Closed: Either/or? moved to "Finding a Doctor"
A lady I know, who has MS, took some materials I had printed for her from here and David Wheldon's site to show to her neurologist. He did, to his credit, examine the papers.
His response? "You don't have this, you have MS." Like she can't have both? No testing, just -- well, what basis, at all? Very odd, to my way of thinking -- I mean, what does he risk by testing for C.Pn.?
Now I wonder: would people be better off to just 'go around' the specialist (neurologist, rheumatologist, whatever) as far as C.Pn. goes? Just go to, oh, an Infectious Disease specialist and say "I think I have a chronic C.Pn. infection." and get treated for the C.Pn. as its own issue? It would avoid all the territoriality (if that's what prompted the reaction) and just get the bug splatted.
Then, if the MS (or CFS, or RA, or whatever) improves, deal with the injury, whatever it is, to the specialist. First order of business ought to be to kill the C. Pn.; regardless of anyone's opinion of its relation to MS, it's not living in your body to benefit you. Why not get rid of it?