so many of these MD practitioners cannot begin to break out of their boxes to take even the first step in conceptualizing the possibility that chronic infections might be playing a role in multi-systemic symptoms. It's like they lack the creative conceptual ability to take a fair assessment of the clinical picture, even with lab diagnostics that show people have been exposed to the organism, they still won't even consider the possibility (you have band 23 positive? nothing else creates that but burgdorferi, most docs don't know that and rely on arbitrary 5 positive band standard. How do they explain presence of band 23, uh, they just ignore it, it's an inconvenience to them).
Ah gfields, the Plato's cave comparison is so good. And also the fact the epidemic is getting to be so vast and so undeniable, there is clearly a problem that gets harder and harder to ignore... quoting gfields: "I think the lyme epidemic is getting to that point swiftly. Lyme deniers will soon be flat-earthers." Yes, I think so too. And not a minute too soon.
I just don't get why causative mechanism to disease/symptoms is so often ignored. Once they realize they can't figure it out they use an idiopathic syndrome (descript
or) and then just treat symptoms. If you start asking about
potential causative mechanism (especially chronic infections) some of these people will jump down your throat (they have with me, and I've always taken care to to avoid being overly aggressive in broaching the subject, I always try to go with the soft approach - but punch back if hit in the mouth ;) ).
But it's astounding how locked into 1 dimensional and groupthink thinking so many of these people really are. On the one hand its human nature, on the other it's killing so many of us which is why its infuriating.
Most of them are ridiculously good at paint by numbers problem solving. I'm actually happy to go to them for that. But the minute you give them a problem that hasn't been presented in their texts or guidelines, well I don't even think most of them could think their way out of a cardboard box if it hadn't been written in their books. It's a rather snide and petty way to put it, but over the years I've been pretty disillusioned and so thoroughly unimpressed by the standard caliber of conceptual thinking I've come across with these people that I wouldn't rely on their help unless my life depended on it or I absolutely couldn't avoid it.
And to think, I used to hold medical professionals in such high esteem. The lyme experience has really cracked the illusion. I don't mind a healthcare professional who tells me, well, I don't think what you are saying is right but I don't know. The ones I can't stand who state things categorically with no scientific underpinning (categorically stating something they can't prove like infections aren't still causing symptoms in lyme and tbd patients).
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