Dr Donnica Moore article

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TigerLilea, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    Dr. Donnica Moore has written a really good article about CFS that is posted on the Dr. Oz website. The information it contains is much better than Dr. Teitlebaum's and gives a much more realistic idea about what CFS is about.

    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/what-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-how-xmrv-related[This Message was Edited on 12/02/2009]
  2. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    It was concise, and included many important points. It is an article I would feel comfortable sharing with my non-CFS/FM friends. The glaringly obvious to PWCs is that there is not a generally accepted protocol for the average PCP. From reading others' experiences, along with my own, taking that list to the doctor is likely to have very little effect. Wouldn't it be fun if one of those shows like 60 Minutes, etc., got a real PWC or two, accompanied by Dr. Donnica in disguise, and showed what a a typical cold call to a new doctor looks like. One thing that the article didn't mention that I noticed on the CDC site was that there are many (what the CDC calls) "exclusionary conditions', among them: mononucleosis, Lyme disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, primary sleep disorders, severe obesity and major depressive disorders. It would be interested to see 1) if they were even addressed, and 2) what end of that list a typical doctor would start at. I can only guess. Then the show could follow the patient for a typical year. At the end of that year, they should reveal how far the patient got in the diagnosis part, what tests had been run (and at what cost), and how many specialists (or not) the patient was shunted around to.

    Now THERE's a television presentation I would pay to see.
  3. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

    Better than most we have seen, that's for sure.

    I understand she, too, has a daughter with 'CFS', is that right?

    I you can slog thru a pdf file, Dr. Byron Hyde's is most clear
    and informative, and is posted here on the board. He is very
    straightforward and his extensive testing of 53 ME or CFS
    patients is a real eye-opener.

    The sad part is that he feels a whole new specialty in medicine
    must be constructed to treat us, as even neurologists or
    internal medicine specialists are not trained enough to treat us.

    He also believes XMRV cannot be a cause, as it's incubation
    period is 21 days; therefore it could not be the cause of the
    mass acute outbreaks in different parts of the world. Much
    interesting stuff in his lecture; really, everyone should try to
    get thru it if they can. So many misdiagnoses, and critical
    information for us to know, in order to understand the very
    complex ramifications of our illness(es). Do try to read, ok?