They're only perspectives of doctors, subjective. Not patients who see them because they don't have the knowledge that the doctors do.
We all have our own biases on here...I'd not take meds or have tests that some suggest. i'd also not prolong a situation just to save an organ,
I think it's a good article. Raised my eyebrows a few times saying "I agree", "hmm, never thought of that", or "I disagree".
Definitely food for thought...
Remember that many of us here for any extended amount of time have benefitted from others' experiences, be it negative or positive. There's the freeflow of information, and we can make better decisions based on that. I can make suggestions to others that I'd never do, but it doesn't mean that others aren't receptive to another option.
Just to add, I had a gynecologist (male) who treated me in an undignified manner). To top it off, he was a family friend of my MIL...as well as her gyne. He ended up with cancer, and I truly wish he had a very undignified experience to connect with those who he mistreated in his practice. Women have to spread their legs...a very fragile position to be in when treated rudely.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
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