Somewhere at some point medical professionals lost site of their goal of helping patients.


I previously believed those doctors that told me they did not know why I had a migraine every day for almost 18 years (now 21 years but 3 with my implant keeping the pain away).  Now I know for sure they were all wrong.  I won’t name places but I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and went to the “TOP” medical facilities here so you can figure it out yourself.   

So Conventional medicine is probably what we are most familiar with because we have been going to these type of doctors since we were young.  Conventional medical doctors are trained to determine what disease you have, give you a diagnosis and treat your symptoms with either a pill or surgery.  Conventional doctors are not trained to figure out the cause of your symptoms.  They are trained and paid to diagnose diseases.  

My understanding of Functional medicine is that the doctor is looking to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.  These doctors will do thorough digging into your history and lifestyle and try to determine if something is causing your symptoms.  Doesn’t that make sense?  They can give you a diagnosis but also tell you why you have a particular disease.  They may incorporate conventional medicine and alternative medicine in their treatment plan.  Alternative medicine may incorporate herbs, homeopathic, nutritional supplements and more.  They want to determine if you body is working properly and fix it is it’s not.

You may also see Integrative medical practitioners.  They are medical professionals that integrate alternative treatments in their practice.  So you might see an Medical Doctor that uses Chinese Herbs or does acupuncture.

I feel that the a lot of medical professionals are failing patients.  It’s maddening to me that I went to “Top Headache Specialists” for 18 years and not one had any other options but pills or injections.   Not one thought about why I was getting all these migraines.  Not one really cared about the debilitating pain I was suffering every day.  All all of them said they did not know WHY I was getting these daily migraines.  And I was also “laughed at” when I said I was going to do a trial of my implant.  

Here is how migraine patients are treated:  Generally, you wait several months for an appointment and when you finally get in you are with the doctor for 10 minutes.  And you most likely had to drive a long distance (sometimes an hour) to see them.  You feel pressured to remember everything you wanted to ask before they start to get up and leave the room.  You are usually given numerous prescriptions to try and told to come back in 3 months.  I even had one “Top Headache Specialists” that didn’t want me as a patient anymore because I missed one appointment in seven years.  I know!  WTH?  

And NOT ONE of my specialists in San Francisco Bay Area thought to test for possible allergies, food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, Lyme Disease or anything else that would be causing a daily migraine for over a decade.

Here is how Lyme patients are treated:  You start with your primary doctor who does blood tests and then gives you some general meds to relieve the symptoms.  Then after months of that you move on to a specialist or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5…  The specialists give you a diagnosis in their field of expertise and sends you away with more meds.  Then when your symptoms don’t go away they send you to a psychiatrist because they think it’s all in your head.

•Somewhere at some point medical professionals lost site of their goal of helping patients•

If your are given ANY diagnosis ask HOW you got it.  If they say they don’t know – move on to another doctor.  If they say it was an bacterial or viral infection but don’t know what bacteria or virus – move on to a Lyme Literate MD.  You most likely have Lyme [Borrelia burgdorferi] or of one of it’s many co-infections.  

Stop accepting I DON’T KNOW as an answer.  We are a county of Big Pharma and we are taught to believe our doctors and trust them and take everything they prescribe.  Not one doctor has all the answers.  Not one medical facility has all the answers.  STOP!  Question medications before you take them.  

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not saying everyone has Lyme Disease [Borrelia burgdorferi] or of one of it’s many co-infections.  But millions have it and won’t accept that their doctor may be wrong.  So here is how I break it down.

If you have one (1) thing wrong like one bad knee then you most likely don’t have Lyme.  BUT if you fall under any of these you probably have Lyme [Borrelia burgdorferi] or of one of it’s many co-infections.  

  1. If you have been sick all your life 
  2. Have had many ailments over your lifetime 
  3. Have many symptoms
  4. Have a mental illness and other health problems
  5. Have been told you have many different diseases
  6. Have bad brain fog that you didn’t have previously (memory loss or confusion) and/or told you have many illnesses

People can die from Lyme [Borrelia burgdorferi] or of one of it’s many co-infections.  JUST DON’T RULE IT OUT!  And get to a Lyme Literate MD see LymeDisease.org for more info.

•Somewhere at some point medical professionals lost site of their goal of helping patients•

 

 

 

 

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