :) It really is mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting. I think I went in a bit too naively, just finally excited to find someone who supposedly understands this illness, to be completely let down and made to feel worse.
 
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Interesting. First name Rajendra? I'm sorry you had terrible experiences either way!
yes.

I saw him in 1996 to 7 ish. At the time he practised in an alternative medicine clinic in London. His treatment was vitamin supplements, acupuncture, some sort of elimination diet and to put you with one of his numerous alternative practitioners. He emphasised drinking enought water per day. It all didn't help. I

The vitamins might have helped a little.
At the end of it, he gave me a long lecture of a woman who had severe constipation because she had trauma walking to her outdoor loo when she was a kid, in short, it's all in your head. He was no specialist in the subject. I wish I had seen this earlier in order to warn you.
 
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I wish there was a proper test and proper specialist for this illness
I'd add some sort of policing corps for frauds, with something like Gorilla glue and feathering when they're discovered .....


I'm soooo sorry you went thru all the stress and difficulty and expense of finding someone who seemed to offer the promise of help, only to come up with what sounds like a particularly toxic dose of bullshite and humiliation ...

Don't lose hope ..... there's answers for you, and you'll find a lot of them here. Just keep looking and researching, and knowing that you're not alone ....
 
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Thanks for this. :) It really is mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting. I think I went in a bit too naively, just finally excited to find someone who supposedly understands this illness, to be completely let down and made to feel worse.
I also had some dealings with his team and received information about CFS that referenced Simon Wesley. I discharged after that.

I have done a post about some recent changes the NHS has made to the information about ME and CFS (at this point I’m not sure if they class both as the same).

It may help with receiving some treatments.

https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/uk-updates-to-nhs-me-cfs-information.83150/
 
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@Insomniac Shocking that drinking more water and positive thinking didn't help?!

It's really upsetting and I hate that we have to go through so much medical trauma on top of everything else. I never did continue with him after a very belittling experience and not quite sure how I was contemplating staying, it was just a very desperate time as I'm sure many here get.

@livinglighter thanks for this. I had an assessment with Dr Gabrielle Murphy last year, which was also terrible! It's only more recently that I've learnt she was part of the PACE trial, so the incompetence I found when meeting her kind of made sense. It was truly such a bizarre consultation. I've been trying to get referred to a neurologist for a while, so your post was helpful, thank you.
 
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I never did continue with him after a very belittling experience and not quite sure how I was contemplating staying, it was just a very desperate time as I'm sure many here get.
The various guru's, Wesley's, and other questionable sources of help really count on that for a continuing income stream .... nothing's easier to manipulate and gaslight than the desperate and fearful, which is why I find those 'experts' and guru's so contemptible ...
 

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@livinglighter thanks for this. I had an assessment with Dr Gabrielle Murphy last year, which was also terrible! It's only more recently that I've learnt she was part of the PACE trial, so the incompetence I found when meeting her kind of made sense. It was truly such a bizarre consultation. I've been trying to get referred to a neurologist for a while, so your post was helpful, thank you.
Oh god, me too with Dr Murphy..... A very sketchy doctor indeed. Anyone part of PACE trial HAS to be avoided following my experience with her.

I’m going to PM you as I’m curious as to what happens with the people she actually does meet.

Here in the UK ME has been ring fenced by the biopsychosocial approach in the NHS. It’s probably best to research the many dysfunctions to try to isolate conditions or similar conditions to receive any help.

Going private and having a ME specialist doctor explain what ME is to your GP may help for this approach to be done on the NHS. A few may also be able to help with access to further support as well.
 
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Oh god, me too with Dr Murphy..... A very sketchy doctor indeed. Anyone part of PACE trial HAS to be avoided following my experience with her.

I’m going to PM you as I’m curious as to what happens with the people she actually does meet.

Here in the UK ME has been ring fenced by the biopsychosocial approach in the NHS. It’s probably best to research the many dysfunctions to try to isolate conditions or similar conditions to receive any help.

Going private and having a ME specialist doctor explain what ME is to your GP may help for this approach to be done on the NHS. A few may also be able to help with access to further support as well.
Course feel free to PM!

Still looking for a good private ME specialist. Thought I was heading that direction with Sharma and have been a bit drained/cautious to find someone new since. Need to get back into research but obviously happy for any recommendations if you have any.