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Do You Really Know What You Have?

By April 28, 2009 - 4:45pm
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I was wondering how many of us here really are positive about our diagnosis.??

I am specifically talking to the Lupus-MS-RA-Sjogrens-Fibromyalgia-ect.....

These diseases all seem to have the same symptoms

and it appears different people are affected in different ways.

Some severe -some not.

What makes you positive about your diagnosis or is your Doc going by process of elimination?

I ask mainly because in my own stuggle-it was so important for such a long time that I fight fight fight to get a Dr to Diagnose me.

I made everything much harder for myself

once I started biofeedback- - Vegitarian diet--yoga--meditation--all on my own

by internet and dvds

everything changed and a name of my illness wasn't so important as it was prior.

Treatment was the answer what ever that may be to you.

I just worry maybe one person like me is out there working themselves into hysteria

trying to get that FINAL diagnosis....

So do you know and how and what test gave you a definate diagnosis?

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Thanks Coach Virginia--
you write so well!

I too am in the health field as a nurse maybe thats why we get ''some''of this

Still,can you imagine if you had NO medical knowledge at all?

Kind of makes us responcible to help those doesn't it?

I hope I didn't make myself sound too much like a ''goodie goodie'' in my last letter-

it might look that way to some.

In the beginning 7 years ago I couldn't even get out of bed or put my clothes on--so if you are at that spot right now--it is not easy.

Keep fighting===you ARE worth it.

I smoked cigarettes a pack a day until last year--something about having your chest sawed open and heart bypass and chest tubes will do that to a person--lol.

Plus it took a long time but once I found ""kadian"" a form of morphine I could barely do anything.

NUMBER #1 first most important thing is to find someone who will help you get your physical pain under control.....

It all takes time--you can't do it all at once--one step at a time.

April 29, 2009 - 10:32pm

Dear LynnMarie, what a great question! I have been in health care for over 22 years and know that our allopathic model of care has fragmented the healing process to specific body parts. All separate, all in isolation. This approach to healing has proven NOT to work and as a result we continue to get sicker and sicker. The "find it and fix it" model of care no longer works. Diagnostic technology is just a very small aspect that helps doctor justify a diagnosis, but does not give us the root cause of the condition or illness. A holistic approach to healing has become an imperative in our model of care. We will see many changes in the near future.

You are on the right track and I think many more Americans will learn that healing is a built-in ability in our bodies. Drug companies have an invested interest in keeping the current model which has proven to be just a band-aid solution. Each one of us holds the key to our own healing. There are many lifestyle changes that are free and if more Americans took responsibility in this process, we would save our country from the high cost of caring for chronic diseases that are mostly preventable and can be reversed.

April 29, 2009 - 9:43pm
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