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Who says or what says what the other person is writing is BS. Who says what you are writing is not BS.

I may have an opinion today and it maybe different tomorrow and this is okay. For me this means that I am growing and learning.

You have a right to express an opinion but not to judge other people whether they are right or wrong. of course you can judge other people if you want to but this only alienates other people.
I have given you many examples of why I disagree with you, and I do agree that sometimes I do talk BS, when I am with my friends...not when I give medical advice, as many EFers know, when I do not know the answer I offer to find it out for them.
Also, as I have mentioned countless times, you give false information as facts not as opinions and THAT is what I am against...
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I have given you many examples of why I disagree with you, and I do agree that sometimes I do talk BS, when I am with my friends...not when I give medical advice, as many EFers know, when I do not know the answer I offer to find it out for them.
Also, as I have mentioned countless times, you give false information as facts not as opinions and THAT is what I am against...
I'm really sorry but you can get contradicting medical advise from Doctors, so I really don't know what's wrong with people in the EF giving some basic medical advise!
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Old 09.07.2011, 18:32
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I'm really sorry but you can get contradicting medical advise from Doctors, so I really don't know what's wrong with people in the EF giving some basic medical advise!
That is true up to a point, that is why sometimes it is a good idea to look for a second opinion, but this second opinion should also come from a physician.
Of course you are more than welcome to listen to whoever you want, but you won't see me discussing how to fix a car because I know squat about it...but then again that is just me. And I would ask for Medical advice from someone who is not a medic or nurse etc..
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That is true up to a point, that is why sometimes it is a good idea to look for a second opinion, but this second opinion should also come from a physician.
Of course you are more than welcome to listen to whoever you want, but you won't see me discussing how to fix a car because I know squat about it...but then again that is just me. And I would ask for Medical advice from someone who is not a medic or nurse etc..
I don't recall many people complaining of chest pains etc and asking for help but help regarding allergies etc. the patients know more than the doctors!
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I don't recall many people complaining of chest pains etc and asking for help but help regarding allergies etc. the patients know more than the doctors!
Well that is your opinion and evidently I do not agree with it, but then again that is not important.
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I'm really sorry but you can get contradicting medical advise from Doctors, so I really don't know what's wrong with people in the EF giving some basic medical advise!
That's right, even MDs sometimes are at issue on certain medical matters, because the field is so wide and complicated that nobody really knows the right answer all the time. But when I look at the misinderstandings, fallacies and falsehoods that are spread over the Internet in fields that are very clear, simple and well understood, then I shudder at the mere thought of the errors that are possibly peddled on line in fields that are not that well researched yet.
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Well that is your opinion and evidently I do not agree with it, but then again that is not important.
Four years to discover you have an allergy, found out myself on-line. Sorry but that is important to me and whilst I'm at it. What about all the doctors in the 50's who made all those comercials for cigarettes! Really knew what they were talking about didn't they?!?
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Four years to discover you have an allergy, found out myself on-line. Sorry but that is important to me and whilst I'm at it. What about all the doctors in the 50's who made all those comercials for cigarettes! Really knew what they were talking about didn't they?!?
Diagnosis confirmed meanwhile?

Doctors who made commercials for cigarettes? Where was that? Never heard of such. Guess they were doctors just like those dentists who try to sell you a fancy new brush on TV are dentists.
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Well that is your opinion and evidently I do not agree with it, but then again that is not important.
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Four years to discover you have an allergy, found out myself on-line. Sorry but that is important to me and whilst I'm at it. What about all the doctors in the 50's who made all those comercials for cigarettes! Really knew what they were talking about didn't they?!?
Err I meant that the fact that we dont agree is not important...and somebody suggested I have more faith in people .
Also, I never said doctors never make mistakes, we are only human aren't we? But sticking OT you are free to listen to whoever you want, I really don't care
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Err I meant that the fact that we dont agree is not important...and somebody suggested I have more faith in people .
Also, I never said doctors never make mistakes, we are only human aren't we? But sticking OT you are free to listen to whoever you want, I really don't care
Of course you don't care your a doctor or are you?
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Old 09.07.2011, 19:26
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Of course you don't care you're a doctor or are you?
Fixed that for you
Yes I am a doctor and yes I do not care, you are not my patient right?
And then some say that I am the one trying to push my opinion onto others...
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Fixed that for you
Yes I am a doctor and yes I do not care, you are not my patient right?
And then some say that I am the one trying to push my opinion onto others...
Sorry Ok you are pushing your opinion. You are trying to tell people what to do and who to believe. You are getting a bit carried away with this as if people are trying to steal customers from you and finall, and I don't mean this nastily you think you are always right!
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Sorry Ok you are pushing your opinion. You are trying to tell people what to do and who to believe. You are getting a bit carried away with this as if people are trying to steal customers from you and finall, and I don't mean this nastily you think you are always right!
Again that is definitely your opinion and again I disagree...
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Again that is definitely your opinion and again I disagree...
Quite self opinionated aren't we, and if you really cared you'd sort out the problems with healthcare in Peru rather than coming here and telling us that we are all wrong in Switzerland! Sorry Amanda you come over to me as someone who really thinks she is so clever. but please don't say it I know you don't care!
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WTF? Are you now telling me I should have stayed in Peru? Who the F do you think you are to tell me what to do with my life? And I am the opinionated one?
BTW WTF is Amanda? I can not believe I am arguing with someone who obviously cannot even read...

Of course now I am going to be found guilty of being aggressive...well yes I am aggressive when I get disrespected, telling me what I should or should not have done with my life wtf...
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Re: Searching for Medical Advice in the EF: Common sense

I have absolutely no doubt that the Internet can be a very dangerous place to seek advice and t self-diagnose. I have no idea where your deep distrust of the medical profession originates from- but your attack on Angela seems very unfair.

The Internet of course gives both sides of the argument. I must say, having said that the Internet may not be the best source of medical advice, it can provide some interesting insights and info. Here is one I'd rather believe. As said, your choice- but take care. Few of us have the background knowledge which will allow us to successfully sift medical information safely.

Are Your Food Allergies for Real?

By COURTNEY HUTCHISON
May 12, 2010



Food allergies are serious business -- just ask 18-year-old Dane of Charlotte, North Carolina. With milk, eggs, peanuts, shellfish, chicken, potatoes, and garlic -- and many other foods -- on his "do not eat" list, he suffers from true, life-threatening food allergies.
To avoid a trip to the emergency room, everything Dane eats must be made from scratch: "I don't eat in restaurants or from vending machines," he says, "[and] I try not to be around a lot of food, which makes it a little isolating because so much of our culture and socialization revolves around food."
But there are many allergy sufferers who practice the same devout food avoidance Dane does -- and don't actually have to, according to a paper published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
While a considerable percentage of Americans report that they have a food allergy, the true incidence of food allergies may be far less, says Dr. Marc Riedl, an author of the paper and an allergist and immunologist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"If you look at the numbers, roughly half of the people who believe they have an allergy, do not," Riedl says.

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Some of these misled patients are self-diagnosed, misinterpreting heartburn or food intolerance with a true allergy, he says. Others have seen doctors who have misinterpreted allergy test results and hence have been told to avoid foods that they don't actually have to.
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WTF? Are you now telling me I should have stayed in Peru? Who the F do you think you are to tell me what to do with my life? And I am the opinionated one?
BTW WTF is Amanda? I can not believe I am arguing with someone who obviously cannot even read...
Language, language. silly little me, so sorry! You call yourself a doctor. Your actions against any critisism is pathetic. You think you are so right. You are not right always. You are a human being!! Please grow up!
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Language, language. silly little me, so sorry! You call yourself a doctor. Your actions against any critisism is pathetic. You think you are so right. You are not right always. You are a human being!! Please grow up!
I am a grown up, and you are a troll, I do not call myself a doctor, I have diplomas that say I am a doctor and I am called a doctor by all my peers and people that know me... welcome to my ignore list Albert
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Odile, poor guy! As useful as the internet is for general knowledge, I read in a journal that the amount of doctor consultations done by hypocondriacs after ~1996 when the internet was made fully available had increased dramatically...
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I am a grown up, and you are a troll, I do not call myself a doctor, I have diplomas that say I am a doctor and I am called a doctor by all my peers and people that know me... welcome to my ignore list Albert
Pathetic answer! You think you are so bloody clever because you can call yourself a doctor but I would like to know where you got the title. As for your ignore list. It's funny when you can't win an arguement you put people in your ignore list!! Doctor????
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