Link For Audio Interview With Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by swedeboy, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. swedeboy

    swedeboy Member

    I just heard Dr. Teitelbaum in an audio interview.
    Here's a link to hear the interview.
    http://odeo.com/audio/9951323/view

    Very interesting how he claims he has a 91% success rate.
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  2. swedeboy

    swedeboy Member

    Yeah, In this interview I thought Teitelbaum over simplified his discussion on CFS. I feel like he lumped CFS in with just plain fatigue and stress. I think this interview was all about promoting his supplements.
  3. frankie78

    frankie78 New Member

    Well I am certainly one of the 9% he did not fix. His protocol helped at first, but after I had a relapse 5 months in, they told me I needed to speak with him to continue treatment -- a $400 phone consult! After emptying my bank account and maxing my credit card to get in the door, it wasn't an option.

    I highly doubt the 91% rate, but I suppose I'm biased because og my experience.
  4. swedeboy

    swedeboy Member

    Yeah, I wonder what Teitalbaum means by "success"
  5. wrthster

    wrthster New Member

    I never liked this guy, I always thought he was an idiot! I would not even put him in the same league as some of the well knowns! I think he is greatly underscoring how serious this condition is and is doing a diservice to all of us on this board. So much for his stupid book From Fatigue to Fantastic, and I have not heard to many positives on this board regarding the FFC's.

    At least in Lyme Disease, LLMD's seem to take their patients seriously. It is really pothetic the lack of care available to all of us
  6. slowdreamer

    slowdreamer New Member

    Thanks for post Swedeboy. I tend to agree with you.
    .He says a few basic helpful things which are mostly common sense but is he really engaging with the neurological illness ME/CFS.
    I wouldn't pay all that money for a bit of common sense.

    IF I wanted to be a medical specialist and quickly gain prestige and power I could become a CFS expert.I could tell people that if they slept for 9 hours/night they would feel better.!!!


    Apologies to all the wonderful doctors who provide emotional support in a very difficult area of illness.
  7. 545

    545 New Member

    I'm equally skeptical about this doctor; I will say that his supplements have seemed to help me, but $400 for a phone consultation!- is that even ethical? What if it were an emergency?

    But in all fairness, the topic of the radio show was about stress, not CFS, although he does talk about his patients. But wouldn't that then warrent a discussion on chronic stress syndrome?

    However, the most interesting thing about the show was before T spoke - "stress is becoming a bigger issue nowadays" - certainly, but how does that warrant a discussion on CFS?? Or does it?

    This does lead into a very interesting general direction with CFS (David Bell had speculated about this long ago), which is that research into CFS really might inform us about basic mechanisms underlying symptoms of fatigue, stress, pain; elsewhere on the forum I made an analogy to depression: Extreme cases of depression have taught us about the basic mechanisms underlying it. It would very valuable if, oneday somehow, CFS entered the arena in the same manner: As an extreme case of something seen daily in normal people. You can bet that research into CFS would certainly skyrocket then. On the one hand, it might feel unrightious if, on a normal morning talk show about fatigue / pain, they slipped into talking about CFS / FM; but at the same time, our symptoms, tho certainly extreme, might not be categorically different from most people's relatively harmless daily moods.

    This angle hasn't really been considered in the research, and it's unfortunate because it could lead to a lot of *basic knowledge* about how humans work, in addition to helping all of us out.[This Message was Edited on 03/11/2007]