I Am Mad As Hell With A Certain Member Of The Media
Paula wanted me to ring a local talk show about the links between M.E/CFS and cpn. The show is Metro Radio and the host is Alan Robson.
Paula is concerned about the number of people with severe M.E. who are unable to use the internet and wanted me to talk about this site, just to give some people some hope.
I was on the show for 33 minutes. It started out pretty well, especially when I talked about Paula's history of M.E.
Problems started because of his ignorance. He may have been playing devil's advocate, but he seemed to believe that CFS is caused by depression. He even quoted a nurse who contacts the show regularly and says that it is caused by depression.
I then mentioned Chlamydia Pneumoniae. His nurse friend from Ohio said and I paraphrase - He has googled Chylamydia Albicans Pneumoniae and it says it is caused by being in bed for too long!!! I told him I had never heard of this Albicans (Paula has since said that he is getting mixed up with Candida Albicans)
I was very annoyed with the way the conversation went as he wouldn't listen to what the correct name for cpn is.
I have sent him an email stating the confusion he had with Candida Albicans. I also listed the cpnhelp website and a link to the immunesupport.com article by Jim on links between cfs and cpn infection.
Afterwards he stated on the radio that he had looked at the cpnhelp website and doesn't trust any health related website that :-
a) Asks for money
b) Has a disclaimer like this http://www.cpnhelp.org/?q=node/891 relating to contact a doctor before using the protocol.
Mad as a hatter I am!!!!!!!!!
Here is a link to email Alan Robson if anyone wants to :-
The show is still on if anyone wants to listen and is called Night Owls available to hear on the site.